• Spaceflight: A Concise History
    Spaceflight: A Concise History
    ISBN: 9780262536332
    Title: Spaceflight: A Concise History

    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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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

  • Star Names: Their Lore & Meaning
    Star Names: Their Lore & Meaning
    ISBN: 9780486210797
    Title: Star Names: Their Lore & Meaning

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $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

    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

  • Stargazers: Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
    Stargazers: Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
    ISBN: 9780745956275
    Title: Stargazers: Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

    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
  • 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.


    * 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
  • 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
  • Strange New Worlds: the Search for Alien Planets & Life Beyond Our Solar System
    Strange New Worlds: the Search for Alien Planets & Life Beyond Our Solar System
    ISBN: 9780691158075
    Title: Strange New Worlds: the Search for Alien Planets & Life Beyond Our Solar System

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Sun
    ISBN: 9780810955226
    Title: Sun

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $26.00
  • Sun Moon & Earth
    Sun Moon & Earth
    ISBN: 9780802713810
    Title: Sun Moon & Earth
    Author: HEATH ROBIN

    Every organism on Earth responds to four major cycles: the solar and lunar day, the synodic month and the year. We all dance to these primary rhythms. This book reveals the poetic cosmology that lies within the cycles of the Sun and Moon as seen from the Earth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein & Exoplanets
    Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein & Exoplanets
    ISBN: 9780465060924
    Title: Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein & Exoplanets

    With beautiful illustrations and a detailed map, Sun Moon Earth has everything you need to get ready for the next solar eclipse.
    On April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: a total eclipse of the sun. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events. Greek philosophers discovered eclipses' cause and used them to measure their world and the cosmos beyond. Victorian-era scientists mounted eclipse expeditions during the age of globe-spanning empires. And modern-day physicists continue to use eclipses to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity.

    Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00

  • Sun's Heartbeat & Other Stories from the Life of the Star that Powers Our Planet
    Sun's Heartbeat & Other Stories from the Life of the Star that Powers Our Planet
    ISBN: 9780316090995
    Title: Sun's Heartbeat & Other Stories from the Life of the Star that Powers Our Planet
    Author: BERMAN BOB

    The beating heart of the sun is the very pulse of life on earth. And from the ancients who plotted its path at Stonehenge to the modern scientists who unraveled the nuclear fusion reaction that turns mass into energy, humankind has sought to solve its mysteries. In this lively biography of the sun, Bob Berman ranges from its stellar birth to its spectacular future death with a focus on the wondrous and enthralling, and on the heartbreaking sacrifice, laughable errors, egotistical battles, and brilliant inspirations of the people who have tried to understand its power.

    What, exactly, are the ghostly streaks of light astronauts see-but can't photograph-when they're in space? And why is it impossible for two people to see the exact same rainbow? Why are scientists beginning to think that the sun is safer than sunscreen? And how does the fluctuation of sunspots-and its heartbeat-affect everything from satellite communications to wheat production across the globe?

    Peppered with mind-blowing facts and memorable anecdotes about spectral curiosities-the recently-discovered "second sun" that lurks beneath the solar surface, the eerie majesty of a total solar eclipse-THE SUN'S HEARTBEAT offers a robust and entertaining narrative of how the Sun has shaped humanity and our understanding of the universe around us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • This Is Mars
    This Is Mars
    ISBN: 9781597112581
    Title: This Is Mars

    This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Since its arrival in orbit in 2006, MRO and its HiRISE telescope have been mapping Marss surface in a series of exceptionally detailed images that reveal all the beauty of this legendary planet. Each image presents a six-kilometer-wide zone in which the planets geography and its geological and mineralogical textures are revealed. Conceived as a visual atlas, the book takes the reader on a fantastic voyageplummeting into the breathtaking depths of the Velles Marineris canyons; floating over the black dunes of Noachis Terra; and soaring to the highest peak in our solar system, the Olympus Mons volcano. The search for traces of water also uncovers vast stretches of carbonic ice at the planets poles. Seamlessly compiled by French publisher, designer, and editor Xavier Barral, these extraordinary images are accompanied by an introduction by research scientist Alfred S. McEwen, principle investigator on the HiRISE telescope; an essay by astrophysicist Francis Rocard, who explains the story of Marss origins and its evolution; and a timeline by geophysicist Nicolas Mangold, who unveils geological secrets of this fascinating planet.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $160.00
  • Total Skywatcher's Manual 275+ Skills & Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, & Beyond
    Total Skywatcher's Manual 275+ Skills & Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781681884622
    Title: Total Skywatcher's Manual 275+ Skills & Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, & Beyond

    For stargazers, comet-spotters and planet-seekers looking to enhance your deep sky knowledge and observations - this is your quintessential guide. The Total Skywatcher's Manual will help you choose the best telescope, identify constellations and objects in the night sky, search for extraterrestrial phenomena, plan star parties, capture beautiful space imagery and much more. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover--this manual is the perfect gift

    With fully illustrated star charts, gorgeous astrophotography and step-by-step project instruction, this family friendly book is the only guide you'll ever need to navigate the nightsky. Learn about the phases of the moon, how to conduct your own deep-sky observations, how the universe is expanding, our search for life on other planets, meteors vs. meteorites, sunspots and solar flares, best eclipse-viewing techniques--everything you need to know to appreciate the wonder of our universe.

    Based in San Francisco, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has a 125-year history of providing resources, tools, and information to astronomy enthusiasts, including amateur astronomers, families, and science educators (K-16). Join the ASP on this journey through the nightsky and beyond.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00

  • Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
    Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
    ISBN: 9780199565528
    Title: Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
    Author: LITTMAN MARK

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Transit of Venus: How a Rare Astronomical Alignment Changed the World
    Transit of Venus: How a Rare Astronomical Alignment Changed the World
    ISBN: 9780958262972
    Title: Transit of Venus: How a Rare Astronomical Alignment Changed the World

    On 8 June 2004, the planet Venus moved across the face of the sun. This historic event - visible from most parts of the world - was rare: the last transit of Venus had happened 121 years before.

    On 6 June 2012, Venus will again traverse the sun, providing an extraordinary and moving spectacle to people on Earth. In this book, scientists and historians write of the extraordinary impact these cosmic events have had on the exploration and colonisation of our own planet.
    SEARCH FOR THE HIDDEN CONTINENT Hamish Campbell - Zealandia splits from Gondwanaland, unique bird and plant life develops, and tectonic plates keep grinding.

    THE ROAD TO STONEHENGE Richard Hall - How astronomical knowledge that developed in antiquity laid the foundations of modern science and led to Cook's observations of the transit of Venus - and more recently, the building of a modern Stonehenge.

    SETTING SAIL ON THE PACIFIC Peter Adds - The astonishing feats of Pacific peoples who navigated thousands of kilometres across open seas in small craft.

    SCIENCE IN COOK'S TIME Duncan Steel - Science in the age of enlightenment, and the quest to find the distance from the Earth to the sun.

    COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE Anne Salmond - The historic mission that led to the first encounters between Tahitians, Maori and Europeans.

    JOURNEYS IN TIME AND SPACE Paul Callaghan - What are the challenges now? The search for dark matter, new science, and other life and universes.

    Published with the support of the Charles Fleming Fund and the Astronomical Committee of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope & How to Find Them
    Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope & How to Find Them
    ISBN: 9781108457569
    Title: Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope & How to Find Them

    With over 150,000 copies sold since its first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. This unique guidebook to the night sky shows you how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets actually look through a small telescope, while its large pages and spiral binding allow for use outside. Along with updated star names and astronomical information, this new edition provides links to a dedicated webpage with up-to-date tables and images, and an improved planets chapter. The many Dobsonian-friendly images and small telescope views have been revised to account for changes in modern telescope technology, such as larger field of view eyepieces. With dedicated chapters on Northern and Southern Hemisphere objects, it's never been easier to explore the night sky, wherever you are. Additional resources are available on the accompanying website: www.cambridge.org/turnleft.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Ufologist July - August 2014
    Ufologist July - August 2014
    ISBN: 9771833496001
    Title: Ufologist July - August 2014
    Author: NELTLINK

    Format: Magazine
    Price: $9.95
  • Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos
    Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781454925682
    Title: Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos
    Author: BELL JIM

    "Like any good travel book, Jim Bell's guide gives you some good advice on what to bring and what to wear. Of course, we don't leave for a few hundred years. For now though, check out these images--the pictures alone will make you want to start packing " --Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society

    Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? This visually spectacular book brings you closer to an interplanetary voyage than ever before

    Following in the footsteps of Jim Bell's successful The Space Book, Mars 3-D, and Moon 3-D, this large-format volume offers space enthusiasts an unparalleled visual experience of our solar system. Featuring eight removable NASA posters highlighting the wonders of space, gorgeous full-color photography, and stunning art, Bell's travel guide takes you on a futuristic tour of the solar system and beyond. Along the way, you'll experience what it's like to hike across lunar craters, soar through the winds of Venus, and raft down the rapids of Titan. Informative summaries of every destination are based on knowledge gleaned from more than 50 years of space exploration. The images provide a taste of the awe-inspiring destinations that we may one day reach, from the oceans of Europa to the newly discovered planets of TRAPPIST-1, while captions draw our attention to the unusual craters, ridges, seas, and storms captured by orbiting satellites, landers, and rovers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Universe LP: A Travel Guide 1ed
    Universe LP: A Travel Guide 1ed
    ISBN: 9781788686365
    Title: Universe LP: A Travel Guide 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION

    The world's first and only guide to the UniverseThe follow-up to our best-selling The World has been developed with NASA and is the world's first and only guide to the Universe. We explore in detail the planets within our solar system and inform readers of their distance from Earth, temperature and atmosphere, before featuring recently discovered stars, galaxies and planets millions of light years away.* Written in the style of The World, packed with essential information and vital statistics* Fascinating and engaging, with content provided by NASA, the world?s foremost space authority* A must-own book for anyone interested in outer space and space travel

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Universe Today: Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos
    Universe Today: Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781624145445
    Title: Universe Today: Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos

    If you've ever been interested in the night sky and the wonders above our heads, search no further: your ultimate resource for all things in the universe is here. From David Dickinson and Fraser Cain, publisher of the widely popular astronomy news site, Universe Today, comes the complete guide of the night sky, ranging from the best tips and tricks for viewing, an overview of the solar system and our galaxy to exclusive interviews with top NASA scientists, interwoven with exclusive, beautiful photography from top night sky photographers. The foreword will be written by top industry professional, Dr. Pamela Gay. With calendars, charts and graphs, you'll treasure this definitive resource for many night sky viewings from now and for years to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Universe: the Definitive Visual Guide
    Universe: the Definitive Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9781409376507
    Title: Universe: the Definitive Visual Guide

    An out-of-this world journey across the universe. From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space.This new edition has been expanded and updated to include the most exciting new discoveries from water on Mars to planets in other solar systems plus up-to-date charts and information on the latest equipment for studying the wonders of the universe. The comprehensive night-sky atlas covers all the constellations and planetary charts showing their positions right up to 2019.With a special embossed jacket, Universe is a beautiful gift for keen amateur astronomers as well as a great reference book for the whole family.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $76.00
  • Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium The Visual Guide to Space, the Universe & Everything Within It
    Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium The Visual Guide to Space, the Universe & Everything Within It
    ISBN: 9780718185268
    Title: Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium The Visual Guide to Space, the Universe & Everything Within It

    If there were ever a great time to be publishing a fresh, innovative and up-to-date book on the universe it's now; 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and commercial travel into space feels closer than ever. For everyone who has ever wanted to know more about the space around us, Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium is more than just your ordinary stargazing book, it is the ultimate guide to the universe.

    Covering everything from asteroids to space stations, this book includes chapters on-
    1. Scale of the Universe
    2. The Solar System
    3. Stars and Galaxies
    4. Exoplanets

    This beautiful compendium will delight readers with incredible statistics on innovative scales. Complex concepts will be explained with accessible-yet-fact-filled infographics and visualizations. Martin Vargic's unique style and visual emphasis make this book distinct from all other astronomy books.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Welcome to the Universe: an Astrophysical Tour
    Welcome to the Universe: an Astrophysical Tour
    ISBN: 9780691157245
    Title: Welcome to the Universe: an Astrophysical Tour

    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all-from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

    Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.

    Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • When Galaxies Collide
    When Galaxies Collide
    ISBN: 9780522873191
    Title: When Galaxies Collide

    Why is the Milky Way blue? Why isn't a black hole dark? How many stars can you see with your naked eye?* How much hotter are blue stars than red ones?a

    Humans are the only known astronomers in the universe. When we look up at the night sky, we are linked to our ancestors. Away from city lights, we can see what generations of people before us have wondered at and weaved stories around.

    But all that will change. The Andromeda Galaxy is rushing towards us at 400,000 kilometres an hour.

    When Galaxies Collidewill guide you to look at the night sky afresh. It peers 5.86 billion years into the future to consider the fate of Earth and its inhabitants. Will the solution be to live in space without a planet to call home? Will one of the other 100 billion planets spawn life?

    Learn how to watch this space.

    * 9,000, but only half of that from any given point on Earth.

    a 38,000 degrees vs 3,000.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Where the Universe Came From: How Einstein's Relativity Unlocks the Past, Present & Future of the Cosmos
    Where the Universe Came From: How Einstein's Relativity Unlocks the Past, Present & Future of the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781473629592
    Title: Where the Universe Came From: How Einstein's Relativity Unlocks the Past, Present & Future of the Cosmos

    A little over a century ago, a young Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to the world and utterly transformed our understanding of the universe. He overturned centuries of thinking about gravity by revealing how it arises from the curvature of space and time. Yet general relativity has had far greater consequences. It has revealed how our universe has been expanding from a hot dense state called the big bang. It has changed our understanding of space and time. And it predicts that the universe is an extreme place, containing black holes and possibly wormholes.

    Using Einstein's insights, today's cosmologists have come to realise that most of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark energy.

    In WHERE THE UNIVERSE CAME FROM, leading cosmologists and New Scientist explain that we still have plenty of unfinished business with the cosmos. How does the dark universe shape our cosmic destiny? What is really happening near black holes? Are we any closer to discovering the ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein? Why is relativity not the final answer?

    New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Why Is Uranus Upside Down?
    Why Is Uranus Upside Down?
    ISBN: 9781741752533
    Title: Why Is Uranus Upside Down?
    Author: WATSON FRED

    Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars. Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of his popular, long-running radio shows, and answered them in this collection. Questions he answers include How can you identify the constellations? Does the Earth wobble? Could you dump nuclear waste into the Sun? What makes planets round? Where's the nearest black hole?Are there other universes? and Can we ever know everything? This highly entertaining and informative introduction to our planet and the Universe we live in is a must-read for enquiring minds of all ages.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Wonders of the Solar System
    Wonders of the Solar System
    ISBN: 9780007386901
    Title: Wonders of the Solar System
    Author: COX BRIAN

    In Wonders of the Solar System â?? the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series â?? Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.The Wonders of the Solar System â?? from the giant ice fountains of Enceladus to the liquid methane seas of Titan and from storms twice the size of the Earth to the tortured moon of Io with its giant super-volcanoes â?? is the Solar System as you have never seen it before. In this series, Prof Brian Cox will introduce us to the planets and moons beyond our world, finding the biggest, most bizarre, most powerful natural phenomena. Using the latest scientific imagery along with cutting edge CGI and some of the most spectacular and extreme locations on Earth, Brian will show us Wonders never thought possible. Employing his trademark clear, authoritative yet down to earth approach, Brian will explore how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons with new discoveries about the planets, their moons and how they came to be the way they are.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Wonders of the Universe
    Wonders of the Universe
    ISBN: 9780007395828
    Title: Wonders of the Universe
    Author: COX BRIAN

    Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before. 13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light years wide. It contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This infinite, vast and complex Universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the Universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but away from the telescopes, the labs and the white coats, Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world around us to explain its simple truths. Travelling to the North Pole, Professor Cox demonstrates how spinning worlds create electrical currents and magnetism; he looks at the South Pacific Ocean to explain how the Universe communicates and moves in waves; he shows us how the water of the Angel Falls waterfall in Venezuela behaves exactly like the light does around a black hole. The same laws of light, gravity, time, matter and energy that govern us here on Earth are the same as those applied in the Universe. Using 3D CGI imagery, his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that if we can understand the impact of these governing laws on Earth it will bring us a step closer to an understanding of our Universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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