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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...

  • Galaxiesby Robert C. Kennicutt Jr.; F. Schweizer; J.E. Barnes

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 98.00

    The papers that make up this volume present a comprehensive review of the field of galaxy interaction. Galaxies are dynamic forces that evolve, interact, merge, blaze and reshape. This book offers a historical perspective and studies such topics as induced star formation. more...

  • The Cassini-Huygens Missionby Christopher T. Russell

    Springer 2005; US$ 229.00

    Describes the remote sensing investigations on the Cassini orbiter: radio science, radar, visible and near infrared spectroscopy, far infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet spectroscopy, and visible imagery. This book is of interest to those who wish to learn about the planned scientific return from the Cassini-Huygens mission. more...

  • Parallaxby Alan W. Hirshfeld

    Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 8.99

    Generously illustrated with diagrams, period engravings, and paintings, Parallax is an unforgettable tale that illuminates the distinctly human side of science. more...

  • Universeby Martin Rees

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 50.00

    Take a dazzling and expansive look at the universe with this easy-to-follow guide! Universe provides a tour of the cosmos, covering our solar system, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, and astrophotography, this groundbreaking encyclopedia... more...

  • The Big Questions: The Universeby Stuart Clark

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history?s great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique... more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 95.00

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

  • Beyond Star Trekby Lawrence M. Krauss

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss... more...

  • After Sputnikby Martin Collins

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In the 50 years since Sputnik's historic orbit kickstarted a race to the stars, spaceflight has moved from a speculative and experimental science to a staple of contemporary life. Space exploration has changed the way we look at our universe, our planet, and even the people around us. AFTER SPUTNIK will explore the first 50 years of achievements... more...

  • Secular Evolution of Galaxiesby Jesús Falcón-Barroso; Johan H. Knapen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 100.00

    Graduate-level text on galaxy evolution, one of the most popular research topics in astrophysics, with chapters contributed by leading astronomers. more...