Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

14 October 2019 | By Neil deGrasse Tyson | Filed in: astronomy.

What is the nature of space and time How do we fit within the universe How does the universe fit within us There s no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson But today, few of us have time to contemplate the co

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

14 October 2019 | By Stephen Hawking | Filed in: astronomy.

Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions by defyi

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

14 October 2019 | By Scott Kelly | Filed in: astronomy.

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long term spaceflight, both existe

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

14 October 2019 | By Stephen Hawking | Filed in: astronomy.

It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that true than in the case of black holes Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

14 October 2019 | By Sean Carroll | Filed in: astronomy.

Caltech physicist and New York Times bestselling author Sean Carroll shows that there are multiple copies of you And everyone else Really Something Deeply Hidden begins with the news that physics is in a crisis Quantum mechanics underlies all of modern physics but major gaps in the theory have b

La realtà non è come ci appare: La struttura elementare delle cose

14 October 2019 | By Carlo Rovelli | Filed in: astronomy.

Tempo, spazio e materia appaiono generati da un pullulare di eventi quantistici elementari Comprendere questa tessitura profonda della realt l obiettivo della ricerca in gravit quantistica, la sfida della scienza contemporanea dove tutto il nostro sapere sulla natura viene rimesso in questione.

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

14 October 2019 | By James Donovan | Filed in: astronomy.

For the 50th anniversary, the epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a m

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

14 October 2019 | By Douglas Brinkley | Filed in: astronomy.

Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F Kennedy s inspiring challenge, and America s race to the moon W

Human Universe

14 October 2019 | By Brian Cox | Filed in: astronomy.

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from What is a human being Objectively, nothing of c

One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

14 October 2019 | By Charles Fishman | Filed in: astronomy.

The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.President John F Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970 No group was s

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

14 October 2019 | By Jorge Cham | Filed in: astronomy.

Prepare to learn everything we still don t know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and

Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

14 October 2019 | By Steven H. Strogatz | Filed in: astronomy.

Without calculus, we wouldn t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound We wouldn t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz s

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

14 October 2019 | By Janna Levin | Filed in: astronomy.

The full inside story of the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO, one of the most ambitious feats in scientific history Travel around the world 100 billion times A strong gravitational wave will briefly change that distance by less than the thickness of a human hair We have perhaps less than

Cosmos

14 October 2019 | By Carl Sagan | Filed in: astronomy.

Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method, mixing sci

A Brief History of Time

14 October 2019 | By Stephen Hawking | Filed in: astronomy.

In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the uni

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

14 October 2019 | By Neil deGrasse Tyson | Filed in: astronomy.

A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation s best known astrophysicist One of today s best popularizers of science Kirkus Reviews Loyal readers of the monthly Universe essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson s talent for guiding them thro