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Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds
Parallel Universes
The Search for Other Worlds
Paperback      ISBN: 0671696017
Explores the degree to which a belief in parallel universes shapes the thinking of contemporary physicists in areas as diverse as relativity, psychology, quantum mechanics, and cosmology
West With the Night
West With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0865471185
Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west
The Planets
The Planets
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.
Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space
Space Race
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
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
Firefly Guide to Stars And Planets
Firefly Guide to Stars And Planets
Paperback      ISBN: 1554070538
Presents an introduction to the solar system, Sun, Moon, planets, constellations, stars, and galaxies along with informaiton on astronomy and telescopes.
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe : Revised and Updated
Nightwatch
A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe : Revised and Updated
Hardcover      ISBN: 155407147x
A reference guide for stargazers offers star charts and information on equipment, planets, and stellar photography.
Astronomy for Beginners
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!
Cosmos
Cosmos
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

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension
Hyperspace
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.