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Space Books

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Just Visiting This Planet - Neil deGrasse Tyson
ISBN: 9780385488372
Publication Date: 1998-07-13
Questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages. Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far, Merlin--a fictional visitor from Planet Omniscia--is easy to understand, often humorous, and always entertaining. Amazon

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Liftoff - Don Mitchell; John Glenn (Foreword by)
ISBN: 0792259009
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
From School Library Journal
This profile of the pilot turned astronaut turned public servant is filled with personal reflections and details.

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Black Holes - Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest; Luciano Corbella (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0789404516
Publication Date: 1996-04-11
Black holes are the most mysterious and misunderstood elements in the universe. Although no one has ever seen a black hole, Black Holes explains and depicts these mystifying objects. A recurring topic in the news, Black Holes offers the most recent information on this topic--complete with vivid reconstructions and illustrations of what it would be like to travel in a black hole. Amazon

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11 Planets - David A. Aguilar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781426302374
Publication Date: 2008-03-11
In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined the word "planet" and relegated Pluto to the status of a dwarf planet, along with Ceres and Eris. Naturally, National Geographic is there to map out this new view of our solar system. In 11 Planets, David Aguilar, an expert who works on the leading edge of this astounding shift, explains and explores our new galactic knowledge

 

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Other Noteworthy Science titles

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Charles and Emma - Deborah Heiligman
ISBN: 9780805087215
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates. Amazon

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What Einstein Told His Barber - Robert L. Wolke
ISBN: 9780440508793
Publication Date: 2000-03-07
What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark attacks make airplanes safer? Can a person traveling in a car at the speed of sound still hear the radio? Moreover, would they want to...?

Arranged in a question-and-answer format and grouped by subject for browsing ease, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER is for anyone who ever pondered such things as why colors fade in sunlight, what happens to the rubber from worn-out tires, what makes red-hot objects glow red, and other scientific curiosities. Perfect for fans of Newton's Apple, Jeopardy!, and The Discovery Channel, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER also includes a glossary of important scientific buzz words and a comprehensive index. Amazon

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Albert Einstein - Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670063321
Publication Date: 2009-10-15
Albert Einstein. His name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar?the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn?t much for lab work; in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think, not in words but in ?thought pictures.? What was the result of all his thinking?

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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780385738101
Publication Date: 2009-10-27
Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe.

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The Sky's the Limit - Catherine Thimmesh; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0618076980
Publication Date: 2002-03-11
Despite their glaring absence from history books, women have been responsible for countless remarkable discoveries, from the X and Y chromosomes to a 3.5 million-year-old hominid skull to the dark matter of the universe. Amazon

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