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The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
by Paul Davies
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Fifty years ago, Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). But... (read more)

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Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
by Vlatko Vedral
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In Decoding Reality, Vlatko Vedral offers a mind-stretching look at the deepest questions about the universe--where everything comes from, why things are as they are, what everything is. The most fundamental definition of reality is not matter or energy,... (read more)

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The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos
The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos
by John D Barrow
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Einstein's theory of general relativity opens the door for the study of other possible universes--and weird universes at that. The Book of Universes gives us a stunning tour of these potential universes, introducing us to the brilliant physicists and... (read more)

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Saturn: Exploring the Mystery of the Ringed Planet
Saturn: Exploring the Mystery of the Ringed Planet
by Nicole Mortillaro
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New views of Saturn -- provided by the Cassini-Huygens probe -- bring an extraordinary planet and its rings and moons into a whole new realm. Saturn is one of the five planets that star watchers can see with the naked eye. In 1997 the satellite Cassini... (read more)

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Seeing the Sky: 100 Projects, Activities & Explorations in Astronomy (Dover Books on Astronomy)
Seeing the Sky: 100 Projects, Activities & Explorations in Astronomy (Dover Books on Astronomy)
by Fred Schaaf
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Discover the fascination of astronomy with 100 easy, inexpensive projects that promise loads of fun for sky watchers of all ages. Geared toward beginning astronomers from junior high school level and up, this entertaining guide was written in direct,... (read more)

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Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
by Chris Impey
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"When the history of the last fifty years can be viewed in a more balanced perspective, some of its most inspirational highlights will surely be the major space projects--often international in scope--that have voyaged to distant planets, extended our... (read more)

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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space
Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space
by Lynn Sherr
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The definitive biography of Sally Ride, Americaand#8217;s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Rideand#8217;s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boysand#8217; club to a more... (read more)

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Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science
Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science
by Homer Newell
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This exciting survey of the American space science program is the work of a top NASA administrator. Ranging from the laboratory to launching pad and from international conference halls to lunar wastelands, it chronicles technological advances, explores... (read more)

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The Birth & Death of the Sun: Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy
The Birth & Death of the Sun: Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy
by George Gamow
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In this fascinating book, a renowned physicist outlines the discoveries and theories that illuminate the evolution of our world. One of the founders of Big Bang theory, George Gamow employs language that's both scientifically accurate and easy to... (read more)

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The Cosmic Verses: A Rhyming History of the Universe
The Cosmic Verses: A Rhyming History of the Universe
by James Muirden
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From mankinds ancestors to Professor Stephen Hawking, James Muirden cleverly and humorously examines our quest to make sense of the cosmos in wonderful rhyming couplets. If youve ever wondered about the universe, or wanted to broaden your horizons, here... (read more)

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On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (Great Minds Series)
On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (Great Minds Series)
by Nicolaus Copernicus
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The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned... (read more)

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Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut
Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut
by Mike Mullane
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Upon his graduation from West Point in 1967, Mike Mullane was commissioned in the USAF. He flew 134 combat missions in Vietnam. Selected in the first group of space shuttle astronauts, he completed three space missions. He lives in Albuquerque, New... (read more)

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The Ballet of the Planets: On the Mathematical Elegance of Planetary Motion
The Ballet of the Planets: On the Mathematical Elegance of Planetary Motion
by Donald Benson
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The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion, revealing how our understanding of astronomy evolved from Archimedes and Ptolemy to Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Mathematician Donald Benson shows that ancient theories of... (read more)

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Space
Space
by Marcello Dangelo
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Take a fantastic voyage through the Universe, into the mysteries of Mars, Venus, and Jupiter; on to black holes and explosions of gamma rays; and farther out to exoplanets light years away. Your ticket to the interstellar world is the incredible images... (read more)

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Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
by Martin Rees
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The genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned... (read more)

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Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery
Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery
by Stephen J Pyne
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"Blooms with such glorious rushes of exalted prose that I was dog- earing almost every page." --The New York Times Book Review As debate over the future of NASA heats up, award-winning author Stephen J. Pyne presents America's greatest space expeditions... (read more)

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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must
The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must
by Robert Zubrin
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Since the beginning of human history, Mars has been an alluring dreamand#8212;the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. But all that changed when... (read more)

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Exploring the Solar System with Binoculars: A Beginner's Guide to the Sun, Moon and Planets
Exploring the Solar System with Binoculars: A Beginner's Guide to the Sun, Moon and Planets
by Stephen James Omeara
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In this journey of discovery, Stephen James O'Meara shows you how to observe our Solar System's wonders with ease, using nothing more than the unaided eye and inexpensive handheld binoculars. The guide presents a new way to identify and appreciate the... (read more)

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The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets
The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets
by Alan Boss
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We are nearing a turning point in our quest for life in the universe—we now have the capacity to detect Earth-like planets around other stars. But will we find any? In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we... (read more)

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First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth
First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth
by Marc Kaufman
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Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;First Contact, andlt;/Iandgt;Marc Kaufman provides a gripping tour of the magnificent new science of astrobiology that is closing in on the discovery of... (read more)

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