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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Theories of the Universe (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Theories of the Universe (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Gary F Moring
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You’re no idiot, of course. You know Heisenburg’s uncertainty principle has nothing to do with where you put your car keys. But modern cosmology is relatively complicated. The mystery of the universe definitely isn’t one we can flip to... (read more)

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Glimpsing an Invisible Universe: The Emergence of X-Ray Astronomy
Glimpsing an Invisible Universe: The Emergence of X-Ray Astronomy
by Richard Hirsh
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Now in paperback, this book deals with the evolution of X-ray astronomy during the initial phases of its development. The story commences in the late 1950s with the discovery of high-energy radiations from beyond the solar system, and is taken through to... (read more)

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Apollo 8 :the NASA mission reports
Apollo 8 :the NASA mission reports
by Robert Godwin
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On December 21, 1968 the National Aeronautics & Space Administration sent three men to orbit the moon. Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot Willam Anders were to be the first living creatures to enter deep... (read more)

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The Everyday Space Traveler: Discover 9 Life-Affirming Insights Into the Wonders of Inner and Outer Space
The Everyday Space Traveler: Discover 9 Life-Affirming Insights Into the Wonders of Inner and Outer Space
by Jason Klassi
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The Everyday Space Traveler is the first book that brings space travel down to Earth and makes these profound insights available to us all. Like the astronauts, you too can discover timeless secrets of the universe that have taken earthbound humans... (read more)

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Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
by Philip S Harrington
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"A complete, current review of the material needed by backyard astronomers.… It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who looks at the sky." —David Eicher Associate Editor, Astronomy Author of Beginner’s Guide to Amateur... (read more)

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AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #1083: Gravitation and Cosmology: Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology
AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #1083: Gravitation and Cosmology: Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology
by Alfredo Herrera Aguilar
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The 3rd International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology was devoted to several topics of current interest in Modern Cosmology, Astrophysics and Gravity, with emphasis on hybrid models of dark energy and dark matter, as well as brane worlds. It also... (read more)

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The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford Paperbacks)
The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford Paperbacks)
by John D Barrow
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Ever since Copernicus, scientists have continually adjusted their view of human nature, moving it further and further from its ancient position at the center of Creation. But in recent years, a startling new concept has evolved that places it more firmly... (read more)

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A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy
A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy
by Barry Hetherington
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Astronomy, the oldest of the sciences, has a history which goes back thousands of years. Civilizations throughout the world recorded events which they observed, including eclipses of the sun and moon, and the behaviour of meteors, comets and stars. These... (read more)

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Cosmos
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan
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Based on Sagan's 13 part television series, "Cosmos" is about science in its broadest human context, and how science and civilization grew up together. With over 250 full-color illustrations.... (read more)

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Asteroid Rendezvous: Near-Shoemaker's Adventures at Eros
Asteroid Rendezvous: Near-Shoemaker's Adventures at Eros
by Jim Bell and Jacqueline Mitton
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The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) was the first dission to orbit and eventually land on an asteroid. A phenomenal success, the mission returned with hundreds of thousands of images, spectra, and other measurements about the large near-Earth... (read more)

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The Hubble: A New Window to the Universe
The Hubble: A New Window to the Universe
by Daniel Fischer
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At last, a book presenting the fantastic scientific results of the first five years of Hubble Space Telescope observations! While a number of books for the general public emphasize the technological accomplishments of this multi-billion dollar project or... (read more)

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Glorious Eclipses: Their Past Present and Future
Glorious Eclipses: Their Past Present and Future
by Serge Brunier
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Stargazers who may have missed the last total solar eclipse of the 20th century this past summer have just been given another chance to observe this "once in a lifetime" occurrence. Inside Glorious Eclipses they will find startling images and rich... (read more)

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The Stars: A New Way to See Them
The Stars: A New Way to See Them
by H A Rey
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This is a clear, vivid text with charts and maps showing the positions of the constellations the year round.... (read more)

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The History of Astronomy
The History of Astronomy
by Heather Couper
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Packed with color photographs, this comprehensive reference chronicles the history of astronomy. This extraordinary book traces humans' interaction with the endless wonders of the night sky. The authors, both expert astronomers, researched 29 locations... (read more)

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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
by James R. Hansen
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On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch thirty-eight-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few... (read more)

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How NASA Learned to Fly in Space
How NASA Learned to Fly in Space
by David Harland
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Recapturing an era when Americas leading space explorers readily accepted risk and made momentous decisions on the fly, this recollection looks back on the history of NASA. Recognizing that the Apollo missions received the glory they deserved, this study... (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 Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy
The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy
by Peter Aughton
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There is a missing chapter in the history of astronomy—between the work of Galileo and Newton—and it is a chapter that belongs to England. In the period before the English Civil War, Horrocks was the greatest astronomer in the kingdom. He knew... (read more)

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Space Technologies, Materials and Structures
Space Technologies, Materials and Structures
by B Paton
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Investigations in space have been conducted in both manned and unmanned space vehicles. Space: Technologies, Materials and Structures explains the development of hardware and instrumentation designed to operate in the severe conditions of space. For the... (read more)

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On the Cosmic Horizon: Ten Great Mysteries for Third Millennium Astronomy (Mysteries for the New Millennium)
On the Cosmic Horizon: Ten Great Mysteries for Third Millennium Astronomy (Mysteries for the New Millennium)
by Jeffrey O. Bennett
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Share the wonder of the ten great mysteries of 21st century astronomy -- with an astronomer as your guide! Are we alone? What is the fate of the universe? Is the inflationary big bang theory true? What is the universe really made of? Compelling... (read more)

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