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9781493927906 | Springer Verlag, November 15, 2018, cover price $599.00
9781493927920 | Har/psc edition (Springer Verlag, November 15, 2018), cover price $875.00

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9780515103885, titled "47 Jumble" | Jove Pubns, July 1, 1990, cover price $2.50 | also contains 47 Jumble

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9783319256801 | Pap/psc edition (Springer Verlag, July 13, 2016), cover price $34.99

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Product Description: This book documents for the first time the planning for lunar sample collection on the Apollo missions, the equipment used including the Modular Experiment Transporter and various sampling tools and bags and the Lunar Receiving Lab, which analyzed samples.

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9781461461845 | Springer Verlag, April 14, 2017, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This book documents for the first time the planning for lunar sample collection on the Apollo missions, the equipment used including the Modular Experiment Transporter and various sampling tools and bags and the Lunar Receiving Lab, which analyzed samples.

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"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic."―Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be WrongQuantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.

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9781250069528 | Flatiron Books, April 19, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: "If Ms.

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9781250076410 | Flatiron Books, April 4, 2017, cover price $17.99

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9781504684361 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 19, 2016), cover price $34.95
9781504684354 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 19, 2016), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: From the first, telescopes have made dramatic revelations about the Universe and our place in it. Galileo's observations of the Moon's cratered surface and discovery of Jupiter's four big satellites profoundly altered the perception of the heavens...read more

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9780198745860 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: From the first, telescopes have made dramatic revelations about the Universe and our place in it.

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Product Description: This reference work gathers all of the latest research in the supernova field areas to create a definitive source book on supernovae, their remnants and related topics. It includes each distinct subdiscipline, including stellar types, progenitors, stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis of elements, supernova types, neutron stars and pulsars, black holes, swept up interstellar matter, cosmic rays, neutrinos from supernovae, supernova observations in different wavelengths, interstellar molecules and dust...read more
By Paul Murdin (editor)

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9783319218472 | Har/psc edition (Springer Verlag, November 2, 2016), cover price $1094.00 | About this edition: This reference work gathers all of the latest research in the supernova field areas to create a definitive source book on supernovae, their remnants and related topics.
9783319218458 | Springer Verlag, November 2, 2016, cover price $729.00

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The study of exoplanetary atmospheres―that is, of planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system―may be our best hope for discovering life elsewhere in the universe. This dynamic, interdisciplinary field requires practitioners to apply knowledge from atmospheric and climate science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, geology and geophysics, planetary science, and even biology. Exoplanetary Atmospheres provides an essential introduction to the theoretical foundations of this cutting-edge new science.Exoplanetary Atmospheres covers the physics of radiation, fluid dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, and atmospheric escape. It draws on simple analytical models to aid learning, and features a wealth of problem sets, some of which are open-ended. This authoritative and accessible graduate textbook uses a coherent and self-consistent set of notation and definitions throughout, and also includes appendixes containing useful formulae in thermodynamics and vector calculus as well as selected Python scripts.Exoplanetary Atmospheres prepares PhD students for research careers in the field, and is ideal for self-study as well as for use in a course setting.The first graduate textbook on the theory of exoplanetary atmospheresUnifies knowledge from atmospheric and climate science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, planetary science, and moreCovers radiative transfer, fluid dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, and atmospheric escapeProvides simple analytical models and a wealth of problem setsIncludes appendixes on thermodynamics, vector calculus, tabulated Gibbs free energies, and Python scriptsSolutions manual (available only to professors)

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9780691166971 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The study of exoplanetary atmospheres―that is, of planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system―may be our best hope for discovering life elsewhere in the universe.

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9780691166988 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, January 10, 2017), cover price $65.00

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Product Description: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomyA New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science FridayNominated for the PEN/E...read more

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9780670016952 | Viking Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomyA New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science FridayNominated for the PEN/E.

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9780735288645 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, December 6, 2016), cover price $45.00

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Product Description: The paradigm of dark matter has been one of the key developments at the interface between cosmology and elementary particle physics in the past century, and one of the foundational blocks of the Standard Cosmological Model. This book offers a brand new perspective within this complex field: building and testing particle physics models for cosmological dark matter...read more

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9781786340009 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, November 30, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: What is the dark matter that fills the Universe and binds together galaxies?

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9781786340016 | Reprint edition (World Scientific Pub Co Inc, November 30, 2016), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The paradigm of dark matter has been one of the key developments at the interface between cosmology and elementary particle physics in the past century, and one of the foundational blocks of the Standard Cosmological Model.

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Product Description: From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable.   We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs—Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos—are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space...read more

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9780804197977 | Pantheon Books, November 15, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable.

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Product Description: Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe from its origins to its evolution into intelligent sentient beings. All life as we know it is carbon-based, reliant on sources of liquid water and energy for its survival, and as far as we are aware, exists only on Earth...read more

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9781472920096 | Bloomsbury Sigma, November 8, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe from its origins to its evolution into intelligent sentient beings.

Product Description: Based on extensive primary sources, including many documents from Olbers, Gauss, Zach, and Regner never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the origins of Juno and Vesta by Hershel. Primary sources about the discovery are included in new translations, including personal correspondence and scientific papers...read more

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9783319328737 | Springer Verlag, November 7, 2016, cover price $179.00 | About this edition: Based on extensive primary sources, including many documents from Olbers, Gauss, Zach, and Regner never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the origins of Juno and Vesta by Hershel.

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Product Description: This book presents the current state of research on disk oscillation theory, focusing on relativistic disks and tidally deformed disks. Since the launch of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) in 1996, many high-frequency quasiperiodic oscillations (HFQPOs) have been observed in X-ray binaries...read more

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9784431562061 | Springer Verlag, November 7, 2016, cover price $139.00 | About this edition: This book presents the current state of research on disk oscillation theory, focusing on relativistic disks and tidally deformed disks.

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Of all the natural disasters that could befall us, only an Earth impact by a large comet or asteroid has the potential to end civilization in a single blow. Yet these near-Earth objects also offer tantalizing clues to our solar system's origins, and someday could even serve as stepping-stones for space exploration. In this book, Donald Yeomans introduces readers to the science of near-Earth objects--its history, applications, and ongoing quest to find near-Earth objects before they find us. In its course around the sun, the Earth passes through a veritable shooting gallery of millions of nearby comets and asteroids. One such asteroid is thought to have plunged into our planet sixty-five million years ago, triggering a global catastrophe that killed off the dinosaurs. Yeomans provides an up-to-date and accessible guide for understanding the threats posed by near-Earth objects, and also explains how early collisions with them delivered the ingredients that made life on Earth possible. He shows how later impacts spurred evolution, allowing only the most adaptable species to thrive--in fact, we humans may owe our very existence to objects that struck our planet. Yeomans takes readers behind the scenes of today's efforts to find, track, and study near-Earth objects. He shows how the same comets and asteroids most likely to collide with us could also be mined for precious natural resources like water and oxygen, and used as watering holes and fueling stations for expeditions to Mars and the outermost reaches of our solar system.

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9780691149295 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 22, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Of all the natural disasters that could befall us, only an Earth impact by a large comet or asteroid has the potential to end civilization in a single blow.

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9780691173337 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Deep Life takes readers to uncharted regions deep beneath Earth's crust in search of life in extreme environments and reveals how astonishing new discoveries by geomicrobiologists are helping the quest to find life in the solar system...read more

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9780691096445 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Deep Life takes readers to uncharted regions deep beneath Earth's crust in search of life in extreme environments and reveals how astonishing new discoveries by geomicrobiologists are helping the quest to find life in the solar system.

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Product Description: A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos.In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end...read more

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9780465096107 | Basic Books, October 25, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos.

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Product Description: Over a half century of exploration of the Earth’s space environment, it has become evident that the interaction between the ionosphere and the magnetosphere plays a dominant role in the evolution and dynamics of magnetospheric plasmas and fields...read more

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9781119066774 | Amer Geophysical Union, December 12, 2016, cover price $199.95 | About this edition: Over a half century of exploration of the Earth’s space environment, it has become evident that the interaction between the ionosphere and the magnetosphere plays a dominant role in the evolution and dynamics of magnetospheric plasmas and fields.

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