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Understanding the Universe

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible to the non-expert. Definitions to scientific terms are given either in the explanation itself, or in the comprehensive...


The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete...


My Scrapbook of the Universe (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Professor Genius invites us to discover his own personal scrapbook about the universe. In this volume, the friendly scholar discusses the prominent themes related to this subject in the simplest manner, in an...


The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Almost 40,000 tons of meteorites fall to Earth each year… A living fossil is discovered off the coast of South Africa… The swirling wind becomes a devastating tornado that destroys everything in its path…...


The Origin of the Universe - Case Closed

by Robert Sr. Amneus eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

"The Origin of the Universe" brings the elegance of creation to the grasp of the reader using simple language, over 78 illustrations and many examples.

No math skills are required. Easy to follow mathematical...


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

by Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Bara Feral House (September 01, 2009)

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


Puramore - The Lute of Pythagoras

by Steven Wood Collins & Steven Wood Collins Retopia Limited (August 08, 2014)

George Smythe spills his blood for The Cause before he has a conscious thought as to either its true nature or his role as its leader in the distant future. His mortal and immortal enemy nearly slays him whilst...


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

by Lawrence M. Krauss HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

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...


Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

by Alan Hirshfeld Bellevue Literary Press (June 16, 2014)

A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook

by Phillip S. Harrington Wiley (October 01, 1990)

This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor,...


Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power

by E.C. Krupp Wiley (February 26, 1999)

Discover the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of ancient priests and kings . . .

Drawing on intimate knowledge of the more than 1,300 ancient sites he has visited, E. C. Krupp, acclaimed writer and preeminent...


The Scientific Companion: Exploring the Physical World with Facts, Figures, and Formulas

by Cesare Emiliani Wiley (April 21, 2008)

". . . infuses into the reader the conviction that science is exciting and can be understood by everyone." --American Scientist

This new edition of the critically acclaimed Scientific Companion offers a comprehensive...


Kepler

by Max Caspar Dover Publications (September 12, 2012)

Definitive biography covers Kepler's scientific accomplishments — laws of planetary motion, work with calculus, optics, more — plus public and personal life, more. Introduction and Notes by Owen Gingerich....


A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

by Michael S. Schneider Harper (April 01, 2014)

The Universe May Be a Mystery,

But It's No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible...


What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

by Jeffrey Bennett Columbia University Press (March 04, 2014)

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out,...


A Grand and Bold Thing

by Ann K. Finkbeiner Free Press (August 17, 2010)

LATE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, what had been a fevered pace of discovery in astronomy for many years had slowed. The Hubble Space Telescope continued to produce an astonishing array of images, but the study...


Violent Phenomena in the Universe

by Jayant V. Narlikar Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this reader-friendly book explores exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Clear and lively, it conveys the excitement of modern cosmology. 1982...


The Moment of Creation: Big Bang Physics from Before the First Millisecond to the Present Universe

by James S. Trefil Dover Publications (March 27, 2013)

One of the founders of modern quark theory employs minimal mathematics and nontechnical terms to traverse the eons and bring readers within the first millisecond of the Big Bang, 1983 edition.


From Galileo to Newton

by A. Rupert Hall Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

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.


Relativity and Its Roots

by Banesh Hoffmann Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others....


Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume One: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System

by Robert Burnham Dover Publications (April 15, 2013)

Volume I of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Andromeda to Cetus. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids....


Radiative Transfer

by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

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,...


Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume Two: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System

by Robert Burnham Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

Volume II of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Chamaeleon to Orion. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids....


Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos

by Alan W. Hirshfeld Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

Lively, well-illustrated history of measuring the distance to the stars features fascinating historical characters, from ancient Greeks to 19th-century scientists. Will appeal to general readers and amateur...


The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

by William Poundstone Dover Publications (June 19, 2013)

Fascinating journey explores key concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's "Game of Life" program. Topics include the limits of knowledge, paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, much...


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

by Max Jammer Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

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...


Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of Science

by William Dampier & Margaret Dampier Dover Publications (September 30, 2013)

From the biblical book of Genesis to Bergson's Creative Evolution, these extracts from world literature illustrate the development of scientific thought from the ancient Greeks to modern times. 1959 edition....


The Creation of the Universe

by George Gamow Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.


Megaliths, Myths and Men: An Introduction to Astro-Archaeology

by Peter Lancaster Brown Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Fascinating study of early astronomical knowledge through the interpretation of such ancient monuments as Stonehenge, Carnac, other megalithic sites. Over 140 photos, maps, illustrations. "Fascinating."— Publishers...


Einstein's Legacy: The Unity of Space and Time

by Julian Schwinger Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

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,...


The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900

by Michael J. Crowe Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others....


Sundials: Their Theory and Construction

by Albert Waugh Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

A rigorous appraisal of sundial science includes mathematical treatment and pertinent astronomical background, plus a nontechnical treatment so simple that several of the dials can be built by children. 106...


Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning

by Richard H. Allen Dover Publications (January 31, 2013)

Star names, the zodiac, constellations; folklore, and literature associated with heavens. Based on years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates,...


Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations

by E. C. Krupp Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Popular, authoritative look at the world of archaeoastronomy, the study of ancient peoples' observation of the skies and its role in their cultural evolution. 208 illustrations.


From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries

by Emilio Segrè Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

This chronicle by a renowned physicist traces the development of scientific thought from the works of Galileo, Huygens, and Newton to discoveries by Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs. 1984 edition.


The Unity of the Universe

by D. W. Sciama Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

This accessible approach uses compelling photos, figures, and examples to address and answer profound questions about the universe. "An engrossing book, an invigorating intellectual exercise." — Scientific...


Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History

by Edgar M. Cortright Dover Publications (October 02, 2012)

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 Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

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.


Comets

by David H. Levy Touchstone (May 20, 1998)

David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground...


Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics

by Michael Guillen Hachette Books (June 05, 2012)

A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995!

Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABC's Good Morning America, tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations.

As a regular...


The Mythology of Venus: Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy

by Helen Benigni UPA (June 03, 2013)

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. This book reveals the archetype...


The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

by Charles Liu, PhD Visible Ink Press (September 01, 2013)

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format....


Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Timothy Ferris HarperCollins e-books (July 06, 2010)

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 HarperCollins e-books (November 24, 2009)

The Stargazer’s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky,...


Warped Passages

by Lisa Randall HarperCollins e-books (November 10, 2009)

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...


Scientific American The Amateur Astronomer

by Shawn Carlson & Scientific American Wiley (May 02, 2008)

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 Wiley (April 21, 2008)

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 L. Mills Wiley (August 24, 2007)

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...


Faint Echoes, Distant Stars

by Ben Bova HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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 Red Limit

by Timothy Ferris HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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,...