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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...


Symmetry and Fundamental Physics: Tom Kibble at 80

by Jerome Gauntlett

Tom Kibble is an inspirational theoretical physicist who has made profound contributions to our understanding of the physical world. To celebrate his 80th birthday a one-day symposium was held on March 13, 2013...


Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System

by Thomas Wm. Hamilton

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This stunning astronomy book explores Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System.

Written by a retired astronomer, the book provides a survey of the dwarf planets and asteroids,...


The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects

by William E. Burrows

Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. 

The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder...


After Sputnik: The First Fifty Years of Space Flight

by Martin Collins

In the 50 years since Sputnik's historic orbit kickstarted a race to the stars, spaceflight has moved from a speculative and experimental science to a staple of contemporary life. Space exploration has changed...


Birth, Evolution and Death of Stars

by James Lequeux

It has been known for a long time that stars are similar to our Sun. But it was only in 1810 that they were shown to be made of an incandescent gas. The chemical composition of this gas began to be determined...


First Contact

by Marc Kaufman

Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not.

In First Contact, Marc Kaufman provides a gripping tour of the magnificent new science of astrobiology that is closing in on the discovery of extraterrestrial...


Achieving the Rare: Robert F Christy's Journey in Physics and Beyond

by I-Juliana Christy

Robert F Christy was a legendary physicist, one of the key players in some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century. He was a student of Oppenheimer, who called him “one of the best in the world.”...


The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

by Katherine Freese

The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe—from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars—constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark...


Encyclopedia of Cosmology: Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology

by Norriss S. Hetherington

The Encyclopedia of Cosmology, first published in 1993, recounts the history, philosophical assumptions, methodological ambiguities, and human struggles that have influenced the various responses to the basic...


Planets: Ours and Others: From Earth to Exoplanets

by Thérèse Encrenaz

What is a planet? The answer may seem obvious; still, the definition of a planet has continuously evolved over the centuries, and their number has changed following successive discoveries. In 2006, the decision...


Differential Manifolds: A Basic Approach for Experimental Physicists

by Paul Baillon

Differential Manifold is the framework of particle physics and astrophysics nowadays. It is important for all research physicists to be well accustomed to it and even experimental physicists should be able to...


A History of Astronomy

by Walter W. Bryant

A History of Astronomy, first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth...


The First Six Days

by Nathan Robertson

This is not a book on mysticism, or religious thought. The more one studies modern science the more one realises that the same themes run through Bereshis (Genesis). The order of creation from modern Science...


No-Math Theoretical Physics, Essay I - The Time and Motion Relationship

by Thomas Garcia

I offer basic logical analysis of several well-accepted conclusions by certified heroes of science whose logic seems to have gone awry on some of their work, and note that the problem in cosmology seems to stem...


Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies Great Lives Series

by Susan Sloate

The Great Lives Series

Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, and great Americans....


Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional-and What That Means for Life in the Universe

by David Waltham

Why Earth’s life-friendly climate makes it exceptional—and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extraterrestrial life

We have long fantasized about finding life on planets other than our...


Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory

by Dmitry S Gorbunov & Valery A Rubakov

This book is written from the viewpoint of a deep connection between cosmology and particle physics. It presents the results and ideas on both the homogeneous and isotropic Universe at the hot stage of its evolution...


Big and Bright: A History of the McDonald Observatory

by David S. Evans & J. Derral Mulholland

By day, every year over 40,000 visitors pour in. Across the Rio Grande, a hundred miles away, Mexican mountaineers use the white domes as landmarks. By night, perched almost 7,000 feet above the sleeping, earthbound...


Heaven and Earth in Ancient Mexico: Astronomy and Seasonal Cycles in the Codex Borgia

by Susan Milbrath

The Codex Borgia, a masterpiece that predates the Spanish conquest of central Mexico, records almanacs used in divination and astronomy. Within its beautifully painted screenfold pages is a section (pages 29-46)...