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Astronomy Books

Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes

by Chris Impey

Call Number: QB 843 .B55 I47 2019 
ISBN: 9781324000938
Publication Date: 2019

"Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Impey takes readers on an exploration of the cutting edge of astrophysics, as well as the history of black holes' role in theoretical physics. From confirming Einstein's equations for general relativity to testing string theory, he reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it."

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The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond

by Christophe Galfard

Call Number: QB 983 .G35 2016
ISBN: 9781250069528
Publication Date: 2016

The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star.......

The universe in your hand by Christophe Galfard

Welcome to the Universe

by Neil deGrasse Tyson; Michael A. Strauss; J. Richard Gott

ISBN: 9780691157245
Publication Date: 2016-09-29

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists.

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Astronomy

by Clay Farris Naff

Call Number: QB 15 .A88 2006
ISBN: 0737728159
Publication Date: 2006-01-06

Since ancient times people around the world have used astronomy to time the seasons, to navigate at sea, and to understand our world. Selections in this volume span the history of astronomy from the earliest star charts to contemporary plans for planetary expeditions.

Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy

by Patrick Moore; Robin Rees

Call Number: QB 64 .M623 2011
ISBN: 9780521899352
Publication Date: 2011-02-10

Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels.

Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy

Astronomy

by Dinah L. Moché

Call Number: QB 45.2 .M63 2009
ISBN: 9780470230831
Publication Date: 2009-08-01

Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide For a generation, "Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide" has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky.

Astronomy by Dinah L. Moché

The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas

by Axel Mellinger; Ronald Stoyan

Call Number: QB 65 .M455513 2011
ISBN: 9781107013469
Publication Date: 2011-09-20

Using the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas presents the whole sky through large-scale photographic images with corresponding charts.

The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas

The View from the Center of the Universe

by Nancy Ellen Abrams; Joel R. Primack

Call Number: QB 981 .P85 2006
ISBN: 1594489149
Publication Date: 2006-04-06

A world-renowned astrophysicist and a science philosopher present a new, scientifically supported understanding of the universe, one that will forever change our personal relationship with the cosmos.

The View from the Center of the Universe