This book follows the development of research on the origin of the Moon from the late 18th century to the present. By gathering together the major texts, papers, and events of the time, it provides a thorough chronicle of the paradigmatic shift in planetary science that arose from the notion that the Earth-Moon system was formed from two colliding planetary bodies.
Like planets in our solar system, exoplanets form, evolve, and interact with their host stars in many ways. As exoplanets acquire material and grow to the final size, their atmospheres are subjected to intense UV and X-radiation and high-energy particle bombardment from the young host star.
Edited by A. Morbidelli, M. Blanc, Y. Alibert, L. Elkins-Tanton, P. Estrada, K. Hamano, H. Lammer, S. Raymond, and M. Schönbächler
Springer, 2019, 450 pp., Hardcover. $159.99. www.springer.com Liquid water is essential for the emergence of life, at least as we know it on Earth. Written by recognized experts in the field, this volume provides a complete inventory of water throughout the solar system and a comprehensive overview of the evolution of water from the interstellar […]
White Lion Publishing, 2019, 240 pp., Hardcover. $45.00. www.quartoknows.com See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world. Bringing together the images of over 40 photographers across 25 countries, be astounded by the lights of the night sky in some of the darkest places […]
Elsevier, 2019, 376 pp., Hardcover. $245.00. www.elsevier.com Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics merges two long-running serials, Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics and Advances in Optical and Electron Microscopy. The series features extended articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image science, digital image processing, electromagnetic wave […]
Elsevier, 2019, 366 pp., Paperback, $115.00. www.elsevier.com Heat Transport and Energetics of the Earth and Rocky Planets provides a better understanding of the interior of Earth by addressing the processes related to the motion of heat in large bodies. By addressing issues such as the effect of self-gravitation on the thermal state of Earth, the effect of […]
Workman Publishing, 2019, 224 pp., Hardcover. $25.00. www.workman.com This is no ordinary space book. Within the pages of this eclectic pop-history, scientist and educator Sten Odenwald examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From Sputnik to Skylab and Galileo’s telescope to the Curiosity rover, some objects […]
Various models with prices from $6.95 to $16.95. www.innovatoys.com/space Metal Earth metal model kits come unassembled, packed in an envelope with easy to follow instructions. Parts can be easily clipped from the metal sheets, and no glue or solder is needed. Pop out the pieces and connect using tabs and holes. Kits include illustrated instructions. […]
QEB Publishing, 2019, 24 pp., Hardcover. $14.95. www.quartoknows.com Cogz the Robot Dog and his mice sidekicks, Nutty and Bolt, are up in the sky, looking at different flying machines. But how do they work? Discover all about forces, learn about wings, find out about the fastest planes in the world, and much more! Covering key […]
$24.95. www.surpriseride.com Send your imagination on a mission to Mars! For as long as we’ve been gazing at the Red Planet through our telescopes, humans have been imagining and wondering just what visiting Mars would really be like. With this kit, kids can pretend they’re on a mission to Mars as they experiment with the […]
National Science Teachers Association, 2019, 32 pp., Hardcover. $18.95. www.nsta.org/store This colorful book celebrates our sense of wonder and shows how curiosity is key to cracking the mysteries of the universe. Packed with lively rhymes and fun illustrations, Never Stop Wondering demonstrates how the need to know can lead to great scientific discoveries. And the activities […]
$14.95. Available on Amazon.com This set of ten classic kids’ card games has a planetary twist. Playful Planets has turned card games like Old Maid (The Lonely Astronaut), Go Fish (Fly to the Sky!), and Slap Jack (Slap Jupiter) into fun educational games that teach kids about our solar system. Did you know that kids […]
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