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  • Space Exploration: All That Mattersby David Ashcroft

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    Amid a century devastated by war, space exploration was perhaps mankind's greatest achievement of the twentieth century. Yet remarkably, in a world where most technology progresses constantly, space exploration appears to have gone backwards. Man has not returned to the moon since 1972; the space shuttle programme has finished and not been replaced;... more...

  • Textbook on Spherical Astronomyby W. M. Smart; R. M. Green

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 88.00

    This well-established textbook gives a general but comprehensive introduction to positional astronomy. Originally based on the author's lecture courses at Cambridge University, it is intended primarily for undergraduates, but, due to its comprehensive nature, it is a very useful reference text for research workers in many branches of astronomy and... more...

  • An Invitation to Astrophysicsby Thanu Padmanabhan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 175.00

    This unique book provides a clear and lucid description of several aspects of astrophysics and cosmology in a language understandable to a physicist or beginner in astrophysics. It presents the key topics in all branches of astrophysics and cosmology in a simple and concise language. The emphasis is on currently active research areas and exciting new... more...

  • The Big Questions: The Universeby Stuart Clark

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • The Planetsby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 30.00

    With all-new 3-D digital models, The Planets reveals the solar system from Earth to Mars and beyond in astonishing detail. DK has commissioned a unique model of each planet that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer. Closer views are provided by 3-D terrain models that take the reader on a trip to the surfaces of the rocky planets.... more...

  • We Are Not Aloneby Dirk Schulze-Makuch; David Darling

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 14.95

    This groundbreaking book demonstrates that between the results of the 1976 Viking I lander and the latest scientific discoveries from fertile Martian soil to microbe-ridden meteorites there is a powerful case for life on the Red Planet and beyond. Exploring what forms extraterrestrial life might take and where it may reside, We Are Not Alone provides... more...

  • Introduction to Space Physicsby Margaret G. Kivelson; Christopher T. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 85.00

    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to space physics. more...

  • Spacecraft Attitude Dynamicsby Peter C. Hughes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 34.95

    Pointing a satellite in the right direction requires an extremely complex system ? one that describes the satellite's orientation and at the same time predicts and either uses or neutralizes external influences. From its roots in classical mechanics and reliance on stability theory to the evolution of practical stabilization ideas, Spacecraft Attitude... more...

  • Stars and Relativityby Ya. B. Zel?dovich; I. D. Novikov

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 21.95

    These authors ranked among the greatest astrophysicists of the 20th century, and their work is remarkable for its deep physical insights and clarity of presentation. This book explores general relativity, properties of matter under astrophysical conditions, stars, and stellar systems. It constitutes a valuable resource for today's physicists, astronomers,... more...

  • Lunar Impactby R. Cargill Hall; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    America's first successful attempt at unmanned lunar exploration, Project Ranger culminated in close-up television images of the moon's surface. Sponsored by NASA and executed by the Jet Propulsion Lab, the project ran from 1959 to 1965 and produced management techniques, flight operating procedures, and technology employed by later space missions.... more...