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Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in Histroy

by Ben Mezrich

Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.

 

Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice,...


The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2008

by Leonard Susskind

What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics...


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

by Jon Butterworth

Now in paperback: the “vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.”—Peter Higgs

 

Particle physics as we know it depends on the Higgs boson: It’s the missing link...


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...


Just Visiting This Planet

by Neil De Grasse Tyson

In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs,...


Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

by Isaac Asimov

A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern...


Extraterrestrial Civilizations

by Isaac Asimov

The master of science fiction speculates about life on other planets...

"Intriguing"--Publishers Weekly 

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays: And Other Essays

by Stephen Hawking

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME.

 

In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of...


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...


The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012

by David Stuart

The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe.

Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World...


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...


Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourself

by Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide,...


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. ...


Metaconfiguration and The Big Bang: How our Universe starts with Quarks and ends with Quasars

by John Caffrey

The anomalous spectral lines of quasars (later the subject of the famous Kellerman Paradoxes) caused even the great Edwin Hubble to wonder whether there was some fundamental inaccuracy in the Big Bang paradigm...


The Fallen Sky

by Christopher Cokinos

In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature writer Christopher Cokinos takes us on an epic journey from Antarctica to outer space, weaving together natural history, memoir, and in-depth profiles of...


Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition

by Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Bara

This New York Times bestseller includes stunning new revelations about the Nazi origins of NASA


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...


Megacatastrophes!: Nine Strange Ways The World Could End

by David Darling & Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Celebrate the year of the Mayan Apocalypse in style with Megacatastrophes!, as Dr. David Darling and Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch delve into the amazing science of the end of the world.

Could it be the asteroid hurtling...


The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World

by Nancy Ellen Abrams & Joel R Primack

After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation...


We Are Not Alone: Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life

by Dirk Schulze-Makuch & David Darling

This groundbreaking book demonstrates that between the results of the 1976 Viking I lander and the latest scientific discoveries – from fertile Martian soil to microbe-ridden meteorites – there is a powerful...