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  • The Invisible Universe

    Why There's More to Reality than Meets the Eye

    From the discovery of entirely new kinds of galaxies to a window into cosmic ‘prehistory’, Bothwell shows us the Universe as we’ve never seen it before – literally.Since the dawn of our species, people all over the world have gazed in awe at the night sky. But for all the beauty and wonder of the stars, when we look with just our eyes we are seeing and appreciating only a tiny fraction of the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • The Case for Space

    How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility

    by Robert Zubrin ...
    A noted space expert explains the current revolution in spaceflight, where it leads, and why we need it.A new space race has begun. But the rivals in this case are not superpowers but competing entrepreneurs. These daring pioneers are creating a revolution in spaceflight that promises to transform the near future. Astronautical engineer Robert Zubrin spells out the potential of these new ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Getting Started in Radio Astronomy

    Beginner Projects for the Amateur

    by Steven Arnold ...
    Series series The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
    Radio astronomy is a mystery to the majority of amateur astronomers, yet it is the best subject to turn to when desirous of an expanded knowledge of the sky. This guideintends to instruct complete newcomers to radio astronomy, and provides help for the first steps on the road towards the study of this fascinating subject.In addition to a history of the science behind the pursuit, directions are ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • The Smallest Lights in the Universe

    A Memoir

    by Sara Seager ...
    LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER • An MIT astrophysicist reinvents herself in the wake of tragedy and discovers the power of connection on this planet, even as she searches our galaxy for another Earth, in this “bewitching” (Anthony Doerr, The New York Times Book Review) memoir.“Sara Seager’s exploration of outer and inner space makes for a stunningly original memoir.”—Abraham Verghese, author ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Dark Cosmos

    In Search of Our Universe's Missing Mass and Energy

    by Dan Hooper ...
    The twentieth century was astonishing in all regards, shaking the foundations of practically every aspect of human life and thought, physics not least of all. Beginning with the publication of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, through the wild revolution of quantum mechanics, and up until the physics of the modern day (including the astonishing revelation, in 1998, that the Universe is not ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chasing Venus

    The Race to Measure the Heavens

    by Andrea Wulf ...
    A “thrilling adventure story" (San Francisco Chronicle) that brings to life the astronomers who in the 1700s embarked upon a quest to calculate the size of the solar system, and paints a vivid portrait of the collaborations, rivalries, and volatile international politics that hindered them at every turn. • From the author of Magnificent Rebels and New York Times bestseller The Invention of Nature ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Deep Life

    The Hunt for the Hidden Biology of Earth, Mars, and Beyond

    The thrilling quest for subsurface life on Earth and other planetsDeep Life takes readers to uncharted regions deep beneath Earth's crust in search of life in extreme environments and reveals how astonishing new discoveries by geomicrobiologists are helping the quest to find life in the solar system.Tullis Onstott, named one of the 100 most influential people in America by Time magazine, provides ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • What's the Use?

    How Mathematics Shapes Everyday Life

    by Ian Stewart ...
    See the world in a completely new way as an esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world—from technology to health care and beyond.Almost all of us have sat in a math class, wondering when we'd ever need to know how to find the roots of a polynomial or graph imaginary numbers. And in one sense, we were right: if we needed to, we'd use a computer. But as Ian Stewart argues in What's the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

    by Mary Roach ...
    “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Under Alien Skies: A Sightseer's Guide to the Universe

    **A Financial Times Best Science Book of 2023 • A Science News Favorite Book of 2023 • A Scientific American 2023 Staff RecommendationA rip-roaring tour of the cosmos with the Bad Astronomer, bringing you up close and personal with the universe like never before.**Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the universe? How would Saturn’s rings look from a spaceship sailing just above ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Black Holes Are Souls

    by Mike Hockney ...
    Any theory – any theory at all – that begins with false assumptions will produce false results. Therefore, the most fundamental task of all is to examine and get right the assumptions that underlie a theory. How do science’s fundamental assumptions stand up to scrutiny? Science falls apart at a particular aspect of existence that can be defined exactly – at singularities. The whole logic of ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Many Worlds in One

    The Search for Other Universes

    by Alex Vilenkin ...
    A Leading Figure in the Development of the New Cosmology Explains What It All MeansAmong his peers, Alex Vilenkin is regarded as one of the most imaginative and creative cosmologists of our time. His contributions to our current understanding of the universe include a number of novel ideas, two of which—eternal cosmic inflation and the quantum creation of the universe from nothing—have provided a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Living the Lunar Calendar

    Lunar calendars suffer from an inherent uncertainty in the length of each month and the number of months in the year. Variable atmospheric conditions, weather and the acuity of the eye of an observer mean that the first sighting of the new moon crescent can never be known in advance. Calendars which rely on such observations to define the beginning of a new month therefore suffer from this lack of ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Disordered Cosmos

    A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

    From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & TechnologyWinner of the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in ScienceWinner of the 2022 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles AwardA Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardA ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo 9 Official NASA Mission Reports and Press Kit - 1969 First Manned Flight of the Lunar Module in Earth Orbit by McDivitt, Scott, and Schweickart

    Three comprehensive official NASA documents - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - chronicle the vital first manned test flight of the Apollo lunar module, Apollo 9, conducted by astronauts McDivitt, Scott, and Schweickart in early 1969.Two technical mission reports, the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) Apollo 8 Mission Report and the NASA Headquarters Mission Operation ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Heliocentric Astrology or Essentials of Astronomy and Solar Mentality with Tables of Ephemeris to 1913

    This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to Heliocentric Astrology with an outline of the essentials of Solar Mentality. It includes detailed diagrams and charts, as well as helpful explanations and other related information. "Heliocentric Astrology" will appeal to those with a keen interest in astrology, and it would make for fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Discovering Eris

    The Symbolism and Significance of a New Planetary Archetype

    In astrology, each planet in our solar system is symbolically associated with specific archetypes, characteristics, themes and patterns in human experience. The discovery in 2005 of Eris -- a dwarf planet beyond Pluto -- was therefore an event of great significance for astrology as well as astronomy. In this unique book, Keiron Le Grice considers the astrological significance of Eris. How, he asks ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Partnership

    A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

    The 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight, in which teams from the two nations met in orbit to test an international docking system and conduct both collaborative and independent studies. This authorized NASA history features many interviews with participants and firsthand observations of ASTP activities. It includes 86 pages of photos and a full-color ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Starlight Detectives

    How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

    Julia Ward Howe Award FinalistNBC News Top Science and Tech Books of the Year” selectionScientific American/FSG Favorite Science Books of the Year” Top Reads of the Year” selectionKirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year” selectionDiscover magazine Top 5 Summer Read”A masterful balance of science, ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Sign and the Seal

    The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

    A compelling brew of mystery, crime, and science revealing the details behind the search for the lost Ark of the Covenant.The Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the great historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Cosmic Web

    Mysterious Architecture of the Universe

    A gripping first-person account of how scientists came to understand our universe's mysterious structureJ. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies—a magnificent structure now called the "cosmic web" and mapped extensively by teams of astronomers. Here ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Sirens of Mars

    Searching for Life on Another World

    “Sarah Stewart Johnson interweaves her own coming-of-age story as a planetary scientist with a vivid history of the exploration of Mars in this celebration of human curiosity, passion, and perseverance.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s DreamsWINNER OF THE PHI BETA KAPPA AWARD FOR SCIENCE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Times (UK) • Library Journal“ ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell

    Series Book 4 - In a Nutshell
    Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell provides a clear, concise, and up-to-date overview of the atomic nucleus and the theories that seek to explain it. Bringing together a systematic explanation of hadrons, nuclei, and stars for the first time in one volume, Carlos A. Bertulani provides the core material needed by graduate and advanced undergraduate students of physics to acquire a solid understanding of ... Read more

    $75.99 USD

  • Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins makes "the astonishing astronomical discoveries of recent years come alive (Michael D. Lemonick).Origin's explores cosmic science's stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe— of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of orbiting planets, and of ... Read more

    $16.99 USD