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A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson

Broadway Books, 2004

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to ...
  
  











  



  
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Tish Rabe

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1999

Au revoir , Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space (First Big Books)
Catherine D. Hughes

National Geographic Children's Books, 2012

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe. Chapters include: ...
  
  











  



  
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Lawrence M. Krauss

Atria Books, 2013

Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly ...
  
  











  



  
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 2006

Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025. The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. ...
  
  











  



  
Cosmos
Carl Sagan

Ballantine Books, 2013

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse ...
  
  











  



  
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking

Bantam, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of ...
  
  











  



  
Inside Interesting Integrals: A Collection of Sneaky Tricks, Sly Substitutions, and Numerous Other ...
Paul J. Nahin

Springer, 2014

What’s the point of calculating definite integrals since you can’t possibly do them all?. What makes doing the specific integrals in this book of value aren’t the specific answers we’ll obtain, but rather the methods we’ll use in obtaining those answers; methods you can use for evaluating the integrals you will encounter in the future. This book is written in a light-hearted manner for students who have completed the first year of ...
  
  











  



  
Cosmigraphics
Michael Benson

Harry N. Abrams, 2014

Michael Benson tells the thrilling story of the discovery and description of the universe in a new way. Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world’s great science libraries and virtually unknown today, he chronicles more than 1,000 years of humanity’s ever-expanding understanding of the size and shape of space itself. He shows how the invention of the telescope inspired visions of unimaginably distant ...
  
  











  



  
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can ...
Michael Driscoll, Meredith Hamilton

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2004

Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. ...
  
  











  



  
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Neil deGrasse Tyson

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” — Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole ? explores a ...
  
  











  



  
Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide
Karl F. Kuhn

Wiley, 1996

The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide available for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as ...
  
  











  



  
The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
Caleb Scharf

Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican ...
  
  











  



  
The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need
Joanna Martine Woolfolk

Taylor Trade Publishing, 2012

Everyone’s favorite astrology book now includes a link that will enable you to create your own chart! This edition of The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need still includes detailed information about how to cast your own chart the old-fashioned way and how to interpret it once you’re finished. The new downloadable software allows you to cast your chart in just minutes by inputting the date, time, and place of birth resulting in a ...
  
  











  



  
Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell
John Casey

Humanix Books, 2014

Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter , author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells the truth about ominous changes taking place in the climate and the Sun. Casey’s research into the Sun’s activity, which began almost a decade ago, resulted in the discovery of a solar cycle that is now reversing from its global ...
  
  











  



  
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

Ballantine Books, 1997

"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing." *The Washington Post Book World How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between ...
  
  











  



  
The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition
Stephen William Hawking

Bantam, 1996

In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing.  It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies.  The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Readers: Planets
Elizabeth Carney

National Geographic Children's Books, 2012

This brilliantly illustrated book taps into children's natural curiosity about the vast world of space. This level two reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts. This reader helps cultivate the explorers of tomorrow! This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers ...
  
  











  



  
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Doubleday, 2014

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compelling….Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip” —The New York Times Book Review The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe:  the human brain.          For the first time in history, the secrets of the ...
  
  











  



  
Fingerprints of the Gods
Graham Hancock

Three Rivers Press, 1996

The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.
  
  











  








   



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