• 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
  • 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
  • Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9780241317808
    Title: Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 643kmph swirling storm that started in the 1600s.

    This stunningly illustrated slipcase is lavishly designed to cover every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history of discoveries in the field, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day. Discover more about astronomical phenomena, from the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and what happens when a star runs out of energy, to theories about the fate of the Universe - including the Big Crunch and the Big Rip, and take a visual tour of the Solar System, complete with the very latest photographs of the planets.

    A definitive month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts, and an Almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects. Featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomyis the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Atlas of the Southern Night Sky 5ed
    Atlas of the Southern Night Sky 5ed
    ISBN: 9781925546378
    Title: Atlas of the Southern Night Sky 5ed
    Author: MASSEY STEVE & QUIRK STEVE

    Beautifully illustrated with many tips and advice on how to both understand, observe and even photograph the night sky, including the stars, galaxies, nebulae, Sun, Moon, asteroids, comets and planets from the back yard, this book is your essential guide and reference to the celestial wonders of the Southern Night Sky. Information on common telescope designs and tips for observing the night sky.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle
    British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle
    ISBN: 9781910809020
    Title: British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle
    Author: SHARP DANIEL

    Even as America and Russia stepped up their efforts in the early 1960s to design ever faster bombers and put men and equipment into space, Britain quietly set to work devising its own hypersonic aircraft and manned space vehicles. British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle tells the story of how, from 1963 to 1966, English Electric/BAC's Preston works secretly led the world in re-useable spacecraft design.
    A huge variety of designs formed the P.42 project with more than 100 proposals for hypersonic interceptors, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, satellite launchers, spacecraft launchers, orbital spy planes and satellite killers. The end result was the 'Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device' (MUSTARD), which pre-dated the USA's Space Shuttle program by six years.
    Based on unique access to the original project drawings, photographs, archives and interviews with surviving members of the design team, British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle offers a unique insight into this hitherto little-known chapter in the secret history of the UK manned space flight program.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Capturing the Universe: The Most Spectacular Astrophotography From Across the Cosmos
    Capturing the Universe: The Most Spectacular Astrophotography From Across the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9780233005799
    Title: Capturing the Universe: The Most Spectacular Astrophotography From Across the Cosmos
    Author: EVANS RHODRI

    The very best images captured by the new generation of terrestrial telescopes, orbiting telescopes and deep-space probes and landers have been collected in this magnificent volume. Detailed captions explain the equipment and technicalities of producing such images, which are not only mesmerising but also provide a huge amount of information about the geology and atmospheres of celestial bodes, and the formation of distant galaxies. From the world's gigantic telescopes in the Canary Islands, Hawaii and Chile to the New Horizons probe now heading into the Kuiper Belt to examine other icy mini-worlds, each page reveals extraordinary images that take us deeper into our universe.

    Our enduring fascination in our solar system and the wonders of the universe is now being fed by images of breathtaking detail, whether from data sent back 7.5 billion kilometres to bring Pluto into focus, or our first direct encounter with a comet by the Philae lander.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Case for Mars
    Case for Mars
    ISBN: 9781451608113
    Title: Case for Mars
    Author: ZUBRIN & WAGNER & CLARKE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
    ISBN: 9781250098979
    Title: Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
    Author: STERN ALAN & GRINSPOON DAVID


    Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (Publishers Weekly), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons' mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.


    On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond.


    Nothing like this has occurred in a generation--a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA's Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune--and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA's website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that humankind's most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded but made history and captured the world's imagination.


    How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the planning for New Horizons' second act, the amazing January 1, 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule, another billion miles beyond Pluto. Told from the insider's perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Comet
    Comet
    ISBN: 9780500022276
    Title: Comet
    Author: BIBRING JEAN-PIERRE

    Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission - to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth. Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet's orbit. Its lander, Philae - a miniature science laboratory - landed directly on Tchoury's surface and was able to take the photographs presented here. This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here. The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta's journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos' starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury. The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature
    Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature
    ISBN: 9780198813378
    Title: Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature
    Author: ATKINS PETER

    The marvelous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics?Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • 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: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Cosmos: Possible Worlds
    Cosmos: Possible Worlds
    ISBN: 9781426219085
    Title: Cosmos: Possible Worlds
    Author: DRUYAN ANN

    This sequel to Carl Sagan's blockbuster continues the electrifying journey through space and time, connecting with worlds billions of miles away and envisioning a future of science tempered with wisdom.

    Based on National Geographic's internationally-renowned television series, this groundbreaking and visually stunning book explores how science and civilization grew up together. From the emergence of life at deep-sea vents to solar-powered starships sailing through the galaxy, from the Big Bang to the intricacies of intelligence in many life forms, acclaimed author Ann Druyan documents where humanity has been and where it is going, using her unique gift of bringing complex scientific concepts to life. With evocative photographs and vivid illustrations, she recounts momentous discoveries, from the Voyager missions in which she and her husband, Carl Sagan, participated to Cassini-Huygens's recent insights into Saturn's moons. This breathtaking sequel to Sagan's masterpiece explains how we humans can glean a new understanding of consciousness here on Earth and out in the cosmos--again reminding us that our planet is a pale blue dot in an immense universe of possibility.

    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 & 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: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions
    Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions
    ISBN: 9781624144905
    Title: Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions
    Author: ATKINSON NANCY

    In July of 1969, three astronauts set off on an historic mission to land on the moon. Now, 50 years later, a new book celebrates the achievement of the Apollo missions, detailing an incredible period of science and engineering history. Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions tells the unique personal stories of over 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make the Apollo program possible. The eight years from President Kennedy's challenge in 1961 to the first Moon landing in 1969 are filled with stories of the dedication and perseverance it took to overcome the challenges, hurdles and conflicts of doing things that had never been done before. The stories are fun, heart-warming and heart-breaking and they provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the hundreds of thousands of people who made it possible to land humans on the Moon

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $68.00
    $68.00
  • Elegant Universe
    Elegant Universe
    ISBN: 9780099289920
    Title: Elegant Universe
    Author: GREENE BRIAN

    Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this ""New York Times"" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    ISBN: 9781784162658
    Title: Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    Author: KELLY SCOTT


    *As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5Live and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2*


    From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently.


    As soon as you realize you aren't going to die, space is the most fun you'll ever have...


    The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will.


    Kelly's humanity, compassion, humour, and passion shine as he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal. He touches on what's happened to his body, the sadness of being isolated from everyone he loves; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being absent should tragedy strike at home.


    From a natural storyteller Endurance is one of the finest examples the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.


    *


    What readers are saying...


    'Takes you up into space and lets you be a part of astronaut life'
    'Tough to put down! Tells a side you don't often hear or read about for that matter'
    'Mind blowing . . . up there with Ernest Shackleton for me'
    'My husband said it is the next best thing to going into space yourself'
    'Six stars!'



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope
    Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope
    ISBN: 9783836549226
    Title: Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope
    Author: EDWARDS OWEN ET AL

    Time, space, and a telescope: Hubble's most magnificent images With investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy, but also our very sense of being in the universe. On the 25th anniversary of its launch into low-earth orbit, TASCHEN celebrates its most breathtaking deep space images both as scientific feats and as photographic masterpieces. Ultra high-resolution and taken with almost no background light, these pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space, while also revealing new mysteries, like the strange "dark energy" that sees the universe expanding at an ever-accelerated rate. In generous square format with several foldouts, the pictures mesmerize in their iridescent colors, intricate textures, and vast, fragile forms. The collection is accompanied by an essay from photography critic Owen Edwards and an interview with Zoltan Levay, who explains how the pictures are composed. Veteran Hubble astronauts Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and John Mace Grunsfeld also offer their insights on Hubble's legacy and future space exploration. Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $135.00
    $135.00
  • Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141037622
    Title: Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    Author: GREENE BRIAN

    Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos is an astonishing grand tour of the universe and the best layman's guide to current thinking on 'how everything works'. This rollercoaster ride explores the mysteries of space and time; asks questions about the nature of reality, dark matter, space warps and wiggles; and will fundamentally alter the perceptions of anyone that's looked up at the stars and asked themselves: what's it all about?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • History of Space Exploration
    History of Space Exploration
    ISBN: 9780500022023
    Title: History of Space Exploration
    Author: LAUNIUS ROGER D

    For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,000 functioning satellites have been launched into Earth's orbit and beyond - some to the farthest reaches of the Solar System - and more than 540 people have travelled into space. Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism. Numerous sidebars focus on the key individuals and inventions that brought us closer to the farthest reaches of the universe. Filled with astonishing images from the Smithsonian, NASA archives and other international collections, this is the first in-depth, fully illustrated survey of this universal human journey.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
    How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
    ISBN: 9780233005669
    Title: How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
    Author: STUART COLIN

    'How to Live in Space' is the ultimate guide to your future life in space. Physicist and astronomer Colin Stuart takes you through the training process, examines the practicalities of everyday life and looks ahead to space tourism, moon bases and interstellar travel. Presented with infographics and photographs, How to Live in Space is a scientific yet entertaining guide to living in orbit, the viability of terraforming and the long-term effects of space on the human body.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Lucky Planet Why Earth Is Exceptional & What that Means for Life in the Universe
    Lucky Planet Why Earth Is Exceptional & What that Means for Life in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781848316560
    Title: Lucky Planet Why Earth Is Exceptional & What that Means for Life in the Universe
    Author: WALTHAM DAVID

    A lively exploration of the stars above and the ground beneath our feet, Lucky Planet seamlessly weaves the story of Earth and the worlds orbiting other stars to give us a new perspective of the surprising role chance plays in our place in the universe. It explains how Earth's life-friendly climate makes it exceptional-and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extra-terrestrial life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Man on the Moon
    Man on the Moon
    ISBN: 9780241363157
    Title: Man on the Moon
    Author: CHAIKIN ANDREW

    'Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon- a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the eerie blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.'

    The race to the moon was won spectacularly by Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969. When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant step' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 250,000 miles away.

    A Man on the Moon is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme- from the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, through the euphoria of the first moonwalk, to the discoveries made by the first scientist in space aboard Apollo 17. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and team, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, in the words of those who were there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Mars: The Missions that Have Transformed Our Understanding of the Red Planet
    Mars: The Missions that Have Transformed Our Understanding of the Red Planet
    ISBN: 9780233005843
    Title: Mars: The Missions that Have Transformed Our Understanding of the Red Planet
    Author: PYLE ROD ; GREEN JIM (FOREWORD BY)

    All eyes are on Mars. NASA's new lander, InSight, has touched down on the red planet, and in two years Mars 2020 rover will depart Cape Canaveral bound for the red planet. The ultimate challenge is to enable crewed missions to Mars by the 2030s - the next giant leap for mankind. In Mars, NASA historian and award-winning space writer Rod Pyle takes us through previously uncharted territory to experience the unravelling of the mysteries of Mars first-hand and as they happened. With unparalleled access to NASA's archives, he traces the exploration of the red planet from fleeting telescopic examinations of the first flybys in the 1960s, through the landers of the 1970s, to the increasingly sophisticated rovers and orbiters now exploring every region of the planet. Insider documents from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including newly found hand-drawn renderings of mission designs and personal annotations, illustrate every aspect of 50 years of discovery. The elaborate plans for the human explorations of Mars are also shown in exquisite detail, including NASA's ambitious designs for crewed missions and some compelling alternative mission plans by experts such as Buzz Aldrin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race
    Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race
    ISBN: 9780262039451
    Title: Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race
    Author: EICHER DAVID J ; MAY BRIAN

    The story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it, told in text and visually stunning 3-D images.

    July 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11's epochal lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. This visually rich book offers a new perspective on that historic accomplishment, telling the story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it with text and 3-D images. A 3D viewer, designed by astrophysicist (and lead guitarist with the rock group Queen) Brian May is included with the book.

    Mission Moon 3-D offers unique access to the Apollo astronauts and what they saw. It tells the story of the US-Soviet space race, from Sputnik and the space dog Laika to Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy declared that America would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong guided the Eagle to a safe landing on the edge of the moon's Sea of Tranquility. President Richard Nixon told the astronauts, and the nation, that it was “the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation.” Mission Moon 3-D recounts all this and more in memorable and visually stunning fashion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $79.00
    $79.00
  • Missions to the Moon: The Story of Man's Greatest Adventure Brought to Life with Augmented Reality
    Missions to the Moon: The Story of Man's Greatest Adventure Brought to Life with Augmented Reality
    ISBN: 9781787391772
    Title: Missions to the Moon: The Story of Man's Greatest Adventure Brought to Life with Augmented Reality
    Author: PYLE ROD

    Full of personal insights and accounts of the long journey to getting a man on the moon, Missions to the Moon is the perfect companion for anyone with a love of space travel, the moon landings, or NASA, CNSA, RFSA, and the rest of the world's space programs.

    With dozens of stunning photographs and fascinating memorabilia – such as Apollo 11 Mission Reports and Flight Director's Logs – track the birth of the space race and Yuri Gagarin's first space flight, to the many successes and failures of the Apollo mission, all the way to that boots-on-the-ground moment we have come to know so well. Uniquely complemented by ground-breaking digital technology you can become fully immersed in this interactive story of mankind's ongoing journey into the final frontier.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Moondust: in Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
    Moondust: in Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
    ISBN: 9781408802380
    Title: Moondust: in Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
    Author: SMITH ANDREW

    In 1999, Andrew Smith was interviewing Charlie Duke, astronaut and moon walker, for the Sunday Times. During the course of the interview, which took place at Duke's Texan home, the telephone rang and Charlie left the room to answer it. When he returned, some twenty minutes later, he seemed visibly upset. It seemed that he'd just heard that, the previous day, one of his fellow moon walkers, the astronaut Pete Conrad, had died. 'Now there ' s only nine of us,' he said. Only nine. Which meant that, one day not long from now, there would be none, and when that day came, no one on earth would have known the giddy thrill of gazing back at us from the surface of the moon. The thought shocked Andrew Smith, and still does. Moondust is his attempt to understand why.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    ISBN: 9781785212109
    Title: NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    Author: BAKER DAVID

    Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing by Apollo 11.

    The story of Apollo has been told many times, but most accounts stop at the first landing. This book picks up where others have left off, and describes the five post-Apollo 11 Moon landings, defined as technical developments built upon engineering excellence. It was only through the robust design adopted when aerospace contractors first designed and built the Apollo spacecraft and the Lunar Module that successive evolutions were possible, taking lunar-landing operations far beyond what had first been envisaged.

    This book is not intended to tell the full story of each mission, but rather to describe the technical development of spacecraft and equipment necessary to grow the capability from a single EVA
    ('moonwalk') of less than three hours, to advanced missions where astronauts spent three full working days exploring their landing sites. With the aid of a Lunar Roving Vehicle, they collected a wide
    variety of rocks and soil and left a range of instruments at the surface powered by a thermonuclear generator. As interest grows in humans returning to the Moon, 50 years on from those pioneering days of lunar exploration, we look again at what was accomplished at the dawn of the Space Age, spurred on by a political goal and developed as a tool for science.

    The story of the Apollo Moon missions is an expression of those achievements.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Planets
    Planets
    ISBN: 9780007488841
    Title: Planets
    Author: COX BRIAN & COHEN ANDREW

    Jupiter: The Ruthless One - Mars: The Doomed One - Sun: The Fiery One - Saturn: The Beautiful One - Pluto: The Mysterious One Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This time he shows us our solar system as we've never seen it before. We're living through an extraordinary time of exploration. A fleet of space probes are continually beaming data back to Earth. Hidden in this stream of code are startling new discoveries about the worlds we share with the Sun. We will piece together these remarkable findings to tell the greatest science story of them all - the life and times of the Solar System. What emerges is a dramatic tale of planetary siblings. Born from violence, they grow up together, in time becoming living, breathing worlds, only to fade away one by one as they age. Along the way we will meet all eight of the major planets, plus a supporting cast of moons, asteroids and comets, and a mysterious as yet unseen world way out beyond the Kuiper belt.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA
    Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA
    ISBN: 9781452159362
    Title: Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA
    Author: CASILLO ANTHONY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Right Stuff
    Right Stuff
    ISBN: 9781784873714
    Title: Right Stuff
    Author: WOLFE TOM


    A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test


    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY


    'What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, 'that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'?


    A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making.


    'Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb' - New York Times Book Review



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 & the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 & the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    ISBN: 9780812988710
    Title: Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 & the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    Author: KURSON ROBERT

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers.

    "Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy."--Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis

    By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon--in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas.

    In a year of historic violence and discord--the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago--the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America's greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, Frank Borman, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, who'd dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight.

    Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America's finest hours. In this real-life thriller, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time--and arrive at a new world.

    "Rocket Men is a riveting introduction to the Apollo 8] flight. . . . Kurson details the mission in crisp, suspenseful scenes. . . . A] gripping book."--The New York Times Book Review

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Satellite
    Satellite
    ISBN: 9781780236599
    Title: Satellite
    Author: MILLARD DOUG

    Right now, above our heads nearly imperceptible to us but hugely important to how we live are thousands of man-made objects that we have sent into space. Ubiquitous but mysterious, satellites are the technological infrastructure of our globally connected world, helping us do everything from orient ourselves on a map to watch our favorite television shows. Yet we rarely ever think about them. In this book, Doug Millard pays overdue tribute to the stoic existence of the satellite, tracing its simultaneous pathways through the cold silence of space and the noisy turbulence of the past century.
    How satellites ever came to be is, in itself, a remarkable story. Telling an astonishing history of engineering experimentation and ingenuity, Millard shows how the Cold War space race made the earliest satellites ones like Sputnik, Telstar, and Early Bird household names. He describes how they evolved into cultural signifiers that represented not only our scientific capabilities but our capacity for imagination, our ability to broaden the scope of our vision to the farthest reaches. From there he follows the proliferation of satellites in the second half of the twentieth century, examining their many different forms, how they evolved, all the things they do, what they have enabled, and how they have influenced our popular culture. Ultimately, Millard asks what we can still expect, what sort of space age the satellite has initiated that is yet to be fully realized.
    Published in association with the Science Museum, London, this beautifully illustrated book will appeal to any fan of space exploration and technology.
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe
    Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe
    ISBN: 9781849903462
    Title: Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe
    Author: NORTH CHRIS MOORE PATRICK

    Questions about the moon, the solar system, space travel, other planets, and more, answered by a popular astronomer
    Celebrating the 55th anniversary ofThe Sky at Night, this book collects and answers questions sent in by viewers. With sections on the solar system, the bizarre and unexplained, space missions, and more, this is an exciting journey into space for the novice astronomer and the lifelong stargazer alike. Discover how scientists work out the gravity of planets, what the 'Great Attractor' is and the basic principles of space navigation. Learn how to start observing the sky, what event inspired Patrick to take up astronomy, and just how many of his cats are named after celestial bodies. From comets to black holes and Orion to eclipses,The Sky at Nightis the ultimate introduction to the wonders and mysteries of the universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781471178931
    Title: Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    Author: BROOKE-HITCHING EDWARD

    After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the& skies above us.&

    This richly illustrated treasury& showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities.

    This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, medieval aliens, mythological animals and rampaging spirits. The reader is taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats,& Mongolian astral prophets& and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity.& Even stranger& are the& forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages& in& ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars.

    As the intricacies of our universe are today being revealed with unprecedented clarity, there has never been a better time for a highly readable book as beautiful as the night sky to contextualise the scale of these achievements for the general reader.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Space: The 10 Things You Should Know
    Space: The 10 Things You Should Know
    ISBN: 9781841883823
    Title: Space: The 10 Things You Should Know
    Author: SMETHURST DR REBECCA


    'Bite-sized, cutting edge science delivered with enormous enthusiasm - all you need to travel the cosmos' CHRIS LINTOTT

    'A lot of astrophysics is packed into this neat little book . . . I guarantee you will come away knowing your dark matter from your supermassive black holes' JIM AL-KHALILI


    This book is for anyone who wants to easily understand the mind-blowing fundamentals of our extraordinary, expanding universe.


    Written by Oxford astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst and composed of ten captivating, simple essays, it guides you swiftly through the galaxies, explaining the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and what existed before the Big Bang, presenting the evidence as to whether we really are alone, illuminating what we still don't know, and much more besides.


    If you have big questions about Space, this book will provide you with the answers in an engaging and succinct way.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Spacecraft 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, & Satellites That Put Us in Space
    Spacecraft 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, & Satellites That Put Us in Space
    ISBN: 9780760354186
    Title: Spacecraft 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, & Satellites That Put Us in Space
    Author: GORN MICHAEL H

    Spacecraft takes a long look at humankind's attempts and advances in leaving Earth through incredible illustrations and authoritatively written profiles on Sputnik, the International Space Station, and beyond.

    In 1957, the world looked on with both uncertainty and amazement as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made orbiter. Sputnik 1 would spend three months circling Earth every 98 minutes and covering 71 million miles in the process. The world's space programs have traveled far (literally and figuratively) since then, and the spacecraft they have developed and deployed represent almost unthinkable advances for such a relatively short period.

    This ambitiously illustrated aerospace history profiles and depicts spacecraft fromSputnik 1 through the International Space Station, andeverything in between, including concepts that have yet to actually venture outside the Earth's atmosphere. Illustrator and aerospace professional Giuseppe De Chiara teams up with aerospace historian Michael Gorn to present a huge, profusely illustrated, and authoritatively written collection of profiles depicting and describing the design, development, and deployment of these manned and unmanned spacecraft. Satellites, capsules, spaceplanes, rockets, and space stations are illustrated in multiple-view, sometimes cross-section, and in many cases shown in archival period photography to provide further historical context.

    Dividing the book by era, De Chiara and Gorn feature spacecraft not only from the United States and Soviet Union/Russia, but also from the European Space Agency and China. The marvels examined in this volume include the rockets Energia, Falcon 9, and VEGA; the Hubble Space Telescope; the Cassini space probe; and the Mars rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity.

    Authoritatively written and profusely illustrated with more than 200 stunning artworks, Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space is sure to become a definitive guide to the history of manned space exploration.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Spaceflight: A Concise History
    Spaceflight: A Concise History
    ISBN: 9780262536332
    Title: Spaceflight: A Concise History
    Author: NEUFELD MICHAEL J.


    A concise history of spaceflight, from military rocketry through Sputnik, Apollo, robots in space, space culture, and human spaceflight today.


    Spaceflight is one of the greatest human achievements of the twentieth century. The Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite, in 1957; less than twelve years later, the American Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon. In this volume of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Michael Neufeld offers a concise history of spaceflight, mapping the full spectrum of activities that humans have developed in space.


    Neufeld explains that "the space program" should not be equated only with human spaceflight. Since the 1960s, unmanned military and commercial spacecraft have been orbiting near the Earth, and robotic deep-space explorers have sent back stunning images of faraway planets. Neufeld begins with the origins of space ideas and the discovery that rocketry could be used for spaceflight. He then discusses the Soviet-U.S. Cold War space race and reminds us that NASA resisted adding female astronauts even after the Soviets sent the first female cosmonaut into orbit. He analyzes the two rationales for the Apollo program: prestige and scientific discovery (this last something of an afterthought). He describes the internationalization and privatization of human spaceflight after the Cold War, the cultural influence of space science fiction, including Star Trek and Star Wars, space tourism for the ultra-rich, and the popular desire to go into space. Whether we become a multiplanet species, as some predict, or continue to call Earth home, this book offers a useful primer.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Shuttle & Beyond
    Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Shuttle & Beyond
    ISBN: 9780241346792
    Title: Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Shuttle & Beyond
    Author: DK

    This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond.

    Spaceflight chronicles how, in the six decades that followed Sputnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater -

    The voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System,
    while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves.

    This book is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination. From the work of pioneers like Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong to the triumphs and tragedies that followed, it reveals the people, science, and technology that have propelled us into the Space Age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Star Theatre: The Story of the Planetarium
    Star Theatre: The Story of the Planetarium
    ISBN: 9781780238357
    Title: Star Theatre: The Story of the Planetarium
    Author: FIREBRACE WILLIAM

    Most of us can recall a childhood visit to a planetarium: the sense of anticipation as the room darkens. The stars begin to appear as the voice of an astronomer is heard. In the planetarium, where the audience is transported to distant galaxies, the wondrous complexity of the cosmos combines with entertainment to become a theater of the night.

    Star Theatre explores the history of the planetarium's mix of science and spectacle. William Firebrace reveals how in the planetarium, the solar system and universe is demonstrated on an ever-expanding scale. He traces the origins of the building through history, from its antecedents to its invention in Germany in the 1920s, developments in the USSR and the United States, to its expansion across the globe at the time of the space race, and finally to the evolution of the contemporary planetarium in a time of startling astronomical and cosmological discoveries. This concise and well-illustrated history will appeal to astronomy lovers and those interested in architecture, theater, and cinema.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00

    $70.00
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