Astronomy

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

    Walter Alvarez

    "A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history." —Sean B. CarrollMore

  2. Book ImageAmerican Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

    David Baron

    Winner of the 2018 AIP Science Communication Award in Science Writing (Books) Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.More

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageMathematical Astronomy for Amateurs

    E. A. Beet

    This is a clear and simple introduction to the calculations that form the basis of all astronomical laws and observations. Most elementary astronomy books are purely descriptive, while textbooks of mathematical astronomy assume a considerable knowledge of mathematics. Here the author relies only on simple 'school maths' to help the amateur widen his horizons and interpret his observations.More

  5. Book ImageRelatively Speaking

    Eric Chaisson, Lola Judith Chaisson

    "Beginning with a clear, nontechnical discussion of both the ‘special’ and ‘general’ theories of relativity, astrophysicist Chaisson explores their theoretical and experimental bases and what these say about the origin and structure of the universe. He examines very large issues: cosmological foundations of the universe, the various ‘models’ of the universe, and black holes….An integrated, coherent discussion. Lively, readable, and informed." —Library JournalMore

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageAstrophysics for People in a Hurry

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

    The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.More

  11. Book ImageAccessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

    New York Times Bestseller

    An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.More

  12. Book ImageAstrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gregory Mone

    Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers.More

  13. Book ImageAstronomy: At Play in the Cosmos

    Adam Frank

    A textbook that is not written like a textbook.More

  14. Book ImageLight of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

    Adam Frank

    Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.More

  15. 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

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