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When you find a book you want, be sure to note the call number, which will tell you where the book is located on the shelf. ~Marcus Banks. 1,038 ratings — Space.com spoke with Dean Regas about making "Facts From Space!" The book focuses on "naked-eye" objects, so you don't need telescopes, binoculars or any other equipment to utilize this handy skywatching guide. ~Miriam Kramer, 'The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark' (Ballantine Books/Random House, 1995), Sagan was one of the 20th century's greatest ambassadors and popularizers of science, and he doesn't disappoint in "The Demon-Haunted World." 18 ratings — 10 ratings — (Twenty years after its publication, Thorne talked with Space.com about the new science he would add to the book.) see our ongoing Space Books coverage here, Pac-Man' and 'Mario Kart': How to Understand Planet Formation, The best Black Friday deals on Sky-Watcher telescopes and binoculars, Twilight Imperium, an epic battle through the universe, is 25% off for Black Friday, Build your own Space Base and Command Station with these Black Friday board game sales, 'Star Trek Discovery' season 3, episode 7 recap: The series' strong start feels like a different show entirely, Code like a Jedi with this Kano Star Wars The Force Coding Kit on sale for 60% off this Black Friday. Read an interview with the book's author here. Nordgren's narrative also details how observations of total solar eclipses have contributed to scientific discoveries about the sun, moon and Earth's place in the universe throughout history. published 1966, avg rating 4.18 — published, avg rating 4.00 — published 1994, avg rating 4.33 — The book is not a light read — it goes deeper into the science than many pop physics books — but Thorne is the perfect person to take readers on this journey: He's a patient and entertaining teacher, and he never loses the thread of the story. published 1989, avg rating 4.32 — PreK–12 Education; Higher Education; Industry & Professional; Covid-19 Resources; About Us; United States. published 1964, avg rating 3.89 — 189 ratings — In 2014 Courtois was part of a research team that discovered the galactic supercluster which contains the Milky Way, which they named Laniakea. For example, did you know that you might be able to create a wormhole in your own kitchen using just an ice cube and a pressure cooker? published 1978, avg rating 3.81 — All you have to do is figure out a way to heat the ice cube up to a temperature of 1032 degrees Kelvin. The universe through the eyes of an astronomer or astrophysicist is a fascinating place — and a good book can give you a glimpse of that world without requiring years of study. 62 ratings — Fundamentals of Physics… published 1985, avg rating 4.37 — published 2003, avg rating 4.27 — published 1994, avg rating 4.03 — 2 ratings — Over our … published 2001, avg rating 4.36 — 1 rating — 'Catching Stardust' (Science/Space, 2018). All very straightforward, and good for scientific investigation. 'The Planet Factory' (Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017), In her new book "The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth," astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker explores what scientists currently know about the mysterious distant planets beyond the solar system. published 1992, avg rating 4.25 — In this best-seller, the renowned physicist breaks down black holes, space and time, the theory of general relativity and much more, and makes it accessible to those of us who aren't rocket scientists. 'Finding Our Place in the Universe' (MIT Press, 2019). ~Nola Redd. In "Making Contact," science writer Sarah Scoles explores the biography of one of the most influential SETI scientists, Jill Tarter. (We are constantly reading new and classic space books to find our favorite takes on the universe.