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Starlight Detectives

by Alan Hirshfeld

Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist

NBC News “Top Science and Tech Books of the Year” selection

Scientific American/FSG “Favorite Science Books of the Year” selection “Top Reads of the Year” selection...

Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume One

by Robert Burnham

While there are many books on stars, there is only one Celestial Handbook. Now completely revised through 1977, this unique and necessary reference is available once again to guide amateur and advanced astronomers...

Beyond the Atmosphere

by Homer E. Newell

This exciting survey of the American space science program is the work of a top NASA administrator. Ranging from the laboratory to launching pad and from international conference halls to lunar wastelands, it...

Hubble's Universe

by Terence Dickinson

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble...

The Mythology of Venus

by Helen Benigni

The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons, and myths identified with the planet Venus. The book concentrates on...

The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

by Charles Liu

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Night Sky. Fact-filled and image-rich guide to the principles of astronomy, its history, a host of fun facts, and helpful tips for the backyard or budding astronomers!

We look...

String Theory and the Real World (Second Edition)

by Gordon Kane

This book attempts to explain why string theory may provide the comprehensive underlying theory that describes and explains our world. It is an enthusiastic view of how compactified string/M-theories, plus data...

Two-Phase Emission Detectors

by Dmitry Yu Akimov, Alexander I Bolozdynya, Alexey F Buzulutskov & Vitaly Chepel

One of the rapidly developing areas of modern experimental nuclear physics is non-accelerator experiments using low-background detectors. Such experiments, as a rule, are aimed at solving problems that are of...

Created Cosmos, The

by Danny Faulkner

This text investigates what the Bible has to say about astronomical objects and phenomena. The Bible contains many mentions of astronomical things, beginning with creation and concluding with end-time prophecies....

The Geometry of the Universe

by Colin Rourke

Cosmology, the study of the universe, arouses a great deal of public interest, with serious articles both in the scientific press and in major newspapers, with many of the theories and concepts (e.g. the 'big...

My Life on the Mysterious Island of Nanotechnology

by Yaniv,Zvi

What causes an Israeli born in Romania to immigrate to America and end up with over three hundred patents in his name in the most exciting scientific and technological breakthroughs of the twentieth century?...

Common Envelope Evolution

by Natalia Ivanova, Stephen Justham & Paul Ricker

Common envelope evolution is the most important phase in the lives of many significant classes of binary stars. During a common envelope phase, the stars temporarily share the same outer layers, with the cores...

Mathematical Models in Science

by Olav Arnfinn Laudal

Mathematical Models in Science treats General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics in a non-commutative Algebraic Geometric framework.Based on ideas first published in Geometry of Time-Spaces: Non-commutative Algebraic...

Magnetic Fields in O, B, and A Stars

by Swetlana Hubrig & Markus Schöller

The last few decades have seen significant progress in our understanding of the occurrence of magnetic fields in stars with radiative envelopes, in particular in massive stars and in intermediate mass stars...

Distances of the Stars - And Other Essays on Astronomy

by Camille Flammarion

Nicolas Camille Flammarion FRAS (1842–1925) was a French author and astronomer. A prolific writer, he produced over fifty books including science fiction novels, works on astronomy, and works on physical research....

Seeing the Unseen

by Harold A. McAlister

This book provides a detailed history of stellar interferometry as practised at Mount Wilson Observatory. It covers the origin of the field in the early 19th Century, and its subsequent development throughout...

The Magic of Astrology

by Sasha Fenton

Are you an emotional Scorpio who needs to pour out your latest drama to your friends and relatives? Perhaps you’re an uptight Capricorn who keeps all your feeling to yourself? Are you a flirtatious Libran,...


by Michael Marlin

This book explores the growth of the astrotourism, identifies star seeker trends, how the stars have shaped civilizations, and the budding space tourism industry.

In the span of a single lifetime, light pollution...

The World at Night

by Babak Tafreshi

See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world.

Bringing together the images of over 40 photographers across 25 countries, be astounded by the lights...

Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers

by Mark Westmoquette

Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers explores how knowledge of the workings of the universe can deepen our levels of awareness and connect us to our internal worlds.

Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this dazzlingly...