Books by Ken Croswell

THE LIVES OF STARS by Ken Croswell
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

A veteran stargazer (See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky, 2000, etc.) pairs a meaty disquisition on stellar types and life cycles to page-filling photos and artistic visions of stars and nebulae. Read full book review >

NATURE
Released: May 15, 2006

With breathtaking, beautifully reproduced images from NASA, astronomer Croswell introduces the newest version of our solar system. Read full book review >

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"A solid, well-written summary of modern cosmology."
Cosmological speculations live or die on the observations of astronomers. Here, a Harvard-trained astronomer summarizes the current relations between the two disciplines. Read full book review >
NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

For readers who live where stars are visible in the night sky, this will inspire a trip outside in every season; for those who live where pollution and ambient light make star-viewing difficult, the color photographs will provide a nearly satisfying substitute. Read full book review >

PLANET QUEST by Ken Croswell
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A lively, timely history of the search for extrasolar planets- -today's hottest astronomical game. Croswell, an astronomer and journalist (The Alchemy of the Heavens, 1995), relates how, beginning with William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the search for new planets became a holy grail for astronomers; Neptune, Pluto, and the asteroids followed in due course. Read full book review >

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 1, 1995

Though well-informed, this history of astronomy caters to the insider rather than the intrigued novice. Science journalist Croswell presents a history of the Milky Way focusing on the changing theories about its origin, age, size, and shape. Read full book review >