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The Theory of Evolution: What It Is, Where It Came From, and Why It Works

by Cynthia Mills

Everything mammals ever wanted to know about the theory of evolution-but were afraid to ask

This important new book by award-winning science writer Cynthia Mills clearly explains one of the most crucial, and...


How to Build a Time Machine

by Paul Davies

With his unique knack for making cutting-edge theoretical science effortlessly accessible, world-renowned physicist Paul Davies now tackles an issue that has boggled minds for centuries: Is time travel possible?...


Faint Echoes, Distant Stars

by Ben Bova

Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on...


The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them: Observing Eclipses, Bright Comets, Meteor Showers, and Other Celestial Wonders

by Fred Schaaf

"Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky--what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like--has...


The Red Limit

by Timothy Ferris

For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery. From Earth, the light of distant galaxies appeared to be red,...


Dinosaurs and Creation: Questions and Answers

by Donald B. DeYoung

Answers to fifty questions about dinosaurs, including Where do dinosaurs fit into biblical history? Why were dinosaurs so large?


Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite

by Roger D. Lanius, John M. Logsdon & Robert W. Smith

This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration...


Planetary Dreams: The Quest to Discover Life Beyond Earth

by Robert Shapiro

The Quest To Discover Life Beyond Earth.

"The 'dreams' that I write of are not the usual ones, the images that come up in our minds involuntarily during certain stages of sleep, but rather the hopes and expectations...


The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be

by Dana Mackenzie

The first popular book to explain the dramatic theory behind the Moon's genesis

This lively science history relates one of the great recent breakthroughs in planetary astronomy-a successful theory of the birth...


Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition

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....