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  • John Glennby Andrew Chaikin

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 4.95

    In February 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Since then John Herschel Glenn Jr. has stood in the popular imagination as a quintessentially American hero. In John Glenn:  America's Astronaut , a special edition e-book featuring 45 stunning photographs as well as a video, Chaikin explores Glenn's path to greatness.  John Glenn... more...

  • Before the Big Bangby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we don?t know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know what came before. In Before the Big Bang , Brian Clegg (the critically acclaimed author of Upgrade... more...

  • Accretion Processes in Astrophysicsby Ignacio González Martínez-País; Tariq Shahbaz; Jorge Casares Velázquez

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 96.00

    This volume presents a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the major topics associated with accretion processes in astrophysics. more...

  • A Universe from Nothingby Lawrence M. Krauss; Richard Dawkins

    Atria Books 2012; US$ 15.00

    Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. ?Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?? One of the few prominent scientists today to have... more...

  • Beyond UFOsby Jeffrey Bennett

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    The quest for extraterrestrial life doesn't happen only in science fiction. This book describes the startling discoveries being made in the very real science of astrobiology, an intriguing new field that blends astronomy, biology, and geology to explore the possibility of life on other planets. Jeffrey Bennett takes readers beyond UFOs to discuss... more...

  • Astrophysics Through Computationby Brian Koberlein; David Meisel

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 56.00

    This new astrophysics text integrates analytical and computational methods to explore a broad range of topics in astrophysics. more...

  • Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution of Galaxiesby Bernard E. J. Pagel

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 88.00

    A lucid introduction for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and an authoritative overview for researchers and professional scientists. more...

  • How We See the Skyby Thomas Hockey

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Gazing up at the heavens from our backyards or a nearby field, most of us see an undifferentiated mess of stars—if, that is, we can see anything at all through the glow of light pollution. Today’s casual observer knows far less about the sky than did our ancestors, who depended on the sun and the moon to tell them the time and on the... more...

  • What Is Relativity?by Jeffrey Bennett

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    It is common knowledge that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet as bestselling author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don?t suck. With that simple idea in hand, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein?s theories, describing the amazing... more...

  • Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Scienceby Guichun Guo; Chuang Liu

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 153.00

    This volume contains the contributed papers of invitees to SEMS 2012 who have also given talks at the conference. The invitees are experts in philosophy of science and technology from Asia (besides China), Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America, as well as from within China. The papers in this volume represent the latest work of each researcher... more...