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  • A Brief History of Timeby Stephen Hawking

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking?s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin?and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending?or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What... more...

  • Star Mapsby Nick Kanas

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 59.99

    This revised and updated second edition of the popular astronomical text focuses on the development of map-making leading to today?s view of the stars. It captures the beauty of the heavens through images from antiquarian celestial prints and star atlases. more...

  • Galileo on the World Systemsby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 12.95

    Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican , comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical proposition that the earth revolves around the sun, Galileo's masterpiece takes the form of a debate,... more...

  • Into That Silent Seaby Francis French

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    It was a time of bold new technology, historic moments, and international jousting on the final frontier. But it was also a time of human drama, of moments less public but no less dramatic in the lives of those who made the golden age of space flight happen. more...

  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 237.00

    Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition  covers the Sun, the planets, their satellites and the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students, and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of these bodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters cover interiors,... more...

  • The Cold Universeby A.W. Blain; F. Combes; B.T. Draine

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 104.00

    This book contains the expanded lecture notes of the 32nd Saas-Fee Advanced Course. This well respected school offers courses appropriate for students as well as professional astronomers. The three contributions, by A. Blain, F. Combes and B. Draine, present the central themes in modern research on the cold universe. The cold state plays a crucial... more...

  • The Voidby Frank Close

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 18.99

    What is 'the void'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - 'nothing' - exist? This little book explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's theories to black holes and quantum particles, and why our very latest discoveries about the vacuum can tell us extraordinary things... more...

  • Time, Space, Stars and Manby Michael M Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 192.00

    Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term “Big Bang” as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the origin of life is one of the great unsolved scientific mysteries. This book brings together all of that material. Starting with the creation... more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Sky at Night book series documents the recent episodes of Sir Patrick Moore's record-breaking TV program of the same name. This volume collects all 40 episodes from the past four years, each of which has been re-written into a short, punchy essay. more...

  • Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore; Robin Rees

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 38.00

    Full of data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the Universe, this is a one-stop reference for all astronomers. more...