The ideal resource for beginning sky watchers in 2018. The night sky is always an amazing sight but it's a thrill when you can locate stars or catch sight of a meteor. With 2018 Guide to the Night Sky, amateur astronomers can view the sky over the course of the year and not miss a thing. It is als..
This is the only detailed history of early astronomy available in English. Formerly published under the title ``History of the Planetary Systems from Thales to Kepler, `` it is recognized as a masterpiece of both historical insight and scientific accuracy.Beginning with the astronomical ideas of the..
Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for the ``Impact Theory`` explaining dinosaur extinction--has instead champ..
The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-..
See What's Out ThereTo experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. Whether you're stargazing from a bustling city or a small-town backyard, Astronomy with a Home Telescope helps you deepen your appreciation of the diverse, dazzling constellations--with either a home telesco..
Get swept up in the beauty of our universe with this collection of spectacular images taken by today's most powerful telescopes and orbiting probes. These breathtaking photographs both enthrall and inform as they capture the many wonders of outer space. Moving from the planets in our own solar syste..
Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Cop..
With more than 35 magnificent images of outer space from NASA, this coloring book will capture the imagination of anyone interested in science, astronomy, and space exploration. Each spread features a full-color photograph from NASA's archives to inspire coloring on the adjacent page. NUME CARTE: Ea..
In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, popular science writer John Gribben tells the story of our growing understanding of galaxies, from the days before Galileo to our present-day observations of our many hundreds of millions of galactic neighbors. Not only are galaxies fascinating astronomic..
This handbook is a guide to exploring the classical night sky and its wonderful telescopic sights. All 88 officially recognized constellations are presented in natural groups which are related by their origin and location in the sky. Each group is explained by a fascinating story which tells what ea..
Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all co..
The cosmos is a complex and intricate system that astronomers have been trying to dissect for years. From Galileo and Copernicus to the Space Race and Modern Day NASA missions, humanity has craved more knowledge about the universe and how it works. Hundreds of years of scientific discovery, and ther..
Praise for the first edition: ``Superbly well produced. Any engagement with this 'cosmic portfolio, ' from picture gazing to deep reading, is grandly rewarded.`` --Booklist starred review] ``The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the 300 full-color Hubble images . . ...
Critical acclaim for John Gribbin````The master of popular science.````--Sunday Times (London) ````Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight.````--David Goodstein, The New York Times Book Review (on Almost Everyone's Guide to Science) ````Gribbin breathes life in..
Introducing Time traces the history of time from Augustine's suggestion that there is no time, to the flowing time of Newton, the conventional time of Poincare, the static time of Einstein, and then back, full circle, to the idea that there is no time in quantum gravity. NUME CARTE: Introducing Time..
With unparalleled access to NASA's archives, this stunning volume pays tribute to 50 years of Mars exploration. Thanks to the latest Mars expeditions--with many more planned in the next few years--all eyes have turned to the once-mysterious red planet. This illuminating book traces our history of Ma..
A Nobel prize winner, a great man and a great scientist, Erwin Schrodinger has made his mark in physics, but his eye scans a far wider horizon: here are two stimulating and discursive essays which summarize his philosophical views on the nature of the world. Schrodinger's world view, derived from th..
This book tells the amazing story behind seashells: how they are made by mollusks, used for protection and camouflage, and full of clues about all they've been through. Inspired by Next Time You See a Seashell, young readers will find these intricate objects even more fascinating when they discover ..
``Next time you see a sunset, stop and sit down for a while.`` This book's tempting opening line invites children and adults to take in a daily phenomenon with fresh eyes. By reading Next Time You See a Sunset together, you can learn to appreciate the spinning of the Earth, the progress of day into ..
This popular guide to cosmic debris introduces the fascinating world of meteorites, astroids, comets, and impact craters. With more than 50 new photographs and updated illustrations, new and expanded appendixes, and some fun cosmic humor, ``Rocks from Space, 2nd Edition`` journeys into the last fron..
Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing..
The indispensable guide to the night sky--now in a newly updated and expanded editionIn this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most inf..
Galaxies - the Milky Way's siblings - offer a surprising variety of forms and colours. Displaying symmetrical spiral arms, glowing red nebulae or diffuse halos, even the image of a galaxy can reveal much about its construction. All galaxies consist of gas, dust and stars, but the effects of gravity,..
Ever a source of philosophical conjecture and debate, the concept of time represents the beating heart of physics. This final work by the distinguished physicist Hans Reichenbach represents the culmination and integration of a lifetime's philosophical contributions and inquiries into the analysis of..
The Extravagant Universe tells the story of a remarkable adventure of scientific discovery. One of the world's leading astronomers, Robert Kirshner, takes readers inside a lively research team on the quest that led them to an extraordinary cosmological discovery: the expansion of the universe is acc..
The search for life in the Universe, once the domain of science fiction, is now a robust research program with a well-defined roadmap, from studying the extremes of life on Earth to exploring the possible niches for life in the Solar System and discovering thousands of planets far beyond it. In addi..
More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using ja..
This simplified guide to the night sky includes seasonal GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), meteor showers and eclipses. Simply shine a flashlight on the charts to illuminate them and ..
This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discov..
A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use with i..
In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; ..
John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers--including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees--to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor.In The Universe, today's most influential science write..
Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation.Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy throu..