May 14, 2013
New Arrivals · Astronomy
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
April 30, 2013
Tooley, R. V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986.
Tring, Eng. : Map Collector Publications, 1979.
xii, 684 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
First half of work originally appeared in parts in the Map collectors' series published by the Map Collectors' Circle.
April 26, 2013
New York : Thames & Hudson, c2013.
224 p. ; ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Introduction: In search of new lands and peoples -- The century of astrobiology -- Other worlds -- In search of alien intelligence -- Life in the Solar System -- The Earth, life's home -- Life gets going -- The spark of life's beginning -- Evolution of a planet -- The evolution of life -- The Sun: source of vital- or death-dealing- energy -- Life and the climate -- Considering disasters -- Mars: dead or alive? -- Ice world: Europa -- Glimpses of the Old Earth: Enceladus and Titan -- Are we lonely, or really alone?
Murdin invites readers to join him in exploring an extraordinary array of evidence on how life developed on Earth, and how it could have developed on other planets. He examines who forms it might take, and how likely we are to be able to communicate with aliens if we do make contact.
March 1, 2013
Jackson, Tom, 1972-
New York : Shelter Harbor Press, c2012.
144 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 fold-out timeline (27 x 250 cm.).
"Fold-out timeline with over 1000 milestone facts"--Cover.
"100 discoveries that changed history, who did what when"--Cover.
The measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor
January 21, 2013
x, 372 pages : ill, maps, ports ; 25 cm
Prologue: Big Rock -- In Which Reuben Skye Rose-Redwood and J.R. Lemuel Morrison Set Out To Find the Imagined City -- In Which John Randel Jr. Affixes the City to the Island -- In Which Rose-Redwood Surveys the 1811 Grid and Morrison Surveys Today's -- In Which Randel Keeps Seeking the Most Eligible Routes -- In Which Mannahatta Lifts Off -- In Which Is Described "The Ingenuity of the New" -- Epilogue: Randel's Rock.
December 11, 2012
Ostriker, J. P.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2013.
xxi, 299 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
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