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Biological Cosmology, Astrobiology, Extraterrestrial Life

by Rudolf Schild, Richard Hoover & Robert McLean

CONTENTS 1. The First Gene: Genetics Demonstrates Extraterrestrial Origins for Life 2. Biological Cosmology and the Origins of Life in the Universe 3. Origins, Evolution, and Distribution of Life in the Cosmos:...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2E

by Christopher De Pree

Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for over 5,500 years, astronomers say that we have learned more than 90 percent of what we know in only the last 50 years--a disproportionate...


From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

by John Chambers & Jacqueline Mitton

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that...


Comet Ison and the Return of Jesus

by David Meade

COMET ISON portends the Apocalypse.

Amos 3:7

Surely the Lord God does nothing, except He reveals His secrets to His servants, the prophets.

Matthew 24:30-31 Then the SIGN of the Son of Man will appear in heaven....


Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

by Gary Glatzmaier

This book provides readers with the skills they need to write computer codes that simulate convection, internal gravity waves, and magnetic field generation in the interiors and atmospheres of rotating planets...


The Mind's Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context

by Timothy Ferris

His style as playful as ever, Timothy Ferris explores inner as well as outer space in these essays on the human mind, the search for extraterrestrial (and thus nonhuman) intelligence, and their intersection....


The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning: Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us

by Victor J. Stenger

A number of authors have noted that if some physical parameters were slightly changed, the universe could no longer support life, as we know it. This implies that life depends sensitively on the physics of our...


The Bluffer's Guide to the Quantum Universe

by Jack Klaff

From 'gluons' to 'gravitons', and from 'certainty' to 'superstrings', here's all you need to know to sound all-knowing.


Diseases from Space: Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Meteors, Comets

by Chandra Wickramasinghe, Milton Wainwright & R. Gabriel Joseph

For much of history comets have been associated with death and disease. There is increasing evidence that that viruses, microbes and other living creatures dwell beneath the surface of comets meteors, asteroids...


The Evolution of Life from Space: Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Genetics

by R. Gabriel Joseph, Rudolf Schild & Chandra Wickramasinghe

For thousands of years humans have gazed up into the heavens pondering the nature of existence, and asking: How did life begin? Are we alone in the vastness of the cosmos? Are there people on other planets? ...


Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe

by Charles Seife

Humankind has grappled for millennia with the fundamental questions of the origin and end of the universe--it was a focus of ancient religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus,...


Evolution of Life From Other Planets: Genetics, Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Embryogenesis, Metamorphosis

by R Gabriel Joseph

A wealth of data from microbiology, genetics, chemistry, and astrobiology, demonstrates that the first living creatures to take root on Earth must have been deposited on this planet encased in meteors, asteroids,...


Discover the Stars

by Richard Berry

For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars.

Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of...


Beyond the God Particle

by Leon M. Lederman & Christopher T. Hill

Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled.

 

On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the...


Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

by Lee Billings

An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system

For 4.6 billion years our living planet has been alone in a vast and silent universe. But soon, Earth's isolation could come to an...


Cosmic Rays at Earth

by P.K.F. Grieder

In 1912 Victor Franz Hess made the revolutionary discovery that ionizing radiation is incident upon the Earth from outer space. He showed with ground-based and balloon-borne detectors that the intensity of the...


Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery

by Stephen J. Pyne

"Blooms with such glorious rushes of exalted prose that I was dog- earing almost every page." --The New York Times Book Review

As debate over the future of NASA heats up, award-winning author Stephen J. Pyne...


Death from the Skies!: The Science Behind the End of the World

by Ph.D., Philip Plait

With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular...


Theoretical Astrophysics: An Introduction

by Matthias Bartelmann

Beginning from first principles and adopting a modular structure, this book develops the fundamental physical methods needed to describe and understand a wide range of seemingly very diverse astrophysical phenomena...


Active Galactic Nuclei

by Volker Beckmann & Chris Shrader

This AGN textbook includes phenomena based on new results in the X-Ray domain from new telescopes such as Chandra and XMM Newton not mentioned in any other book. Furthermore, it considers also the Fermi Gamma...