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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

By: Brian Greene

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Vintage: 2004

Seller ID: 001696

ISBN: 0375727205

Condition: Fine


From Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Elegant Universe," comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himsel... View more info

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

By: Carl Sagan

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1997

Seller ID: 001578

ISBN: 0345376595

Condition: Very Good


" FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our ep... View more info

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Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life

By: David Grinspoon

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Ecco: 2003

Seller ID: 001675

ISBN: 0060185406

Condition: Fine


A provocative, anecdotal book about the possibility of extra-terrestrial life by a leading young astronomer and advisor to NASA. It's been a quarter of a century since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from the perspective of a practicing scientist confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those 25 years, and leading astronomer David Grinspoon is well prepared to carry Sagan's legacy forward to a new generation of rea... View more info

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The Scientific American Book of the Cosmos

By: David H. Levy (ed.)

Price: $7.99

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001534

ISBN: 0312254539

Condition: Fine


Finally, the entire body of our scientific knowledge of the universe is available in one definitive volume. "Scientific American," the oldest and most popular science magazine in the world, has prepared the most comprehensive and comprehensible book on the subject ever. Under the direction of renowned astronomer David H. Levy, thisspectacular book assembles the best minds in science to give clearand accessible explanations of the nature of the cosmos. Newly View more info

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Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship

By: George Dyson

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company: 2003

Seller ID: 001665

ISBN: 0805072845

Condition: Fine


In 1957, a small group of scientists, supported by the U.S. government, launched an attempt to build a four-thousand-ton spaceship propelled by nuclear bombs. The initial plan called for missions to Mars by 1965 and Saturn by 1970. After seven years of work, political obstacles brought the effort to a halt. The Orion team, led by the American bomb-designer Theodore B. Taylor, included the physicist Freeman Dyson, whose son George was five years old when the existence... View more info

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The Roving Mind

By: Isaac Asimov

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 1983

Seller ID: 001023

ISBN: 0879752017

Condition: Good


Isaac Asimov's death on April 6, 1992, was a great loss to literature, science, and freethought. The vision of one of America's most prolific authors is unmatched today, and his pointed honesty shines through in this fascinating collection of essays. Asimov demonstrates his extraordinary skill at disseminating knowledge from across the spectrum of scientific disciplines as his "roving mind" ranges from the polemical to the persuasive, from the speculative to the realisti... View more info

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The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega--the Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe

By: John D. Barrow

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Pantheon: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001663

ISBN: 0375422218

Condition: Fine


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In Search of the Edge of Time: Black Holes, White Holes, Wormholes

By: John Gribbin

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1998

Seller ID: 001622

ISBN: 0140248145

Condition: Fine


Time travel has been a common feature in popular science fiction, but with today's understanding of black holes, it could possibly be a reality. Many astrophysicists believe black holes can function as tunnels leading to other times and other places and that they contain the key to the Big Bang. In this enthralling book John Gribbin lucidly explains such theories and guides us through a still emerging cosmos of neutron and X ray stars, white dwarfs, quasars, and pulsars.... View more info

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Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets

By: John S. Lewis

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Basic Books: 1997

Seller ID: 001682

ISBN: 0201328194

Condition: As New


While we worry over the depletion of the earth's natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earth's growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await us in nearby space. In this visionary book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis explains how we can mine these precious metals from the asteroids, comets, and planets in our own solar system for use in space construction projects... View more info

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Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond

By: Lawrence M. Krauss

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Seller ID: 001657

ISBN: 0670033952

Condition: As New


Beginning well before Plato's allegory of the cave and continuing to modern scientific breakthroughs from relativity to quantum mechanics, as well as to pop cultural icons like "Twilight Zone" and "Star Trek," human beings have imagined, even longed for, alternate realities. Lawrence M. Krauss, one of the most gifted and engaging of writer-scientists today, examines why we have often believed that the answers to the great questions about existence lie in the possibility ... View more info

Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World

By: Oliver Morton

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Picador: 2002

Seller ID: 001550

ISBN: 0312245513

Condition: Fine


Who are the extraordinary individuals that will take us on the next great space race, the next great human endeavor, our exploration and colonization of the planet Mars? And more importantly, how are they doing it? Acclaimed science writer Oliver Morton explores the peculiar and fascinating world of the new generation of explorers: geologists, scientists, astrophysicists and dreamers. Morton shows us the complex and beguiling role that mapping will play in our understand... View more info

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Astronomy Demystified

By: Stan Gibilisco

Price: $9.99

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 2003

Seller ID: 001594

ISBN: 0071384278

Condition: As New


The practical approach to learning the really tough subjects Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs. Organized like self-teaching guides, they come ... View more info

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The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe

By: Timothy Ferris

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2002

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 001614

ISBN: 068801836X

Condition: Very Good


For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery. From Earth, the light of distant galaxies appeared to be red, meaning that those galaxies were receding from us. This led to the revolutionary realization that the universe is expanding. The Red Limit is the tale of this discovery, its ramifications, and the passionately competitive astronomers who charted the past, presen... View more info

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The Science of UFOs

By: William R. Alschuler

Price: $4.99

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2001

Seller ID: 001679

ISBN: 0312262256

Condition: Fine


What if UFOs are real? Where could they be from, and how could they have traveled here? What advanced technology must they possess to execute the fantastic maneuvers they are routinely reported to make? Astronomer William R. Alshuler takes a fascinating look at the reported attributes of UFOs through the lens of known science and explains how they might be doing the weird and incredible things they are known to do. Along the way, he examines the possibilities... View more info