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Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition

by Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Bara

This New York Times bestseller includes stunning new revelations about the Nazi origins of NASA


Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time

by Lawrence M. Krauss

In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against...


The Geometry of Kerr Black Holes

by Barrett O'Neill

Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics as well as for physicists, this unique monograph and self-contained treatment constitutes an introduction to modern techniques in differential...


From Galileo to Newton

by A. Rupert Hall

Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.


Radiative Transfer

by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

This book by a Nobel Laureate provides the foundation for analysis of stellar atmospheres, planetary illumination, and sky radiation. Suitable for students and professionals in physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics,...


Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition

by Max Jammer

Historical surveys consider Judeo-Christian notions of space, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, more. Numerous quotations and references. "Admirably compact and swiftly...


Einstein's Legacy: The Unity of Space and Time

by Julian Schwinger

A Nobel Laureate relates the fascinating story of Einstein and relativity theory in well-illustrated, nontechnical terms, discussing the meaning of time, gravity and its effect on light, the curving of space-time,...


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,...


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.


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...


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...


Gravity's Engines

by Caleb Scharf

One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012

Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer"

Selected by The New...


Star Peace

by Ben Bova

Star Peace (originally published in 1986) is a novel by Ben Bova, the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights...


Out of the Sun

by Ben Bova

Out of the Sun is a novel by Ben Bova, one of the field's leading writers of "hard science fiction."

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied....


The Mathematical Theory of Relativity

by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington

Sir Arthur Eddington here formulates mathematically his conception of the world of physics derived from the theory of relativity. The argument is developed in a form which throws light on the origin and significance...


Essential Semiconductor Laser Physics

by A F J Levi

The invention of the semiconductor laser along with silica glass fiber has enabled an incredible revolution in global communication infrastructure of direct benefit to all. Development of devices and system...


Strange Angel

by George Pendle

Now a CBS All Access series: “A riveting tale of rocketry, the occult, and boom-and-bust 1920s and 1930s Los Angeles” (Booklist).

The Los Angeles Times headline screamed: ROCKET SCIENTIST KILLED IN PASADENA...


Time Travel in Einstein's Universe

by J. Richard Gott

A Princeton astrophysicist explores whether journeying to the past or future is scientifically possible in this “intriguing” volume (Neil deGrasse Tyson).

 

It was H. G. Wells who coined the term “time...


Relativity: The Special and General Theory

by Albert Einstein

The present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the...


An Introduction to Planetary Nebulae

by Jason J. Nishiyama

In this book we will look at what planetary nebulae are, where they come from and where they go. We will discuss what mechanisms cause these beautiful markers of stellar demise as well as what causes them to...