New and Noteworthy

Arcade Publishing, 2020, 448 pp., Hardcover. $27.99. www.skyhorsepublishing.com From The War of the Worlds to The Martian and to the amazing photographs sent back by the robotic rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, Mars has excited our imaginations as the most likely other habitat for life in the solar system. Now the Red Planet is coming under scrutiny as never before. As […]
 
Springer, 2020, 389 pp., Hardcover. $69.99. www.springer.com This textbook applies basic, one-variable calculus to analyze the motion both of planets in their orbits as well as interplanetary spacecraft in their trajectories. The remarkable spacecraft missions to the inner and outermost reaches of our solar system have been one of the greatest success stories of modern […]
 
Oxford University Press, 2020, 720 pp., Paperback. $18.95. global.oup.com This new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Geology & Earth Sciences includes 10,000 entries which cover all areas of geoscience, including planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy and volcanology. In this edition, 675 new entries have been added and include expanded coverage of planetary geology and […]
 
Springer, 2020, 610 pp., Hardcover. $109.99. www.springer.com This book presents the fundamental principles of Classical thermodynamics, supplemented by an overview of Statistical Thermodynamics, and explores their applications to a wide variety of problems in the Earth and Planetary sciences, spanning the range from the Earth’s core, mantle and crust, aqueous solutions and fluid-rock interactions to […]
 
Springer, 2019, 320 pp., Paperback. $34.99. www.springer.com This book explores the practicality of using the existing subsurface geology on the Moon and Mars for protection against radiation, thermal extremes, micrometeorites and dust storms rather than building surface habitats at great expense at least for those first few missions. It encourages NASA to plan a precursor […]
 
Harvard University Press, 2020, 400 pp., Hardcover. $29.95. hup.harvard.edu 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? Spacefarers meets these questions head […]
 
Adams Media, 2020, 256 pp., Hardcover. $21.99. www.simonandschuster.com Discover the amazing wonders of the night sky with this expanded edition to 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, perfect for every amateur stargazer and armchair astronomer. Keep your feet on the ground and experience the night sky to the fullest by exploring planets, satellites, and […]
 
36” x 24” poster. $40.00. www.popchart.co This stellar schematic traces the trajectories of over 100 exploratory instruments to ever slip the surly bonds of lower Earth orbit and successfully complete its mission. The poster is printed on 100-pound archival stock, making it very tough. It measures approximately 36 inches wide by 24 inches tall.
 
$16.00. www.looneylabs.com If you’ve ever dreamt of being an astronaut, Astronomy Fluxx is for you! Fluxx is a game about change that begins very simply, with a couple of core rules, and gradually becomes more complex as cards are played that change the rules. With the perfect blend of luck and strategy, every game is […]
 
$24.00. www.petitcollage.com Decorate a scene in outer space or the inside of a space station! This portable magnetic playset features two backgrounds to choose from and over 50 magnetic play pieces for creative play with an endless combination of scenes. The set comes with a portable easel-style box with an elastic loop for easy storage […]
 
Prufrock Press, 2019, 72 pp., Hardcover. $17.95. www.prufrock.com Space may be the “final frontier”—but how do we learn about it, look deeper into it, and live in it? The infographics in this book will rocket you through a universe of powerful telescopes, distant probes, and high-speed spacecraft. Get ready to buzz by comets, land on […]
 
2020, 10 pp., Board book and flashlight. $15.99. www.pikidsmedia.com This boxed set includes a STEM-based story plus a real working flashlight! Everyone’s favorite beagle knows space is a cool place! Snoopy, the world famous astronaut, and Woodstock are on their way to Mars! Learn STEM facts as you read along and follow the adventure. Shine […]
 
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