New and Noteworthy

Elsevier, 2022, 232 pp., Paperback. $170.00. www.elsevier.com Machine Learning for Planetary Science presents planetary scientists with a way to introduce machine learning into the research workflow as increasingly large nonlinear datasets are acquired from planetary exploration missions. The book explores research that leverages machine-learning methods to enhance our scientific understanding of planetary data and serves […]
 
Motorbooks, 2022, 198 pp., Hardcover. $50.00. www.quarto.com Gorgeously illustrated with NASA photography, the large-format NASA Missions to Mars examines everything from the first tentative steps toward the fourth planet to the 2021 landing of the Perseverance rover and beyond. Space exploration has always been about pushing boundaries, but perhaps the achievement that has most piqued […]
 
CRC Press, 2022, 244 pp., Hardcover. $144.00. www.routledge.com Secrets of the Moon provides a unique account of the origin of key features on the lunar surface. Containing historical accounts and the latest observations from the field, in addition to exciting data from the Apollo manned missions, this book describes the development of our current understanding […]
 
NASA History Division, 2021, 364 pp., E-book. Free to read online and download. www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/50-years-of-solar-system-exploration_tagged.pdf NASA’s first successful mission to another planet, Mariner 2 to Venus in 1962, marked the beginning of what NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green describes in this volume as “a spectacular era” of solar system exploration. In its first 50 years of […]
 
Springer, 2022, 126 pp., Hardcover. $149.99. www.springer.com This book describes the complexity of impact hazards associated with asteroids and comets. The challenge in this regard lies in the heterogeneous nature of these bodies that endanger our planet, which is why we are conducting new experiments to better understand their unique physicochemical properties. Impact hazards represent […]
 
Stanford University Press, 2020, 240 pp., Paperback. $28.00. www.sup.org STEM disciplines are believed to be founded on the idea of meritocracy — recognition earned by the value of the data, which is objective. Such disciplinary cultures resist concerns about implicit or structural biases, and yet year after year, scientists observe persistent gender and racial inequalities […]
 
Princeton University Press, 2022, 224 pp., Hardcover. $16.95. www.press.princeton.edu The Joy of Science presents eight short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically. In this brief guide to leading a more rational life, acclaimed physicist Jim Al-Khalili invites readers to engage with the world as […]
 
Chicago Review Press, 2020, 240 pp., Paperback. $14.99. www.chicagoreviewpress.com When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off onboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be 19 years before another woman got a chance — cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982, followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year […]
 
$49.95. myscienceshop.com Now you can display the ringed planet in your office or classroom with a limited-edition six-inch Saturn globe. Exclusively from Astronomy magazine, this custom-produced injection molded globe comes with removable acrylic rings, a clear display base, and a bonus informational guide with fun facts about Saturn, the images used to make the globe, and […]
 
$29.99. www.celestialbuddies.com The newest member of the Celestial Buddies is AstroBuddy! This 12-inch plush toy is ready to explore the wonders of space with your little ones. AstroBuddy has a removable zippered backpack that can store all the necessary essentials to make your imaginary spacewalk a success. Made from soft, all new polyester material, this […]
 
Charlesbridge, 2019, 24 pp., Hardcover. $12.99. www.charlesbridge.com Baby loves to explore the world of science! What’s next for Baby after learning about physics, engineering, computers, and the natural world? Becoming a scientist, of course! In this fun look at scientific careers, parents and children can talk about different science fields and the everyday heroes that […]
 
Charlesbridge, 2020, 32 pp., Hardcover. $16.99. www.charlesbridge.com Spark curiosity and exploration with this innovative bedtime story for budding scientists that introduces eleven branches of science. From astronomy to physics to chemistry to geology, this STEM picture book will help kids get excited to explore. Includes further information about each branch of science. For ages 3 […]
 
Crown Books for Young Readers, 2020, 264 pp., Hardcover. $29.99. www.penguinrandomhouse.com The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 40,000 unsung heroes — the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers — and their innovations and […]
 
Crown Books for Young Readers, 2022, 48 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. www.penguinrandomhouse.com First man on the Moon Neil Armstrong’s only children’s book is a unique exploration of how Earth and the Moon came to be. The entire epic history of Earth and the Moon is recounted through the observations of one special Moon rock named Bok. […]
 
Margaret Ferguson Books, 2019, 40 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. www.holidayhouse.com 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 […]
 
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