Are you a human between the ages of 0 and infinity? Then these first three books are for you. Show kids (and yourself) how cool science is with these captivating books that bring the universe down to Earth.
Don’t let the titles fool you; these books are for adults just as much as kids.
Children’s books / all ages:
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly What you Are, Sourcebooks, 2018. Learn why stars don’t technically twinkle, black holes don’t suck, and constellations are illusory.
- Astrophysics for Babies (with Chris Ferrie), Sourcebooks, 2018. Learn how the atoms in your body were made inside of freakin’ stars. As Carl Sagan used to say, you are “star stuff”.
- ABCs of Space (with Chris Ferrie), Sourcebooks, 2018. Learn how looking far away in space allows us to see back in time as you read about Lightyears, plus 25 more astronomy terms from Asteroid to Zenith.
Are you a student taking your first (or any) astronomy course, and want some more guidance with the math? Are you a lifelong learner who wants to know more about the mathematical background of why things work the way they do in astronomy? Then this next book is for you.
Textbook / technical:
- A Student’s Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy (with Daniel Fleisch), Cambridge University Press, 2013. Learn more about gravity, light, escape velocity, the expansion of the universe, orbits, and more.