New and Noteworthy

Margaret Ferguson Books, 2019, 40 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a fantastic field trip adventure to the Moon! Once their bright yellow ship lands, students debark and set out with their teacher to explore. They jump over trenches and see craters and mountains on the Moon’s surface and even Earth […]
World Scientific, 2021, 194 pp., Hardcover. $88.00. Thanks to NASA’s Dawn mission, the last half-decade has witnessed a significant advance in our understanding of Ceres. The largest object between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, Ceres is the most water-rich body in the inner solar system after Earth and shows evidence of brine-driven activity […]
W. W. Norton & Company, 2021, 336 pp., Hardcover. $27.95. Volcanoes are capable of acts of pyrotechnical prowess verging on magic: they spout black magma more fluid than water, create shimmering cities of glass at the bottom of the ocean and frozen lakes of lava on the moon, and can even tip over entire […]
St. Martin’s Press, 2021, 240 pp., Paperback. $16.99. When it comes to Mars, the focus is often on how to get there: the rockets, the engines, the fuel. But upon arrival, what will it actually be like? In 2013, Kate Greene moved to Mars. That is, along with five fellow crew members, she embarked […]
University of Arizona Press, 2021, 744 pp., Hardcover. $30.00. Historian William Sheehan and astronomer and planetary scientist Jim Bell combine their talents to tell a unique story of what we’ve learned by studying Mars through evolving technologies. What the eye sees as a mysterious red dot wandering through the sky becomes a blurry mirage […]
Oxford University Press, 2022, 144 pp., Paperback. $11.95. Not long ago, the solar system was the only example of a planetary system – a star and the bodies orbiting it – that we knew. Now we know thousands of planetary systems and have even been able to observe planetary systems at the moment of […]
Springer, 2020, 1680 pp., Hardcover. $89.99. This comprehensive, all-in-one handbook takes you on an incomparable journey of our closest celestial neighbor. Not since the golden age of 19th-century lunar guidebooks has one text managed to cover the Moon in such detail as this three-volume set. The handbook begins with a section on the Moon’s […]
Princeton University Press, 2022, 200 pp., Hardcover. $16.95. Geopedia is a trove of geologic wonders and the evocative terms that humans have devised to describe them. Featuring dozens of entries, from Acasta gneiss to Zircon, this illustrated compendium is brimming with lapidary and lexical insights that will delight rockhounds and word lovers alike. Geoscientists are […]
$10.99. Explore the 30 most spectacular planets outside our solar system with this flashcard set, exclusively from Astronomy magazine. Learn about the discovery date, type of planet, distance from Earth, radius, mass, orbital period, and more fun facts about 30 exoplanets, including TRAPPIST-1, Kepler-186f, 51 Pegasi b, 55 Cancri e, and more. This set features 30 […]
$99.95. This Astronomy magazine exclusive meteorite kit is the ideal way to introduce students and astronomy enthusiasts to the various types of meteorites. Each kit includes six meteorite samples and three “meteorwrong” samples, each in individually labeled cases for easy identification. The kit also contains a loupe magnifier and magnet for further investigation. A 16-page […]
Abrams, 2021, 48 pp., Hardcover. $18.99. Vera Rubin was one of the astronomers who discovered and named dark matter, the thing that keeps the universe hanging together. Throughout her career, she was never taken seriously as a scientist because she was one of the only female astronomers at that time, but she didn’t let […]
Sourcebooks, 2019, 40 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. Spark your child’s imagination through science and learning with this captivating astronomy book for toddlers. When it comes to kids’ books about black holes, nothing else can compare to this clever science parody from children’s author Chris Ferrie. Use a black light to reveal secret, invisible text and […]
Chronicle Books, 2021, 32 pp., Hardcover. $16.99. What’s out in space? Can we travel to other planets? What do astronauts do? Children can find out the answers to these questions and more in this accessible and interactive guide. The multilayered 3-D scenes leap off every page, allowing young readers to experience space in a […]
Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2021, 32 pp., Hardcover. $19.95. For many years, people believed there were nine planets that orbited the Sun. Now we say there are eight. What happened to the ninth planet, Pluto? What are the different planets like? What exactly makes a planet a planet? These are the many intriguing questions answered […]
Wide Eyed Editions, 2021, 32 pp., Hardcover. $15.99. This beautiful picture book tells the story of two scientists who worked together side by side to send humans into space. Mary Jackson was super smart. She loved math and science, and she loved to learn. When Mary got a job at NASA, it was a […]
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