Astronomy

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageThe Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    Brian Greene

    The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.More

  9. Book ImageThe Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition

    Dan Hofstadter

    A cogent portrayal of a turning point in the evolution of the freedom of thought and the beginnings of modern science.More

  10. Book ImageEinstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

    Evalyn Gates

    “Splendidly satisfying reading, designed for a nonspecialist audience.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMore

  11. Book ImageThe Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos

    Michael Lemonick

    “A bright, shiny gift to popular-science collections.”—BooklistMore

  12. Book ImageUncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

    William T. Vollmann

    “Highly personal and philosophical . . . the next best thing to reading Copernicus.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  13. Book ImageMiss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

    George Johnson

    “A short, excellent account of [Leavitt’s] extraordinary life and achievements.”—Simon Singh, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageThe Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World

    Marcelo Gleiser

    "An intellectual accomplishment that illuminates the magic and the wisdom of the heavens above."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  15. Book ImageCosmic Dispatches: The New York Times Reports on Astronomy and Cosmology

    John Noble Wilford

    "A must for every armchair cosmic voyager."—Science NewsMore

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