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Shaping Science Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA's Teams
ISBN: HB: 9780226691084, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones
In "Shaping Science", Janet Vertesi draws on a decade of immersive ethnography with NASA's robotic spacecraft teams to create a comparative account of two great space missions of the early 2000s. Although these missions appear to feature robotic expl...
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£36,00
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Mars
ISBN: HB: 9781789142204, Reaktion Books, June 2020
232 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 100 colour illus.
Mars is a small world with a big reputation. This mysterious planet – with volcanoes that dwarf Mount Everest, a canyon system that would stretch fully across the USA and curious landscapes that may support life – has fascinated us for centuries. In...
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Celestial Mirror The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II
ISBN: HB: 9780300246278, Yale University Press, June 2020
168 pp., 26.6x22.8 cm, 163 colour illus.
Between 1724 and 1730, Maharajah Sawaii Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories, called Jantar Mantars, in northern India. The four remaining observatories are an extraordinary fusion of architecture and science, combining...
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Spacefarers How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
ISBN: HB: 9780674984486, Harvard University Press, April 2020
368 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 22 photos, 1 illus., 1 table
More than fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, why is there so little human presence in space? Will we ever reach Mars? What will it take to become a multiplanet species, colonizing the solar system and traveling to other stars? "Spacefarer...
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Ultimate Atlas Logbook of Spaceship Earth
ISBN: HB: 9783037785928, Lars Muller Publishers, March 2020
160 pp., 24.4x16.5 cm, illus.
With "Ultimate Atlas", Theo Deutinger architect, designer and author of the acclaimed "Handbook of Tyranny" illustrates the basic data of Earth and its inhabitants to create a total portrait of the planet. How can we keep track of everything that hap...
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What Stars Are Made Of The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
ISBN: HB: 9780674237377, Harvard University Press, March 2020
320 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 58 photos
It was not easy being a woman of ambition in early twentieth-century England, much less one who wished to be a scientist. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin overcame prodigious obstacles to become a woman of many firsts: the first to receive a PhD in astronomy...
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Dispatches from Planet 3 Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond
ISBN: PB: 9780300248302, ISBN: HB: 9780300235746, Yale University Press, March 2020
320 pp., 21x14 cm, 50 black&white illus.
The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological "tales" by multiple award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirty-two concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a d...
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Gravity's Century From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes
ISBN: HB: 9780674974968, Harvard University Press, March 2020
176 pp., 21x14 cm, 10 photos, 10 illus.
Albert Einstein did nothing of note on May 29, 1919, yet that is when he became immortal. On that day, astronomer Arthur Eddington and his team observed a solar eclipse and found something extraordinary: gravity bends light, just as Einstein predicte...
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Star Stories Constellations and People
ISBN: HB: 9780300241280, Yale University Press, November 2019
208 pp., 21x14 cm, 34 black&white illus.
We can see love, betrayal, and friendship in the heavens, if we know where to look. A world expert on cultural understandings of cosmology, Anthony Aveni provides an unconventional atlas of the night sky, introducing readers to tales beloved for gene...
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Saturn
ISBN: HB: 9781789141535, Reaktion Books, October 2019
224 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
Saturn is the showcase of the Solar System. It may not be the largest of the planets, nor the smallest, nor even the only planet with rings. But it is among the most stunningly beautiful objects in the sky, and is always breathtaking when seen in a t...
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