Paperback ISBN: 0142001163
A lavishly illustrated account in the tradition of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in a relevant and accessible format for lay readers. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space
Paperback ISBN: 0061176281
From the author of Dreams of Iron and Steel comes a fascinating account of the competition between the Americans and Soviets for control of outer space, focusing on two brilliant and ambitious scientists--Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev--who fueled it. Reprint.
Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions and Other Popular Theories About Man's Past
Paperback ISBN: 0879752858
Examines theories about the great flood, Noah's ark, Atlantis, ancient technology, the pyramids, and early voyages to America, and suggests rational explanations
Astronomy for Beginners
Paperback ISBN: 1934389250
Each year as Earth cruises through space a number of amazing and remarkable events occur. For example, like clockwork, we’ll run head-on into asteroid and cometary debris that spreads shooting stars across our skies. On occasion we’ll get to watch the disk of the Moon passing the Sun, casting its shadow upon the face of the Earth, and sometimes we’ll get to watch our own shadow as it glides across the face of the Moon. The Sun’s path will constantly change across the daytime sky, as will the stars and constellations at night. During this time, we’ll also get to watch the other majestic planets in our solar system wander the skies, as they, too, circle the Sun in this elaborate celestial dance. Astronomy explains the patterns of the heavens, the equinoxes and the solstices, the major meteor showers, and the solar and lunar eclipses. It’s a guided tour of the solar system and beyond and explains how the way we measure time itself is intimately related to celestial phenomena. Astronomy not only helps readers become experts in space and time, it’s also a fun ride!
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0394502949
The well-known astronomer presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond
A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension
Paperback ISBN: 0385477058
A vivid portrait of the theory of hyperspace by a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York discusses the superstring theory and the concept of a jigsaw-puzzle universe. Reprint. Tour.