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Astronomy

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  • Adventures in Order and Chaosby George Contopoulos

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    The field of Order and Chaos had a remarkable expansion in the last 50 years. The main reason was the use of computers, and the development of new theoretical methods that we call now 'the theory of chaos'. The author describes this fascinating period in a relaxed and sometimes humorous autobiographical way. He relates his interactions with... more...

  • 21st Century Astronomyby Laura Kay; Stacy Palen; Bradford Smith; George Blumenthal

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 46.49

    Teaches students to think like scientists. more...

  • The Stargazer's Guideby Emily Winterburn

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Coming of Age in the Milky Wayby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle... more...

  • The Goldilocks Enigmaby Paul Davies

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.99

    The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies?s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. Here he tackles all the "big questions," including the biggest of them all: Why does the universe seem so well adapted for life? more...

  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; Not Available

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard... more...

  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 20.33

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard... more...

  • The Sky at Night: How to Read the Solar Systemby Chris North; Paul Abel

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 20.78

    The Solar System ? so what is it? We've all learned the basics at school but how much can you remember? Expert astronomers and co-presenters of The Sky at Night Chris North and Paul Abel take a fascinating guided tour of our Solar System and explain its wonders. They look at all the major players, including our more familiar neighbours... more...

  • Cosmic Collisionsby Dana Desonie; David H. Levy; Eugene Shoemaker; Carolyn Shoemaker

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Cosmic collisions have forever shaped the planets in our solar system, sculpting Earth and our Moon. They are still happening right in our neighborhood, as we saw in July 1994 when comet fragments bombarded the surface of Jupiter. What if a collision of that magnitude were to occur on Earth? Would the effect be anywhere near that of the collision... more...

  • Get Started: Astronomyby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 15.00

    Get Started: Astronomy shows beginners how to identify stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in the night sky. Perfect for beginners who want to learn more about Astronomy, DK's Get Started: Astronomy takes a "do and learn" approach by starting simple and building new skills, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.... more...