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Destination Space: Making Science Fiction a Reality
Destination Space: Making Science Fiction a Reality
by Kenny Kemp
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The human impulse is to explore, and now there is an unexplored territory open for the traveler. The arrival of a revolutionary, safe, and environmentally friendly flying machine called SpaceShipTwo makes suborbital space travel a reality. For the... (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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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
by Simon Singh
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Simon Singh continues to demonstrate his mastery of bringing complex concepts to lay readers with this brilliant book on the origins of the universe. Singh clearly presents an overview of the history of science, filled with colorful characters, and how... (read more)

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Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
by Lisa Randall
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The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now. Warped Passages is a brilliantly... (read more)

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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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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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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 Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery
Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery
by Scott Hubbard
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The Red Planet has been a subject of fascination for humanity for thousands of years, becoming part of our folklore and popular culture. The most Earthlike of the planets in our solar system, Mars may have harbored some form of life in the past and may... (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 Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System: 158 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, and Big, Beautiful Photographs of the Planets, Moons, an
The Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System: 158 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, and Big, Beautiful Photographs of the Planets, Moons, an
by Marcus Chown
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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... (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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About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
by Adam Frank
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andlt;Bandgt;The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. andlt;/Bandgt;Our universeand#8217;s and#8220;beginningand#8221; is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically... (read more)

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The Sun's Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet
The Sun's Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet
by Bob Berman
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Did you know that scientists are beginning to think that the sun is safer than sunscreen? That whenever we see the sun on the horizon, it's actually a phantom image because the sun has already set? That career pilots have a one percent higher incidence... (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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Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972
Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972
by David West Reynolds
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“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”—President John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961  With those words... (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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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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Apollo 13
Apollo 13
by Jim Lovell
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In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious... (read more)

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