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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Michael Strauss and J Richard Gott Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780691157245
Format:
Hbk 480 pages

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously...

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Lost Art of Finding Our Way

by John Edward Huth Belknap Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780674088078
Format:
Pb+ 544 pages

Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments....

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Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

by Marcia Bartusiak Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9780300219661
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the...

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Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

by Claude Piantadosi Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
11/2014
ISBN:
9780231162432
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

Seeking to re-energise Americans' passion for the space programme, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance...

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Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: The Story of a Gamble, Two Black Holes, and a New Age of Astronomy

by Marcia Bartusiak Yale University Press
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9780300223392
Format:
Pbk 296 pages

An updated classic that recounts the long hunt for Einstein’s predicted gravitational waves - and celebrates their recent discovery. In...

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All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life

by Jon Willis Yale University Press
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9780300208696
Format:
Hbk 232 pages

Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon...

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Life through Time and Space

by Wallace Arthur Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9780674975866
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

All humans share three origins: the beginning of our individual lives, the appearance of life on Earth, and the formation of our...

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In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

by Anthony Aveni Yale University Press
Pub Date:
06/2017
ISBN:
9780300223194
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer...

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Galileo's Telescope: A European Story

by Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota and Franco Giudice Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780674736917
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

Between 1608 and 1610 the canopy of the night sky changed forever, ripped open by an object created almost by accident: a cylinder...

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Journey of the Universe

by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker Yale University Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780300209433
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the...

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Heaven's Touch: From Killer Stars to the Seeds of Life, How We Are Connected to the Universe

by James B Kaler Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2009
ISBN:
9780691129464
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

Did you know that as you read these words showers of high-speed particles from exploding stars are raining down on you? As you...

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From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

by John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2017
ISBN:
9780691175706
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human...

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Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/2014
ISBN:
9780262026963
Format:
Hbk 144 pages

In July 1969, ninety-four percent of American televisions were tuned to coverage ofApollo 11's mission to the moon. How did space...

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Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration (Revised and Updated Edition)

by Chris Impey and Holly Henry Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9780691169224
Format:
Pbk 464 pages

Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades...

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Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be

by Tyler Volk Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
04/2017
ISBN:
9780231179607
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

Atoms combine to form molecules, molecules combine to form single-celled organisms. When people come together, they build societies....

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