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  • Auroral Dynamics and Space Weatherby Yongliang Zhang; Larry J. Paxton

    Wiley 2015; US$ 169.95 US$ 152.96

    The aurora is the most visible manifestation of the connection of the Earth to the space environment and has inspired awe, curiosity, and scientific inquiry for centuries.  Recent advances in observing techniques and modeling and theoretical work have revealed new auroral phenomena, provided a better understanding of auroral dynamics, and have led... more...

  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...

  • John Glenn: A Memoirby John Glenn; Nick Taylor

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 8.99

    He was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth. Nearly four decades later, as the world's oldest astronaut, his courage reveted a nation. But these two historical events only bracketed a life that covers the sweep of an extraordinary century. John Glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentieth century. It is a story that begins with... more...

  • Parallel Worldsby Michio Kaku

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string... more...

  • Geochemical Investigations in Earth and Space Sciencesby R. J. Hill; J. Leventhal; Z. Aizenshtat; M. J. Baedecker; G. Claypool; R. Eganhouse; M. Goldhaber; K. Peters

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 165.00

    This volume is the product of a technical session organized for the 2002 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in recognition of Isaac Kaplan's many contributions to various fields of geochemistry. As Kaplan enters his sixth decade of scientific investigation, it is fair to say that his work has touched or influenced innumerable scientists either... more...

  • Galaxies: Interactions and Induced Star Formationby Robert C. Kennicutt Jr.; D. Friedli; L. Martinet; F. Schweizer; D. Pfenniger; J.E. Barnes

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 107.50

    This volume contains the written versions of the lectures given at the 26th course of the renowned Saas-Fee series. The book represents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the field of galaxy interaction. Nowadays, galaxies are no longer seen as immutable objects: they evolve, interact, merge, blaze, and reshape. Dynamic forces can induce powerful... more...

  • How to Live on Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 13.95

    Thinking about moving to mars? Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who’s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this intrepid pioneer’s... more...

  • Atomic and Electron Physicsby Vernon W. Hughes; Howard L. Schultz

    Elsevier Science 1967; US$ 72.95

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  • The Stargazer's Guideby Emily Winterburn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The Stargazer’s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it’s interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with this... more...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Rudolf Dvorak

    Wiley 2008; US$ 197.00 US$ 177.30

    This latest, up-to-date resource for research on extrasolar planets covers formation, dynamics, atmospheres and detection. After a look at the formation of giant planets, the book goes on to discuss the formation and dynamics of planets in resonances, planets in double stars, atmospheres and habitable zones, detection via spectra and transits, and... more...