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History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two: Development of the Space Shuttle, 1972-1981

by T. A. Heppenheimer

Basing his work on virtually untapped NASA archives, T. A. Heppenheimer has produced the second volume of his definitive history of the space shuttle. Volume Two traces the development of the shuttle through...


Pomeranchuk 100

by Alexander Gorsky & Mikhail Vysotsky

This book provides extended versions of the talks given at the memorial Pomeranchuk-100 Conference, June 5–6, held in the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia and the review of...


God and the Multiverse: Humanity's Expanding View of the Cosmos

by Victor J. Stenger

Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse—a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space...


The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is

by Roberto Trotta

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


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...


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...


Ask the Experts: Astronomy

by Scientific American Editors

For going on two decades, Scientific American’s “Ask the Experts” column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. We’ve taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached...


Physics from the Edge: A New Cosmological Model for Inertia

by Michael Edward McCulloch

The fundamental and very important property of inertia has never been well understood. This book shows how inertia has puzzled many scientists such as Galileo and Mach, and then presents a new theory that explains...


Stars and Relativity

by Ya. B. Zel'dovich & I. D. Novikov

These authors ranked among the greatest astrophysicists of the 20th century, and their work is remarkable for its deep physical insights and clarity of presentation. This book explores general relativity, properties...


Astrophysics and the Evolution of the Universe

by Leonard S Kisslinger

The aim of this book is to teach undergraduate college or university students the basic physics concepts needed to understand the mathematics which describes the evolution of the universe, and based on this...


The Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures: 1988â¿¿1999

by Gösta Ekspong

The Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture series has become a very successful tradition in Swedish physics since it started in 1988. Theoretical high-energy physics dominates the subjects of the lectures, mirroring one...


Canonical Quantum Gravity: Fundamentals and Recent Developments

by Francesco Cianfrani, Orchidea Maria Lecian & Matteo Lulli;Giovanni Montani

This book aims to present a pedagogical and self-consistent treatment of the canonical approach to Quantum Gravity, starting from its original formulation to the most recent developments in the field.

We start...


Space Shuttle: Stories from 30 Years of Exploration

by Sally Ride, Greg Freiherr & T.A. Heppenheimer

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...