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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Suddenly, Tomorrow Cameby Henry C. Dethloff; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    As the astronauts' home base and the site of Mission Control, the Johnson Space Center has witnessed some of America's most triumphant moments. This illustrated NASA history traces the center's development from its origins through 1993. more...

  • Space Mathematicsby Bernice Kastner

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    Created by NASA, this collection of worked mathematical problems related to space science covers computation and measurement, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, functions, trigonometry, conic sections, calculus, and other subjects. 1985 edition. more...

  • Living and Working in Spaceby William David Compton; Charles D. Benson; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    The official record of America's first space station, this book from the NASA History Series chronicles the Skylab program from its planning during the 1960s through its 1973 launch and 1979 conclusion. 1983 edition. more...

  • Radiative Transferby Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This book by a Nobel Laureate provides the foundation for analysis of stellar atmospheres, planetary illumination, and sky radiation. Suitable for students and professionals in physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and atmospheric studies. 1950 edition. more...

  • A College Course on Relativity and Cosmologyby Ta-Pei Cheng; Brian H. Benedict

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    This advanced undergraduate text introduces Einstein's general theory of relativity. The topics covered include geometric formulation of special relativity, the principle of equivalence, Einstein's field equation and its spherical-symmetric solution, as well as cosmology. An emphasis is placed on physical examples and simple applications without... more...