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Living Vegetarian For Dummies

by Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Janette K. Klingner & Terese C. Aceves

Practical ways to explore and adapt a vegetarian lifestyle

Are you considering a vegetarian diet for yourself or your family? Wondering if it's safe and how you'll get the right amount of nutrients? This authoritative...


Hiding in the Mirror: The Quest for Alternate Realities, from Plato to String Theory (by way of Alicein Wonderland, Einstein, and The Twilight Zone)

by Lawrence Krauss

An exploration of mankind's fascination with worlds beyond our own-by the bestselling author of The Physics of Star Trek

Lawrence Krauss -an international leader in physics and cosmology-examines our long and...


Life as We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis of) Alien Life

by Peter Ward

An engrossing and revelatory first look at the search for alien life-on Earth and beyond For the past twenty years, Peter Ward has been at the forefront of popular science writing, with books such as the influential...


The Stardust Revolution: The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars

by Jacob Berkowitz

Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth...


Death from the Skies!

by Ph.D., Philip Plait

A lively astronomy primer that uses cataclysmic scenarios to explain the universe's most fascinating events. According to astronomer Philip Plait, the universe is an apocalypse waiting to happen But how much...


When the Dragon Wore the Crown: Putting Starlight Back into Myth

by Don Cerow

When our ancestors gazed upon the skies thousands of years ago they looked up into the center of Creation and saw a mighty Dragon, a great celestial serpent with wings circling ceaselessly above them, night...


Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook

by Theony Condos

The nightly appearance of the stars, their arrangement in the sky, their regular risings and settings through the course of the year, have been a source of endless wonder and speculation. But where did the constellations...


The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

by Robert Zimmerman

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most stunning images of the cosmos humanity has ever seen. It has transformed our understanding of the universe around us, revealing new information about its age...


Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet

by Rod Pyle

In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This...


Lakes on Mars

by Nathalie A. Cabrol & Edmond A. Grin

On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As...


Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

by Kent C. Condie

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System explores key topics and questions relating to the evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle over the last four billion years. This Second Edition features exciting new information...


The Planets

by Dava Sobel

With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to...


Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Prof Keith Smith & Keith Smith

The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers...


Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Timothy Ferris

From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities...


The Stargazer's Guide

by Emily Winterburn

Have you ever found yourself looking up at the starry night, wondering and wanting to know more?

Congratulations! You're a stargazer.

Unlike its more scientific sister astronomy, stargazing requires no equipment—except...


Warped Passages

by Lisa Randall

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for...


The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars

by Fred Schaaf

"Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky-what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like-has encouraged...


Scientific American The Amateur Astronomer

by Scientific American & Shawn Carlson

From the longest running column in Scientific American's history comes this collection of fascinating projects for amateur astronomers

For over seventy years, "The Amateur Scientist" column in Scientific American...


Star Watch: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning about Over 125 Celestial Objects

by Philip S. Harrington

Your Passport to the Universe

The night sky is alive with many wonders--distant planets, vast star clusters, glowing nebulae, and expansive galaxies, all waiting to be explored. Let respected astronomy writer...


The Theory of Evolution: What It Is, Where It Came From, and Why It Works

by Cynthia Mills

Everything mammals ever wanted to know about the theory of evolution-but were afraid to ask

This important new book by award-winning science writer Cynthia Mills clearly explains one of the most crucial, and...