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The Grand Design

by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things...


Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

by Ann Druyan & Carl Sagan

"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS."

--The Washington Post Book World (front page review)

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the...


Wonders of the Universe

by Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen

Experience our universe as you've never seen it before

13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light-years across. It contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This infinite,...


The Physics of Star Trek

by Lawrence Krauss & Lawrence M. Krauss

Fully revised and updated to include the latest discoveries in cosmic science


The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications

by David Deutsch

For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel”...


The Mammoth Book of Space Exploration and Disaster

by Richard Russell Lawrence

In the words of those who trod the void and those at mission

control, here are over 50 of the greatest true stories of suborbital,

orbital and deep-space exploration. From Apollo 8's

first view of a fractured,...


Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in Histroy

by Ben Mezrich

Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.

 

Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice,...


Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

by Isaac Asimov

A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern...


Extraterrestrial Civilizations

by Isaac Asimov

The master of science fiction speculates about life on other planets...

"Intriguing"--Publishers Weekly 

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays: And Other Essays

by Stephen Hawking

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME.

 

In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of...


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


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...


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...