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Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate Collection

Here is a list of the best Space Science books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Space Mathematics: Math Problems Based on Space Science (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering) (2012)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionCreated by NASA for high school students interested in space science, this collection of worked problems covers a broad range of subjects, including mathematical aspects of NASA missions, computation and measurement, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, matrix algebra, conic sections, and calculus. In addition to enhancing mathematical knowledge and skills, these problems promote an appreciation of aerospace technology and offer valuable insights into the practical uses of secondary school mathematics by professional scientists and…
Author(s): Bernice Kastner

2. Earth and Space Science for NGSS (1st Ed) – Student Edition (2016)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionEarth and Space Sciences for NGSS has been specifically written to meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for High School Earth and Space Sciences (HS-ESS). It encompasses all three dimensions of the standards (science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas), addressing the program content through a wide range of engaging student-focused activities. Through completion of these activities, students build a sound understanding of science and engineering practices, recognize and understand the concepts that link all domains of science, and build the…
Author(s): Tracey Greenwood, Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, et al.

3. Space: A Novel (2015)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionAlready a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women—people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation, but to the heavens; Dieter Kolff, a German rocket scientist who once worked for the Nazis; Randy Claggett, the astronaut who meets…
Author(s): James A. Michener, Steve Berry

4. Science: Earth and Space (2011)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, show your child the features of God’s Creation here on earth as well as the Great Beyond with Science: Earth and Space! This textbook guides your child through a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science. A thorough study of rocks, soil, and fossils will give your child ample proofs that this earth was created by God and not evolutionary processes. With Section and Chapter Reviews plus articles to defend Creation and 650 picture and diagrams, your child will complete 8th grade science with a detailed understanding of…
Author(s): Abeka

5. Ruins of the Galaxy: A Military Scifi Epic (2019)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe mission is simple. Escort an emissary to an intergalactic peace summit. Try not to get in the way. Lt. Magnus and his 79th Recon Team have certainly handled worse, after all. But when an explosion rocks the tower and sends everyone into a panic, Magnus and his asset find themselves cut off from the rest of the team.Worse still, a dying alien chieftain gives them a priceless drive of intel, marking them for death.The mission has officially changed. With enemies on all sides, Magnus must do everything in his power to protect the emissary and escape the tower. There is no back up. There is no chance for failure. The fate of the entire…
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Christopher Hopper

6. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6 10 – PB349X6 (2018)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionIf you re looking for labs that cover Earth and space science, appeal to middle and high school students, and use Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI), your search is over. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather. It also helps you make the instructional shift to ADI. This innovative approach to inquiry prompts students to use argument to construct, support, and evaluate scientific claims. The book starts with guidance on how to use ADI. Then it provides labs that cover five disciplinary core ideas in Earth and space science: Earth s place…
Author(s): Victor Sampson, Ashley Murphy, et al.

7. Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K 12 – PB408X1 (2017)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThere is a lot to like about this text, and I truly believe that teachers will both like it and use it. Implementing PBL is difficult for teachers, and few curriculum guides are available to support their efforts. This book fills that gap by providing the kinds of strategies and examples teachers need to facilitate open-ended inquiry in their science classrooms. Peggy A. Ertmer, Professor Emerita of Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University, and Founding Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning. If you ve ever asked…
Author(s): Tom J. McConnell, Joyce Parker, et al.

8. Space Force (2018)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionFive years ago, the United States Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn’t follow the rules, or…slept with the wrong general’s daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay?My name is Captain Ethan Stone, a decorated member of SEAL Team 6 turned Space Force ‘recruit.’ While the powers-that-be attempted to make Space Force an embarrassment, they also sent some of the very best minds, fighters, and pilots to the…
Author(s): Jeremy Robinson

9. Quantum Space (Quantum Series) (2017)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionImagine… and let your intellect soarHigh above the windswept plains of Kazakhstan, three astronauts on board a Russian Soyuz capsule begin their reentry. A strange shimmer in the atmosphere, a blinding flash of light, and the capsule vanishes in a blink as though it never existed.On the ground, evidence points to a catastrophic failure, but a communications facility halfway around the world picks up a transmission that could be one of the astronauts. Tragedy averted, or merely delayed? A classified government project on the cutting edge of particle physics holds…
Author(s): Douglas Phillips

10. Pegasus in Space (2001)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor an overpopulated Earth whose resources are strained to the breaking point, there is only one place to look for relief: straight up. With the successful completion of the Padrugoi Space Station, humanity has at last achieved its first large-scale permanent presence in space. But there are those who, for motives of their own, want Padrugoi to fail. Standing in their way are the Talented, men and women gifted with extraordinary mental powers that have made them as feared as they are respected–and utterly indispensable to the colonization effort. Now, as sabotage and attempted…
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey

11. Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) Exam Secrets Study Guide: Praxis II Test Review for the Praxis II: Subject Assessments (2013)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (0571) Exam is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the Praxis II exam. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer. includes: #236,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1431 in Study Guides (Books) #451 in Professional Test Guides (Books) #2348…
Author(s): Praxis II Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

12. CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam Secrets Study Guide: CSET Test Review for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (Mometrix Secrets Study Guides) (2013)

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the CSET Earth and Planetary Science Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer. includes: #511,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2877 in Study Guides (Books) #906 in Professional Test Guides (Books) #4565 in Test…
Author(s): CSET Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Best Space Science Books: The Ultimate Collection

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European Access to Space: Business and Policy Perspectives on Micro Launchers

Author(s): Matteo Tugnoli, Martin Sarret, Marco Aliberti
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251378

Geopolitics of the Outer Space: A European Perspective

Author(s): Bohumil Doboš
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311651

Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier

Author(s): John M. Logsdon
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312156

Guidance and Control Technology of Spacecraft on Elliptical Orbit

Author(s): Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313461

War in space: the science and technology behind our next theater of conflict

Author(s): Dawson, Linda
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2327112

Space Information Networks: Third International Conference, SINC 2018, Changchun, China, August 9–10, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Quan Yu
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355711

Scribes of Space: Place in Middle English Literature and Late Medieval Science

Author(s): Matthew Boyd Goldie
Publisher: Cornell University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2381726

New Millennium Solar Physics

Author(s): Markus J. Aschwanden
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 28 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407521

Commercial Space Exploration: Potential Contributions of Private Actors to Space Exploration Programmes

Author(s): Clelia Iacomino
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407826

Jan Hendrik Oort: Master of the Galactic System

Author(s): Pieter C. van der Kruit
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 36 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408188

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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