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Neil Armstrong

by Jay Barbree & John Glenn

Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss...


Probability 1

by Ph.D., Amir D. Aczel

For thousands of years, it was the visionaries and writers who argued that we cannot be alone-that there is intellegent life in the universe. Now, with the discoveries of the Hubble Telescope, data emerging...


The Science of Possibility: Patterns of Connected Consciousness

by Freeman Jon & Freeman Juliana

This book offers a radical perspective uniting science with spiritual experience and non-ordinary views of reality. It provides a comprehensive view through physics, biology, psychology and human experience....


Stars and Relativity

by Ya. B. Zel'dovich & I. D. Novikov

These authors ranked among the greatest astrophysicists of the 20th century, and their work is remarkable for its deep physical insights and clarity of presentation. This book explores general relativity, properties...


Space Shuttle 1981-2011: Stories from 30 Years of Exploration

by Sally Ride, Greg Freiherr & T.A. Heppenheimer

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the...


Canonical Quantum Gravity: Fundamentals and Recent Developments

by Francesco Cianfrani, Orchidea Maria Lecian & Matteo Lulli;Giovanni Montani

This book aims to present a pedagogical and self-consistent treatment of the canonical approach to Quantum Gravity, starting from its original formulation to the most recent developments in the field.

We start...


Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System

by Thomas Wm. Hamilton

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This stunning astronomy book explores Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System.

Written by a retired astronomer, the book provides a survey of the dwarf planets and asteroids,...


Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen

by Rod Pyle

The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover Curiosity

Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission...


Proceedings of the Conference in Honour of the 90th Birthday of Freeman Dyson

by K K Phua, L C Kwek & N P Chang

Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th...


The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

by Katherine Freese

The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe—from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars—constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark...


Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional-and What That Means for Life in the Universe

by David Waltham

Why Earth’s life-friendly climate makes it exceptional—and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extraterrestrial life

We have long fantasized about finding life on planets other than our...


The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects

by William E. Burrows

Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. 

The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder...


Astrophysics and the Evolution of the Universe

by Leonard S Kisslinger

The aim of this book is to teach undergraduate college or university students the basic physics concepts needed to understand the mathematics which describes the evolution of the universe, and based on this...


Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science

by Guichun Guo & Chuang Liu

This volume contains the contributed papers of invitees to SEMS 2012 who have also given talks at the conference. The invitees are experts in philosophy of science and technology from Asia (besides China), Australia,...


The Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures: 1988-1999

by Gösta Ekspong

The Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture series has become a very successful tradition in Swedish physics since it started in 1988. Theoretical high-energy physics dominates the subjects of the lectures, mirroring one...


New Results and Actual Problems in Particle & Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology: Proceedings of XXIXth International Workshop on High Energy Physics

by R Ryutin, V Petrov & V Kiselev

This unique volume contains the materials of the XXIXth International Workshop on High Energy Physics. The content of the volume is much wider than just high-energy physics and actually concerns all the most...


Cosmic Collisions

by Dana Desonie, Carolyn Shoemaker, Eugene Shoemaker & David Levy

Cosmic collisions have forever shaped the planets in our solar system, sculpting Earth and our Moon. They are still happening right in our neighborhood, as we saw in July 1994 when comet fragments bombarded...


Modern Functional Quantum Field Theory: Summing Feynman Graphs

by Herbert M. Fried

These pages offer a simple, analytic, functional approach to non-perturbative QFT, using a frequently overlooked functional representation of Fradkin to explicitly calculate relevant portions of the Schwinger...


The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

by Alan Lightman

“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth...


At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky: An Andean Cosmology

by Gary Urton

Above Misminay, the sky also is so divided by the alternation of the two axes of the Milky Way passing through the zenith. This mirror-image quadri-partition of terrestrial and celestial spheres is such that...