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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


The Structure of the Universe

by Paul Halpern, PhD

The Structure of the Universe by Paul Halpern, Ph.D., originally published in 1996, is a tour of the knowledge of the deep reaches of space and predictions for its future.

Technological marvels such as the Hubble...


The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of...


Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time

by Lawrence M. Krauss

In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against...


Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

by Alan Hirshfeld

A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age


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 his...


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook

by Phillip S. Harrington

This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor,...


The Accelerating Universe: Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos

by Mario Livio

Advance Praise for The Accelerating Universe

"The Accelerating Universe is not only an informative book about modern cosmology. It is rich storytelling and, above all, a celebration of the human mind in its quest...


Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power

by E.C. Krupp

Discover the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of ancient priests and kings . . .

Drawing on intimate knowledge of the more than 1,300 ancient sites he has visited, E. C. Krupp, acclaimed writer and preeminent...


The Scientific Companion: Exploring the Physical World with Facts, Figures, and Formulas

by Cesare Emiliani

". . . infuses into the reader the conviction that science is exciting and can be understood by everyone." --American Scientist

This new edition of the critically acclaimed Scientific Companion offers a comprehensive...


Kepler

by Max Caspar

Definitive biography covers Kepler's scientific accomplishments — laws of planetary motion, work with calculus, optics, more — plus public and personal life, more. Introduction and Notes by Owen Gingerich....


A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

by Michael S. Schneider

The Universe May Be a Mystery,

But It's No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible...


The Geometry of Kerr Black Holes

by Barrett O'Neill

Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics as well as for physicists, this unique monograph and self-contained treatment constitutes an introduction to modern techniques in differential...


A Grand and Bold Thing

by Ann K. Finkbeiner

LATE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, what had been a fevered pace of discovery in astronomy for many years had slowed. The Hubble Space Telescope continued to produce an astonishing array of images, but the study...


Violent Phenomena in the Universe

by Jayant V. Narlikar

Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this reader-friendly book explores exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Clear and lively, it conveys the excitement of modern cosmology. 1982...


The Moment of Creation: Big Bang Physics from Before the First Millisecond to the Present Universe

by James S. Trefil

One of the founders of modern quark theory employs minimal mathematics and nontechnical terms to traverse the eons and bring readers within the first millisecond of the Big Bang, 1983 edition.


From Galileo to Newton

by A. Rupert Hall

Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.


Relativity and Its Roots

by Banesh Hoffmann

Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others....


Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume One: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System

by Robert Burnham

Volume I of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Andromeda to Cetus. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids....


Radiative Transfer

by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

This book by a Nobel Laureate provides the foundation for analysis of stellar atmospheres, planetary illumination, and sky radiation. Suitable for students and professionals in physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics,...