• Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2013
    Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2013
    ISBN: 9780230767508
    Title: Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2013
    Author: MOORE PATRICK & MASON JOHN


    The one book no stargazer should be without. This fully updated 2013 edition of this essential guide features a range of specially commissioned articles by some of the world's top astronomers, an authoritative collection of charts and astronomical data, and a special picture section featuring some of the most important astronomical events of the year. It also includes a month-by-month guide to events in the coming year: planets, eclipses, comets, meteors, nebulae and phases of the moon.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2014
    Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2014
    ISBN: 9781447243960
    Title: Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2014
    Author: MOORE PATRICK & MASON JOHN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Philip's Planisphere Latitude 51.5 North: for Use in Britain & Ireland, Northern Europe, Northern Usa & Canada
    Philip's Planisphere Latitude 51.5 North: for Use in Britain & Ireland, Northern Europe, Northern Usa & Canada
    ISBN: 9781849071888
    Title: Philip's Planisphere Latitude 51.5 North: for Use in Britain & Ireland, Northern Europe, Northern Usa & Canada
    Author: PHILIPS

    Invaluable for both beginners and advanced observers, Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North) is a practical hour-by-hour tracker of the stars and constellations, designed for use anywhere in Britain and Ireland, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada. Turn the oval panel to the required date and time to reveal the whole sky visible from your location. The map, by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, shows stars down to magnitude 5, plus several deep-sky objects, such as the Pleiades, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the Orion Nebula (M42).

    Because the planets move round the Sun, their positions in the sky are constantly changing and they cannot be marked permanently on the map; however, the back of the planisphere has tables giving the positions of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn for every month until 2020. The planisphere is supplied in a full-colour wallet that contains illustrated step-by-step instructions for how to use the planisphere, how to locate planets, and how to work out the time of sunrise or sunset for any day of the year. It explains all the details that can be seen on the map - the magnitudes of stars, the ecliptic and the celestial coordinates.

    In addition, the section 'Exploring the skies, season by season' introduces the novice astronomer to the principal celestial objects visible at different times of the year. Major constellations are used as signposts to navigate the night sky, locating hard-to-find stars and some fascinating deep-sky objects. The movement of the stars is also explained

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Philips Planisphere Latitude 35 South for Use in Nz
    Philips Planisphere Latitude 35 South for Use in Nz
    ISBN: 9781849071925
    Title: Philips Planisphere Latitude 35 South for Use in Nz
    Author: PHILIPS

    Invaluable for both beginners and advanced observers, Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 35 South) is an essential travel accessory for astronomy enthusiasts visiting Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or southern South America. To use this practical hour-by-hour tracker of the stars and constellations, you simply turn the oval panel to the required date and time to reveal the whole sky visible from your location. The map, by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, shows stars down to magnitude 4, plus several deep-sky objects, such as the Pleiades, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC), and the Orion Nebula (M42). Because the planets move round the Sun, their positions in the sky are constantly changing and they cannot be marked permanently on the map; however, the back of the planisphere has tables giving the positions of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn for every month until 2020. The planisphere is supplied in a full-colour wallet that contains illustrated step-by-step instructions for how to use the planisphere, how to locate planets, and how to work out the time of sunrise or sunset for any day of the year. It explains all the details that can be seen on the map - the magnitudes of stars, the ecliptic and the celestial coordinates. In addition, the section 'Exploring the skies, season by season' introduces the novice astronomer to the principal celestial objects visible at different times of the year. Major constellations are used as signposts to navigate the night sky, locating hard-to-find stars and some fascinating deep-sky objects. The movement of the stars is also explained.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System 126 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, & Big Beautiful Photographs of All the Planets, Moons,
    Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System 126 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, & Big Beautiful Photographs of All the Planets, Moons,
    ISBN: 9781579129231
    Title: Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System 126 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, & Big Beautiful Photographs of All the Planets, Moons,
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS


    A companion to "Solar System: A Visual Exploration of the Planets, Moons, and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun", this beautiful photographic card deck features 100 different items from our solar system, from planets and moons, to asteroids, solar wind, and famous astronomers& - one on each card - with a full-size image on the front and fascinating information on the back.
    "The Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System" is the most beautiful and detailed set of cards ever produced on the subject. The deck includes 156 5" x 5" cards, each covering a single topic, such as an individual planet or moon, asteroids, comets, gravity, the movement of the planets, solar wind, dwarf planets, dark matter, and the possibility of life elsewhere, and more. The front side of each card features a full-size photograph while the back includes explanatory text and key scientific data illustrating the most important and interesting aspects of each topic.
    The cards are perfect for students, but they also make an excellent gift for scientists and adults who are fascinated by the beauty and complexity of space.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Physics Reforged: the New Theory of Parallel Universes, Hidden Dimensions & the Fringes of Reality
    Physics Reforged: the New Theory of Parallel Universes, Hidden Dimensions & the Fringes of Reality
    ISBN: 9781517765637
    Title: Physics Reforged: the New Theory of Parallel Universes, Hidden Dimensions & the Fringes of Reality
    Author: VON ABELE JULIAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Planet Factory: Exoplanets & the Search for a Second Earth
    Planet Factory: Exoplanets & the Search for a Second Earth
    ISBN: 9781472917737
    Title: Planet Factory: Exoplanets & the Search for a Second Earth
    Author: TASKER ELIZABETH

    Twenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was a job restricted to science-fiction writers. Now it's one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number is rising fast.These new-found worlds are more alien than anything in fiction. Planets larger than Jupiter with years lasting a week; others with two suns lighting their skies, or with no sun at all. Planets with diamond mantles supporting oceans of tar; possible Earth-sized worlds with split hemispheres of perpetual day and night; waterworlds drowning under global oceans and volcanic lava planets awash with seas of magma. The discovery of this diversity is just the beginning. There is a whole galaxy of possibilities.The Planet Factory tells the story of these exoplanets. Each planetary system is different, but in the beginning most if not all young stars are circled by clouds of dust, specks that come together in a violent building project that can form colossal worlds hundreds of times the size of the Earth. The changing orbits of young planets risk dooming any life evolving on neighbouring worlds or, alternatively, can deliver the key ingredients needed to seed its beginnings. Planet formation is one of the greatest construction schemes in the Universe, and it occurred around nearly every star you see. Each results in an alien landscape, but is it possible that one of these could be like our own home world?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Planetfall New Solar System Visions
    Planetfall New Solar System Visions
    ISBN: 9781419704222
    Title: Planetfall New Solar System Visions
    Author: BENSON MICHAEL

    Thanks to the photographic output of a small squadron of interplanetary spacecraft, we have awakened to the beauty and splendor of the solar system. Since Michael Benson’s masterful bookBeyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes, new, more powerful cameras in probes with greatly improved maneuverability have traversed the wheeling satellites of Jupiter; roamed the boulder-strewn red deserts of Mars; studied Saturn’s immaculate rings; and shown us our own ravishing Earth, a blue-white orb with a disturbingly thin atmosphere, as it plunges deeper into ecological crisis. These new images are the subject of Benson’sPlanetfall, a truly revelatory book that uses its large page size to reproduce the greatest achievements in contemporary planetary photography as never before.

    Praise forPlanetfall:

    “This is the way I like to tour the solar system. Find a chair. Sit. Turn some pages. Gaze. Wonder.” —NPR.com



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $91.00
    $91.00
  • Planets
    Planets
    ISBN: 9780007488841
    Title: Planets
    Author: COX BRIAN & COHEN ANDREW

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

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


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Pluto Files: the Rise & Fall of America's Favorite Planet
    Pluto Files: the Rise & Fall of America's Favorite Planet
    ISBN: 9780393350364
    Title: Pluto Files: the Rise & Fall of America's Favorite Planet
    Author: TYSON NEIL DEGRASSE

    In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog. Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA scientist put it, Pluto was "discovered by an American for America." Pluto is entrenched in our cultural, patriotic view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a quest to discover why. Only Tyson can tell this story: he was involved in the first exhibits to demote Pluto, and, consequently, Pluto lovers have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third graders. In his typically witty way, Tyson explores the history of planet recently been judged a dwarf.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator or Spreadsheet
    Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator or Spreadsheet
    ISBN: 9780521146548
    Title: Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator or Spreadsheet
    Author: DUFFETT-SMITH PETER & ZWART JONATHAN

    Now in its fourth edition, this highly regarded book is ideal for those who wish to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator or spreadsheet. Updated and extended, this new edition shows you how to use spreadsheets to predict, with greater accuracy, solar and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the times of sunrise and sunset. Suitable for worldwide use, this handbook covers orbits, transformations and general celestial phenomena, and is essential for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions for use with a pocket calculator, shown alongside worked examples, it can be enjoyed by anyone interested in astronomy, and will be a useful tool for software writers and students studying introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet methods for greater accuracy are available at www.cambridge.org/practicalastronomy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $79.00
    $79.00
  • Right Stuff
    Right Stuff
    ISBN: 9781784873714
    Title: Right Stuff
    Author: WOLFE TOM


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


    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY


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


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


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Rocket 1942 Onwards An Insight into the Development and Technology of Space Rockets and Satellite Launchers
    Rocket 1942 Onwards An Insight into the Development and Technology of Space Rockets and Satellite Launchers
    ISBN: 9780857333711
    Title: Rocket 1942 Onwards An Insight into the Development and Technology of Space Rockets and Satellite Launchers
    Author: BAKER DAVID


    The Rocket Manual tells the story of rocket motors, how they were first developed, how they work, what they are used for and how they are operated. It also explains the origin and operating record of satellite launchers around the world. Rocket motors large and small are listed and explained, including small motors used to push satellites and spacecraft into different orbits, throttleable rockets for controlling spacecraft descending to the Moon and the surfaces of other planets, restartable motors for adjusting orbits and reusable motors such as those developed for the Shuttle.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 & the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 & the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    ISBN: 9781925322880
    Title: Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 & the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    Author: KURSON ROBERT

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *& Perfect for Father's Day:& the riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the& bestselling author of Shadow Divers.

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

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

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

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

    Praise for Rocket Men

    "In 1968 we sent men to the Moon. They didn't leave boot prints, but it was the first time humans ever left Earth for another destination. That mission was Apollo 8. And& Rocket Men,& under Robert Kurson's compelling narrative, is that under-told story."--Neil deGrasse Tyson

    "Rocket Men is a timely and thrilling reminder of a heroic American achievement--three dashing astronauts and the first rendezvous with the Moon. It has it all--suspense, drama, risk, and loving families. We could use those days again."--Tom Brokaw

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Satellite
    Satellite
    ISBN: 9781780236599
    Title: Satellite
    Author: MILLARD DOUG

    Right now, above our heads nearly imperceptible to us but hugely important to how we live are thousands of man-made objects that we have sent into space. Ubiquitous but mysterious, satellites are the technological infrastructure of our globally connected world, helping us do everything from orient ourselves on a map to watch our favorite television shows. Yet we rarely ever think about them. In this book, Doug Millard pays overdue tribute to the stoic existence of the satellite, tracing its simultaneous pathways through the cold silence of space and the noisy turbulence of the past century.
    How satellites ever came to be is, in itself, a remarkable story. Telling an astonishing history of engineering experimentation and ingenuity, Millard shows how the Cold War space race made the earliest satellites ones like Sputnik, Telstar, and Early Bird household names. He describes how they evolved into cultural signifiers that represented not only our scientific capabilities but our capacity for imagination, our ability to broaden the scope of our vision to the farthest reaches. From there he follows the proliferation of satellites in the second half of the twentieth century, examining their many different forms, how they evolved, all the things they do, what they have enabled, and how they have influenced our popular culture. Ultimately, Millard asks what we can still expect, what sort of space age the satellite has initiated that is yet to be fully realized.
    Published in association with the Science Museum, London, this beautifully illustrated book will appeal to any fan of space exploration and technology.
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Secret Lives of the Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    Secret Lives of the Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    ISBN: 9781529319415
    Title: Secret Lives of the Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    Author: MURDIN PAUL


    We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue?


    The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Signs of the Gods
    Signs of the Gods
    ISBN: 9780285632707
    Title: Signs of the Gods
    Author: ERICH VON DÄNIKEN


    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Six-inch Lunar Atlas a Pocket Field Guide
    Six-inch Lunar Atlas a Pocket Field Guide
    ISBN: 9780387876092
    Title: Six-inch Lunar Atlas a Pocket Field Guide
    Author: SPAIN DON

    Here is a lunar atlas designed specifically for use in the field by lunar observers. Its title - The Six-inch Lunar Atlas - refers both to the aperture of the telescope used to make the images in the book, and also to the book’s physical size: so it’s perfect for fitting into an observer’s pocket!The author’s own lunar photographs were taken with a 6-inch (150mm) telescope and CCD camera, and closely match the visual appearance of the Moon when viewed through a modest (3-inch to 8-inch) telescope. (Depending on seeing, of course.) Each picture is shown oriented "as the Moon really is" when viewed from the northern hemisphere, and is supplemented by exquisite computer sketches that list the main features. Two separate computer sketches are provided to go with each photograph, one oriented to appear as seen through an SCT telescope (e.g. the Meade and Celestron ranges), the other oriented for Newtonian and refracting telescopes. It is worth commenting that most observers find it extremely difficult to identify lunar features when using a conventional atlas and SCT telescope - the human brain is very poor at making "mirror-image" visual translations.There is a page of descriptions for the salient features in each photograph.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas
    Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas
    ISBN: 9781931559317
    Title: Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas
    Author: SINNOTT ROGER W


    Format: Spiral
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe
    Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe
    ISBN: 9781849903462
    Title: Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe
    Author: NORTH CHRIS MOORE PATRICK

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Skys Dark Labyrinth a Novel
    Skys Dark Labyrinth a Novel
    ISBN: 9781846971747
    Title: Skys Dark Labyrinth a Novel
    Author: CLARK STUART

    At the dawn of the seventeenth century everyone believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth. Yet some men knew that the heavens did not move as they should. And some men began to suspect that this heresy was in fact the truth. As Europe convulsed in conflict between Catholic and Protestant, these men prepared to die for that truth. This is the story of Kepler and Galileo, two men whose struggle with themselves, with the evidence and with the forces of reaction changed not simply themselves but our world for ever. The Skys Dark Labyrinth is the first of a trilogy of novels inspired by the dramatic struggles, personal and professional, and key historical events in mans quest to understand the Universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Solar System
    Solar System
    ISBN: 9780571277711
    Title: Solar System
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS

    This beautiful print book presents a new and fascinating way to experience the wonders of the solar system. "Solar System" is something completely new under the sun. Never before have the wonders of our solar system--all its planets, dwarf planets, the sun, moons, rocky Asteroid Belt, and icy Kuiper Belt--been so immediately accessible to readers of all ages.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Solar System in Minutes
    Solar System in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781786485854
    Title: Solar System in Minutes
    Author: SPARROW GILES

    The Solar System in Minutes explains the history and features of all the major celestial bodies, including the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, the planets' main moons, the asteroids, comets, dwarf planets, and the Kuiper belt, as well as the birth, evolution, and science of the solar system and the story--and future--of its exploration.
    With 200 of the very latest space images and explanatory diagrams that bring these concepts to life, Solar System in Minutes is the easiest way to understand our cosmic neighborhood.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Soyuz Manual 1967-2014 (All Models)
    Soyuz Manual 1967-2014 (All Models)
    ISBN: 9780857334053
    Title: Soyuz Manual 1967-2014 (All Models)
    Author: BAKER DAVID


    The Soyuz spacecraft played a major role in Russia's plans for a manned landing on the Moon and several test models were flown at the height of the 'space race'. Originally designed for circumlunar flight, Soyuz has been the mainstay of Russia's space program.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk & the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
    Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk & the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781610398299
    Title: Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk & the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
    Author: DAVENPORT CHRISTIAN

    The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier

    The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space.

    Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Space Book from the Beginning to the End of Time 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy
    Space Book from the Beginning to the End of Time 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy
    ISBN: 9781402780714
    Title: Space Book from the Beginning to the End of Time 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy
    Author: BELL JIM

    We live in a truly golden age of astronomy and space exploration that may allow us to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of all: "How did the Universe begin? Are there other Earth-like planets out there? Are we alone? The Space Book" is a gateway into these kinds of questions--and more--for anyone interested in the worlds beyond our planet.
    Expanding the series that began with the highly successful volumes "The Science Book" and "The Math Book," astronomer and planetary scientist Jim Bell presents 250 of the most groundbreaking astronomical events, from the formation of galaxies to the recent discovery of water ice on Mars. Beautiful photographs or illustrations accompany each entry. Open the book to any page to discover some new wonder or mystery about the Universe around us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
    Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
    ISBN: 9780393350371
    Title: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
    Author: TYSON NEIL DEGRASSE

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily and brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists. Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively on hold with a five- or possibly ten-year delay until the next launch of astronauts from U.S. soil Tyson s views on the future of space travel and America s role in that future are especially timely and urgent. This book represents the best of Tyson s commentary, including a candid new introductory essay on NASA and partisan politics, giving us an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America s economy, security, and morale. Thanks to Tyson s fresh voice and trademark humor, his insights are as delightful as they are provocative, on topics that range from the missteps that shaped our recent history of space travel to how aliens, if they existed, might go about finding us."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Space Shuttle : Celebrating Thirty Years of Nasa's First Space Plane
    Space Shuttle : Celebrating Thirty Years of Nasa's First Space Plane
    ISBN: 9780760347812
    Title: Space Shuttle : Celebrating Thirty Years of Nasa's First Space Plane
    Author: BIZSONY PIERS

    Get a full retrospective of all 134 flights, every mission, of the space shuttle program. This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated reissue of the best-selling hardcover book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony's retrospective covers the entire space shuttle program that began in 1981 and ended in 2011. Every space shuttle mission is detailed, including all flights of the Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour spacecraft. The book also covers the development and design of the orbiter, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and details of its major assemblies and subassemblies. A full double-gatefold provides a large-scale technical drawing of the space shuttle. If you never got to watch the countdown clock in person during a space shuttle launch, "The Space Shuttle" is your chance to relive the history of America's first low Earth orbital spacecraft.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System
    Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System
    ISBN: 9780593073339
    Title: Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System
    Author: THOMPSON MARK

    Have you ever dreamt of being an astronaut, travelling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the Solar System, visiting the Sun and the planets, taking in everything from moons to asteroid belts along the way? What would you see, and how would you feel? What would you eat? How would you navigate and produce fuel? How would you survive? On this epic voyage of discovery, astronomer Mark Thompson takes you on that journey.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Spacecraft 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, & Satellites That Put Us in Space
    Spacecraft 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, & Satellites That Put Us in Space
    ISBN: 9780760354186
    Title: Spacecraft 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, & Satellites That Put Us in Space
    Author: GORN MICHAEL H

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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



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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Spaceport Earth: Legendary Launch Pads, Long-Shot Upstarts, & the Remaking of American Spaceflight
    Spaceport Earth: Legendary Launch Pads, Long-Shot Upstarts, & the Remaking of American Spaceflight
    ISBN: 9780715652848
    Title: Spaceport Earth: Legendary Launch Pads, Long-Shot Upstarts, & the Remaking of American Spaceflight
    Author: PAPPALARDO JOE


    Is there a future in orbit? This timely book reveals the state of spaceflight at a crucial juncture in the industry's history.


    It's the 21st-century and everything about the space industry is changing. Rather than despair over the end of American manned missions and a moribund commercial launch market, private sector companies are now changing the way humanity accesses orbit. Upstarts including Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin are building a dizzying array of new spacecraft and rockets, not just for government use, but for any paying customer. At the heart of this space revolution are spaceports, the center and literal launching pads of spaceflight. Spaceports cost hundreds of millions of dollars, face extreme competition, and host operations that do not tolerate failures--which can often be fatal.


    Aerospace journalist Joe Pappalardo has witnessed space rocket launches around the world, from the jungle of French Guiana to the coastline of California. In his comprehensive work Spaceport Earth, Pappalardo describes the rise of private companies in the United States and how they are reshaping the way the world is using space for industry and science. Spaceport Earth is a travelogue through modern space history as it is being made, offering space enthusiasts, futurists, and technology buffs a close perspective of rockets and launch sites, and chronicling the stories of industrial titans, engineers, government officials, billionaires, schemers, and politicians who are redefining what it means for humans to be a spacefaring species.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Spooky Action at a Distance: Why Space & Time are Doomed
    Spooky Action at a Distance: Why Space & Time are Doomed
    ISBN: 9780374298517
    Title: Spooky Action at a Distance: Why Space & Time are Doomed
    Author: MUSSER GEORGE

    Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
    An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study. John Gribbin, "The Wall Street Journal "

    An endlessly surprising foray into the current mother of physics' many knotty mysteries, the solving of which may unveil the weirdness of quantum particles, black holes, and the essential unity of nature. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

    What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time: nonlocality-the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how far apart they may be. It appears to be almost magical. Einstein grappled with this oddity and couldn't come to terms with it, describing it as "spooky action at a distance." More recently, the mystery has deepened as other forms of nonlocality have been uncovered. This strange occurrence, which has direct connections to black holes, particle collisions, and even the workings of gravity, holds the potential to undermine our most basic understandings of physical reality. If space isn't what we thought it was, then what is it?
    In "Spooky Action at a Distance," George Musser sets out to answer that question, offering a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a celebration of the scientists who are trying to explain it. Musser guides us on an epic journey into the lives of experimental physicists observing particles acting in tandem, astronomers finding galaxies that look statistically identical, and cosmologists hoping to unravel the paradoxes surrounding the big bang. He traces the often contentious debates over nonlocality through major discoveries and disruptions of the twentieth century and shows how scientists faced with the same undisputed experimental evidence develop wildly different explanations for that evidence. Their conclusions challenge our understanding of not only space and time but also the origins of the universe-and they suggest a new grand unified theory of physics. Delightfully readable, "Spooky Action at a Distance "is a mind-bending voyage to the frontiers of modern physics that will change the way we think about reality."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Star Names: Their Lore & Meaning
    Star Names: Their Lore & Meaning
    ISBN: 9780486210797
    Title: Star Names: Their Lore & Meaning
    Author: ALLEN RICHARD H


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Star Theatre: The Story of the Planetarium
    Star Theatre: The Story of the Planetarium
    ISBN: 9781780238357
    Title: Star Theatre: The Story of the Planetarium
    Author: FIREBRACE WILLIAM

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00

    $70.00
  • Stargazers: Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
    Stargazers: Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
    ISBN: 9780745956275
    Title: Stargazers: Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
    Author: CHAPMAN ALLAN

    The period from 1500-1700 saw an unprecendented renaissance in astronomy and the understanding of the heavens. In this magnificent tour de force, scientific historian Dr Allan Chapman guides us through two hundred years of mapping the stars. He shows how Copernicus, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler were all part of a huge movement, which included many churchmen, questing for knowledge of the skies. Chapman explores whether Galileo and his ilk were so unusual for their time, bright sparks of knowledge in a sea of ignorance. Or were contemporary Popes, churchmen, and rulers actually fascinated by astronomy, and open to new ideas? Within these pages Copernicus and Galileo find company with Jesuit missionary astronomers in China, Calvinist physicists in Leiden, Bishop John Wilkins's "Flying Chariot" destined for the moon, Johannes Hevelius, Jeremiah Horrocks, Robert Hooke, Sir Isaac Newton, the early Royal Society, and the Revd James Bradley, who finally detected the earth's motion in space in 1728.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Stars & Planets: Collins Guide
    Stars & Planets: Collins Guide
    ISBN: 9780008239275
    Title: Stars & Planets: Collins Guide
    Author: RIDPATH IAN


    The classic guide to the night sky, now in its fifth edition as part of the authoritative 'Collins Guide' series.


    A comprehensive guide to all the stars and celestial objects visible with the use of binoculars or an average-sized telescope, this fully revised edition features updated and extended text, improved sky charts, and new diagrams and photographs.


    Includes:


    * Monthly sky maps of the northern and southern hemispheres, so you can identify constellations and bright stars from various latitudes throughout the year


    * Descriptions of all the 88 constellations and their stars opposite a specially prepared chart showing the constellation in relation to the surrounding skies


    * Detailed information on stars, nebulae, galaxies, the Moon and the Solar System


    * Practical advice on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes


    In addition to the charts and diagrams, the text is accompanied by many photographs throughout, making this the most practical and comprehensive guide to the night sky.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Stars of the Southern Skies Star Chart
    Stars of the Southern Skies Star Chart
    ISBN: 9781869531959
    Title: Stars of the Southern Skies Star Chart
    Author: MOORE


    Format: Map
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
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