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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Staff Pick
The great Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, PBS/Nova host, and ambassador to all sorts of interstellar and cosmic awesomeness, is also the author of nearly a dozen books. His newest, Space Chronicles: Facing the... (read more)

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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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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach
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If you like your science served up with a side of humor and a little bit (okay, sometimes a lot) of the gross-out factor, Mary Roach is the lady for you. In Packing for Mars, we explore the less-discussed aspects of space travel and how the astronauts... (read more)

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach
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If you haven't read Mary Roach's previous bestsellers Bonk and Stiff (shame on you!), Packing for Mars is as good an introduction to Roach as you'll find. Space travel hasn't been this funny or intriguing since Douglas Adams — and best of all, it's... (read more)

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
by Brian Greene
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Using Simpsons and X-Files examples, Brian Greene explains our current understanding of the universe. Whereas The Elegant Universe was primarily about the obscure, largely theoretical world of susperstring theory, Fabric of the Cosmos holds to more solid... (read more)

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The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
by Theodore Gray
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Beautiful and informative, surprising and smart, The Elements will appeal to your inner geek (even if you didn't know you had one). With unique stories, bizarre facts, and dazzling photographs of the 118 elements in the periodic table, this book will... (read more)

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Life of Super-earths: How the Hunt (12 Edition)
Life of Super-earths: How the Hunt (12 Edition)
by Sasselov Dimit
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In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus fomented a revolution when he debunked the geocentric view of the universe, proving instead that our planet wasn’t central to the universe. Almost five hundred years later, the revolution he set in motion is nearly... (read more)

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The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
by Brian Greene
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In the first chapter of The Hidden Reality, Brian Greene writes, "There was a time when 'universe' meant 'all there is.' Everything. The whole shebang." Well, those days are over. From string theory to the Inflationary Multiverse scenario to artificial... (read more)

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality. Brian Greene
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality. Brian Greene
by Brian Greene
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Using Simpsons and X-Files examples, Brian Greene explains our current understanding of the universe. Whereas The Elegant Universe was primarily about the obscure, largely theoretical world of susperstring theory, Fabric of the Cosmos holds to more solid... (read more)

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Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science
Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science
by M G Lord
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Astro Turf is a witty and perceptive look at the history of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California as seen from the daughter of one of its leading rocket scientists. Lord's lens is trained on the macho culture of the program, the culture that set... (read more)

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The Planets
The Planets
by Dava Sobel
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Using scientific facts and cultural background, Sobel continues in her witty and knowledgeable fashion with this absorbing ode to our solar system. Lyrical, personal, and engaging.... (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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How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
by Janna Levin
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Started as a series of letters to her mom, How the Universe Got Its Spots turned into Janna Levin's diary of her life as a scientist out to determine the size of the cosmos. Levin poetically mixes fascinating scientific details with personal anecdotes. A... (read more)

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Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe
Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe
by J. R. Minkel
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When it's hot as all get out, sometimes even reading takes energy. Go away Wall Street Journal, hello, People magazine. Author J. R. Minkel understands this concept. Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe is full of 60-second tidbits about the universe that... (read more)

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
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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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Staff Pick
The great Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, PBS/Nova host, and ambassador to all sorts of interstellar and cosmic awesomeness, is also the author of nearly a dozen books. His newest, Space Chronicles: Facing the... (read more)

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The Planets
The Planets
by Dava Sobel
Staff Pick
Using scientific facts and cultural background, Sobel continues in her witty and knowledgeable fashion with this absorbing ode to our solar system. Lyrical, personal, and engaging.... (read more)

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Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End...
Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End...
by Philip Plait
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Forget about the paranoid hysteria of 2012. Here are the ways the earth will really die. From extinction-event comets slamming into the planet to the inevitable death of the sun, astronomer Philip Platt covers the most likely futures for this little ball... (read more)

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The Grand Design
The Grand Design
by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
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Ancient thinkers asked why nature operates as it does; modern scientists inquire how. Hawking and Mlodinow argue that M-theory explains both, and they make great use of gorgeous illustrations, for some of these ideas come across most powerfully in... (read more)

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