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Stargazing with binoculars

Robin Scagell; David Frydman · Firefly Books Ltd
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Praise for the first edition: A serious contender for the title of best all-around introduction to binocular astronomy. -- Sky and Telescope Updated with the latest in binocular technology Stargazing with Binoculars is the ideal guide for newcomers to astronomy. The authors lead...
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Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System

Michael E Summers · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more...
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Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

William Lowrie · Oxford University Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Central to the Earth Sciences today, it encompasses areas such as seismology, volcanism, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and the Earth's magnetic field (present and past, as captured in rocks) , all of which give clues to both the structure...
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Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep

Michael McGirr · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A profound exploration of the precious resource of sleep -- and of the causes and consequences of getting too little of it. Michael McGirr always had trouble sleeping. The arrival of baby twins, however, made him realize that he'd never before known true exhaustion. And while he celebrated...
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Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

John Bloom · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American technology company developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Light years ahead of anything previously put into space, and built on technology developed for Ronald Reagan's...
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Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

John Gribbin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory -- and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement.In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences -- a theory...
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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

Jeffrey Bennett · Columbia University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining...
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Go See The Eclipse: And Take a Kid with You

Chap Percival · Bee Ridge Press
Pages: 131
Format: Print book

Total solar eclipses are rare occurrences at any given location. The last one visible from anywhere in the continental United States was in 1979, in the Pacific Northwest. That's why the August 21, 2017, eclipse is a very big deal. It will offer an estimated sixty-five million people...
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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Time" is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we're bored and speed by as we get older?...
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GPS for Everyone: You are Here

Pratap Misra · Ganga-Jamuna Press
Pages: 100
Format: Paperback

GPS seems to have come out of nowhere. There was no progression like eight-track tape to cassette to CD to MP3 player. One day we were driving around clueless of where we were, struggling with roadmaps bought at gas stations that couldn't be folded back neatly once opened, and - suddenly...
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The Ascent of Mind

William H Calvin · Bantam
Pages: 302
Format: Hardcover

Investigates the rapid evolution of the ape brain into the hominid brain, and explains why understanding our evolutionary past can help us survive an uncertain future
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Fun Science: A Guide To Life, The Universe And Why Science Is So Awesome

Charlie Mcdonnell · Quadrille Pub
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Welcome, fellow humans (and others) , to the the world of FUN SCIENCE! I'm Charlie, also known across the internet as charlieissocoollike.In my book, I'll be taking you on an awesome journey through the cosmos, beginning with the Big Bang through to the Solar System and the origins of life...
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What's It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There

Ariel Waldman · Chronicle Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts - men and women who've actually been there - who have returned...
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The Math Behind...: Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events

COLIN BEVERIDGE · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

An entertaining illustrated reference to the role of mathematics in everyday life. The Math Behind... is a fascinating compilation of everyday events analyzed for their probability of occurring and how those odds are determined using mathematical equations and science. The book examines...
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The Most Defiant Devil: William Temple Hornaday and His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife

Gregory J. Dehler · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day.) And yet these decades also saw the dawn of the conservationist movement. Into this contradictory era came...
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