New and Noteworthy

Springer, 2018, 372 pp., Hardcover. $139.99. This volume discusses the evolutionary paths linking planets and their atmospheres to their origin within circumstellar disks. It reviews the main phases of this evolution, summarizes what we understand and what are the important open questions, and suggests ways toward solutions. Dust accretion within disks generates planet cores, […]
  Springer, 2018, 394 pp., Paperback. $39.99. This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet:  Curiosity. It is a 1-ton robot with 2 brains, 17 cameras, 6 wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This […]
Elsevier, 2018, 432 pp., Hardcover, $99.95. Volatiles in the Martian Crust is a vital reference for future missions — including ESA’s EXO Mars and NASA’s Mars2020 rover — looking for evidence of life on Mars and the potential for habitability and human exploration of the martian crust. Mars science is a rapidly evolving topic with new […]
University Press of Florida, 2018, 256 pp., Paperback. $24.95. The world will always remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for their first steps on the Moon, yet few today hold in respect the sites that made these and other astronauts’ journeys possible. Across the American landscape and on the lunar surface, many facilities and […]
Macmillan, 2018, 320 pp., Hardcover, $28.00. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as […]
Cambridge University Press, 2018, 405 pp., Paperback, $60.00. Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun’s variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets. This volume, the fourth in the Heliophysics collection, explores what makes the conditions on Earth “just right” to sustain life, by comparing Earth […]
Random House. 2018, 384 pp., Hardcover, $28.00. By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives:  to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an […]
Yale University Press, 2018, 288 pp., Paperback, $22.00. This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide to science proposal writing is an essential tool for any researcher embarking on a grant or thesis application. In accessible steps, the authors detail every stage of proposal writing, from conceiving and designing a project to analyzing data, […]
$24.99 each. 15-cm-diameter globe with stand. Sky & Telescope has added to its globe family 15-centimeter (approximately 6-inch) spheres that portray Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Pluto. These smaller, more affordable globes are perfect for classroom use or for that special future astronaut in your life. Created with the same care and detail as […]
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2017, 40 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. Available on Amazon Here’s a true story from one of the Women of NASA! Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the Moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and […]
$23.99. Available on Amazon This arts and crafts science box includes six activities — Rocket Science Experiment, Starry Kaleidoscope, Lace the Constellations, Solar System Wind Chime, and the Space Explorer Board Game — and all items for each activity are included along with easy to understand instructions. This kit engages kids to learn through creative play. […]
Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2018, 32 pp., Hardcover. $26.60. Earth science is made up of so many topics:  weather, landforms, and even natural disasters. It can take a lot of time to learn about the details of each. Infographics are the perfect way to cover a lot of these subject areas in less time, including […]
White Dog Press, 2016, 24 pp., Hardcover. $19.99. Available on Amazon Astronaut John Herrington shares his passion for space travel and his Chickasaw heritage as he gives children a glimpse into his astronaut training at NASA and his mission to the International Space Station. Learn what it takes to train for space flight, see the […]
$39.99. Design your own universe with this building set — there are so many possibilities! Place the handle into any gear to make all the pieces move. This set can engage children with various learning styles, including visual and tactile, and can help develop skills such as counting, sorting, matching, patterning, problem-solving, cause-and-effect, critical […]
$39.95. Exoplanets is a dynamic game for two to four players. Each player contributes to the creation of an entire planetary system. Each player’s role is to expand the system by adding new planets, create and evolve life forms, and fulfill various tasks. To fulfill these tasks, you will manipulate the planetary system in any […]
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