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The Substance of Spacetime: Infinity, Nothingness, and the Nature of Matter

by Andrew Martin Ryan

Does Spacetime Exist?

If spacetime does not exist, it certainly does so in a curiously conspicuous way, not at all like other geometric abstractions. Consider this mindbender: spacetime does not exist at all,...

The Value of the Moon: How to Explore, Live, and Prosper in Space Using the Moon's Resources

by Paul D. Spudis

While the Moon was once thought to hold the key to space exploration, in recent decades, the U.S. has largely turned its sights toward Mars and other celestial bodies instead. In The Value of the Moon, lunar...

Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her

by Rowland White & Richard Truly

The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden...

The Universe in Your Hand

by Christophe Galfard

"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to...

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Traveling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves

by Daniel Kennefick

Since Einstein first described them nearly a century ago, gravitational waves have been the subject of more sustained controversy than perhaps any other phenomenon in physics. These as yet undetected fluctuations...

Solitary Waves  Plasms Atmosph

by V.I. Petviashvili, O.A. Pohkotelov & O.A. Pokhotelov

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe

by J. Richard Gott

J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies—a magnificent...

Other Worlds

by Garrett Putman Serviss

The point of view of this book is human interest in the other worlds around us. It presents the latest discoveries among the planets of the solar system, and shows their bearing upon the question of life in...

How Do You Find an Exoplanet?

by John Asher Johnson

Alien worlds have long been a staple of science fiction. But today, thanks to modern astronomical instrumentation and the achievements of many enterprising observational astronomers, the existence of planets...

Basic Chemometric Techniques in Atomic Spectroscopy

by Neil Barnett & Jose Andrade-Garda

This practical introduction is the first to present the principles of experimental designs, optimization and multivariate regression for atomic spectroscopists.

Searching for the Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics from the Early Universe

by Anna Frebel

Astronomers study the oldest observable stars in the universe in much the same way that archaeologists study ancient artifacts on Earth. Here, Anna Frebel—who is credited with discovering several of the oldest...

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

by Lisa Randall

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven’s Door uses her research into dark matter...

Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time

by J. Richard Gott

In this fascinating book, the renowned astrophysicist J. Richard Gott leads time travel out of the world of H. G. Wells and into the realm of scientific possibility.  Notable not only for its extraordinary...

Tensors, Relativity, and Cosmology

by Mirjana Dalarsson & Nils Dalarsson

Tensors, Relativity, and Cosmology, Second Edition, combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume, providing a simplified introduction to each subject that is followed by detailed mathematical...

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 Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

by Jim Bell

*Chosen as one of Amazon's Best Books of 2015!*

*An ALA Notable Book of 2015*

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


The Science of the Stars

by E. Walter Maunder

The plan of the present series requires each volume to be complete in about eighty small pages. But no adequate account of the achievements of astronomy can possibly be given within limits so narrow, for so...

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...

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...