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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
Big Bang
The Origin of the Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0007162219
Shares the stories of Big Bang theorists who fought against establishment beliefs about an eternal and unchanging universe to investigate the universe's origins, and then continues with a comprehensive and anecdotal explanation of the Big Bang Theory. By the author of Fermat's Enigma and The Code Book. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Mars On Earth: The Adventures Of Space Pioneers In The High Artic
Mars On Earth
The Adventures Of Space Pioneers In The High Artic
Paperback      ISBN: 1585423505
Recounts the virtual missions of the Mars Society space pioneer team, who while waiting for new technological advances in the space program, replicated and simulated the real-life challenges of exploring Mars on the harshest terrains on Earth. Reprint.
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe
Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393046885
An accomplished professor of physics and mathematics unravels the complexities of superstring theory for the average reader in a lucid and entertaining account, using analogies from everyday life to explain the elegant underlying principles of the universe.
Celestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation
Paperback      ISBN: 0393302946
Provides a basic introduction to navigation using the sun, planets, and stars to plot a boat's position when out of sight of land
The Great Atlas of the Stars
The Great Atlas of the Stars
Paperback      ISBN: 1552096106
Provides background information on stars, constellations, and other celestial phenomena, and depicts the major constellations, with overlays pointing out the most noteworthy stars.
The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist
The Sky Is Not the Limit
Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist
Paperback      ISBN: 159102188x
The director of the Hayden Planetarium looks back at his youth in the Bronx and the mentors who inspired him to study astronomy, and discusses such current topics as science literacy, racial stereotypes, and the existence of God.
Understanding Aircraft Structures
Understanding Aircraft Structures
Paperback      ISBN: 1405120320
This book explains aircraft structures so as to provide a basic understanding of the subject and the terminology used, as well as illustrating some of the problems. It provides a brief historical background, and covers parts of the aeroplane, loads, structural form, materials, processes, detail design, quality control, stressing, and the documentation associated with modification and repairs. The Fourth Edition takes account of new materials and the new European regulatory system.
On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
Paperback      ISBN: 1573920355
The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe
Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 0375708111
An accomplished professor of physics and mathematics unravels the complexities of superstring theory for the average reader in a lucid and entertaining account, using analogies from everyday life to explain the elegant underlying principles of the universe. Reissue. (A NOVA mini-series, airing on PBS in January/February 2003, hosted by Brian Greene) (Science & Mathematics)
Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus And the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
Uncentering the Earth
Copernicus And the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
Paperback      ISBN: 0393329186
An analysis of the scientific and social impact of the Polish astronomer's pivotal sixteenth-century work traces how his challenge to beliefs about an earth-centric solar system had a profound influence on the ways in which humanity understands itself and the universe. Reprint.