Books tagged: space science

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Monkey Steals Plum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,650. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Part one of 'The Feng Trilogy': An imaginative novella twisting the literary genre and 'near future' sci-fi sub-genre, with psychological thriller undertones. Mr Feng is an unorthodox Chinese billionaire, preparing to launch his trillion dollar master plan: to mine asteroids for limitless resources. Yet the closer he gets to his quarry the more his questionable past, and core obsession, looms...
Days of Iron (Book 1)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 139,960. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Permuted. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A reluctant fugitive, a rebellious savage and an insurgent slave fight against a battalion of heavily-armed troops, a ruthless government and the most omnipotent supercomputer ever devised–but the conflict within themselves is something none of them suspected.
Evel Knievel The Snake River Canyon Jump
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles / History, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Evel Knievel was in the limelight as a motorcycle stuntman for about eight years between 1967 and 1975. During this period his legend grew throughout the U.S. and worldwide. One night he was drinking at a bar in Montana and was gazing at a photo of the Grand Canyon. He told some people he was drinking with that he was going to jump the Grand Canyon. The U.S. government refused to allow him though.
Sputnik The Soviet Challenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.
Contested Ground: The Historical Debate Over NASA's Mission - From Sputnik to the Apollo Moon Landing, Space Shuttle and Space Station Decisions, Commercial Space
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 198,100. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This book will examine the changing views of NASA's mission(s) held by government officials over the years. Drawing upon relevant concepts in political science and public administration, it will attempt to account for the shifts in space policy, by describing the political, economic, and technical factors that helped bring them about.
Atmosphere of Freedom: 70 Years at the NASA Ames Research Center - Pioneer, Galileo Jupiter Probe, Kepler, Apollo, Space Shuttle, Planetary Sciences, Space Life Sciences, plus 2012 ASAP Annual Report
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is a comprehensive history of NASA's Ames Research Center in California. This 70th anniversary edition begins with a history of the Center from the perspective of the Center directors— there have been ten since 1958.
The 7 Strangest Trojan Asteroids
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This is the story of seven of the solar system’s strangest Trojan asteroids: APOPHIS BAPTISTINA CERES HEKTOR KLEOPATRA THEMIS TOUTATIS
NASA Astrophysics Missions: Reviews of Operating Missions - Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope, Kepler, Planck, Suzaku, Swift, Spitzer, XMM-Newton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is a compilation of the reports of the NASA Senior Review Committee (SRC) for 2012, 2010, and 2008 evaluating the scientific productivity of major astrophysics missions with recommendations for continued funding.
Connor Black Hole Bubble Theory - Origins of Big Bang and Where Black Holes Lead To
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
Discovered in the 1980s, Richard's "Black Hole Bubble Theory" is a larger view of our reality. Our universe is within a bubble within a black ocean of tar that we mistake for "black holes." Richard hopes to help Prof. Hawking with his Big Bang theories and provide the missing concepts that are befuddling today's theorists, astronomers, and scientists. A black hole is a hole in our bubble.
Adventures Beyond the Solar System - Planetron and Me
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The faster-than-light sequel to the best-selling Adventures in the Solar System. Planetron, the remarkable transformer robot, and young Will, travel thousands of light years through the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Exploding stars, black holes, neutron stars, even a planet that might be a future home for humans - are explored and explained in fun, clear terms, with full-color illustrations.