New and Noteworthy

Springer, 2020, 376 pp., Hardcover. $159.00. www.springer.com This is the first monograph dedicated entirely to problems of stability and chaotic behavior in planetary systems and its subsystems. The author explores the three rapidly developing interplaying fields of resonant and chaotic dynamics of Hamiltonian systems, the dynamics of solar system bodies, and the dynamics of exoplanetary […]
 
Haynes Publishing, 2020, 200 pp., Hardcover. $36.95. www.quartoknows.com Titan is a moon of Saturn, most recently explored by the Cassini/Huygens probes. Titan is of huge interest to scientists, as the conditions in its atmosphere and on its surface bear a striking similarity to those of early Earth. It is thought that there is a realistic […]
 
Wiley, 2020, 552 pp., Paperback. $100.00. www.wiley.com Exploring the Solar System is an exciting and authoritative account of the second Golden Age of solar system exploration. Award-winning author Peter Bond provides an up-to-date, indepth account of the Sun and its family in this second edition. This new edition brings together the discoveries and advances in […]
 
Cambridge University Press, 2020, 255 pp., Hardcover. $24.95. www.cambridge.org Are we alone in the universe, or are there other life forms “out there”? This is one of the most scientifically and philosophically important questions that humanity can ask. Now, in the early 2020s, we are tantalizingly close to an answer. As this book shows, the […]
 
Scribner, 2020, 288 pp., Paperback. $17.00. www.simonandschuster.com One of these days, warns author Gordon Dillow, the Earth will be hit by a comet or asteroid of potentially catastrophic size. The only question is when. In the meantime, we need to get much better at finding objects hurtling our way, and if they’re large enough to penetrate the atmosphere […]
 
Firefly Books, 2020, 320 pp., Paperback. $29.95. www.fireflybooks.com Sue French writes the popular column “Deep-Sky Wonders” for Sky & Telescope magazine and teaches deep-sky observation. This book is a collection of 100 of French’s best “Deep-Sky Wonders” columns originally published in Sky & Telescope, which has a monthly readership exceeding 100,000. The book is organized […]
 
Motorbooks, 2020, 192 pp., Hardcover. $50.00. www.quartoknows.com Formed in 1958, NASA has long maintained a department of visual artists to depict the concepts and technologies created in humankind’s quest to explore the final frontier. Culled from a carefully chosen reserve of approximately 3000 files deep in the NASA archives, the 200 artistic works presented in […]
 
Basic Books, 2020, 320 pp., Paperback. $17.99. www.basicbooks.com Meteorites have long been seen as portents of fate and messages from the gods, their fiery remains inspiring worship and giving rise to legends that have persisted for millennia. But beyond the lore, meteorites tell an even greater story: that of our solar system. In Meteorite, geologist Tim […]
 
CG Publishing, 2020, 144 pp., Paperback. $26.95. www.cgpublishing.com Apollo Memories is the personal memoir of Dr. W. David Carrier, one of the scientists who prepared the Apollo astronauts to do science on another world. Carrier was responsible for the development and performance of lunar soil experiments in support of the Apollo program at the NASA […]
 
$15.95. www.philosophersguild.com This 12-ounce mug features beautiful original portraits of our solar system, and every time you enjoy a hot cup of coffee or cocoa, you can learn about each planet. The heat from your favorite hot drink transforms the mug into a planetarium in your hand, revealing unique features of our planet, solar system, […]
 
DK Children, 2020, 80 pp., Hardcover. $16.99. www.dk.com Has there ever been life on Mars? Will we be living there soon? HOW?! Discover the past, present, and future of the mysterious Red Planet in this beautiful nonfiction book for kids. The launch of Mars rovers by NASA, Europe, and China in 2020 is the biggest […]
 
What on Earth Books, 2020, 36 pp., Board book. $14.99. www.whatonearthbooks.com Blast off to adventure! Join Ava and her cat on their adventure into space, where you can visit the International Space Station, ride in a Moon buggy, discover a Mars rover, journey past all the planets in the solar system, and watch the greatest […]
 
$21.98. www.hearthsong.com Take a trip to outer space with the Space Lab Board Game. It’s a playful, other-worldly way to learn the names and order of the planets in our solar system. Kids can take a magical ride around the cosmos in rockets while collecting samples from each planet before running out of fuel. Watch […]
 
Set of nine large solar system bath bombs. $16.90. Available from Amazon.com This set of nine solar system bath bombs is designed to entice children’s curiosity and make bath time fun. Just drop a planet bath fizzer into a tubful of water and enjoy the magical color and fragrance. These bath bombs are safe and made of […]
 
Schiffer Publishing, 2020, 32 pp., Hardcover. $16.99. www.schifferbooks.com Geraldine is an energetic, spirited second grader with dreams of becoming an astronaut. She knows that she’s clever and inventive, but can she create the winning entry in her class science contest? Armed with nothing but her strong will and the broken parts of her parents’ old […]
 
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