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  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 27.24

    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$ 18.91

    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... more...

  • Lucky Planetby David Waltham

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    Why Earth?s life-friendly climate makes it exceptional—and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extraterrestrial life We have long fantasized about finding life on planets other than our own. Yet even as we become aware of the vast expanses beyond our solar system, it remains clear that Earth is exceptional. The question is:... more...

  • Moondustby Andrew Smith

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2006; US$ 11.99

    In 1999, Andrew Smith was interviewing Charlie Duke, astronaut and moon walker, for the Sunday Times . During the course of the interview, which took place at Duke's Texan home, the telephone rang and Charlie left the room to answer it. When he returned, some twenty minutes later, he seemed visibly upset. It seemed that he'd just heard that, the... more...

  • Cosmic Collisionsby Dana Desonie; David 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...

  • Planetsby Mark R. Chartrand; Ron Miller

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   Enjoy and Learn! Expert Knowledge! Easy-to-Read! Space exploration in recent years has added a vast amount to our knowledge of the planets. This Golden Guide features: Exciting discoveries about the planets and other celestial bodies in our solar system Magnificent illustrations in full color... more...

  • The Asteroid Threatby William E. Burrows

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet.  The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic collisions with space debris of various kinds. In this informative... more...

  • Curiosityby Rod Pyle

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover Curiosity Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of Curiosity --the unmanned rover that is now providing researchers with unprecedented information about the red planet. Pyle... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourselfby Patrick Moore

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 8.99

    Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night. NOT GOT MUCH... more...