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When the Dragon Wore the Crown: Putting Starlight Back Into Myth

by Don Cerow

When our ancestors gazed upon the skies thousands of years ago they looked up into the center of Creation and saw a mighty Dragon, a great celestial serpent with wings circling ceaselessly above them, night...


Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook

by Theony Condos

The nightly appearance of the stars, their arrangement in the sky, their regular risings and settings through the course of the year, have been a source of endless wonder and speculation. But where did the constellations...


The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

by Robert Zimmerman

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most stunning images of the cosmos humanity has ever seen. It has transformed our understanding of the universe around us, revealing new information about its age...


Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet

by Rod Pyle

In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This...


Lakes on Mars

by Nathalie A. Cabrol & Edmond A. Grin

On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As...


Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

by Kent C. Condie

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Second Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth. These subsystems include such components as the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere,...


The Planets

by Dava Sobel

With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to...


Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Prof Keith Smith & Keith Smith

The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers...


Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Timothy Ferris

From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities...


The Stargazer's Guide

by Emily Winterburn

Have you ever found yourself looking up at the starry night, wondering and wanting to know more?

Congratulations! You're a stargazer.

Unlike its more scientific sister astronomy, stargazing requires no equipment—except...


Warped Passages

by Lisa Randall

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for...


The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars

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 encouraged...


Scientific American The Amateur Astronomer

by Scientific American & Shawn Carlson

From the longest running column in Scientific American's history comes this collection of fascinating projects for amateur astronomers

For over seventy years, "The Amateur Scientist" column in Scientific American...


Star Watch: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning about Over 125 Celestial Objects

by Philip S. Harrington

Your Passport to the Universe

The night sky is alive with many wonders--distant planets, vast star clusters, glowing nebulae, and expansive galaxies, all waiting to be explored. Let respected astronomy writer...


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?