A leading theoretical physicist looks at how science is subject to the same kind of racism and sexist that exists in other fields and lays out a new approach for everyone to experience and understand the cosmos.
Not Necessarily Rocket Science provides inspiration and insider perspective for anyone who has ever dreamed of the stars and wondered what it might be like to work in space. Written by space professional and popular science communicator, Kellie Gerardi, the book follows the author's non-traditional path in the space industry and offers guidance and encouragement to all aspiring astronauts - whether they be artists or engineers.
Drawing on current scientific knowledge of existing worlds and forms of life, a planetary scientist discusses the possibilities of extraterrestrial life on exoplanets, revealing that the realities of our universe could turn out to be stranger than fiction.
From one a dynamic rising star in astrophysics comes an accessible and eye-opening look at five ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in cosmology.
A look at the history of women geniuses and how they have historically not been recognized to the same degree as their male counterparts in a variety of fields including science and the performing arts.
The book tells the story of how Courtois and her cosmography colleagues discovered and mapped the Laniakea galactic supercluster, the first and most accurate description to date of our home galaxy's location in the universe. Courtois reveals the joys and challenges of international astronomy research and collaborations, humanizing the scientists along the way and making the science accessible. She also makes an effort to shed light on the life and work of herself and other women astronomers. It's a story that would appeal to a wide audience.
An examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and how it has shaped modern understandings about humanity's role in the universe also shares insights into where SETI is today and how it is influenced by political and philosophical dynamics.
The notable host of StarTalk reveals just what people need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Shares the lesser-known story of the scientific contributions of a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century, tracing their collection of star observations captured nightly on glass photographic plates that enabled extraordinary discoveries.
A debut memoir by an award-winning paleobiologist traces her childhood in her father's laboratory, her longtime relationship with a brilliant but wounded colleague and the remarkable discoveries they have made both in the lab and during extensive field research assignments.