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  • You Are Hereby Christopher Potter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ? You Are Here is not just physics for poets, but as close to poetry or music as science is ever likely to get. Christopher Potter?s narrative is as imaginative, ingenious, and elegantly concise as it is user-friendly.? ? Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind ?A personal, brilliant, and often amusing account . . . . An idiosyncratic, encyclopedic... more...

  • The Stargazer's Guideby Emily Winterburn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The Stargazer?s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it?s interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with this... 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...

  • Space and Astronomy Experimentsby Pamela Walker; Elaine Wood

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The field of space and astronomy is devoted to the study of the heavenly bodies, their behavior, and characteristics. Presenting experiments from various areas, including physics and geology, this text contains classroom experiments that broaden understanding of both science facts and the nature of space and astronomy. more...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Rudolf Dvorak

    Wiley 2008; US$ 191.00

    This latest, up-to-date resource for research on extrasolar planets covers formation, dynamics, atmospheres and detection. After a look at the formation of giant planets, the book goes on to discuss the formation and dynamics of planets in resonances, planets in double stars, atmospheres and habitable zones, detection via spectra and transits, and... more...

  • Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Formation and Evolution of Cosmic Structuresby Siegfried Roser

    Wiley 2010; US$ 200.95

    This 21st volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2008 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "New Challenges to European Astronomy", held in Vienna, Austria. The papers discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics,... more...

  • Cometsby David H. Levy

    Touchstone 1998; US$ 17.95

    David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future... more...

  • You Are Hereby Christopher Potter

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.95

    A thrilling biography of the universe, as seen through the lens of today?s most cutting-edge scientific thinking. Here?s the book that explains the universe. You Are Here is an exhilarating journey that shows the cosmos as it has never been seen before. From the smallest parts of matter to the largest structures in the universe, Christopher Potter... more...

  • Planetary Tectonicsby Thomas R. Watters; Richard A. Schultz

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 72.00

    This book is an essential reference volume that surveys tectonic landforms on solid bodies throughout the Solar System. more...

  • Que Se Yo del Universoby Kenneth C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Desde las antiguas civilizaciones que hicieron mapas de los cielos a Star Trek , X-Files y Apolo 13 , el espacio sideral ha intrigado a la gente por mucho tiempo. Sin embargo, la mayoría de nosotros miramos el cielo nocturno y sentimos que no sabemos nada en cuanto a los hechos principales del universo. Kenneth C. Davis nos ofrece una animada... more...