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From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries

by Emilio Segrè

This chronicle by a renowned physicist traces the development of scientific thought from the works of Galileo, Huygens, and Newton to discoveries by Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs. 1984 edition.


The Unity of the Universe

by D. W. Sciama

This accessible approach uses compelling photos, figures, and examples to address and answer profound questions about the universe. "An engrossing book, an invigorating intellectual exercise." — Scientific...


The Partnership: A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

by Linda Neuman Ezell, Edward Clinton Ezell & Paul Dickson

Authorized NASA history of the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight features many interviews with participants and firsthand observations of project activities. 86 pages of photos and a full-color insert. 1978...


Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science

by Homer E. Newell

This exciting survey is the work of a top NASA administrator who chronicles technological advances, the relationship of space science to general science, and the space program's social, political, and economic...


Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History

by Edgar M. Cortright

Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts,...


Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of NASA's Apollo Lunar Expeditions

by William David Compton

This official NASA history traces behind-the-scenes conflicts and cooperation between scientists and engineers. The first half concerns preparations for the Moon landings, and the second half documents the flights...


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

by George Gamow

Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.


Cosmic Collisions

by Dana Desonie, Eugene Shoemaker, David Levy & Carolyn Shoemaker et al.

Cosmic collisions have forever shaped the planets in our solar system, sculpting Earth and our Moon. They are still happening right in our neighborhood, as we saw in July 1994 when comet fragments bombarded...


Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

by Terence Dickinson

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble...


Comets: Creators and Destroyers

by David H. Levy

David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground...


Astronomical Optics

by Daniel J. Schroeder

This book provides a unified treatment of the characteristics of telescopes of all types, both those whose performance is set by geometrical aberrations and the effect of the atmosphere, and those diffraction-limited...


2014 Skyguide

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 astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the year's...


Thin Film Solar Cells From Earth Abundant Materials: Growth and Characterization of Cu2(ZnSn)(SSe)4 Thin Films and Their Solar Cells

by Subba Ramaiah Kodigala

The fundamental concept of the book is to explain how to make thin film solar cells from the abundant solar energy materials by low cost. The proper and optimized growth conditions are very essential while sandwiching...


Tensors, Relativity, and Cosmology

by Mirjana Dalarsson & Nils Dalarsson

This book combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume, providing an introduction to each subject that enables students to understand more detailed treatises as well as the current literature....


The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

by Alan Lightman

“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth...


The State of the Universe: A Primer in Modern Cosmology

by Pedro Ferreira

A masterly overview of the development of cosmological thinking from the Greeks, via Newton and Einstein, to the present day.

It is science's last and greatest challenge: fathoming the depths of the night sky....


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:...


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...


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...


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...