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Pale Blue Dot
Pale Blue Dot
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
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ISBN: 9780307801012
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Pale Blue Dot
A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
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"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... Read more >
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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
Written by Stephen Hawking
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ISBN: 9780307790453
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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
And Other Essays
Written by Stephen Hawking


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2011
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THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME.
 
In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. In these thirteen essays...

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A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time
Written by Stephen Hawking
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A Brief History of Time

Written by Stephen Hawking


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On Sale: May 4, 2011
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#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... Read more >
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Cycles of Time
Cycles of Time
Written by Roger Penrose
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ISBN: 9780307265906
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Cycles of Time
An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
Written by Roger Penrose


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
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From the best-selling author of The Emperor’s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology’s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future?

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Cycles of Time
Cycles of Time
Written by Roger Penrose, Read by Bruce Mann
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Cycles of Time
An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
Written by Roger Penrose
Read by Bruce Mann


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On Sale: May 3, 2011
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From the best-selling author of The Emperor’s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology’s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future?

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Cycles of Time
Cycles of Time
Written by Roger Penrose, Read by Bruce Mann
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ISBN: 9780307933188
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Cycles of Time
An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
Written by Roger Penrose
Read by Bruce Mann


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On Sale: May 3, 2011
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From the best-selling author of The Emperor’s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology’s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future?

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Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
Written by Isaac Asimov
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ISBN: 9780307792273
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Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

Written by Isaac Asimov


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $7.99

A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL


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Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Written by Isaac Asimov
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ISBN: 9780307792303
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Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Written by Isaac Asimov


Format: eBook, 282 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

The master of science fiction speculates about life on other planets...

"Intriguing"--Publishers Weekly 


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Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
Written by Susan Sloate
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ISBN: 9780307775856
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Amelia Earhart
Challenging the Skies Great Lives Series
Written by Susan Sloate


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 23, 2011
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The Great Lives Series

Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, and great Americans.

Amelia Earhart

Challenging the Skies

When Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during her attempt to make the... Read more >
Sally Ride
Sally Ride
Written by Sue Hurwitz
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ISBN: 9780307775818
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Sally Ride
Shooting for the Stars Great Lives Series
Written by Sue Hurwitz


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On Sale: December 22, 2010
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Sally Ride

Shooting for the Stars

Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride took a deep breath and nervously waited as the powerful engines of the Space Shuttle Challenger roared to life. This was the most frightening, yet exciting moment of Sally's life! She was determined to prove that an American woman could perform in space... Read more >
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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Written by Mike Brown
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ISBN: 9780385531092
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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Written by Mike Brown


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 7, 2010
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The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet... Read more >
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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Written by Mike Brown, Read by Ryan Gesell
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ISBN: 9780307932693
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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Written by Mike Brown
Read by Ryan Gesell


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On Sale: December 7, 2010
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The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of its resulting in one... Read more >
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Chasing the Sun
Chasing the Sun
Written by Richard Cohen
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ISBN: 9781588369345
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Chasing the Sun
The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
Written by Richard Cohen


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On Sale: November 9, 2010
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In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, acclaimed author Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life. Drawing on more than seven years of research, he reports from locations in eighteen different countries. As he soon discovers, the Sun is present...

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Sizing Up the Universe
Sizing Up the Universe
Written by J. Richard Gott and Robert J. Vanderbei
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ISBN: 9781426206511
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Sizing Up the Universe
The Cosmos in Perspective
Written by J. Richard Gott and Robert J. Vanderbei


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
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Sizing Up the Universe reveals an ingenious new way to envision the outsize proportions of space, based on the work of Princeton University professors Richard Gott and Robert Vanderbei. Using scaled maps, object comparisons, and beautiful space photographs, it demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos —from Buzz Aldrin's... Read more >
This New Ocean
This New Ocean
Written by William E. Burrows
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ISBN: 9780307765482
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This New Ocean
The Story of the First Space Age
Written by William E. Burrows


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
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It was all part of man's greatest adventure--landing men on the Moon and sending a rover to Mars, finally seeing the edge of the universe and the birth of stars, and launching planetary explorers across the solar system to Neptune and beyond.
        
The ancient dream of breaking gravity's hold and taking to... Read more >
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The Grand Design
The Grand Design
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
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ISBN: 9780553805376
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The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
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THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT THINKERS—A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE
 
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why... Read more >
The Grand Design
The Grand Design
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
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The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book... Read more >
The Grand Design
The Grand Design
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, Read by Steve West
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ISBN: 9780739344262
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The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Read by Steve West


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 7, 2010
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THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT THINKERS—A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE
 
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why... Read more >
The Grand Design
The Grand Design
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, Read by Steve West
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ISBN: 9781415966624
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The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Read by Steve West


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 7, 2010
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THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT THINKERS—A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE
 
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why... Read more >
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History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two
History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two
Written by T. A. Heppenheimer
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ISBN: 9781588342850
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History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two
Development of the Space Shuttle, 1972-1981
Written by T. A. Heppenheimer


Format: Trade Paperback, 504 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $32.95

Basing his work on virtually untapped NASA archives, T. A. Heppenheimer has produced the second volume of his definitive history of the space shuttle. Volume Two traces the development of the shuttle through a decade of engineering setbacks and breakthroughs, program-management challenges, and political strategizing, culminating in the first launch in... Read more >
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On the Frontier
On the Frontier
Written by Richard P. Hallion and Michael H. Gorn
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ISBN: 9781588342898
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On the Frontier
Experimental Flight at NASA Dryden
Written by Richard P. Hallion and Michael H. Gorn


Format: Trade Paperback, 584 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $39.95

This little known classic history of flight-testing the Xplanes is reborn, sweepingly revised and updated with new and recently released information. Aviation enthusiasts will savor the most detailed account available of record-setting aircraft like the X-1 and XZ-15, flown by Chuck Yeager and other legends, as well as all the cutting-edge... Read more >
Moon Lander
Moon Lander
Written by Thomas J. Kelly
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ISBN: 9781588342737
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Moon Lander
How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module
Written by Thomas J. Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2009
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Chief engineer Thomas J. Kelly gives a firsthand account of designing, building, testing, and flying the Apollo lunar module. It was, he writes, “an aerospace engineer’s dream job of the century.” Kelly’s account begins with the imaginative process of sketching solutions to a host of technical challenges with an emphasis on... Read more >
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The New Solar System
The New Solar System
Written by Patricia Daniels, Foreword by Robert Burnham
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ISBN: 9781426204623
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The New Solar System
Ice Worlds, Moons, and Planets Redefined
Written by Patricia Daniels
Foreword by Robert Burnham


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2009
Price: $35.00

Aimed at the popular audience by experienced astronomy author Patricia Daniels with contributions by former editor of Astronomy magazine Robert Burnham and highlighted by 160 photographs, diagrams and maps, this superb guide explores every corner of Earth’s planetary neighborhood, from the fiery sun at its center to the dark, icy realm... Read more >
Spacesuits
Spacesuits
Written by Amanda Young, Photographed by Mark Avino, Foreword by Thomas P. Stafford, Introduction by Allan Needell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874981
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Spacesuits
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection
Written by Amanda Young
Photographed by Mark Avino
Foreword by Thomas P. Stafford
Introduction by Allan Needell


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $29.95

The goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth required the development of three things: spacecraft, launch vehicles, and protective clothing. Spacesuits: Within the Collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum takes the reader through the development of the last category, the spacesuits... Read more >
The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Space
The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Space
Written by Jim Lebans, Introduction by Bob McDonald
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ISBN: 9781551992648
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The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Space
"42 Questions (and Answers) About Life, the Universe, and Everything"
Written by Jim Lebans
Introduction by Bob McDonald


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $14.99

For everyone who’s curious about what’s new under (and over and around) the stars.

Douglas Adams famously pronounced in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that the answer to life, the universe, and everything was 42. Quirks & Quarks, whose approach to science owes almost as much to Adams as it does... Read more >
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