• 15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
    15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
    ISBN: 9780670922192
    Title: 15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
    Author: GREEN LUCIE


    Light takes just eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun - but its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? How does the Sun produce light and heat - and how on earth did scientists find out?

    In this astonishing and enlightening adventure, you'll travel millions of miles from inside the Sun to its surface and to Earth, on the way discovering the latest research in solar physics, learning how the sun works and meeting the ground-breaking scientists who pieced this extraordinary story together.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
    15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
    ISBN: 9780241963555
    Title: 15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
    Author: GREEN LUCIE

    "15 million degrees at its core; 110 times wider than Earth; an atmosphere so huge that Earth is actually within it- come and meet the star of our solar system. Light takes just eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What are light and heat? How does the Sun produce them and how on earth did scientists discover this? In this astonishing and enlightening adventure, you'll travel millions of miles from inside the Sun to its surface and to Earth, where the light at the end of its journey is allowing you to read right now. You'll discover how the sun produces the most violent explosions in the solar system, the latest research in solar physics and how solar storms can impact on modern technology. Along the way you'll meet the trailblazing scientists, including the author, who pieced this extraordinary story together, from Edmond Halley and the first citizen science project to the ship's doctor who made a crucial discovery about energy and the scientists who contended with a nuclear detonation in space. Covering thousands of years of discoveries with the naked eye, hundreds of years with telescopes and decades of observations from space, Lucie Green will make you see the whole universe differently - and will explain how we can see anything at all in the first place!"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 2013 Australasian Sky Guide
    2013 Australasian Sky Guide
    ISBN: 9781863171458
    Title: 2013 Australasian Sky Guide
    Author: LOMB NICK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 2014 Australasian Sky Guide
    2014 Australasian Sky Guide
    ISBN: 9781863171557
    Title: 2014 Australasian Sky Guide
    Author: LOMB NICK

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the year's exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets. The 2014 Australasian Sky Guide also provides information on the solar system, updated with the latest findings from space probes. Published annually since 1991, the Sky Guide continues to be a favourite with photographers, event planners, sports organisers, teachers, students - and anyone who looks up at the stars and wants to know more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • 2016 Australasian Sky Guide
    2016 Australasian Sky Guide
    ISBN: 9781863171649
    Title: 2016 Australasian Sky Guide
    Author: LOMB NICK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • 2017 Australasian Sky Guide
    2017 Australasian Sky Guide
    ISBN: 9781863171694
    Title: 2017 Australasian Sky Guide
    Author: LOMB NICK

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide by well known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for over 25 years. The 2017 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial events.

    Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets. The 2017 Australasian Sky Guide also provides information on the solar system, updated with the latest findings from space probes. Published annually, the Sky Guide continues to be a favourite with photographers, event planners, sports organisers, teachers, students — and anyone who looks up at the stars and wants to know more.

    2017 highlights

    • Mars passes close to Uranus in February

    • Partial eclipse of the Moon in August

    • Venus and Mars conjunction in October

    • Venus and Jupiter close in November

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • 2018 Australian Sky Guide
    2018 Australian Sky Guide
    ISBN: 9781863172004
    Title: 2018 Australian Sky Guide
    Author: LOMB NICK

    Compact and easy to use, this popular guide by well-known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for over 25 years. The 2018 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial events.

    Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times for the Sun, Moon, and planets. The 2018 Australasian Sky Guide also provides information on the solar system, updated with the latest findings from space probes.

    Published annually, the Australasian Sky Guide continues to be a favourite with photographers, event planners, sports organisers, teachers, students — and anyone who looks up at the stars and wants to know more.

    Highlights for 2018:

    Total eclipses of the Moon in January and July
    Mars near its rival Antares in February
    Mars closest to Earth for 15 years in July
    All five naked eye planets visible in July and October
    Possible naked eye comet in December.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • 30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781743360835
    Title: 30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: FRESSIN FRANCOIS EDITOR

    The 50 most cosmic concepts, each explained in half a minute. When did Mars lose its ocean? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? Is there a universe or a multiverse? What is the Goldilocks Zone? Who developed the tired light theory? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone's gazing at the heavens, but a voyage through the star-studded contents of this book will change your view of those other worlds. 30-Second Astronomy encapsulates the terrifying hugeness of the cosmos into bite-size particles that mere earthlings can understand: 50 incredible ideas, each brought down to Earth using no more than two pages, 200 words, and a picture. This one small volume takes you on a cosmic tour, shedding light on the most awesome of objects and places, explaining some very big ideas, concepts, and discoveries, and presenting the scientists and observers who have done so much to crack Life, the Universe, and Everything. Welcome aboard.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe
    50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe
    ISBN: 9780857381231
    Title: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe
    Author: BAKER JOANNE

    Joanne Baker unravels the complexities of the universe for a general readership. From heliocentrism to dark matter, and from Kepler's laws of planetary motion and orbits to Olber's paradox and the Shapley-Curtis debate, she explains ideas at the cutting-edge of scientific enquiry.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Asteroid Hunters
    Asteroid Hunters
    ISBN: 9781471162398
    Title: Asteroid Hunters
    Author: NUGENT CARRIE

    For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale--an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.
    What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter--part of a group of scientists working to map our cosmic neighborhood. For the first time ever, we are reaching the point where we may be able to prevent the horrible natural disaster that would result from an asteroid collision.
    In Asteroid Hunters, Nugent reveals what known impact asteroids have had: the extinction of the dinosaurs, the earth-sized hole Shoemaker Levy 9 left in Jupiter just a few decades ago, how the meteorite that bursted over Chelyabinsk in Russia could have started a war, and unlucky Ms. Anne Hodges--the only person (that we know of) in US history to be the victim of a direct hit. Nugent also introduces the telescope she uses to detect near-Earth asteroids. Ultimately, detection is the key to preventing asteroid impact, and these specialized scientists are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.
    If successful, asteroid hunting will lead to the first natural disaster humans have the know-how and the technology to prevent. The successful hunt and mapping of asteroids could mean nothing less than saving life on earth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Astronomer's Tale
    Astronomer's Tale
    ISBN: 9781780895550
    Title: Astronomer's Tale
    Author: FILDES GARY


    'You donâe(tm)t need a science degree to enjoy the night sky. Put aside your worries, look up, and feel part of an incredible universeâe(tm)


    Meet Gary Fildes. Not your average astronomer. After leaving school at 17 he went to work on a building site, where he stayed for a quarter of a century. Then one day, middle age approaching alarmingly, he acted on his life-long passion. The stars.


    Today Gary is the founder and lead astronomer of Kielder public observatory, a state-of-the-art visitor attraction that is amongst the best in the world. Nestled in the Kielder forests, officially the darkest place in England, the observatory sits beneath a sky that is so clear that thousands of stars can be seen every night, unlike the thirty or so that the rest of us can see due to light pollution. At Kielder, Venus casts a shadow on the Earth and even the Northern Lights can often be seen.


    In this inspiring and accessible book, Gary shares his lifeâe(tm)s enthusiasm for the night sky. Alternating between chapters about his own remarkable journey, and an accessible month-by-month guide to stargazing for the general reader, it tells a story of a man reconnecting with the wonders of nature, and how we all can too.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Astronomy 101: from the Sun & Moon to Wormholes & Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, & Facts About the Universe
    Astronomy 101: from the Sun & Moon to Wormholes & Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, & Facts About the Universe
    ISBN: 9781440563591
    Title: Astronomy 101: from the Sun & Moon to Wormholes & Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, & Facts About the Universe
    Author: PETERSEN CAROLYN COLLINS

    Explore the curiosities of our galaxy

    Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. "Astronomy 101" cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky.

    From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else.

    So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, "Astronomy 101" has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
  • Astronomy All that Matters
    Astronomy All that Matters
    ISBN: 9781471801624
    Title: Astronomy All that Matters
    Author: SEYMOUR PERCY

    An innovative and relatable introduction to astronomy, ideal for anyone who wants to understand what we know about the universe

    With a blend of exciting discoveries and important scientific theory, "Astronomy: All That Matters" explains how astronomers over time have observed the world and what their methods uncovered. Author Percy Seymour shows why this was important for understanding the cosmos. The last chapter, on dark matter, also focuses on the many things we don't yet know--reminding us that astronomy is a fast-paced and fascinating subject.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • Astronomy in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant
    Astronomy in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant
    ISBN: 9781848667235
    Title: Astronomy in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant
    Author: SPARROW GILES

    The fastest way to learn about astronomy, from the constellations to cosmology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year
    Astronomy Photographer of the Year
    ISBN: 9780007482801
    Title: Astronomy Photographer of the Year
    Author: ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 1
    Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 1
    ISBN: 9780007523542
    Title: Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 1
    Author: ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 5
    Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 5
    ISBN: 9780008196264
    Title: Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 5
    Author: ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH


    All the winning and shortlisted images from the 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, which is hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Foreword by German fine-art photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans.


    The images are submitted in one of the following categories:

    * Earth and Space

    * Our Solar System

    * Deep Space

    * Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year


    And can also be entered for one of the special prizes:

    * Best Newcomer

    * People and Space

    * Robotic Scope


    Each image is accompanied by caption, photographer, location and technical details.


    Exhibition

    Every year the Royal Observatory, Greenwich hosts a free exhibition of the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing some incredible images of the sky. www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Astrophotography
    Astrophotography
    ISBN: 9780233005010
    Title: Astrophotography
    Author: EVANS RHODRI

    No Marketing Blurb

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Atlas of the Night Sky
    Atlas of the Night Sky
    ISBN: 9780060818913
    Title: Atlas of the Night Sky
    Author: STORM DUNLOP

    This brand-new, large-format atlas covers the whole of the night sky in a series of stunning charts, illustrated to a revealing magnitude of 6.5, with accompanying text detailing everything that can be seen. Each of the 88 constellations is illustrated with charts that have been specifically commissioned for this project, making use of the latest data available. There is also planetary information for the next five years, and details of where in the sky the major planets can be seen and at what time. With comprehensive, original maps of the moon's surface and details of craters and other named features, this is the definitive night sky atlas that no astronomer should be without.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Atlas of the Southern Night Sky  4ed
    Atlas of the Southern Night Sky 4ed
    ISBN: 9781742579047
    Title: Atlas of the Southern Night Sky 4ed
    Author: MASSEY STEVE & QUIRK STEVE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Beyond Our Future in Space
    Beyond Our Future in Space
    ISBN: 9780393239300
    Title: Beyond Our Future in Space
    Author: IMPEY CHRIS

    Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space--and then reminds us that we're already there.

    Human exploration has been an unceasing engine of technological progress, from the first homo sapiens to leave our African cradle to a future in which mankind promises to settle another world. Beyond tells the epic story of humanity leaving home--and how humans will soon thrive in the vast universe beyond the earth.

    A dazzling and propulsive voyage through space and time, Beyond reveals how centuries of space explorers--from the earliest stargazers to today's cutting-edge researchers--all draw inspiration from an innate human emotion: wanderlust. This urge to explore led us to multiply around the globe, and it can be traced in our DNA.

    Today, the urge to discover manifests itself in jaw-dropping ways: plans for space elevators poised to replace rockets at a fraction of the cost; experiments in suspending and reanimating life for ultra-long-distance travel; prototypes for solar sails that coast through space on the momentum of microwaves released from the Earth. With these ventures, private companies and entrepreneurs have the potential to outpace NASA as the leaders in a new space race.

    Combining expert knowledge of astronomy and avant-garde technology, Chris Impey guides us through the heady possibilities for the next century of exploration. In twenty years, a vibrant commercial space industry will be operating. In thirty years, there will be small but viable colonies on the Moon and Mars. In fifty years, mining technology will have advanced enough to harvest resources from asteroids. In a hundred years, a cohort of humans born off-Earth will come of age without ever visiting humanity's home planet. This is not the stuff of science fiction but rather the logical extension of already available technologies.

    Beyond shows that space exploration is not just the domain of technocrats, but the birthright of everyone and the destiny of generations to come. To continue exploration is to ensure our survival. Outer space, a limitless unknown, awaits us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00

    $41.00
  • Birth & Death of the Sun : Stellar Evolution & Subatomic Energy
    Birth & Death of the Sun : Stellar Evolution & Subatomic Energy
    ISBN: 9780486442310
    Title: Birth & Death of the Sun : Stellar Evolution & Subatomic Energy
    Author: GAMOW GEORGE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Black Holes & Baby Universes & Other Essays
    Black Holes & Baby Universes & Other Essays
    ISBN: 9780553406634
    Title: Black Holes & Baby Universes & Other Essays
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN W

    Readers worldwide have come to know the work of  Stephen Hawking through his phenomenal million-copy  hardcover best-seller A Brief History of  Time. Bantam is proud to present the  paperback edition of Dr. Hawking's first new book  since that event, a collection of fascinating and  illuminating essays, and a remarkable interview  broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day, 1992. These  fourteen pieces reveal Hawking variously as the  scientist, the man, the concerned world citizen,  and-always-the rigorous and imaginative thinker.  Hawking's wit, directness of style, and absence of pomp  characterize all of them, whether he is remembering  his first experience at nursery school; calling  for adequate education in science that will enable  the public to play its part in making informed  decisions on matters such as nuclear disarmament;  exploring the origins or the future of the universe;  or reflecting on the history of A Brief  History of Time. Black Holes and Baby  Universes is an important work from one of the  greatest minds of the twentieth century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Blind Watchers of the Sky: the People & Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe
    Blind Watchers of the Sky: the People & Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe
    ISBN: 9780201154962
    Title: Blind Watchers of the Sky: the People & Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe
    Author: KOLB ROCKY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Blindsight
    Blindsight
    ISBN: 9780765319647
    Title: Blindsight
    Author: WATTS PETER

    An odd assortment of diplomats--including a linguist with a multiple personality disorder, a biologist spliced to machinery, a pacifist warrior, and a vampire--journeys to the far edges of the solar system to seek out a mysterious alien presence that may or may not want to meet with them and that may or may not be friendly toward Earth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Breaking the Chains of Gravity: the Story of Spaceflight Before Nasa
    Breaking the Chains of Gravity: the Story of Spaceflight Before Nasa
    ISBN: 9781472911186
    Title: Breaking the Chains of Gravity: the Story of Spaceflight Before Nasa
    Author: TEITEL AMY SHIRA


    NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. America's space agency drew together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. At the end of World War II, Wernher von Braun escaped Nazi Germany and came to America where he began developing missiles for the United States Army. The engineer behind the V-2 rocket, von Braun dreamt of sending rockets into space. Ten years later his Jupiter rocket was the only one capable of launching a satellite into orbit.


    The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the U.S. Air Force, meanwhile, brought rocket technology into the world of manned flight. NACA test pilots like Neil Armstrong flew cutting-edge aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere while Air Force pilots rode to the fringes of space in balloons to see how humans handled radiation at high altitude.

    Breaking the Chains of Gravity looks at the evolving roots of America's space program--the scientific advances, the personalities, and the rivalries between the various arms of the United States military. After the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957, getting a man in space suddenly became a national imperative, leading President Dwight D. Eisenhower to pull various pieces together to create the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Bright Star Beatrice Hill Tinsley Astronomer
    Bright Star Beatrice Hill Tinsley Astronomer
    ISBN: 9781877340017
    Title: Bright Star Beatrice Hill Tinsley Astronomer
    Author: CATLEY CHRISTINE COLE

    A New Zealand hero brought out of obscurity in this fascinating 445 page biography by author Christine Cole Catley. Beatrice Hill Tinsley showed astronomers new ways of thinking and taught teachers new ways of teaching. A lover of nature and a conservationist who idealised New Zealand, she was also a musician, a feminist, a battler for zero growth population growth and a champion of the oppressed. Her life is a classic study in the interaction of nature and nurture, genetics and environment. It is also an inspiring and unforgettable picture of a girl determined to be a scientist who grows up in provincial New Zealand and wins through to world renown.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Burning Answer: a User's Guide to the Solar Revolution
    Burning Answer: a User's Guide to the Solar Revolution
    ISBN: 9781780225333
    Title: Burning Answer: a User's Guide to the Solar Revolution
    Author: BARNHAM KEITH


    Our civilisation stands on the brink of catastrophe.


    Our thirst for energy has led to threats from global warming, nuclear disaster and conflict in oil-rich countries.


    We are running out of options.


    Solar power, Keith Barnham argues, is the answer. In this eye-opening book, he shows how a solar revolution is developing based on one of Einstein's lesser known discoveries, one that gave us laptop computers and mobile phones.


    An accessible guide to renewable technology and a hard-hitting critique of the arguments of solar sceptics, The Burning Answer outlines a future in which the fuel for electric cars will be generated on our rooftops. It is, above all, an impassioned call to arms to join the solar revolution before it's too late.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas
    Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas
    ISBN: 9781107013469
    Title: Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas
    Author: MELLINGER AXEL & STOYAN RONALD

    Using the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas presents the whole sky through large-scale photographic images with corresponding charts. Each double-page spread shows a section of the night sky and is accompanied by an inverted chart highlighting and naming double stars, variable stars, open clusters, galactic and planetary nebulae, globular clusters, and galaxies. The 82 large-scale charts, with a scale of 1 per cm, identify over 1500 deep-sky objects and 2500 stars. Providing a giant mosaic of the entire sky, this unique atlas is unparalleled in detail and completeness, making it indispensable for visual observers and astrophotographers."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $76.00
    $76.00
  • Case for Mars
    Case for Mars
    ISBN: 9781451608113
    Title: Case for Mars
    Author: ZUBRIN & WAGNER & CLARKE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Chasing the Sun
    Chasing the Sun
    ISBN: 9781416526124
    Title: Chasing the Sun
    Author: COHEN RICHARD

    The Sun is so powerful, so much bigger than us, that it is a terrifying subject. Yet though we depend on it, we take it for granted. This book is a cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives us life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Chasing Venus: the Race to Measure the Heavens
    Chasing Venus: the Race to Measure the Heavens
    ISBN: 9780099538325
    Title: Chasing Venus: the Race to Measure the Heavens
    Author: WULF ANDREA

    On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the Earth and the Sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system—but only if they could compile data from many different points of the globe, all recorded during the short period of the transit. Overcoming incredible odds and political strife, astronomers from Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Sweden, and the American colonies set up observatories in the remotest corners of the world, only to be thwarted by unpredictable weather and warring armies. Fortunately, transits of Venus occur in pairs; eight years later, they would have another opportunity to succeed.
    &
    Chasing Venusbrings to life the personalities of the astronomers who embarked upon this complex and essential venture and paints a vivid portrait of the collaborations, the rivalries, and the volatile international politics that hindered them at every turn. Thanks to these scientists, neither our conception of the universe nor the nature of scientific research would ever be the same.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Compact Cosmos a Journey Through Space & Time
    Compact Cosmos a Journey Through Space & Time
    ISBN: 9780802714558
    Title: Compact Cosmos a Journey Through Space & Time
    Author: TWEED MATT

    Exploring the macrocosm from colossal galactic superclusters to quiet backwater planets, Matt Tweed offers a primer on the cosmos for anyone fascinated by the heavens. Taking a guided tour through the universe, we ride past quasars, jets, and galaxies to land on a curious world and examine an array of ideas about space and time. Tweed traces the evolution of stars and formation of planets, describing our "light bubble" and why we can't see any farther than we do. For a concise and accessible description of extra-solar planetary systems, black holes, pulsars, nebulae, great walls, dark matter, red shifts, and much more, The Compact Cosmos is an indispensable guide. Data tables, lists of cosmological constants, and distances from Earth to other bodies in space form a useful appendix.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Copernicus Complex: the Quest for Our Cosmic (in)significance
    Copernicus Complex: the Quest for Our Cosmic (in)significance
    ISBN: 9780141974934
    Title: Copernicus Complex: the Quest for Our Cosmic (in)significance
    Author: SCHARF CALEB


    In The Copernicus Complex, the renowned astrophysicist and author Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure like no other, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets and beyond, asserting that the age-old Copernican principle is in need of updating.


    When Copernicus proposed that the Earth was not the fixed point at the centre of the known universe, he upended Western science. The notion that we on earth are not particularly unique has become a central tenet of our study of the cosmos ever since. Cosmology hints that our universe may be just one of a multitude of others - a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities. But the Copernican principle, Scharf argues, has never been entirely true - we do live at a particular time, in a particular location, under particular circumstances. To solve this conundrum we must put aside our Copernican worldview and embrace the possibility that many aspects of our cosmic home are genuinely special.


    Weaving together cutting-edge science and classic storytelling, historical accounts and speculations on what the future holds, The Copernicus Complex presents a compelling argument for what our true cosmic status is, and proposes a way forward for the ultimate quest: to determine whether we are truly alone in the universe.


    Praise for Gravity's Engines


    'This is a book that is rich in the poetry of scientific language ...... Not only does Scharf know more about the universe than you or I do, he knows how to transmit his knowledge by deft use of analogy.' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian


    'Scharf makes vivid the mind-boggling nature of the universe ...... there are bright beams of knowledge coming from this excellent book.' John Gribbin


    'A virtuosic history of the universe ...... Scharf serves as an appealing tour guide to the eerie, infinite corridors of the cosmos in which we reside.' Prospect


    'This book should be on your shelf if you want to know why our Universe is the way it is.' Focus


    'Caleb Scharf is a lively and eloquent writer as well as a fine scientist. Gravity's Engines presents topics at the frontiers of our understanding which have not hitherto been presented so clearly to a general readership.' Sir Martin Rees


    'Using rich language and a brilliant command of metaphor, Scharf weaves a wonderfully detailed tapestry of what modern astronomy is all about.' Nature



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Cosmic Gallery: the Most Beautiful Images of the Universe
    Cosmic Gallery: the Most Beautiful Images of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781780878119
    Title: Cosmic Gallery: the Most Beautiful Images of the Universe
    Author: SPARROW GILES

    The heavens are alive with breathtaking beauty: from the incandescent surface of the Sun to the shimmering tail of a comet; the birth of planets to the death of stars; the dancing shadows of Jupiter's moons to the silhouettes of eclipses. The Cosmic Gallery contemplates the entire cosmos as a grand celestial art exhibit. In six thematically organized chapters, Giles Sparrow presents an array of stunning images, ranging from easily seen phenomena to the most distant and intricate galaxies, providing the reader with an exciting and beautiful new perspective on the cosmos.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Cosmos
    Cosmos
    ISBN: 9780345539434
    Title: Cosmos
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Cosmos: an Infographic Book of Space
    Cosmos: an Infographic Book of Space
    ISBN: 9781781314500
    Title: Cosmos: an Infographic Book of Space
    Author: LOWE STUART & NORTH CHRIS

    The Universe is the ultimate in extremes and superlatives. The biggest. The heaviest. The oldest. The most powerful explosions. Even black holes - which can literally lead to regions "beyond" our infinite Universe. In this truly mind-blowing book, we use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a new a unique way - the most amazing places and objects that modern science has laid bare. Starting with the Big Bang itself, we explore the secret lives of galaxies and stars, and examine the thousand new planets now discovered beyond the Solar System - checking out their viability for alien life. And we chronicle the incredible instruments and machines are that are discovering the hidden secrets of the Universe, from 'telescopes' deep under the Antarctic ice to robotic explorers on distant worlds. And we investigate the astounding technology used by human astronauts as they push out beyond the Moon to Mars - and on towards the stars...

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Cosmos: the Infographic Book of Space
    Cosmos: the Infographic Book of Space
    ISBN: 9781781316450
    Title: Cosmos: the Infographic Book of Space
    Author: LOWE STUART & NORTH CHRIS


    Life. The Universe. Everything. The human race has always revealed an insatiable hunger to search "to infinity and beyond." In this truly mind-blowing book, partners in science Stuart Lowe and Chris North use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a new and unique way - the most amazing places and objects that modern science has laid bare. Featuring innovative, inspirational and original designs by leading authors in their field, COSMOS: THE INFOGRAPHIC BOOK OF SPACE delves into a truly international subject and will appeal to stargazers and space enthusiasts of all ages.


    Including the Big Bang itself, COSMOS: THE INFOGRAPHIC BOOK OF SPACE:


    Explores the secret lives of galaxies and stars


    Examines the thousand new planets now discovered beyond the Solar System, checking out their viability for alien life


    Chronicles the incredible instruments and machines that are discovering the hidden secrets of the Universe, from 'telescopes' atop the highest mountains to robotic explorers on distant worlds...


    Investigates the astounding technology used by human and robotic explorers as they push out beyond the Moon to Mars - and on towards the stars...



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Death by Black Hole
    Death by Black Hole
    ISBN: 9780393330168
    Title: Death by Black Hole
    Author: TYSON NEIL DEGRASSE

    "One of today's best popularizers of science."--"Kirkus Reviews" Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in "Natural History" magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and childlike enthusiasm. Here Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics. The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining just what would happen to your body if you fell into one, while "Hollywood Nights" assails Hollywood's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. Tyson is the world's best-known astrophysicist, and he's at his best here, as a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious excitement for our universe.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Death by Black Hole & Other Cosmic Quandaries
    Death by Black Hole & Other Cosmic Quandaries
    ISBN: 9780393350388
    Title: Death by Black Hole & Other Cosmic Quandaries
    Author: TYSON NEIL DEGRASSE

    " Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and--most important-- humanity." --Entertainment Weekly

    Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole? explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
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