• 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.
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    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: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Columbus In Space: A Voyage of Discovery On The International Space Station
    Columbus In Space: A Voyage of Discovery On The International Space Station
    ISBN: 9781780899312
    Title: Columbus In Space: A Voyage of Discovery On The International Space Station
    Author: HARROD JULIEN & EUROPEAN SPACE STATION

    In 2008, Europe's first space laboratory was launched to the International Space Station. Ten years later, the Columbus laboratory is still circling 400 km above our heads at 28,800 km/h, providing scientists a place to run out-of-this-world experiments on everything from cold plasma technology that will destroy unwanted odours to enzymes that may slow the ageing process.

    To celebrate a decade of European science and technology in space this stunning book recounts the story of the Columbus laboratory from vision to mission, revealing everything from the daily operations that keep it humming, to the cutting-edge science that takes place inside.

    Richly illustrated with graphics and statistics of life and research in space as well as full-colour photos, Columbus in Space offers a never-seen-before glimpse into the laboratory at the forefront of humanity's exploration of our Universe -- Europe's space in space.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Are we alone? Copernicus told us the Earth has an unremarkable place in the universe. But this may not be the whole story. Renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure through science, history, space and time to show that our home is more special than we thought. 'A tantalizing approach to the mysteries of the universe.' Peter Forbes, Independent'Beautifully written.' Mario Livio, Nature'Compelling . . . delivers its argument with clarity, insight and humour.' Caspar Henderson, Sunday Telegraph'A manifesto for an update in our thinking . . . an entertaining and well-written introduction to the latest ideas about where we come from and whether we're alone.' Colin Stuart, Focus

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
  • Cosmic Impact: Understanding the Threat to Earth from Asteroids and Comets
    Cosmic Impact: Understanding the Threat to Earth from Asteroids and Comets
    ISBN: 9781785784934
    Title: Cosmic Impact: Understanding the Threat to Earth from Asteroids and Comets
    Author: MAY ANDREW


    As end-of-the-world scenarios go, an apocalyptic collision with an asteroid or comet is the new kid on the block, gaining respectability only in the last decade of the 20th century with the realisation that the dinosaurs had been wiped out by just such an impact.



    Now the science community is making up for lost time, with worldwide efforts to track the thousands of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects, and plans for high-tech hardware that could deflect an incoming object from a collision course - a procedure depicted, with little regard for scientific accuracy, in several Hollywood movies.


    Astrophysicist and science writer Andrew May disentangles fact from fiction in this fast-moving and entertaining account, covering the nature and history of comets and asteroids, the reason why some orbits are more hazardous than others, the devastating local and global effects that an impact event would produce, and - more optimistically - the way future space missions could avert a catastrophe.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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: $39.00
    $39.00
  • 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: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe & the Beginning of Time
    Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe & the Beginning of Time
    ISBN: 9781579129781
    Title: Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe & the Beginning of Time
    Author: SCHILLING GOVERT

    Govert Schilling explores the mysteries of space that lie beyond our solar system on this mind-bending trip to nebulae, galaxies, black holes, and the edge of the observable universe.Join Govert Schilling on a journey across the universe that will ignite the imagination. The trip begins inside our own solar system with a brief tour of the sun, the planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets. We then accelerate into deep space, traveling from our interstellar neighborhood, through our own galaxy, the Milky Way, to the far reaches of the cosmos.With Schilling as our guide, we explore the birth of stars and stellar nurseries, such as the Orion and Carina Nebulae; the death of stars, from red giants to catastrophic supernova explosions; and galaxies and galaxy clusters beyond our own including spiral galaxies, elliptical galaxies, and lenticular galaxies. We learn about supermassive black holes, which astronomers now believe exist at the center of every galaxy including our own, and exoplanets, billions of which are believed to be orbiting stars in the Milky Way and beyond. The book concludes at the edge of the cosmological horizon with a look at dark matter, dark energy, and theories of extraterrestrial life and the Multiverse.Including hundreds of photographs and custom illustrations, as well as a star atlas that shows the full celestial sky, "Deep Space" is the perfect book for astronomy buffs, students, and anyone fascinated with the mystery and beauty of the cosmos.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00
  • Deep-sky Wonders: a Tour of the Universe With Sky & Telescope's Sue French
    Deep-sky Wonders: a Tour of the Universe With Sky & Telescope's Sue French
    ISBN: 9781554077939
    Title: Deep-sky Wonders: a Tour of the Universe With Sky & Telescope's Sue French
    Author: FRENCH SUE

    a new collection i> sky and telescope's popular columnist. p>

    sue french's elegant, informative monthly columns in sky and i> magazine have won this astronomy writer passionate following among astronomy enthusiasts. in 2005, french published 60 of these columns in celestial i>, book that garnered rave reviews and earned bestseller p>

    deep-sky b> is welcome expansion of that winning format. new collection of the best of french's "deep-sky wonders" columns, the book is organized by season and subdivided into months, offering readers total of 100 in-depth tours of the deep sky with enduring p>

    the book p>

    • full-color photographs and detailed sketches of each tour
    • descriptions of double and variable stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and exotics
    • historical and scientific background of particular interest
    • a tabular listing of the deep-sky sights
    • color charts showing the position of each target in the night sky
    • an index to all of the deep-sky objects covered. ul>

      deep-sky b> also features variety of challenging objects that encourage observers to test the limits of their equipment and skills. fragments of poetry and prose enliven the text, while each tour illuminates little-known seasonal wonders that lie off the beaten path. from january journey down the celestial river eridanus to an autumnal visit to the den of vulpecula, the little fox, french brings the wonders of the sky to p>

      suitable for beginning and intermediate small-scope astronomers as well as large-scope viewers and astrophotographers, this book will be greeted enthusiastically by all sky and i> readers, especially french's many fans. it is also an outstanding introduction to deep-sky viewing for novice p>

      Format: Hardback
      Price: $68.00

    $68.00
  • Destination Mars New Explorations of the Red Planet
    Destination Mars New Explorations of the Red Planet
    ISBN: 9781616145897
    Title: Destination Mars New Explorations of the Red Planet
    Author: PYLE ROD

    In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This is an insiders look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the legendary red planet. Drawing on his contacts at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the author provides stunning insights into the history of Mars exploration and the difficulties and dangers of traveling there. After an entertaining survey of the human fascination with Mars over the centuries, the author offers an introduction to the geography, geology, and water processes of the planet. He then briefly describes the many successful missions by NASA and others to that distant world. But failure and frustration also get their due. As the author makes clear, going to Mars is not, and never will be, easy. Later in the book, he describes in detail what each upcoming mission will involve. In the second half of the book, he offers the reader a glimpse inside the world of Earth-based "Mars analogs," places on Earth where scientists are conducting research in hostile environments that are eerily "Martian." Finally, he constructs a probable scenario of a crewed expedition to Mars, so that readers can see how earlier robotic missions and human Earth simulations will fit together. All this is punctuated by numerous firsthand interviews with some of the finest Mars explorers of our day, including Stephen Squyres (Mars Exploration Rover), Bruce Murray (former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Peter Smith (chief of the Mars Phoenix Lander and the upcoming OSIRIS-REx missions). These stellar individuals give us an insiders view of the difficulties and rewards of roaming the red planet. The authors infectious enthusiasm and firsthand knowledge of the international space industry combine to make a uniquely appealing and accessible book about Mars.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future
    Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future
    ISBN: 9781742236247
    Title: Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future
    Author: GORMAN ALICE

    Going boldly forth as a pioneer in the fledgling field of space archaeology, Dr Alice Gorman (aka Dr Space Junk) turns the common perception of archaeology as an exploration of the ancient on its head. Her captivating inquiry into the most modern and daring of technologies spanning some 60 years — a mere speck in cosmic terms — takes the reader on a journey which captures the relics of space forays and uncovers the cultural value of detritus all too readily dismissed as junk.

    In this book, she takes a physical journey through the solar system and beyond, and a conceptual journey into human interactions with space. Her tools are artefacts, historical explorations, the occasional cocktail recipe, and the archaeologist’s eye applied not only to the past, but the present and future as well.

    Erudite and playful, Dr Space Junk reveals that space is not as empty as we might think. And that by looking up and studying space artefacts, we learn an awful lot about our own culture on earth. She makes us realise that objects from the past — the material culture produced by the Space Age and beyond — are so significant to us now because they remind us of what we might want to hold onto into the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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: $70.00
    $70.00
  • 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
  • Escape from Earth: The Secret History of How We Reached Space
    Escape from Earth: The Secret History of How We Reached Space
    ISBN: 9781781259702
    Title: Escape from Earth: The Secret History of How We Reached Space
    Author: MACDONALD FRASER

    The long-buried truth about the dawn of the Space Age: lies, spies, socialism, and sex magick
    Los Angeles, 1930s:
    Everyone knows that rockets are just toys, the stuff of cranks and pulp magazines. Nevertheless, an earnest engineering student named Frank Malina sets out to prove the doubters wrong. With the help of his friend Jack Parsons, a grandiose and occult-obsessed explosives enthusiast, Malina embarks on a journey that takes him from junk yards and desert lots to the heights of the military-industrial complex.
    Malina designs the first American rocket to reach space and establishes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But trouble soon finds him: the FBI suspects Malina of being a communist. And when some classified documents go missing, will his comrades prove as dependable as his engineering?
    Drawing on an astonishing array of untapped sources, including FBI documents and private archives, Escape From Earth tells the inspiring true story of Malina's achievements--and the political fear that's kept them hidden. At its heart, this is an Icarus tale: a real life fable about the miracle of human ingenuity and the frailty of dreams.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Everything You Know About Space Is Wrong
    Everything You Know About Space Is Wrong
    ISBN: 9781849944304
    Title: Everything You Know About Space Is Wrong
    Author: BROWN MATT

    Matt Brown goes where no one has gone before to bring us an entertaining compendium of amazing facts about our planet, the universe, and everything in between

    Think that the vacuum of space would make your blood boil and your head explode? (It won't.) Or that astronauts float in space because of zero gravity? (No--they're not floating, they're falling.) Thanks to sci-fi films and TV shows, most of us have many misconceptions about the cosmos--from traveling through wormholes to blowing up asteroids. Chock-full of facts about the universe and how it works, this illuminating book guides you through the mine of misinformation to answer such questions as whether we will meet aliens in our lifetime (SETI predicts we'll find evidence of ET by 2040 ), what happens in the center of the black hole, and why Mercury is not the hottest planet in the solar system.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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
  • Exploring the Night Sky With Binoculars
    Exploring the Night Sky With Binoculars
    ISBN: 9780521793902
    Title: Exploring the Night Sky With Binoculars
    Author: MOORE PATRICK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • 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
  • Five Billion Years of Solitude : the Search for Life Among the Stars
    Five Billion Years of Solitude : the Search for Life Among the Stars
    ISBN: 9781617230165
    Title: Five Billion Years of Solitude : the Search for Life Among the Stars
    Author: BILLINGS LEE

    Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. Now Earth's isolation is coming to an end. Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets orbiting other stars, including some that could be similar to our own world. Studying those distant planets for signs of life will be crucial to understanding life's intricate mysteries right here on Earth.
    In a firsthand account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with top researchers. He reveals how the search for other Earth-like planets is not only a scientific pursuit but also a reflection of our culture's timeless hopes, dreams, and fears.
    This is a compelling story of the pioneers seeking the meaning of life in the infinite depths of space.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Forbidden Universe the Occult Origins of Science & the Search for the Mind of God
    Forbidden Universe the Occult Origins of Science & the Search for the Mind of God
    ISBN: 9781849014090
    Title: Forbidden Universe the Occult Origins of Science & the Search for the Mind of God
    Author: PICKNETT LYNN & PRINCE CLIVE

    Secret societies, famous scientists, ancient Egyptian mysticism, and a fascinating addition to the god-versus-science debate: the Catholic Church. By the bestselling authors of "The Templar Revelation" and "Mary Magdalene," "The Forbidden Universe" reveals how the foundations of modern science were based around a desire to destroy the church. The great pioneering scientists of the Renaissance and the early Enlightenment (including Copernicus, Galileo, and Sir Isaac Newton) were fervent devotees of the philosophical/mystical system of Hermeticism. Many of the most important scientists of this age, including Galileo, belonged to a secret society called the Giordanisti, which had the agenda to overthrow the Church and establish a new age of Hermetic supremacy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos
    Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781780235165
    Title: Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos
    Author: GEACH JAMES

    Each night, we are able to gaze up at the night sky and look at the thousands of stars that stretch to the end of our individual horizons. But the stars we see are only those that make up our own Milky Way galaxybut one of hundreds of billions in the whole of the universe, each separated by inconceivably huge tracts of empty space. In this book, astronomer James Geach tells the rich stories of both the evolution of galaxies and our ability to observe them, offering a fascinating history of how we ve come to realize humanity s tiny place in the vast universe.
    Taking us on a compelling tour of the state-of-the-art science involved in mapping the infinite, Geach offers a first-hand account of both the science itself and how it is done, describing what we currently know as well as that which we still do not. He goes back one hundred years to when scientists first proved the existence of other galaxies, tracking our continued improvement in the ability to collect and interpret the light that stars in faraway galaxies have emitted through space and time. He discusses examples of this rapidly accelerating research, from the initial discovery that the faint spiral nebulae were actually separate star systems located far beyond the Milky Way to the latest observations of the nature of galaxies and how they have evolved. He also delves into the theoretical framework and simulations that describe our current world model of the universe.
    With one hundred superb color illustrations, "Galaxy" is an illuminating guide to the choreography of the cosmos and how we came to know our place within it that will appeal to any stargazer who has wondered what was beyond their sight.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • God Problem
    God Problem
    ISBN: 9781616145514
    Title: God Problem
    Author: BLOOM HOWARD

    God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Einstein’s pajamas, information theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see.

    How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create?

    That’s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born Benoît Mandelbrot—the father of fractal geometry—rebelled against his uncle.

    You’ll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you’ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science’s most sacred laws. Yes, five. And you’ll be rewarded with author Howard Bloom’s provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe—the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory—which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe.

    Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prize–winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Grand Design
    Grand Design
    ISBN: 9780553819229
    Title: Grand Design
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN & MLODINOW LEONARD

    In the last thirty years of his life Albert Einstein searched for a unified theory - a theory which could describe all the forces of nature in a single framework. But the time was not right for such a discovery in Einstein's day. Neither was the time right when, in 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking wrote A Brief History of Time in which he took us on a journey through classical physics, Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum physics and string theory in order to explain the universe that we live in. He concluded, like Einstein, that science may soon arrive at the long sought after 'Theory of Everything'. In this ground-breaking new work, Professor Hawking and renowned science writer Leonard Mlodinow have drawn on forty years of Hawking's own research and a recent series of extraordinary astronomical observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory. They convincingly argue that scientific obsession with formulating a single new model may be misplaced, and that, instead, by synthesising existing theories we may discover the key to finally understanding the universe's deepest mysteries. Written with the clarity and lively style for which Hawking is famous, The Grand Design is an account of Hawking's quest to fuse these different strands of scientific theory. It examines the differences between past and future, explains the nature of reality and asks an all-important question: How far can we go in our search for understanding and knowledge?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Great Theories Introducing Boxset 2 - Quantum Theory, Relativity, Chaos
    Great Theories Introducing Boxset 2 - Quantum Theory, Relativity, Chaos
    ISBN: 9781848314559
    Title: Great Theories Introducing Boxset 2 - Quantum Theory, Relativity, Chaos
    Author: MCEVOY & ZARATE & BASSETT & EDNEY & SARDAR

    This box set contains three brilliant Introducing Graphic Guides on mind-blowing ideas that have revolutionised our view of how the universe works - Relativity, Chaos and Quantum Theory. Using comic-book style illustration combined with accessible but authoritative text, the Introducing Graphic Guide series is a uniquely brilliant way to get your head around some of humankind's most thrilling ideas. What did Einstein means by E=mc2? How is a black hole formed? What use is a fourth dimension? A century on from Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, Introducing Relativity plots a compelling course through Einstein's vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time, to the contributions of Newton and Hawking and then to the breathtakingly beautiful field equations.

    If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas? Described as 'a beautifully succinct primer ...most recommended' by Time Out, Ziauddin Sardar and Iwona Abrams' Introducing Chaos attempts to answer bafflingly difficult questions like this. Explaining how chaos makes its presence felt in events from the fluctuation of the animal population to the ups and downs of the stock market, the book offers a uniquely approachable introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory. One of the biggest-selling titles in the Introducing series, J.P.

    McEvoy and Oscar Zarate's utterly brilliant Introducing Quantum Theory explores one of the most challenging, thrilling and mysterious areas of science. Taking the reader on a step-by-step tour, they tackle the puzzle of the wave-particle duality, Schrodinger's 'dead and alive cat', the EPR paradox and much more, explaining this notoriously difficult theory with patience, wit and clarity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Hello, Is this Planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station
    Hello, Is this Planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station
    ISBN: 9781780897158
    Title: Hello, Is this Planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station
    Author: PEAKE TIM


    'It's impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet. During my mission I became determined to share this unique perspective of the one place we all call 'home'. This book captures a journey of discovery, not just the discovery of planet Earth - a stunning oasis of life in the vastness of space - but also the discovery of a newfound passion for photography, which has had a major impact on me. I hope readers enjoy leafing through these pages as much as I enjoyed taking these pictures.'

    Hello, is this planet Earth? takes readers on a mesmerizing tour of Tim's historic and inspirational six-month Principia mission. Based on over 150 of Tim's stunning photographs that he took on board the international space station, many of which have not been seen before, this lavish collection showcases the beauty of earth from above, and is the perfect visual time capsule of Tim's remarkable trip, which captured the imaginations of millions of children and adults across the world.


    The book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, and comes with a personal commentary from Tim, full of his characteristic warmth and charm. The book includes breath-taking aerial photos of cities illuminated at night, the northern lights and unforgettable vistas of oceans, mountains and deserts. The title of the book is inspired by Tim's famous 'wrong number' dialled from space, when he accidentally misdialled a woman from the space station and inquired, 'Hello, is this planet Earth?'


    During his mission, Tim conducted numerous ground-breaking science experiments and engaged the British public in ingenious ways. Tim became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk and the first person to run the London marathon in space. He spoke to hundreds of thousands of school children back on earth via events such as the Cosmic Classroom live from the ISS, engaging over 1 million children during the whole mission. He was also involved in other memorable events, such as presenting the BRIT Awards live from space in a dinner jacket. 24 million people watched Tim blast off and over 2 million fans continue to follow his updates across social media.In the Queen's birthday honours, Tim was made a companion of the order of St Michael and St George, an award given to those who have given distinguished service overseas, or, in Tim's case, in space.


    Tim's proceeds received from the book will be donated to The Prince's Trust.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 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
  • Holographic Universe
    Holographic Universe
    ISBN: 9780062014108
    Title: Holographic Universe
    Author: TALBOT MICHAEL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming
    How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming
    ISBN: 9780385531108
    Title: How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming
    Author: BROWN MIKE

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown’s find ignited a firestorm of controversy that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of “dwarf” planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters-all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about.

    A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama,How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Comingis the book for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe-and who among us hasn’t?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • How to Find a Habitable Planet
    How to Find a Habitable Planet
    ISBN: 9780691156279
    Title: How to Find a Habitable Planet
    Author: KASTING JAMES


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • How to Gaze at the Southern Stars (#2 Ginger Series) ~
    How to Gaze at the Southern Stars (#2 Ginger Series) ~
    ISBN: 9780958250993
    Title: How to Gaze at the Southern Stars (#2 Ginger Series) ~
    Author: HALL RICHARD

    From the Southern Cross to the mysterious dark companions of the Dog Stars, the constellations in this guide will help readers see the night sky in a whole new way, allowing them to enjoy the vast beauty of the solar system.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • 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: 9781588346384
    Title: How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
    Author: STUART COLIN

    An amusing and informative illustrated guide to life beyond our own planet that covers everything from training for and living in space to the future of space travel and tourism

    Now that suborbital space tourism is predicted to become a billion-dollar industry in the next ten years and NASA has announced its plans for landing humans on Mars in the 2030s, the dream of traveling and living in space is taking on new reality. But given that life on Earth can be complicated enough, how can we survive and thrive in the zero-gravity, absolute-zero far reaches of space? Look no further: How to Live in Space is chock-full of all the essential information you need to equip yourself for life beyond our blue planet.

    Grounded in space science, planetary biology, and rocket science, this accessible guide propels readers through takeoff, life in orbit, terraforming, and the long-term effects of space on the human body. Infographics and full-color illustrations help How to Live in Space to answer your burning questions, including: How do you sleep in microgravity? How do you grow food without water? Will your muscles waste away out there? How do you protect yourself from radiation? This is a light-hearted yet informative guide to a life far from terra firma.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • How to Read the Solar System a Guide to the Stars and Planets
    How to Read the Solar System a Guide to the Stars and Planets
    ISBN: 9781605986715
    Title: How to Read the Solar System a Guide to the Stars and Planets
    Author: ABEL PAUL


    What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel provide a fascinating guided tour of our solar system and explain its many wonders.


    They look at all the major players, including our more familiar cosmic neighbors the Sun, the planets and their moons as well as the occasional visitors to our planet asteroids, meteors and comets in addition to distant stars and what might lie beyond our solar system, including the mysterious Earth Mark II. North and Abel recount the history of how our solar system came to be, and the myths that once shaped astronomy.


    Through their cogent explanations of the latest scientific discoveries, they reveal how any amateur astronomer can view and interpret the solar system and enrich their understanding of our universe.

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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • How We'll Live on Mars: Ted
    How We'll Live on Mars: Ted
    ISBN: 9781471138881
    Title: How We'll Live on Mars: Ted
    Author: PETRANEK STEPHEN

    It sounds like science fiction, but award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity, and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
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