Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
Paperback ISBN: 0471409766
Describes the science behind many astronomy-related misconceptions and hoaxes covering such topics as meteors, eclipses, UFOs, the big bang theory, and the Moon landing.
Fingerprints of the Gods
Paperback ISBN: 0517887290
A search for evidence of a prehistoric, advanced civilization speculates about an Atlantis-like world buried beneath Antarctic ice and makes predictions about forthcoming geological disasters. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Hardcover ISBN: 0670034460
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. 300,000 first printing.
The Northern Lights
Hardcover ISBN: 0375409807
A portrait of Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland explores his lifelong quest to uncover the mystery of the aurora borealis and explains how his work transformed modern understanding of the aurora borealis, electromagnetism, comets, and the sun.
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.