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The Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World

by Marcelo Gleiser

"An intellectual accomplishment that illuminates the magic and the wisdom of the heavens above."—Kirkus Reviews "Tracing our contemplation of the cosmos from the big bang to the big crunch" (The New Yorker...


Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

by Marcia Bartusiak

"For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes-not...


The Hubble Space Telescope: A Universe of New Discovery

by The Associated Press

On April 24, 1990, after years of planning and delays, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted the Hubble Space Telescope into an orbit 350 miles above Earth. Celebrate 35 years of discovery with the AP's in-depth...


The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

by Jim Bell

The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission— told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.

The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries—11.3 billion miles away...


Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky

by Robert Bruce Thompson & Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Why use the traditional approach to study the stars when you can turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing tools? Whether you're a first timer or an advanced hobbyist,...


Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon: Astronomy, Astrology, and Mythology

by Richard Grossinger, Robert Kelly & Richard C. Hoagland

Encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology, Pluto offers a wealth of knowledge about our most famous dwarf planet. First observed in 1930 and once defined as the ninth and final planet in our...


Solar System For Kids (Speedy Study Guide)

by Speedy Publishing

A solar system study guide designed for kids can help children to grasp important science concepts in a fun and easy to learn way. A study guide can help introduce concepts like star systems, galaxies, rotational...


Neutrinos in High Energy and Astroparticle Physics

by José Wagner Furtado Valle & Jorge Romao

This self-contained modern textbook provides a modern description of the Standard Model and its main extensions from the perspective of neutrino physics. In particular it includes a thorough discussion of the...


Pulsating Stars

by M?rcio Catelan & Horace A. Smith

This book surveys our understanding of stars which change in brightness because they pulsate. Pulsating variable stars are keys to distance scales inside and beyond the Milky Way galaxy. They test our understanding...


How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets

by Brian May, Paul Abel & Chris North

A fresh and essential guide to understanding and interpreting the wonders of our solar system, from two intrepid young astronomers who are the hosts of the popular BBC television series, "The Sky at Night."...


Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

by Jon Butterworth

“A vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.”—Peter Higgs

“Butterworth is an insider’s insider. His narrative seethes with insights on the project’s science, technology...


A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

by Jean-Louis Tassoul & Monique Tassoul

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early...


The Science of Interstellar

by Kip Thorne & Christopher Nolan

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker...


Worm Holes and Black Holes in the Fabric of Space Time: Time Travel

by R Joseph, Gabriel Beck & Lana Tao

Contents Foreword 1: Time Is Relative: Future, Past, Present Overlap and Exist Simultaneously The Physics of Time 2: Time Dilation And The Contraction of Space Time The Future and the Past Are Relative Space-Time...


Laboratory Astrochemistry: From Molecules through Nanoparticles to Grains

by Stephan Schlemmer, Thomas Giesen & Harald Mutschke

Written by leading scientists in the field and intended for a broader readership, this is an ideal starting point for an overview of current research and developments. As such, the book covers a broad spectrum...


Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory

by Guy Sj Consolmagno & Paul Sj Mueller

Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet.

“Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s...


35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010): A Pictorial Guide To The Collection

by Kevin Righter, Catherine Corrigan & Timothy McCoy

The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution. ...


Comets And Their Origin: The Tools To Decipher A Comet

by Uwe Meierhenrich

Divided into two parts, the first four chapters of Comets and their Origin refer to comets and their formation in general, describing cometary missions, comet remote observations, astrochemistry, artificial...


Astronomy Terminology: Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing

Astronomy is a subject that covers a wide variety of topics. Although some of the terminology is basic and clear from the start, other words used in the more scientific and theoretical aspects of astronomy are...


The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

by Roberto Trotta

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...