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The Return, Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
1 The Return
Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
New York Tom Doherty Associates 2000 0-312-87424-3 / 9780312874247 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean glossy black boards with image of the earth on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped - in perfect condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009878

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Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos - The Growth and Future of Human Knowledge, Asimov, Isaac
2 Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos - The Growth and Future of Human Knowledge
Asimov, Isaac
New York Crown 1988 0517546671 / 9780517546673 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue boards with red cloth spine, blue metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 339 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; slightest hint of light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026070

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3 Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Asimov, Isaac
New York Crown Publishers 1979 0-517-53075-9 / 9780517530757 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing. Very clean blue boards with clean yellow cloth spine, dark blue stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, very faint dust speckling to edges. 282 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Asimov analyzes the universe, life, and intelligence, basing his conclusions on the most recently available scientific findings. 8vo. Space Exploration. 016013

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The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe, Barrow, John D.
4 The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe
Barrow, John D.
New York Pantheon 2001 0375420991 / 9780375420993 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in black and white. 361 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating exploration by a foremost mathematician and cosmologist on the nature of nothing. From the origins of zero in ancient India to the early abhorrence and eventual acceptance of the concept of the void by Christianity, he traces the notion through the work of writers and thinkers from the ancient Greeks to our own time. He looks at math, cosmology, theology, and physics to uncover the nothing that is at the heart of most things. 027434

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Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, Bartusiak, Marcia
5 Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved
Bartusiak, Marcia
New Haven CT / London Yale University Press 2015 030021085X / 9780300210859 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second Printing, SIGNED by the author in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean unfaded black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Carl, A fellow friend of the cosmos - Marcia Bartusiah - 2006." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 237 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024606

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The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space, Caiden, Martin
6 The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space
Caiden, Martin
New York E. P. Dutton 1965 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Fred L. Wolff, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many photographs and drawings (drawings by Fred L. Wolff). 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), vertical crease to front panel, a few short closed edge tears; nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing history of space exploration up until the time of publication (1965) with historical photographs. 026538

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7 Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Ferris, Timothy
New York William Morrow & Co. 1988 0-688-05889-2 / 9780688058890 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, no remainder marks. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or writing inside. Decorated endpapers. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, has small (under 1") closed tear at bottom rear edge, tiny closed tear at flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Cosmology. 006370

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The Real Mars, Hanlon, Michael
8 The Real Mars
Hanlon, Michael
USA Carroll & Graf 2004 0786714131 / 9780786714131 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean black endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with awe-inspiring photographs. Contains more than 100 spectacular surface and orbital images from Spirit, Opportunity, Mars Express, the Hubble Space Telescope and Earth-based observations, as well as those historic illustrations depicting Mars in fiction and mythology, movie images, book covers and drawings that adorned the pulp sci-fi stories of the 1930s. Foreword by Jim Garvin, NASA Lead Scientist for Mars Exploration. 250 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. 026726

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Frontiers of Astronomy, Hoyle, Fred
9 Frontiers of Astronomy
Hoyle, Fred
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in original unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded dark blue cloth boards with orange and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with endpapers intact (small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front pastedown). Illustrated with beautiful black and white plates, drawings, graphs. 360 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), has 1" chip at top rear corner of spine, a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo andbrief biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is by the author of "The Nature of the Universe", wherein he proposed the revolutionary theory of the continuous creation of matter, which brought him international fame. This book brings the great questions of space and time within the grasp of the reader who has no specialized training in math/physics, reviews discoveries which have advanced our knowledge of astronomy, with chapers on the Earth-Moon system and the origin of the planets and the universe itself. 028015

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Creations: The Quest for Origins in Story and Science, Isaac Asimov, George Zebrowski, Martin H. Greenberg (Editors)
10 Creations: The Quest for Origins in Story and Science
Isaac Asimov, George Zebrowski, Martin H. Greenberg (Editors)
New York Crown 1983 0517548615 / 9780517548615 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, yellow cloth spine with metallic lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Very faint square shadow on half-title page where bookplate fell off. Introduction and notes by Isaac Asimov. 351 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026080

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Saturn: A New View, Laura Lovett; Jeff Cuzzi
11 Saturn: A New View
Laura Lovett; Jeff Cuzzi
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2006 0810930900 / 9780810930902 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Fine First Edition, First Printing in fine unclipped dust jacket. Beautiful glossy black and white boards with image of Saturn on cover, white and blue lettering on spine. No rubbing or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Blue illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Awe-inspiring full color photographs throughout. 192 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Presents 150 of the best photographs received from both Cassini and Huygens, many for the first time. These images--among them the rings from the unlit side nevr visible from Earth, new details of all of Saturn's large moons, and panoramas of Titan's surface--have been processed in high resolution and reproduced in unprecedented detail and color fidelity. This magnificent volume presents the world of Saturn with a depth and breadth never before captured in the pages of a book. 026676

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12 Flight Into Space - The Facts, Fancies and Philosophy
Leonard, Jonathan Norton
New York Random House 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with silver saucer shape on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gray endpapers, with very brief previous owner inscription on front fixed endpaper (short one liner). 307 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Written by the science editor of TIME Magazine, authoritative book in its time which separated facts of space flight from theories and fictions, and discusses the possibilities for the future of space flight. 017622

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The Hunt for Vulcan ...And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe, Levenson, Thomas
13 The Hunt for Vulcan ...And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe
Levenson, Thomas
New York Random House 2015 0812998987 / 9780812998986 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Dark blue boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers. Signed by the author on half-title page, "For Carl, with all best wishes - Tom Levenson." 229 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024609

Price: 40.00 USD
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Earth Shine, Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
14 Earth Shine
Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with clean white cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. Slight fading to board edges, very light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with six color and eight black & white plates. 73 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has a few tiny nicks and very slight edge wear, price clip to front inner flap (edge of price showing). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Anne Lindbergh and her husband were present at Cape Kennedy before and during the astronauts' first flight into the orbit of the moon and shared the astronauts' last meal on earth before the take-off. In this book, she speaks movingly of the meeting between two generations of explorers, turning back to the time when space-rocket research started. But her main contribution goes beyond eloquent and perceptive reporting. With poetic and moral imagination uniquely her own, she grasps the human implications in the scientific achievement. 7-1/4" x 9-1/4". Space Exploration. 015671

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15 The Story of Jodrell Bank
Lovell, Sir Bernard
New York/Evanston Harper & Row 1968 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean yellow boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean, photographically illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 265 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear at base of spine, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Jodrell Bank, the world's largest radio telescope. 8vo. Space Exploration. 010574

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Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars, Moore, Patrick
16 Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars
Moore, Patrick
Cambridge University Press 1986 0521307562 / 9780521307567 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 203 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book describes how the owner of binoculars can use them for astronomical observation. A full description of the "binocular sky" is given, with details of all the most interesting objects. 026933

Price: 18.00 USD
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Rocket Men, Nelson, Craig
17 Rocket Men
Nelson, Craig
New York Viking 2009 0670021032 / 9780670021031 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with black spine, red lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright (small remainder mark - black line on bottom text block edge near spine). Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 404 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An award-winning historian tells the full story of the space and missile race and its dramatic conclusion - the epic story of the first men on the moon. 026734

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Comet, Sagan, Carl and Ann Druyan
18 Comet
Sagan, Carl and Ann Druyan
New York Random House 1985 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean, unclipped jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with unchipped red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 398 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. THE book on comets, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan and his longtime collaborator, Ann Druyan. Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs and dozens of specially commissioned full-color paintings, with special focus on Halley's Comet. 018398

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COMET, Sagan, Carl; Ann Druyan
19 COMET
Sagan, Carl; Ann Druyan
New York Random House 1985 0394549082 / 9780394549088 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with crisp metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated. 398 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (27.50 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023539

Price: 30.00 USD
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