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  • 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...

  • Packing for Marsby Mary Roach

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 10.99

    What happens to you when you can?t walk for a year? When you can?t have sex? Or smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles an hour? Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh veg, privacy, beer. To answer these... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 88.00

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

  • Project Vanguardby Constance McLaughlin Green; Milton Lomask; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This is the inside story of one of the earliest successful U.S. satellites, a fascinating Cold War?era chronicle of the nation's earliest battles and triumphs in the Space Race. It recounts the origins, development, and results of Project Vanguard, a pioneering venture in the exploration of outer space. Primarily an analysis of the project's scientific... more...

  • The Geometry of Kerr Black Holesby Barrett O'Neill

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    This unique monograph by a noted UCLA professor examines in detail the mathematics of Kerr black holes, which possess the properties of mass and angular momentum but carry no electrical charge. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, physics, and astronomy as well as professional physicists, the self-contained treatment... more...

  • On Marsby Edward Clinton Ezell; Linda Neuman Ezell; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Although it was only designed for a ninety-day surface mission, the Viking 1 lander ultimately transmitted science messages to Earth for seven years. This authoritative history chronicles the remarkable achievements of the Viking program during its first three decades. Commissioned by NASA, it recounts the events surrounding the first planetary... more...