Cosmology Astronomy
Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique
Alone in the Universe
Why Our Planet Is Unique
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118147979
The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planets Are we alone in the universe? Surely amidst the immensity of the cosmos there must be other intelligent life out there. Don't be so sure, says John Gribbin, one of today's best popular science writers. In this fascinating and intriguing new book, Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and (seemingly) nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy. - Written by one of our foremost popular science writers, author of the bestselling In Search of Schrödinger's Cat - Offers a bold answer to the eternal question, "Are we alone in the universe?" - Explores how the impact of a "supercomet" with Venus 600 million years ago created our moon, and along with it, the perfect conditions for life on Earth From one of our most talented science writers, this book is a daring, fascinating exploration into the dawning of the universe, cosmic collisions and their consequences, and the uniqueness of life on Earth.
Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique
Alone in the Universe
Why Our Planet Is Unique
Paperback      ISBN: 1683366891
The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planets Are we alone in the universe? Surely amidst the immensity of the cosmos there must be other intelligent life out there. Don't be so sure, says John Gribbin, one of today's best popular science writers. In this fascinating and intriguing new book, Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and (seemingly) nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy. - Written by one of our foremost popular science writers, author of the bestselling In Search of Schrödinger's Cat - Offers a bold answer to the eternal question, ""Are we alone in the universe?"" - Explores how the impact of a ""supercomet"" with Venus 600 million years ago created our moon, and along with it, the perfect conditions for life on Earth From one of our most talented science writers, this book is a daring, fascinating exploration into the dawning of the universe, cosmic collisions and their consequences, and the uniqueness of life on Earth.
Alpha & Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe
Alpha & Omega
The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0142004464
Draws on the latest cosmological discoveries to reveal what today's scientists are learning about the beginning and fate of the universe, citing theories about dark matter, dark energy, and the particle zoo to make predictions on how the universe will end. Reprint.

Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe
Astrobiology
The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 1785783424
Are we alone in the Universe, or are there as many planets supporting life as there are stars in the sky? It's one of the most important and fascinating questions human beings can ponder, and astrobiology is the emerging field of science that tries to answer it. Astronomer Rhodri Evans gives an expert overview of our current state of knowledge, looking at how life started on Earth, considering other places in the Solar System that might harbour life, then discussing possible Earth-like 'exoplanets' orbiting stars further out into our galaxy - and what future missions and studies will tell us about extraterrestrial life there. Along the way the book answers some key questions: How can we answer Fermi's paradox ('Where is everybody?')? Is water essential for life, or just a best bet for finding it? And how will we know when we find alien life, if it doesn
Astronomia Nova
Astronomia Nova
Paperback      ISBN: 1888009470
Second edition, completely revised, of the only English translation of Kepler's 1609 masterpiece. A work of astonishing originality, Astronomia Nova stands, with Copernicus's De Revolutionibus and Newton's Principia as one of the founding texts of the scientific revolution. Kepler revolutionized astronomy by insisting that it be based upon physics rather than ideal geometrical models.
Astronomia Nova
Astronomia Nova
Hardcover      ISBN: 1888009489
Second edition, completely revised, of the only English translation of Kepler's 1609 masterpiece. A work of astonishing originality, Astronomia Nova stands, with Copernicus's De Revolutionibus and Newton's Principia as one of the founding texts of the scientific revolution. Kepler revolutionized astronomy by insisting that it be based upon physics rather than ideal geometrical models.
Astronomical Origins of Life: Steps Towards Panspermia
Astronomical Origins of Life
Steps Towards Panspermia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792360818
Living material contains about twenty different sorts of atom combined into a set of relatively simple molecules. Astrobiologists tend to believe that abiotic mater
Astronomical Origins of Life: Steps Towards Panspermia
Astronomical Origins of Life
Steps Towards Panspermia
Paperback      ISBN: 9401058628
Living material contains about twenty different sorts of atom combined into a set of relatively simple molecules. Astrobiologists tend to believe that abiotic mater
Astronomy: A Visual Guide
Astronomy
A Visual Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465473629
An illustrated guide provides a comprehensive tour of the universe, from craters on the moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and includes maps of the night sky, profiles of all 88 constellations and tips on using binoculars and telescopes.
Astronomy on Trial: A Devastating and Complete Repudiation of the Big Bang Fiasco
Astronomy on Trial
A Devastating and Complete Repudiation of the Big Bang Fiasco
Paperback      ISBN: 0761814221
Quite a few people disagree with the Big Bang model some of them (unlike Martin) are even scientists. Still, he presents a quite thorough review of articles from the Bangor Daily News, Discover, Time, Insight, Science News, Newsweek, Nature, Scientific American and other popular sources, as well as books such as Cold Fusion; the scientific fiasco of the century and Guth and Steinhardt's The Inflationary Universe . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)