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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
by Neil de Grasse Tyson

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><strong>Over a year on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.<br /><br /><br /><br />The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.</strong></p><br /><p>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.</p><br /><p>But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.</p><br /><p>While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.</p>
John Glenn: A Memoir
by , Nick Taylor

Language

English

Pages

546

Publication Date

December 14, 1999

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He was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth. Nearly four decades later, as the world's oldest astronaut, his courage reveted a nation. But these two historical events only bracketed a life that covers the sweep of an extraordinary century.<br /><br />John Glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentieth century. It is a story that begins with his childhood in Ohio where he learned the importance of family, community, and patriotism. He took these values with him as a marine fighter pilot during World War II and into the skies over Korea, for which he would be decorated. Always a gifted flier, it was during the war that he contemplated the unlimited possibilities of aviation and its frontiers.<br /><br />We see the early days of NASA, where he first served as a backup pilot for astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. In 1962 Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Then came several years in international business, followed by a twenty-four year career as a U.S. Senator-and in 1998 a return to space for his remarkable Discover mission at the age of seventy-seven.
A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 04, 2011

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?<br /><br />Told in language we all can understand, <i>A Brief History of Time</i> plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.
A New World
by Whitley Strieber

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 15, 2019

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In September of 2015 the visitors who figured in Whitley Strieber's immortal bestseller Communion returned to his life. A New World details their powerful message: <br /><br />A New World is Coming…If We Can Take It.<br /><br />In 2018, the US Navy admitted that videos taken off the carrier Nimitz by pilots using ultra-sophisticated cameras, were of unknown objects with incredible flight characteristics. Add to this the past 70 years of UFO evidence, and it is now undeniable that something unknown is flying around in our skies. But why are they here?<br /><br />There are millions of close encounter witnesses who would say that they are here for us, and have already been in contact with us for two generations, while the official world and the media have been in denial.<br /><br />In 1987, author Whitley Strieber published Communion about his own close encounter. It was met with brutal skepticism...but not from other close encounter witnesses, who wrote him in their hundreds of thousands, telling of their own experiences. As it has been increasingly realized that something real is happening, a great university has archived this precious record.<br /><br />After 33 years of having them in his life, and an entirely new group of encounters starting in 2015, Whitley Strieber returns with a new vision of contact that will shatter all of our previous theories and beliefs and reveal the experience for what it is: the strangest, most powerful and potentially most important thing that has ever happened to mankind.<br /><br />From A New World<br /><br />As science advances, we are finding that the universe is far larger and more complex than we ever imagined, and mysterious beings like our visitors, which we dismissed as imaginary, are turning out to be real. This is calling to all of us to find a new life—a new world—in which they play a part.<br />As we are coming to realize that they are real and here, we also find ourselves asking the question that Col. Philip Corso asked so long ago when he found himself facing them: “What’s in it for us?”<br />They want to join us. They need us, but more, we need them—their wisdom and their insight into the peril of our world and how to ensure our future.<br />Dare we open our door to them?<br /><br />Praise for A New World<br /><br />“Whitley Strieber’s magical books about his encounters with the uncanny have captured my imagination since childhood. A New World find the master in top form, from a stirring and ultra high strangeness experience at Wounded Knee to grand speculations about consciousness, communion and the future of humanity. A fascinating, mysterious book.”<br /> <br /> --Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars<br /><br />“Mr. Strieber writes with the precious sanity of an intuitive savant. In describing so clearly true experiences that baffle most of us, he opens our minds to accept with grace meanings we need to learn are very real.”<br /> <br /> --Christopher Green, MD, PhD<br /><br />“Provocative and riveting. I couldn’t put it down. Strieber confronts the mystery of close encounter with fresh insight and depth, wrapping up his years of interaction with the phenomenon he calls “the visitors.” Now there is more urgency for contact than ever before, and this book explains how that might happen.”<br /><br /> --Leslie Kean, Investigative Reporter and Author of Surviving Death, a Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife<br /><br />“I entered Whitley Strieber’s New World and couldn’t put it down. Humankind has always wondered what extraterrestrial life would look like, be like, act like. The “visitors” of A New World are unlike anything we have conceived, in other words, they are truly alien. Enter this risky new world and leave warned…and empowered.”<br /><br /> --Diana Walsh Pasulka, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, author of American Cosmic<br /><br />
The Order of Time
by Carlo Rovelli

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<b>One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade<br /></b> <br /><b>"Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . <i>The Order of Time</i> is a dazzling book." --<i>The Sunday Times</i></b> <b><br /></b> <br /><b>From the bestselling author of <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i>, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time.</b><br /><br />Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. <br /><br />For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. <br /><br />Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> so appealing, <i>The Order of Time</i> offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
by , Leo Janos

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

February 26, 2013

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<b>This classic history of America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies is "a gripping technothriller in which the technology is real" (<i>New York Times Book Review</i>). </b><br /><br /> From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, <i>Skunk Works</i> is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. <br /><br />Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century. <b><br /></b><b><br /></b><b>"Thoroughly engrossing." --<i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i></b>
Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina: A Kids' Read-Aloud Picture Boo...
by Donald Jacobsen

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English

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Publication Date

November 17, 2019

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<strong>One little girl. One big dream. Can Celestina overcome peer pressure and bullying to accomplish her astral ambition?</strong><br /><br /><i>Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina</i> is an inspiring and beautifully-illustrated story that teaches kids about the importance of holding onto their hopes and dreams in the face of bullying and peer pressure. This thought-provoking story also highlights the impact that our words and actions can have on others - good or bad - and challenges gender stereotypes in the workforce.<br /><br /><i>"Well," said Miss Stella, "it's time that you soar.<br />Trade in your ballet shoes for the rocket's roar.<br />Dream your dreams and never give in.<br />It is never too late for you to begin."</i><br /><br /><strong>Benefits:</strong><br /><ul><li>Inspires girls (and boys!) to picture themselves in STEM careers</li><li>Promotes gender diversity and positivity</li><li>Builds confidence in young readers ages 2-7 with simple vocabularies</li></ul><strong>Bonuses:</strong><ul><li>Free audiobook</li><li>Printable coloring and activity pages</li></ul><strong>Grab this book today to teach your kids gender positivity and to empower them to pursue their dreams!</strong>
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Re...
by Max Tegmark

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English

Pages

434

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.
Letters from an Astrophysicist
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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English

Pages

253

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br /><br /><br />A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em>.</strong></p><br /><p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.</p><br /><p>Tyson’s 2017 bestseller <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, <em>Letters from an Astrophysicist</em> introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to explore our place in the cosmos.</p>
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.<br /><br />On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.<br /> <br />Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.<br /> <br />In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” (<i>The Economist</i>), master historian David McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” (<i>The Washington Post) </i>and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” (<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>). He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…<i>The Wright Brothers</i> soars” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).

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