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Sizing up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective - Robert J. Vanderbei; J. Richard Gott
ISBN: 9781426206511
Publication Date: 2010-11-02
The almost unimaginably large size of many objects in the universe accounts in part for astronomy's tremendous appeal. Yet the problem of depicting a vast range of scales is perhaps astronomy's greatest challenge. Sizing Up the Universe addresses, in highly readable and richly illustrated style, the intriguing concept of size in the universe.

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The New Solar System: Ice Worlds, Moons, and Planets Redefined - Robert Burnham (Foreword by); Patricia Daniels
ISBN: 9781426204623
Publication Date: 2009-08-18
Highlighted by 160 photographs, diagrams and maps, this superb guide explores every corner of Earth's planetary neighborhood, from the fiery sun at its center to the dark, icy realm where interstellar space begins.

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What Does It Mean to Be Human? - Richard Potts; Christopher Sloan
ISBN: 9781426206061
Publication Date: 2010-03-09
This generously illustrated book tells the story of the human family, showing how our species' physical traits and behaviours evolved over millions of years as our ancestors adapted to dramatic environmental changes.

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The Hubble Space Telescope: Imaging the Universe - Robert Smith; David Devorkin
ISBN: 9781426208942
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
In the spirit of National Geographic’s top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world’s foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminates the solar system’s workings, the expansion of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies, and the mysterious force known as "dark energy."

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Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System - Tom Jones; Ellen Stofan; Ellen Renee Stofan
ISBN: 9781426201219
Publication Date: 2008-11-18
"In this new view of the planets, images from NASA and other space agencies reveal how volcanoes, wind, asteroids, and flowing fluids have shaped the entire solar system - and tell us about the history and future of our Earth.

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography - Michael Neufeld (Editor); Alex M. Spencer (Editor); Michael Collins (Foreword by); John E. Dailey (Afterword by); John Glenn (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426206535
Publication Date: 2010-10-26
Designed to convey the awe of a visitor first walking into the world's largest showplace of aviation history, this Autobiography headlines the incredible collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by its curators, the people who know it best.

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The Big Idea: How Breakthroughs of the Past Shape the Future - Timothy Ferris (Foreword by); National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426208102
Publication Date: 2011-09-06
From the Pythagorean theorem to DNA's double helix, from the discovery of microscopic life-forms to the theory of relativity—the big ideas of science and technology shape an era's worldview. Open this book, grasp the newest ideas from thought leaders of today, then spring off from them to move back through the past, one big idea at a time.

Carl Sagan

"The Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" is a National Geographic Channel documentary series airing in Spring, 2014, with host Neil deGrasse Tyson. It was inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Journey" shown on PBS in 1980, co-written and narrated by Carl Sagan. Sagan authored this National Geographic magazine article, which you can access in the NGVL (click the NGVL Search Tips tab above for an easy way to retrieve this title in the database).

Mars: A New World to Explore. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine, 1967 Dec.


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