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  • How Old Is the Universe?by David A. Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2010; Not Available

    Astronomers have determined that our universe is 13.7 billion years old. How exactly did they come to this precise conclusion? How Old Is the Universe? tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces readers to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern... more...

  • Is Pluto a Planet?by David A. Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2014; Not Available

    A Note from the Author: On August 24, 2006, at the 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague, by a majority vote of only the 424 members present, the IAU (an organization of over 10,000 members) passed a resolution defining planet in such a way as to exclude Pluto and established a new class of objects in the... more...

  • Religions and Extraterrestrial Lifeby David A. Weintraub

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 31.17

    In this book, the teachings and writings of most major religions are examined one at a time to see whether a given religion has a pre-conceived notion about the uniqueness or superiority of earthbound life relative to extraterrestrial life. more...

  • Life on Marsby David A. Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    The story of the search for life on Mars—and the moral issues confronting us as we prepare to send humans there Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars orbit by the 2030s. SpaceX wants to go by 2024, while Mars One wants to land a permanent... more...

  • Walking the Cape and Islandsby David Weintraub

    Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 17.65

    The Cape and Islands--Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket--provide some of the best walking and hiking in coastal New England. There is a great variety of terrain and scenery, from the crashing Atlantic Ocean to pristine kettle ponds, from densely wooded tracts to open expanses of salt marsh, and from sandy shorelines to wildflower-carpeted... more...

  • Adventure Kayaking: Cape Cod and Marthasby David Weintraub

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Discover what the Pilgrims missed when they moved to Plymouth after landing on Cape Cod. Explore the numerous bays, ponds, harbors, marshes, and tidal creeks of this New England treasure. In the expanded second edition of this classic book, author David Weintraub adds kayaking adventure off Martha Vineyard's shores. From one-hour trips to all-day... more...

  • East Bay Trailsby David Weintraub

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    The only guide dedicated entirely to hiking San Francisco's East Bay has been revised and updated, and features 3 new trips in Contra Costa County. Includes 56 trips for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding on oak-studded hills, grassy ridges, rocky peaks, forested valleys, and salt-marsh shoreline. East Bay Trails is the most complete and up-to-date... more...

  • Afoot and Afield: San Francisco Bay Areaby David Weintraub

    Wilderness Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    This title in the acclaimed Afoot & Afield series contains more than 100 carefully described trips in the nine-county region. Included are all the well-known favorites: Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Seashore, Henry W. Coe and Mt. Diablo state parks, and Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. The book also features more remote parks and preserves,... more...

  • Paris à Tableby Eugène Briffault; J. Weintraub; David Downie

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 14.99

    Paris à Table: 1846 is the first translation in English of a seminal book on gastronomy. Focusing on the Parisian dining scene, it takes the reader from the most elegant restaurant to a laborer's meals on the street, offering "the richest view of Balzac's time seen from the table" ( Le Monde ). more...

  • Making Wavesby Frederick Lau; Christine R. Yano; David D. Harnish; Henry Spiller; R. Anderson Sutton; Kati Szego; Ricardo D. Trimillos; Andrew N. Weintraub; Deborah Wong

    University of Hawaii Press 2018; US$ 24.99

    Musical sounds are some of the most mobile human elements, crossing national, cultural, and regional boundaries at an ever-increasing pace in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whole musical products travel easily, though not necessarily intact, via musicians, CDs (and earlier, cassettes), satellite broadcasting, digital downloads, and streaming.... more...