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 >
TEN WORLDS by Ken Croswell
NATURE
Released: May 15, 2006

"For now, teachers and middle-grade readers will welcome this informative visual feast. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
With breathtaking, beautifully reproduced images from NASA, astronomer Croswell introduces the newest version of our solar system. Read full book review >
THE UNIVERSE AT MIDNIGHT by Ken Croswell
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 >
SEE THE STARS by Ken Croswell
NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An inspiring and useful title. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
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 thoroughly readable addition to the astronomy bookshelf. (illustrations)"
 A lively, timely history of the search for extrasolar planets- -today's hottest astronomical game. Read full book review >
THE ALCHEMY OF THE HEAVENS by Ken Croswell
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 1, 1995

"This work will leave readers feeling as though they are looking at the heavens through the wrong end of a telescope."
 Though well-informed, this history of astronomy caters to the insider rather than the intrigued novice. Read full book review >