New and Noteworthy

Elsevier, 2020, 260 pp., Paperback. $150.00. www.elsevier.com The Volcanoes of Mars offers a clear, cohesive summary of Mars volcanology. It begins with an introduction to the geology and geography of the Red Planet and an overview of its volcanic history, and continues to discuss each distinct volcanic province, identifying the common and unique aspects of each […]
 
Springer, 2021, 248 pp., Hardcover. $99.99. www.springer.com This book continues the process of systematization of knowledge about convection. It provides a short compendium of knowledge on the linear and weakly nonlinear limits of the Boussinesq convection and a review of the theory on fully developed Boussinesq convection. The third chapter is devoted to a detailed […]
 
Springer, 2020, 503 pp., Hardcover. $89.99. www.springer.com Written by a leading expert on comets, this textbook is divided into seven main elements that allows advanced students to appreciate the interconnections between the different elements. Each chapter introduces basic physics and chemistry, then new specific measurements by Rosetta instruments at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko are discussed. A concerted […]
 
Smithsonian Books, 2020, 224 pp., Hardcover. $24.60. www.smithsonianbooks.com Envisioning Exoplanets traces the journey of astronomers and researchers on their quest to explore the universe for a planet like Earth. Exoplanets — worlds beyond our solar system — were once dismissed as science fiction. Now, with more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets, countless possibilities exist for what […]
 
Cambridge University Press, 2020, 394 pp., Paperback. $34.99. www.cambridge.org The search for life in the universe, once the stuff of science fiction, is now a robust worldwide research program with a well-defined roadmap probing both scientific and societal issues. This volume examines the humanistic aspects of astrobiology, systematically discussing the approaches, critical issues, and implications […]
 
CG Publishing, 2020, 252 pp., Paperback. $29.95. www.cgpublishing.com In the spring of 1961, President John Kennedy challenged his country to place humans on the Moon and return them to Earth by the end of the decade. It seemed an audacious proposal to outside observers, but also to the heads of the two-year-old National Aeronautics and […]
 
2020, 214 pp., Spiralbound. 25.00€. heully.eklablog.com This is the second edition of the Lunar Observation Manual. This new edition, with several pages added, is now spiral bound so that the book remains open, making it easier to use. The book is organized into four parts: instruction on identifying locations on the lunar surface, instruction on […]
 
Workman Publishing, 2020, 320 pp., Hardcover. $27.95. www.workman.com Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts. A born storyteller with a gift for the surprising turn of phrase and eye for the perfect you-are-there details, he captures all the highs, lows, humor, and wonder of an experience few will ever know firsthand. This […]
 
Mango Publishing, 2020, 200 pp., Hardcover. $19.95. www.mango.bz The plaque they left behind reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” But was the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission really a global endeavor? How did people outside the United States view […]
 
2021, 84 pp., Paperback. $19.95 www.etsy.com/listing/955444239/mars-36-pocket-atlas-pre-order-2nd The geographic pocket atlas Mars 36 is complete with a transparent outline of your country or state, which you can freely move to any place on Mars. All maps are manually edited for this book, all from the most accurate scientific resources. It includes manually made albedo maps, and […]
 
Motorbooks, 2021, 192 pp., Hardcover. $50.00. www.quartoknows.com Officially known as the Space Transportation System (STS), the Space Shuttle program operated from 1981 to 2011. During that time, five Shuttle systems took part in 135 missions under the operation of NASA. This approach — namely reusable spacecraft — revolutionized space exploration. NASA Space Shuttle: 40th Anniversary traces the […]
 
1000-piece puzzle, 30 x 90 cm finished size. $19.95. www.philosphersguild.com Since the beginning of time, there has always been a hankering for “the good old days.” If you are too young to recall J. rhenaniae of the Devonian era (eight-foot ocean scorpions), this beautiful Geological Time jigsaw puzzle has a timeline with layers of fossils […]
 
Lerner Publications, 2021, eight titles, 24 pp. each, Hardcover. $213.20. www.lernerbooks.com The Lightning Bolt Books Planet Explorer collection introduces readers to our solar system’s eight planets. From Jupiter’s moons to Neptune’s winds, these books reveal key planetary information and the technology scientists use to study them. Page Plus QR codes lead to downloadable 3D printer […]
 
Formac Publishing, 2020, 88 pp., Hardcover. $19.95. www.formac.ca Since the first space mission in 1957, there have been many pivotal missions that have made new discoveries and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. Revisit 50 milestone missions including Voyager’s Grand Tour, Apollo 8 and the first crewed mission to orbit the Moon, Valentina Tereshkova (the […]
 
Miles Kelly, 2020, 48 pp., Paperback. $9.95. www.mileskelly.net What is a meteor? Which planet could float in water? Discover everything you need to know about our solar system in this extraordinary fact book. Flip through 100 fascinating facts covering everything from comets and asteroids to the Sun’s gravity, then test your knowledge with fun quizzes. […]
 
$99.99. www.thamesandkosmos.com With this 256-piece engineering kit, you can build a remote-controlled model of a robotic rover resembling the ones used to explore Mars. The remote can control up to three motors, which move the rover back and forth, turn the wheels to steer the rover, and control the robotic arm to pick up specimens […]
 
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