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The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
by Caleb Scharf
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“How reasonable is it to think that we are alone in the vast expanses of space? And how significant is life on Earth on the Universal (or multiversal) scale? These are the questions that astrobiologist Caleb Scharf addresses intelligently and... (read more)

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    Stars & Planets

    Ian Ridpath 9780002199797

General
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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
by Lawrence M. Krauss and Richard Dawkins
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Lawrence Krauss's new book, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, summarizes the continuing developments in the field of cosmology. In addition to championing these new insights in the study of modern physics, Krauss also... (read more)

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Space Exploration
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Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13
Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of 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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National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space
by Linda K Glover
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The National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space offers clear and concise explanations of the planets; telescopes; manned space flight; satellites; the origin of the universe; the contributions of Nicolaus Copernicus, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking; and... (read more)

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You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
by Chris Hadfield
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Divided by continent, You Are Here represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour — surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful — is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero... (read more)

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The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is
The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is
by Roberto Trotta
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From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The... (read more)

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Pale Blue Dot
Pale Blue Dot
by Carl Sagan
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
by National Audubon Society
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The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way... (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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Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space
Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space
by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles
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Almost Heaven tells the stories of the remarkable women who have bravely met two challenges: the risk of space travel and the struggle to succeed in a man's world. From Valentina Tereshkova in 1963 and Sally Ride in 1983 to Kalpana Chawla and Lauren... (read more)

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