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Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science

by Guichun Guo & Chuang Liu

This volume contains the contributed papers of invitees to SEMS 2012 who have also given talks at the conference. The invitees are experts in philosophy of science and technology from Asia (besides China), Australia,...


Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System

by Ray Jayawardhana

Soon astronomers expect to find alien Earths by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs that they harbor life may be found. If they are, the ramifications for all areas...


What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

by Joshua S. Bloom

Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent high-energy explosions confounded...


Titan Unveiled: Saturn's Mysterious Moon Explored

by Ralph Lorenz & Jacqueline Mitton

For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted...


Dark Matter and Cosmic Web Story

by Jaan Einasto

The concepts of dark matter and the cosmic web are some of the most significant developments in cosmology in the past century. They have decisively changed the classical cosmological paradigm, which was first...


Proceedings of the Conference in Honour of the 90th Birthday of Freeman Dyson

by K K Phua, L C Kwek & N P Chang

Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th...


Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future

by Jeffrey Bennett

The quest for extraterrestrial life doesn't happen only in science fiction. This book describes the startling discoveries being made in the very real science of astrobiology, an intriguing new field that blends...


The Science of Possibility: Patterns of Connected Consciousness

by Freeman Jon & Freeman Juliana

This book offers a radical perspective uniting science with spiritual experience and non-ordinary views of reality. It provides a comprehensive view through physics, biology, genetics, psychology and human development....


Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen

by Rod Pyle

The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover Curiosity

Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission...


Astronomy for Beginners

by Jeff Becan & Susan Becan

Astronomy For Beginners is a friendly and accessible guide to our universe, our galaxy, our solar system and the planet we call home. Each year as we cruise through space on this tiny blue-green wonder, a number...


Modern Functional Quantum Field Theory: Summing Feynman Graphs

by Herbert M. Fried

These pages offer a simple, analytic, functional approach to non-perturbative QFT, using a frequently overlooked functional representation of Fradkin to explicitly calculate relevant portions of the Schwinger...


New Results and Actual Problems in Particle & Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology: Proceedings of XXIXth International Workshop on High Energy Phy

by R Ryutin, V Petrov & V Kiselev

This unique volume contains the materials of the XXIXth International Workshop on High Energy Physics. The content of the volume is much wider than just high-energy physics and actually concerns all the most...


Probability 1

by Ph.D., Amir D. Aczel

For thousands of years, it was the visionaries and writers who argued that we cannot be alone-that there is intellegent life in the universe. Now, with the discoveries of the Hubble Telescope, data emerging...


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...