• 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
  • 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
  • Hubble: Imaging Space and Time
    Hubble: Imaging Space and Time
    ISBN: 9781426208942
    Title: Hubble: Imaging Space and Time
    Author: DEVORKIN DAVID

    In the spirit of National Geographic's top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world's foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminates the solar system's workings, the expansion of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies, and the mysterious force known as "dark energy."

    The potential impact of this book cannot be overstressed: The 2008 servicing mission to install new high-powered scientific instruments is especially high profile because the cancellation of the previous mission, in 2004, caused widespread controversy. The authors reveal the inside story of Hubble's beginnings, its controversial early days, the drama of its first servicing missions, and the creation of the dynamic images that reach into the deepest regions of visible space, close to the time when the universe began.

    A wealth of astonishing images leads us to the very edge of known space, setting the stage for the new James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2013. Find the stunning panoramic of Carina Nebula, detailing star birth as never before; a jet from a black hole in one galaxy striking a neighboring galaxy; a jewel-like collection of galaxies from the early years of the universe; and a giant galaxy cannibalizing a smaller galaxy.

    Timed for the 2008 shuttle launch and coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first telescope, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time accompanies a high-profile exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum and will be featured on the popular NASM website.


    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Imaging the Southern Sky an Amateur Astronomer's Guide
    Imaging the Southern Sky an Amateur Astronomer's Guide
    ISBN: 9781461447498
    Title: Imaging the Southern Sky an Amateur Astronomer's Guide
    Author: CHADWICK STEPHEN & COOPER IAN

    This book is not about imaging from the southern hemisphere, but rather about imaging those areas of the sky that lie south of the celestial equator. Many of the astronomical objects presented are also accessible to northern hemisphere imagers, including those in both the USA and Europe. Imaging the Southern Sky discusses over 150 of the best southern objects to image, including nebulae, galaxies, and planetaries, each one accompanied by a spectacular color image. This book also includes sections on both image capturing and processing techniques and so makes an ideal all-in-one introduction. Furthermore, because it contains an in-depth study of how to capture all the objects, many of which are rarely imaged by amateurs and professionals alike, it is also extremely useful for the more advanced imager.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • International Space Station, 1998-2011
    International Space Station, 1998-2011
    ISBN: 9780857338396
    Title: International Space Station, 1998-2011
    Author: BAKER DAVID


    The International Space Station (ISS) is a permanently manned earth-orbiting complex where astronauts carry out research into a wide range of scientific activities. It comprises modules built in the USA, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada. Author David Baker examines how the ISS was built, the logistics modules and freighters operated by its user nations, how the ISS works as an integrated facility, life on board, what the ISS does, the research carried out and who benefits.



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    Price: $50.00
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  • Into the Black
    Into the Black
    ISBN: 9780593064375
    Title: Into the Black
    Author: WHITE ROWLAND


    On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASAâe(tm)s Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built âe" the high watermark of post-war aviation development. A direct descendant of the record-breaking X-planes the likes of which Chuck Yeager had tested in the skies over the Mojave Desert, Columbia was a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, capable of flying to space and back before being made ready to fly again. She was the worldâe(tm)s first real spaceship.

    On board were men with the Right Stuff. The Shuttleâe(tm)s Commander, moonwalker John Young, was already a veteran of five spaceflights. Alongside him, Pilot Bob Crippen was making his first, but Crip, taken in by the space agency after the cancellation of a top secret military space station programme in 1969, had worked on the Shuttleâe(tm)s development for a decade. Never before had a crew been so well prepared for their mission.


    Yet less than an hour after Young and Crippenâe(tm)s spectacular departure from the Cape it was clear that all was not well. Tiles designed to protect Columbia from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heatshield. If the damage to their ship was too great the astronauts would be unable to return safely to earth. But neither they nor mission control possessed any way of knowing.


    Instead, NASA turned to the National Reconnaissance Office, a spy agency hidden deep inside the Pentagon whose very existence was classified. To help, the NRO would attempt something that had never been done before. Success would require skill, pinpoint timing and luck âe¦


    Drawing on brand new interviews with astronauts and engineers, archive material and newly declassified documents, Rowland White, bestselling author of Vulcan 607, has pieced together the dramatic untold story of the mission for the first time. Into the Black is a thrilling race against time; a gripping high stakes cold-war story, and a celebration of a beyond the state-of-the-art machine that, hailed as one of the seven new wonders of the world, rekindled our passion for spaceflight.


    *With a foreword by Astronaut Richard Truly*


    âe~Beautifully researched and written, Into the Black tells the true, complete story of the Space Shuttle better than itâe(tm)s ever been told before.âe(tm)
    Colonel Chris Hadfield, former Astronaut and Space Station Commander


    âe~Brilliantly revealed, Into the Black is the finely tuned true story of the first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Rowland White has magnificently laid bare the unknown dangers and unseen hazards of that first mission âe¦ Once read, not forgotten.âe(tm)
    Clive Cussler



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Is There Life on Mars? the 20 Big Universe Questions
    Is There Life on Mars? the 20 Big Universe Questions
    ISBN: 9781782069478
    Title: Is There Life on Mars? the 20 Big Universe Questions
    Author: CLARK STUART

    Is There Life On Mars? will help you start to answer 20 of the most perplexing and fascinating questions about the universe, such as: Why do the planets stay in orbit? Was Einstein right? What is Dark Matter? Are we made from Stardust? Is there cosmological evidence for God? Distilling the wisdom and research of scientists operating at the cutting edge of their field, Stuart Clark's book is a stimulating and challenging guide to the wonders of the universe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Just Six Numbers
    Just Six Numbers
    ISBN: 9781780226903
    Title: Just Six Numbers
    Author: REES MARTIN

    How did a single genesis event create billions of galaxies, black holes, stars and planets? How did atoms assemble - here on Earth, and perhaps on other worlds - into living beings intricate enough to ponder their origins? This book describes the recent avalanche of discoveries about the universe's fundamental laws, and the deep connections that exist between stars and atoms - the cosmos and the microscopic world. Just six numbers, imprinted in the big bang, determine the essence of our world, and this book devotes one chapter to explaining each.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Kaguya Lunar Atlas: the Moon in High Resolution
    Kaguya Lunar Atlas: the Moon in High Resolution
    ISBN: 9781441972842
    Title: Kaguya Lunar Atlas: the Moon in High Resolution
    Author: SHIRAO MOTOMARO & WOOD CHARLES A

    In late 2007, the Japanese Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) placed the Kaguya/ Selene spacecraft in orbit around the Moon to probe the Moon's surface and interior. But unlike previous lunar orbiters, Kaguya carries a high definition television camera (HDTV) sent beyond Earth orbit. Sponsored by the Japanese NHK TV network, the HDTV has amazed both scientists and the public with its magnificent views of the lunar surface. What makes these images so much more engaging than standard vertical view lunar photography is that they are taken looking obliquely along the flight path. Thus, they show the Moon as it would be seen by an astronaut looking through a porthole window while orbiting only 100 km above the lunar surface. This is the view we all would wish to have but are never likely to, except vicariously through the awe-inspiring Kaguya HDTV images. Each page features a HDTV image with a map of the entire Moon on the upper left showing where the image is located. On the upper right is a 100-150 word description.Seeing the Moon is not intended solely for lunar scientists who are striving to work out the mysteries of the Moon's origin and evolution. Everyone can appreciate the natural beauty and be entranced by the view of the nearby world where humans may one day live.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $67.00
    $67.00
  • Kaleidoscope Sky
    Kaleidoscope Sky
    ISBN: 9780810993976
    Title: Kaleidoscope Sky
    Author: HERD TIM

    An illustrated tour of nature's wondrous, almost supernatural skyscrapes, 'Kaleidoscope Sky' reveals the beauty and the science behind Earth's rarest, most unusual celestial phenomena

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
    Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
    ISBN: 9781555977092
    Title: Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
    Author: DEAN MARGARET LAZARUS


    Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it.


    In the 1960s humans took their first steps away from Earth--and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity, and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?


    Cover image courtesy of NASA.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Life & Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World
    Life & Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World
    ISBN: 9780805075120
    Title: Life & Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World
    Author: WARD PETER & BROWNLEE DONALD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Little Course in Astronomy
    Little Course in Astronomy
    ISBN: 9781409339809
    Title: Little Course in Astronomy
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING


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    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Living with the Stars: How the Human Body Is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, & the Stars
    Living with the Stars: How the Human Body Is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, & the Stars
    ISBN: 9780198727439
    Title: Living with the Stars: How the Human Body Is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, & the Stars
    Author: SCHRIJVER KAREL; SCHRIJVER IRIS

    Living with the Stars tells the fascinating story of what truly makes the human body. The body that is with us all our lives is always changing. We are quite literally not who we were years, weeks, or even days ago: our cells die and are replaced by new ones at an astonishing pace. The entirebody continually rebuilds itself, time and again, using the food and water that flow through us as fuel and as construction material. What persists over time is not fixed but merely a pattern in flux.We rebuild using elements captured from our surroundings, and are thereby connected to animals and plants around us, and to the bacteria within us that help digest them, and to geological processes such as continental drift and volcanism here on Earth. We are also intimately linked to the Sun'snuclear furnace and to the solar wind, to collisions with asteroids and to the cycles of the birth of stars and their deaths in cataclysmic supernovae, and ultimately to the beginning of the universe. Our bodies are made of the burned out embers of stars that were released into the galaxy in massiveexplosions billions of years ago, mixed with atoms that formed only recently as ultrafast rays slammed into Earth's atmosphere. All of that is not just remote history but part of us now: our human body is inseparable from nature all around us and intertwined with the history of the universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • 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: 9781848318328
    Title: Lucky Planet : Why Earth Is Exceptional - & What that Means for Life in the Universe
    Author: WALTHAM DAVID

    Science tells us that life elsewhere in the Universe is increasingly likely to be discovered. But in fact the Earth may be a very unusual planet - perhaps the only one like it in the entire visible Universe. In Lucky Planet David Waltham asks why, and comes up with some surprising and unconventional answers.Recent geological, biological, and astronomical discoveries are bringing us closer to understanding whether we might be alone in the Universe, and this book uses these to question the conventional wisdom and suggest, instead, that the Earth may have had 'four billion years of good weather' purely by chance.If Earth-like worlds don't have natural stabilising mechanisms, then intelligent observers such as ourselves will only ever look out onto those rare planets where, like the Earth, all the bad things that could have happened to the climate have fortunately cancelled each other out.So before you prepare to meet the aliens, consider that we are probably alone ...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • 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
  • Making Contact Jill Tarter & the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
    Making Contact Jill Tarter & the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
    ISBN: 9781681778020
    Title: Making Contact Jill Tarter & the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
    Author: SCOLES SARAH


    For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, "Are we alone?" A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact.

    Jill Tarter is a pioneer, an innovator, an adventurer, and a controversial force. At a time when women weren't encouraged to do much outside the home, Tarter ventured as far out as she could--into the three-Kelvin cold of deep space. And she hasn't stopped investigating a subject that takes and takes without giving much back.

    Today, her computer's screensaver is just the text "SO...ARE WE ALONE?" This question keeps her up at night. In some ways, this is the question that keep us all up at night. We have all spent dark hours wondering about our place in it all, pondering our "aloneness," both terrestrial and cosmic. Tarter's life and her work are not just a quest to understand life in the universe: they are a quest to understand our lives within the universe. No one has told that story, her story, until now.

    It all began with gazing into the night sky. All those stars were just distant suns--were any of them someone else's sun? Diving into the science, philosophy, and politics of SETI--searching for extraterrestrial intelligence--Sarah Scoles reveals the fascinating figure at the center of the final frontier of scientific investigation. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered if we are alone in the universe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
  • Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
    Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
    ISBN: 9780241363843
    Title: Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
    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: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Mankind Beyond Earth: the History, Science & Future of Human Space Exploration
    Mankind Beyond Earth: the History, Science & Future of Human Space Exploration
    ISBN: 9780231162432
    Title: Mankind Beyond Earth: the History, Science & Future of Human Space Exploration
    Author: PIANTADOSI CLAUDE A

    Seeking to re-energize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of the Moon, and the importance of people in the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and its extraordinary achievements. He emphasizes the importance of continuing manned and unmanned space missions to American and human interests, and he stresses the many adventures that still await us in the unfolding universe. Remaining cognizant of space exploration's practical and financial obstacles, Piantadosi nevertheless challenges us to revitalize our leadership in space and reap its vast scientific bounty. Along with being a captivating story of ambition, invention, and discovery, Piantadosi's history explains why space exploration is increasingly difficult and why space experts always seem to disagree. He argues that the future of the space program requires merging the practicalities of exploration with the constraints of human biology. Space science deals with the unknown, and the margin (and budget) for error is small. Lethal near-vacuum conditions, deadly cosmic radiation, microgravity, vast distances, and highly scattered resources remain immense physical problems. To be competitive, America needs to develop affordable space transportation and flexible exploration strategies grounded in sound science. Piantadosi closes with suggestions for accomplishing these goals, combining his skepticism as a scientist with an unshakable belief in space's untapped and wholly worthwhile potential.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Marketing the Moon: the Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program
    Marketing the Moon: the Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program
    ISBN: 9780262026963
    Title: Marketing the Moon: the Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program
    Author: SCOTT DAVID MEERMAN & JUREK RICHARD

    In July 1969, ninety-four percent of American televisions were tuned to coverage ofApollo 11's mission to the moon. How did space exploration, once the purview of rocket scientists,reach a larger audience than My Three Sons? Why did a government program whosestandard operating procedure had been secrecy turn its greatest achievement into a communalexperience? In Marketing the Moon, David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek tellthe story of one of the most successful marketing and public relations campaigns in history: theselling of the Apollo program. Primed by science fiction, magazine articles, andappearances by Wernher von Braun on the "Tomorrowland" segments of theDisneyland prime time television show, Americans were a receptive audience forNASA's pioneering "brand journalism." Scott and Jurek describe sophisticated efforts byNASA and its many contractors to market the facts about space travel -- through press releases,bylined articles, lavishly detailed background materials, and fully produced radio and televisionfeatures -- rather than push an agenda. American astronauts, who signed exclusive agreements withLife magazine, became the heroic and patriotic faces of the program. And there was some judiciousproduct placement: Hasselblad was the "first camera on the moon"; Sony cassette recordersand supplies of Tang were on board the capsule; and astronauts were equipped with the Exer-Geniepersonal exerciser. Everyone wanted a place on the bandwagon. Generouslyillustrated with vintage photographs, artwork, and advertisements, many never published before,Marketing the Moon shows that when Neil Armstrong took that giant leap formankind, it was a triumph not just for American engineering and rocketry but for American marketingand public relations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Mars: a New View of the Red Planet
    Mars: a New View of the Red Planet
    ISBN: 9781848664616
    Title: Mars: a New View of the Red Planet
    Author: SPARROW GILES

    Mars has always fascinated humanity and the findings of the past decade have revolutionized ideas about our nearest neighbour - revealing its watery past and geological similarity to Earth. This giant volume, filled with the latest and most magnificent images to be sent back from Curiosity, will walk you in the footsteps of the NASA probes and rovers that have been surveying the planet from 1964 until the present day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet
    Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet
    ISBN: 9781426217586
    Title: Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet
    Author: DAVID LEONARD

    The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, the red planet and human habitation of Mars isn t much farther off. Now the National Geographic Channel goes years fast-forward with Mars, a six-part series documenting and dramatizing the next 25 years as humans land on and learn to live on Mars. This companion book to the series explores the science behind the mission and the challenges awaiting those brave individuals.Filled withvivid photographs taken on Earth, in space, and on Mars; arresting maps; and commentaryfrom the world s top planetary scientists, this fascinating book will take you millions ofmiles away and decades into the future to our next home in the solar system."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 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
  • Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    ISBN: 9781785215902
    Title: Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    Author: HAYNES

    A companion volume to our forthcoming Universe Manual and Planets of the Solar System Manual (both due for 2019), and complementing our existing Earth, Moon and Mars manuals, this book provides a down-to-earth, digestible guide to our galaxy for the layperson.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Mirror Earth: the Search for Our Planet's Twin
    Mirror Earth: the Search for Our Planet's Twin
    ISBN: 9780802779007
    Title: Mirror Earth: the Search for Our Planet's Twin
    Author: LEMONICK MICHAEL D

    In the mid-1990s, astronomers made history when they detected three planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way. The planets were nothing like Earth, however: they were giant gas balls like Jupiter or Saturn. More than 500 planets have been found since then, yet none of them could support life.Now, armed with more powerful technology, planet hunters are racing to find a true twin of Earth. Science writer Michael Lemonick has unique access to these exoplaneteers, as they call themselves, andMirror Earthunveils their passionate quest. Geoff Marcy, at the University of California, Berkeley, is the world's most successful planet hunter, having found two of the first three extra-solar planets. Bill Borucki, at the NASA Ames Research Center, struggled for more than a decade to launch the Kepler mission-the only planet finder, human or machine, to beat Marcy's record. David Charbonneau, at Harvard, realized that Earths would be much easier to find if he looked at tiny stars called M-dwarfs rather than stars like the Sun-and that he could use backyard telescopes to find them!Unlike those in other races, the competing scientists actually consult and cooperate with one another. But only one will be the first to find Earth's twin.Mirror Earthis poised narrate this historic event as the discovery is made.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
  • Moon: A Past & Future History
    Moon: A Past & Future History
    ISBN: 9781788162548
    Title: Moon: A Past & Future History
    Author: MORTON OLIVER

    Soon to be heard on R4 Book of the Week Every generation has looked up from the Earth and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. 50 years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse-with the whole world watching through their eyes.In this short but wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the Moon. A counterpoint in the sky, it has shaped our understanding of the Earth from Galileo to Apollo. Its gentle light has spoken of love and loneliness; its battered surface of death and the cosmic. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back. For others, an adventure yet to begin.Advanced technologies, new ambitions and old dreams mean that men, women and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. What will they learn there about the universe, the Earth-and themselves? And, this time, will they stay?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Moon: A Scientific & Cultural History
    Moon: A Scientific & Cultural History
    ISBN: 9780008282462
    Title: Moon: A Scientific & Cultural History
    Author: ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH STAFF

    Written by the Royal Observatory's leading astronomers and moon experts, this landmark work explores man's fascination with our only natural satellite. Learn how we started to observe the Moon, how we used it to mark time and navigate, how lunar lore developed across the world, how the Chinese developed calendars and predicted eclipses. See how the Moon has influenced African art, and also acted as a muse for artists in other parts of the world in a variety of media. Also explore our relationship with the Moon as telescopes, photography, and film progressed, and how the Moon and space programs have influenced fashion, toys and culture. And consider how the Moon has not escaped geopolitics, with various treaties being signed in relation to space debris.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Moon: The Art, Science & Culture of the Moon
    Moon: The Art, Science & Culture of the Moon
    ISBN: 9781781575710
    Title: Moon: The Art, Science & Culture of the Moon
    Author: LOSKE ALEXANDRA & MASSEY ROBERT


    This beautiful visual history of the moon explores humanity's endless fascination with its closest cosmic neighbour.

    From humankind's first lunar recordings to present-day myths and new exploration efforts, this original and diverting account intertwines artistic, religious and political interpretations with critical scientific study and observation.

    Trace the history of the moon and its many faces in this extensively illustrated and illuminating volume.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • 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
  • Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
    Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
    ISBN: 9780007155422
    Title: Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
    Author: SMITH ANDREW


    In time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing comes this edition of journalist Andrew Smith's book, now updated with a new Afterword, that tells the fascinating story of twelve astronauts who ventured to space, and his interviews with nine of the surviving men.


    "Smith's book succeeds...because he bungee-cords together so many intriguing digressions."--New York Times


    The Apollo lunar missions of the 1960s and 1970s have been called the last optimistic acts of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys and were indelibly marked by it, for better or for worse. Journalist Andrew Smith tracks down the nine surviving members of this elite group to find their answers to the question "Where do you go after you've been to the Moon?"


    A thrilling blend of history, reportage, and memoir, Moondust rekindles the hopeful excitement of an incandescent hour in America's past when anything seemed possible as it captures the bittersweet heroism of those who risked everything to hurl themselves out of the known world--and who were never again quite able to accept its familiar bounds.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Moongazing: Beginners Guide to the Moon
    Moongazing: Beginners Guide to the Moon
    ISBN: 9780008305000
    Title: Moongazing: Beginners Guide to the Moon
    Author: ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH

    An in-depth guide for aspiring astronomers and Moon observers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Includes detailed Moon maps and covers the history of lunar observation and exploration, the properties of the Moon, its origin and orbit. This is the ideal book for Moon observers covering essential equipment, and the key events to look out for. Detailed advice is given on how to choose a telescope and how to capture the Moon in sketches. Discover all you need to know about eclipses, blue moons, supermoons, conjunctions and occultations. A detailed section covers astrophotography using lenses, telescopes, Smartphones, including video and how to process your images. Comes with a photographic atlas of lunar features with plates and annotated maps. A glossary of key terms, index of lunar features and software references are also provided.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Moons
    Moons
    ISBN: 9780198735274
    Title: Moons
    Author: ROTHERY DAVID A.

    Proving to be both varied and fascinating, moons are far more common than planets in our Solar System. Our own Moon has had a profound influence on Earth, not only through tidal effects, but even on the behaviour of some marine animals. Many remarkable things have been discovered about the moons of the giant outer planets from Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and other spacecraft. Scientists have glimpsed volcanic activity on Io, found oceans of water on Titan, and captured photos of icy geysers bursting from Enceladus. It looks likely that microbial life beyond the Earth may be discovered on a moon rather than a planet.
    In this Very Short Introduction David Rothery introduces the reader to the moons of our Solar System, beginning with the early discoveries of Galileo and others, describing their variety of mostly mythological names, and the early use of Jupiter's moons to establish position at sea and to estimate the speed of light. Rothery discusses the structure, formation, and influence of our Moon, and those of the other planets, and ends with the recent discovery of moons orbiting asteroids, whilst looking forward to the possibility of finding moons of exoplanets in planetary systems far beyond our own.


    ABOUT THE SERIES:
    The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

    $26.00
  • Moonwalk With Your Eyes: a Pocket Field Guide
    Moonwalk With Your Eyes: a Pocket Field Guide
    ISBN: 9781441906458
    Title: Moonwalk With Your Eyes: a Pocket Field Guide
    Author: PLOTNER TAMMY

    Of all the many things we can look at in the night sky, the Moon is one of the richest in its ever-changing detail, as changes in light and shadow daily transform what you can see of every feature. Whether you use binoculars, a small telescope or a large one,you will find the Moon offers new horizons rich in exploration opportunities. Moonwalk with Your Eyes guides the reader quickly through lunar basics: how to determine the lunar day and what lunar terminology you might encounter here and in other books. From there you ll be taken on a guided visual journey that encompasses what can be seen at any given time for all levels of observers. Moonwalk with Your Eyes features high-quality annotated photographs and solid background information to help the reader understand many lunar phenomena. Here is a guide that allows those who simply gaze at the Moon to find a deeper appreciation of it; for those who use binoculars and small telescopes, this is a comprehensive guide to identifying what can be seen; and advanced observers will be challenged with a rare quality look at areas of the Moon that are not covered by other lunar guide books.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • 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: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Nasa/Esa/Asi Cassini-Huygens Owners' Workshop Manual: 1997 onwards
    Nasa/Esa/Asi Cassini-Huygens Owners' Workshop Manual: 1997 onwards
    ISBN: 9781785211119
    Title: Nasa/Esa/Asi Cassini-Huygens Owners' Workshop Manual: 1997 onwards
    Author: LORENZ RALPH


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • New Astronomy Guide: Stargazing in the Digital Age
    New Astronomy Guide: Stargazing in the Digital Age
    ISBN: 9781780970646
    Title: New Astronomy Guide: Stargazing in the Digital Age
    Author: MOORE PATRICK

    Bring astronomy down from the mountaintops and into the backyard with this one-stop stargazing manual from Sir Patrick Moore and Pete Lawrence, stars of the BBC'sThe Sky at Night.  These days, affordable telescopes, cameras, and software make it easy for anyone to explore the heavens. Here is all the information amateur astronomers need to proceed, including a month-by-month sky guide, a large wall poster of all the constellations visible from Earth, and a detailed map of the Moon.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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