Astronomy

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  1. Book ImageA Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

    Walter Alvarez

    Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us.More

  2. Book ImageAstronomy: At Play in the Cosmos

    Adam Frank

    A textbook that is not written like a textbook.More

  3. Book Image21st Century Astronomy: The Solar System

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1 - 14, 24

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  4. Book Image21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 1 - 7, 13 - 24

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  5. Book Image21st Century Astronomy

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  6. Book ImageLearning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy: Collaborative Lecture Activities

    Stacy Palen, Ana Larson

    Education research shows that students learn by doing.More

  7. Book ImageUnderstanding Our Universe

    Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford Smith, Et Al.

    Second Edition

    Students learn astronomy by doing astronomy.More

  8. Book ImageThe Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The New York Times bestseller: "You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life." —Jon StewartMore

  9. Book ImageOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

    “Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel WorldsMore

  10. Book ImageDeath by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    “[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  11. Book ImageSpace Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

    “A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”—Air & SpaceMore

  12. Book ImageHow It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe

    Chris Impey

    “Impey combines the vision of a practicing scientist with the voice of a gifted storyteller.”—Dava SobelMore

  13. Book ImageThe Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

    John D. Barrow

    “There can be few better guides to the bewildering array of potential universes, ?and none so readable or entertaining.”—Manjit Kumar, The IndependentMore

  14. Book ImageHow It Ends: From You to the Universe

    Chris Impey

    “Remarkably upbeat, and imbued with wit, wisdom and a palpable sense of awe over our universe.”—Tucson WeeklyMore

  15. Book ImagePacking for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

    Mary Roach

    “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.More

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