New and Noteworthy

Cambridge University Press, 2022, 452 pp., Hardcover. $79.99. Cosmochemistry is a rapidly evolving field of planetary science, and the second edition of this classic text reflects the exciting discoveries made over the past decade from new spacecraft missions. Topics covered include the synthesis of elements in stars, behavior of elements and isotopes in the […]
Springer, 2021, 317 pp., Hardcover. $139.99. Approaching the settlement of our Moon from a practical perspective, this book is well suited for space program planners. It addresses a variety of human factor topics involved in colonizing Earth’s Moon, including history, philosophy, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, politics and policy, sociology, and anthropology. Each chapter identifies […]
Geological Society of America, 2021, 642 pp., Paperback. $99.00. This volume, Geological Society of America Special Paper 550, represents the proceedings of the homonymous international conference on all aspects of impact cratering and planetary science, which was held in October 2019 in Brasília, Brazil. The volume contains a sizable suite of contributions dealing with […]
Collins Astronomy, 2022, 112 pp., Paperback. $11.95. This practical guide is the ideal resource for beginners and experienced stargazers in the United States and Canada and has been updated to include new and practical information covering events occurring in North America’s night sky throughout 2023. This guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy […]
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2022, 432 pp., Hardcover. $75.00. This unique, definitive book about the Apollo missions reveals hundreds of extraordinary, newly restored, and all-new images from the NASA archives that provide a never-before-seen perspective on the Apollo endeavors. In Houston, Texas, there is a frozen vault that preserves the original NASA photographic […]
Smithsonian Books, 2022, 304 pp., Hardcover. $29.95. Spanning from the 1929 debut of the futuristic Buck Rogers to present-day privatization of spaceflight, Space Craze celebrates America’s endless enthusiasm for space exploration. Author Margaret Weitekamp, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, writes with warmth and personal experience to guide readers through extraordinary […]
Smithsonian Books, 2022, 224 pp., Hardcover. $34.95. Rocks are time machines and the keepers of our history. This guide is a geological field trip through Earth’s incredible rock formations and the stories they hold. Like rings on a tree stump hold the history of the tree, the history of Earth is written in its […]
Motorbooks, 2022, 176 pp., Hardcover. $40.00. In the 1950s and 1960s, the first Space Race pitted two political ideologies against one another: either communism or capitalism would prove superior. Ultimately, the U.S. landed on the Moon, the race’s crowning achievement. Now, more than a half-century later, the Space Race has pivoted from a contest […]
MIT Press, 2022, 304 pp., Hardcover. $29.95. Freeman Dyson (1923–2020) — renowned scientist, visionary, and iconoclast — helped invent modern physics. Not bound by disciplinary divisions, he went on to explore foundational topics in mathematics, astrophysics, and the origin of life. General readers were introduced to Dyson’s roving mind and heterodox approach in his […]
$76.99. Standing taller than the Statue of Liberty and with more thrust than the mighty Saturn V, the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) is ready to return humanity to the Moon… and beyond! The NASA SLS Block1 will generate 8.8 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, enough raw power to carry the Orion crew […]
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2022, 96 pp., Hardcover. $19.99. Get ready to blast off into the space! This interactive, fact-filled book by two space experts takes kids on a journey through the universe with answers to their questions about space exploration, from what the first rockets looked like and the first animal in […]
Chronicle Books, 2023, 48 pp., Hardcover. $18.99. The Fire of Stars is a poetic picture book celebrating the life and scientific discoveries of the groundbreaking astronomer Cecilia Payne, an astronomer and astrophysicist who was the first person to discover what burns at the heart of stars. But she didn’t start out as the groundbreaking […]
$24.00. Calling all Sudoku lovers! Test your Sudoku skills by playing the popular number game in space. Planet Doku has three levels of challenging puzzles. Use planet and Sun tokens instead of numbers on the cosmic game board to solve the various challenges from around the solar system. This visually stunning version of Sudoku […]
Celestial Buddies, 2021, Hardcover, $12.99. This whimsical book from Celestial Buddies teaches kids about our solar system. With informative illustrations and photos of real planets, this board book is the perfect way to introduce your kids to astronomy and give them a love for space. The thick board book pages are easy for babies […]
Lonely Planet Kids, 2021, 24 pp., Hardcover. $18.99. Featuring fantastic illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock, this book explores the ultimate vehicles: spaceships — how they do what they do, what they’re used for, and their development through history. Spreads look at how rockets blast off into space, how people were sent to the Moon […]
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