Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional-and What That Means for Life in the Universe

Humankind has long fantasized about life elsewhere in the universe And as we discover countless exoplanets orbiting other stars among them, rocky super Earths and gaseous Hot Jupiters we become ever hopeful that we may come across extraterrestrial life Yet even as we become aware of the vast

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that fueled the greatest space mission of our time New Horizons misison to Pluto n nOn July 14, 2015, something amazing happened More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA space

Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World

How can you make sense of a world where no one has ever lived Acclaimed science writer Oliver Morton tells the story of the heroic landscapes of Mars, now better mapped in some ways than the Earth itself Mapping Mars introduces the reader to the nineteenth century visionaries and spy satellite pio

Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

It s invisible It s ever present Without it, you would die in minutes And it has an epic story to tell.In Caesar s Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, w

Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional-and What That Means for Life in the Universe

Humankind has long fantasized about life elsewhere in the universe And as we discover countless exoplanets orbiting other stars among them, rocky super Earths and gaseous Hot Jupiters we become ever hopeful that we may come across extraterrestrial life Yet even as we become aware of the vast