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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00
?Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences?old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite expanse of space. ?In this slight volume, Lightman... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
What will the future hold in regard to comprehending our origins? When it is recognized that origins are deep in the cosmos, and our genetic ancestors lurk among the stars, will our psychology and society be changed forever? This book brings up to date a scientific endeavor that traces our origins back in time and space. more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 749.00
High Energy Astrophysics is one of the hottest topics in astrophysics & astronomy. It studies processes in objects that release very energetic radiation(e.g. X-ray, gamma). The goal is to understand the very structure of matter, the development of stars, and the fate of the universe itself. The book is based on a tested lecture and has a focus on experiments... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
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 Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.95
This volume contains the papers of three extended lectures addressing advanced topics in astronomy and astrophysics. The topics discussed include the most recent observational data on interstellar matter outside our galaxy and the physics and chemistry of molecular clouds. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 19.95
Out of the technological battlefield of World War II came a team of gifted German engineers and designers who developed the vengeance weapon, the V-2, which evolved into the peaceful, powerful Saturn V rocket to take men to the Moon. David Woods tells the exciting story, starting from America??'s post war astronautical research facilities, that... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95
Thinking about moving to mars? Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who?s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this intrepid pioneer?s... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00
With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and... more...