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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 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…...


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


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...


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,...


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.


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,...


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...


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,...


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.


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...


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...


Planetary Dreams: The Quest to Discover Life Beyond Earth

by Robert Shapiro Wiley (May 02, 2008)

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...


Seeing in the Dark

by Timothy Ferris Simon & Schuster (December 18, 2012)

In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports...


How to Die in Space

by Paul M. Sutter Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2020)

A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos

So you've fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself,...


Physics

by Scientific American & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (August 25, 2020)

Science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about how the universe could work--from hidden extra dimensions in Interstellar to life as a mental projection in The Matrix. But these imaginings seem downright...


Proving Einstein Right

by S. James Gates Jr. & Cathie Pelletier PublicAffairs (September 23, 2019)

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding...


The End of Everything

by Katie Mack & Gabra Zackman Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

“[A] pleasure...I found it helpful--not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding--to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” --James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review

“A thrilling tour of potential...


The End of Everything

by Katie Mack Scribner (August 04, 2020)

“[A] pleasure...I found it helpful--not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding--to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” --James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review

“A thrilling tour of potential...


Star Settlers

by Fred Nadis Pegasus Books (August 04, 2020)

The story behind the elite scientists, technologists, SF enthusiasts, and billionaires who believe that humanity’s destiny is to populate the stars . . .

Does humanity have a destiny “in the stars?” Should...


Gravity's Engines

by Caleb Scharf Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 06, 2012)

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...


How to Die in Space

by Paul Sutter Pegasus Books (June 02, 2020)

A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos.

So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for...


The Doomsday Calculation

by William Poundstone Little, Brown Spark (June 03, 2019)

From the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, a fascinating look at how an equation that foretells the future is transforming everything we know about life, business, and the universe.

In the 18th...


Out There

by Michael Wall & Karl Tate Grand Central Publishing (November 12, 2018)

In the vein of Randall Munroe's What If? meets Brian Green's Elegant Universe, a senior writer from Space.com leads readers on a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier, investigating what's really...


Calculating the Cosmos

by Ian Stewart Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos.

In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire...


A Big Bang in a Little Room

by Zeeya Merali Basic Books (February 13, 2017)

An award-winning science writer takes us into the lab to answer some of life's biggest questions: How was the universe created? And could we create our own?

What if you could become God, with the ability to...


Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (September 25, 2017)

The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory

Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers...


Quantum Mechanics

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (February 24, 2014)

First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics....


Hawking

by Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick First Second (July 01, 2019)

Following their New York Times-bestselling graphic novel Feynman, Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick deliver a gripping biography of Stephen Hawking, one of the most important scientists of our time.

From his early...


Einstein's Shadow

by Seth Fletcher & Sean Pratt HarperAudio (October 09, 2018)

Einstein's Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein's theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our...


Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

by Lisa Randall & Carrington MacDuffie HarperAudio (October 27, 2015)

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter...


Into the Black

by Rowland White, Eric Meyers & Richard Truly Simon & Schuster Audio (April 19, 2016)

A book "no aviation buff will want to miss" (The Wall Street Journal) and "the perfect tale that educates as it entertains" (#1 bestselling author Clive Cussler), Into the Black recaptures the historic moments...


The Physics of Star Wars

by Patrick Johnson & Jonathan Davis Simon & Schuster Audio (November 07, 2017)

Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away--perfect...


How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...


Mission to Mars

by Buzz Aldrin, John Pruden, Leonard David & Andrew Aldrin Blackstone Publishing (May 07, 2013)

Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vitaladvocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as weknow it. As a pioneering astronaut who set foot on the moon duringmankind's...


Mapping the Heavens

by Priyamvada Natarajan & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (April 26, 2016)

Mapping the Heavens provides a tour of the "greatest hits" of cosmological discoveries--the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place filled with...


The Edge of the Sky

by Roberto Trotta & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (September 23, 2014)

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


Proving Einstein Right

by S. James Gates, Cathie Pelletier & Beresford Bennett Public Affairs (Perseus imprint) (September 24, 2019)

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding...


Strange New Worlds

by Ray Jayawardhana & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2014)

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer RayJayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--andalien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, aftermillennia...


The Accidental Universe

by Alan Lightman & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2014)

From the acclaimedauthor of Einstein's Dreams and Mr. g comes a meditation on the unexpected ways in which recentscientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our place inthe cosmos.

With...


Neutrino Hunters

by Ray Jayawardhana & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure intoneutrinos and the scientists who pursue them.

For more than eighty years, brilliant and eccentricscientists around the world have been searching for...


Star Peace

by Ben Bova Tor Books (March 31, 2011)

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 Tor Books (March 31, 2011)

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 4 Percent Universe

by Richard Panek & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2011)

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every...


Mars Rover Curiosity

by Rob Manning, William L. Simon & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (October 21, 2014)

In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge aboutourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our mostfundamental questions: Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ten yearsand...


Complexity and Chaos

by Roger White, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (May 07, 2006)

Newtonian physics described a regular, clocklike world of forces and reaction; randomness was equated with incomplete knowledge. But scientists in the late twentieth century have found patterns in things formerly...


Origins of the Universe

by Jack Arnold, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 15, 2006)

The story of the cosmos—its beginning and its changes through time—has been a topic of much speculation and myth. It also has attracted intense attention from scientists. There are many questions about the...


The Black Hole War

by Leonard Susskind & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2008)

This is the inside account of the battle over the true nature of black holes—with nothing less than our understanding of the entire universe at stake.

What happens when something is sucked into a black hole?...


How Standard Time is Obtained

by Theodore B. Wilson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 04, 2019)

This book deals with how the Standard or Universal time is obtained; and What is the Accurate Measurement of Time.

" Almost everybody knows that observatories are the places from which standard time is sent...