Below is a list of books from my personal library that I whole heartedly recommend.
These books span the spectrum from basic guides for the beginner to detailed references for the professional.
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Space Mission Analysis and Design by Wiley J. Larson and James Wertz(editors).
The most comprehensive text detailing spacecraft design and operation. This is an invaulable
resource for astronautical engnieers.
In Search of the Big Bang by John Gribbin
One of the clearest and most concise books I have read regarding the first seconds of the universe.
In Search of the Omega Point by John Gribbin
An excellent cosmological book regarding the dark matter question and the fate of the universe.
The Observer's Handbook by Roy Bishop
THE guide for the serious amateur and the resource used to generate the VRMLs on this site. Updated yearly.
Newton's Clock: Chaos in the Solar System by Ivars Peterson
Is the solar system stable? Learn how chaos is challenging some of the underlying 'truths' of astrodynamics.
The Day the Universe Changed by James Burke
James Burke's book that started the Connections craze.
The Dinosaur Heresies by Robert T. Bakker
Warm or cold blooded? The book that rekindled the public's interest in dinosauria and spawned Jurassic Park.
The Emperor's New Mind by Roger Penrose
Will computer's achieve self awareness? Does our understanding of mathematics and conciousness hinder this?
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