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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...


Old Stellar Populations: How to Study the Fossil Record of Galaxy Formation

by Santi Cassisi & Maurizio Salaris

The book discusses the theoretical path to decoding the information gathered from observations of old stellar systems. It focuses on old stellar systems because these are the fossil record of galaxy formation...


Celestial Dynamics: Chaoticity and Dynamics of Celestial Systems

by Rudolf Dvorak & Christoph Lhotka

Written by an internationally renowned expert author and researcher, this monograph fills the need for a book conveying the sophisticated tools needed to calculate exo-planet motion and interplanetary space...


Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel

by Edward Belbruno & Neil deGrasse Tyson

When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel...


Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics

by Michael Guillen

A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995!

Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABC's Good Morning America, tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations.

As a regular...


The Mythology of Venus: Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy

by Helen Benigni

The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons and myths identified with the planet Venus. This book reveals the archetype...


Sobolev Spaces

by Robert A. Adams & John J. F. Fournier

Sobolev Spaces presents an introduction to the theory of Sobolev Spaces and other related spaces of function, also to the imbedding characteristics of these spaces. This theory is widely used in pure and Applied...


Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration

by Chris Impey & Holly Henry

Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the...


My Brief History

by Stephen Hawking

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age...


The Everything Astronomy Book: Discover the Mysteries of the Universe

by Dr. Cynthia Phillips & Shana Priwer

The Everything Astronomy Book, by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the...


The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

by Charles Liu

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format....