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  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Comingby Mike Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown?s find ignited a firestorm of controversy... more...

  • Apollo Expeditions to the Moonby Edgar M. Cortright

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Discover the thrilling inside story of the Apollo program with this new commemorative edition of an official NASA publication. This volume features essays by the program's participants?engineers, administrators, and astronauts?that recall the unprecedented challenges associated with putting men on the Moon. Written in direct, jargon-free language,... more...

  • Auroral Dynamics and Space Weatherby Yongliang Zhang; Larry J. Paxton

    Wiley 2015; US$ 169.95

    The aurora is the most visible manifestation of the connection of the Earth to the space environment and has inspired awe, curiosity, and scientific inquiry for centuries.  Recent advances in observing techniques and modeling and theoretical work have revealed new auroral phenomena, provided a better understanding of auroral dynamics, and have... more...

  • Black Holes and the Structure of the Universeby Claudio Teitelboim; Jorge Zanelli

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 55.00

    This collection of papers explore developments and advances in the field of astrophysics. more...

  • Breaking the Chains of Gravityby Amy Shira Teitel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. In the 1930s, rockets were all the rage in Germany,... more...

  • Canadian Spacewalkersby Bob McDonald

    D & M Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Spacewalking is a physically exhausting, mentally rigorous endeavor. It is so difficult, only three Canadians have ever succeeded: Chris Hadfield, Steve MacLean, and Dave Williams. Hadfield completed the first Canadian spacewalk and installed the Canadarm 2 on the International Space Station, while Williams holds the record for the longest spacewalk... more...

  • Chariots for Apolloby Courtney G. Brooks; James M. Grimwood; Loyd S. Swenson; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Millions around the world watched as the Apollo 11 astronauts "came in peace for all mankind" to take humanity's first steps on the moon. Their mission's triumph was equally attributable to a less visible crew of nearly 400,000 people in hundreds of different organizations. This official NASA history reveals the human story behind an epic achievement.... more...

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaursby Lisa Randall

    Random House 2016; US$ 39.98

    66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed and destroyed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. Where did it come from, and why? And how is this connected to dark matter ? the most mysterious, elusive stuff in the universe, that interacts with gravity... more...

  • Dark Matter in the Universeby Marc S. Seigar

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 28.00

    The study of dark matter, in both astrophysics and particle physics, has emerged as one of the most active and exciting topics of research in recent years. This book reviews the history behind the discovery of missing mass (or unseen mass) in the Universe, and ties this into the proposed extensions to the Standard Model of Particle Physics (such as... more...