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Cosmos
Cosmos
Written by Giles Sparrow, Introduction by Dava Sobel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781623650360
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Cosmos

Written by Giles Sparrow
Introduction by Dava Sobel


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $99.00

The universe stretches at least 130 billion trillion kilometers in every direction around us. The magnificent vault of stars is gloriously on display in this deluxe, slip-cased edition—a perfect gift for star-lovers of all ages.
 
Cosmos makes sense of this dizzying celestial panorama by exploring it one step at a... Read more >
50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe

Written by Joanne Baker


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $12.95

From dwarf planets to dark energy; and from the Big Bang to the death of stars, this book is the perfect introduction to the cutting-edge science that is shaping our understanding of our place in the Universe and that could lead to the next great discovery—the detection of life beyond Earth... Read more >
Constellations
Constellations
Written by Giles Sparrow
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781623650889
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Constellations
A Field Guide To The Night Sky
Written by Giles Sparrow


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2013
Price: $26.95

Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing stories–their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial...

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The Story of Astronomy

Written by Peter Aughton


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.95

From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Hawking’s research into black holes, The Story of Astronomy charts the discoveries of some of the greatest minds in human history, and their attempts to unveil the secrets of the stars.

Peter Aughton’s trademark narrative style is... Read more >
Your Ticket to the Universe
A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos
Written by Kimberly K. Arcand and Megan Watzke
Foreword by Mario Livio


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $24.95

An entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops in the cosmos. Accompanied by dramatic visuals, Your Ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table book and field guide.

Beginning with our home planet, Your Ticket to the Universe embarks on an entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops... Read more >
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Your Ticket to the Universe
Your Ticket to the Universe
Written by Kimberly K. Arcand and Megan Watzke, Foreword by Mario Livio
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588343758
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Your Ticket to the Universe
A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos
Written by Kimberly K. Arcand and Megan Watzke
Foreword by Mario Livio


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $24.95

An entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops in the cosmos. Accompanied by dramatic visuals, Your Ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table book and field guide.

Beginning with our home planet, Your Ticket to the Universe embarks on an entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops... Read more >
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Chasing Venus
Chasing Venus
Written by Andrea Wulf
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ISBN: 9780307744609
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Chasing Venus
The Race to Measure the Heavens
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $16.00

On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the Earth and the Sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system—but only if they could compile data from many different points of...

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Space Atlas
Space Atlas
Written by James Trefil, Foreword by Buzz Aldrin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426209710
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Space Atlas
Mapping the Universe and Beyond
Written by James Trefil
Foreword by Buzz Aldrin


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $50.00

Filled with lavish illustrations, this book is a grand tour of the universe. Three ever widening domains are presented--the planets, the stars, and the large scale universe itself--each including the ones before it and extending outward.

The tour starts close to home within the first domain, our own solar system. There is... Read more >
Fingerprints of the Gods
Fingerprints of the Gods
Written by Graham Hancock
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ISBN: 9780307829054
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Fingerprints of the Gods
The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization
Written by Graham Hancock


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $14.99

The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts. Read more >
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The Sign and the Seal
The Sign and the Seal
Written by Graham Hancock
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ISBN: 9780307829047
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The Sign and the Seal
The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant
Written by Graham Hancock


Format: eBook, 642 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $13.99

The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and... Read more >
The Stardust Revolution
The Stardust Revolution
Written by Jacob Berkowitz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616145491
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The Stardust Revolution
The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars
Written by Jacob Berkowitz


Format: Hardcover, 376 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $27.00

Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the... Read more >
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The Stardust Revolution
The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars
Written by Jacob Berkowitz


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the... Read more >
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Mars Landing 2012
Inside the NASA Curiosity Mission
Written by Marc Kaufman


Format: eBook, 60 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2012
Price: $3.99

National Geographic presents the science, the goals, and the anticipation of humankind’s most ambitious planetary expedition ever: the Curiosity mission to Mars. On August 6, 2012 (EST), NASA’s Curiosity spacecraft will complete its 255-day, 354-million-mile journey and plunge down into Gale Crater, its target on the martian surface, decelerating from 13,200 to... Read more >
Conversing with the Planets
Conversing with the Planets
Written by Anthony Aveni
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307816542
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Conversing with the Planets
How Science and Myth Invented the Cosmos
Written by Anthony Aveni


Format: eBook, 255 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $9.99

An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations. 
 
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Chasing Venus
Chasing Venus
Written by Andrea Wulf
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307700179
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Chasing Venus
The Race to Measure the Heavens
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $26.95

The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor—the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system.
   On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between...

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Chasing Venus
Chasing Venus
Written by Andrea Wulf
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958617
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Chasing Venus
The Race to Measure the Heavens
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor—the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system.
   On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between...

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Chasing Venus
Chasing Venus
Written by Andrea Wulf, Read by Robin Sachs
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307989659
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Chasing Venus
The Race to Measure the Heavens
Written by Andrea Wulf
Read by Robin Sachs


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $20.00

The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor—the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system.
   On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between...

Read more >
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Destination Mars
Destination Mars
Written by Rod Pyle, Foreword by Robert Manning
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616145897
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Destination Mars
New Explorations of the Red Planet
Written by Rod Pyle
Foreword by Robert Manning


Format: Trade Paperback, 348 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $19.00

In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This is an insider’s look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the... Read more >
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Destination Mars
New Explorations of the Red Planet
Written by Rod Pyle
Foreword by Robert Manning


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This is an insider’s look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the... Read more >
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Hidden Stonehenge
Hidden Stonehenge
Written by Gordon R. Freeman
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ISBN: 9781780280950
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Hidden Stonehenge
Ancient Temple in North America Reveals the Key to Ancient Wonders
Written by Gordon R. Freeman


Format: Trade Paperback, 294 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2012
Price: $19.95

Hidden Stonehenge is a remarkable chronicle of one man's drive and determination to uncover the mystery of Canada's Stonehenge in the remote plains of southern Alberta, abandoned centuries ago and largely forgotten ever since. Astonishingly, it not only predates England's Stonehenge by about 800 years but also predates Egypt's pyramids. It... Read more >
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: 9780385531108
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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Written by Mike Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $15.00

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...

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Hubble
Hubble
Written by David Devorkin and Robert Smith
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ISBN: 9781426208942
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Hubble
Imaging Space and Time
Written by David Devorkin and Robert Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $24.95

In the spirit of National Geographic’s top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world’s... Read more >
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Billions & Billions
Billions & Billions
Written by Carl Sagan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307801029
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Billions & Billions
Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
Written by Carl Sagan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $11.99

In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the... Read more >
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Comet, Revised
Comet, Revised
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307801050
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Comet, Revised

Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $11.99

WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS.



Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin... Read more >
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Just Visiting This Planet
Just Visiting This Planet
Written by Neil de Grasse Tyson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307784094
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Just Visiting This Planet

Written by Neil de Grasse Tyson


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $14.99

In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far... Read more >
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