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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide

by Dinah L. Moché

Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this...


Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)

by George Johnson

"A short, excellent account of [Leavitt's] extraordinary life and achievements."-Simon Singh, New York Times Book ReviewAt the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists argued over the size of the universe:...


Deep Time

by David Darling

What would it be like to see the whole history of the universe, from the moment of creation to the farthest future? Deep Time shows us - through the eyes of a single particle that emerges from the fires of genesis...


Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology

by R. C. Sproul

R. C. Sproul refutes the view of many contemporary scientists that chance can cause something to come into being or cause an event to occur.


The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference

by Alan Boyle

In support of Pluto-the cutest and most unfairly treated planet

Pity poor Pluto: It's a planet that was discovered because of a mistake, a planet that turned out not to be a planet at all, thanks to a still-disputed...


Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories

by Philip S. Harrington

Praise for Star Ware

"Star Ware is still a tour de force that any experienced amateur will find invaluable, and which hardware-minded beginners will thoroughly enjoy."

- Robert Burnham, Sky & Telescope magazine...


Dynamos: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School 2007

by Philippe Cardin & L.G. Cugliandolo

This book is a collection of lectures given in July 2007 at the Les Houches Summer School on "Dynamos".

• Provides a pedagogical introduction to topics in Dynamos

• Addresses each topic from the basis to...


Possibilities in Parallel

by Scientific American Editors

Parallel universes are a staple of science fiction, and it's no wonder. They allow us to explore the question, "what if?" in a way that lets us step completely outside of the world we know, rather than question...


Introduction to Relativity: For Physicists and Astronomers

by John B. Kogut

Introduction to Relativity is intended to teach physics and astronomy majors at the freshman, sophomore or upper-division levels how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental, but accessible,...


Modern Astrodynamics

by Pini Gurfil

In recent years, an unprecedented interest in novel and revolutionary space missions has risen out of the advanced NASA and ESA programs. Astrophysicists, astronomers, space systems engineers, mathematicians...


2013 Australasian Sky Guide

by Nick Lomb

Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly star maps, diagrams and details of all the year's exciting celestial events....


Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos

by Megan Watzke, Kimberly K. Arcand & Mario Livio

An entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops in the cosmos. Accompanied by dramatic visuals, Your Ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table book and field guide.

Beginning with our...


A Beginner's View of Our Electric Universe

by Tom Findlay

Most people just accept that our universe is ruled by gravity; an assumption that is wrong. Evidence instead shows that the force responsible for all the objects and events we observe throughout the universe...


Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity

by Roger Wiens

For centuries humankind has fantasized about life on Mars, whether it’s intelligent Martian life invading our planet (immortalized in H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds) or humanity colonizing Mars (the...


Darwin's Doubt

by Stephen C. Meyer

Charles Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. In what is known today as the "Cambrian explosion," 530 million years ago many animals suddenly...


Murmurs of Earth

by Carl Sagan

In 1977, two extraodinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft was a gold-coated copped phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations...


The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide

by William H. Waller

This book offers an intimate guide to the Milky Way, taking readers on a grand tour of our home Galaxy's structure, genesis, and evolution, based on the latest astronomical findings. In engaging language, it...


Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System (New in Paperback)

by Ray Jayawardhana

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--and alien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, after millennia...


Are We Being Watched?: The Search for Life in the Cosmos

by Paul Murdin

An engaging exploration with renowned astronomer Paul Murdin of how life emerged on Earth—and the possibilities that it exists elsewhere

There is no more fascinating question than whether or not we are alone...


The Story of the Stars

by George F. Chambers

The Story of the Stars was written be George Frederick Chambers (1841-1915) in 1895. Chambers was introduced to astronomy at an early age by his mother's brother, Frederick Brodie (1823-1896), although an engineer...