Best Teen & Young Adult Air & Space Science Books
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1. Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias)
Author: by DK
Published at: DK Children; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2015)
Get set to blast off into space and explore the wonders of our Solar System and beyond. The ultimate space encyclopedia for children is designed to blow your mind with incredible CGI images, from the deep darkness of black holes to the spectacular sparkle of supernovas.
The many mysteries of the Universe are explored in breathtaking detail, including in-depth cross-sections and lifelike cutaways to showcase the planets, stars, moons, and space stations. Featuring absolutely everything under the Sun, this exciting visual reference guide is your guaranteed one-stop shop for space.
Filled with the latest facts, infographics, and NASA images, Space! Takes you on a journey that is truly out of this world before bringing you back seriously starry-eyed!
2. Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life
Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
How to use your astrological sign’s birth horoscope to transform every area of your life. Learn how to interpret the positions of the zodiac signs, sun, moon and other planets to better understand yourself and your place in the world around you.
The book outlines the key principles of astrology and pinpoints ways you can use it as a form of self-help. This ancient art can help you improve many different areas of your life-from your personal and professional relationships to your health, wealth, and well-being.
You’ll also see how astrology can help you when you need it most, with practical advice about handling life’s key moments, including changing jobs, starting a family, coping with financial difficulty, or facing retirement. Written in plain language and with sample case studies and beautiful graphics, Astrology is your essential guide to navigating all of life’s challenges and opportunities.
3. Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life
Author: by Dr. Mae Jemison
Published at: Signal Hill Road Publishing, LLC; 2nd edition (February 23, 2021)
“The writing sings” says Publisher’s Weekly in this “inspiring autobiography.” Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, is truly a modern hero with a remarkable, inspirational story to tell. Mae Jemison made history as the first woman of color in space.
But she’s also taken center stage as an actress, scientist, doctor, and teacher-not to mention all of the “top ten” lists she’s made, including People’s 50 Most Beautiful People and the 1999 White House Project’s list of the seven women most likely to be elected President.
The adventures of her life make for a truly compelling read. To top it all, with her charming sense of humor, Mae is a remarkable storyteller. The variety and richness of Mae Jemison’s experiences will inspire every reader who picks up this book.
“One thing I was consistent about was testing limits-mine and other people’s-especially adults.” -Dr. Mae Jemison
4. Spectrum 8th Grade Science Workbook—Grade 8 State Standards, Physical, Life, Earth and Space Science, Research Activities With Answer Key for Homeschool or Classroom (176 pgs)
Author: by Spectrum
Published at: Spectrum; Workbook edition (August 15, 2014)
Workbook Features: Ages 13-14, Grade 8 176 pages, 8 inches x 10 inches Covers Earth and space science, physical science, life science, and more Research extension activities, end of chapter reviews, mid-test, and final test Key word definitions and answer key included Grade 8/Ages 1314: The Spectrum 8th Grade Science Workbook helps your child cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures their attention and helps them thrive in the subject.
Includes: This science workbook provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about the nature of light, the detection of distant planets, and internal combustion engines. Answer keys are included to gauge skill mastery. Comprehensive: Improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills with an exciting exploration of natural, Earth, life, and applied sciences with practice that introduces, reviews, and reinforces essential skills.
Working Together: Parents love using the workbook for added practice from home, and teachers love to incorporate it into hands-on lessons. Track student progress with tests and the answer key. Students use the key word definitions for added guidance. Why Spectrum: For more than 20 years, Spectrum has provided solutions for parents and teachers who want to help their children get ahead and exceed learning goals.
5. Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2017)
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include:Ground operationsCockpit managementFlight standardsPreflight assessment of the aircraftRick and resource managementThe four fundamentals of flyingBefore-takeoff checkIntegrated flight controlSlow flightsStall recognition and characterizationSpinsTakeoffAirport traffic pattensApproaches and landingsGround reference maneuversNight operationsAnd much moreUpdated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license.
It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
6. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-25B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
Published at: Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)
This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handbook provides basic knowledge essential for pilots on topics like decision making, aerodynamics, flight controls, weather theory, airport operations, and more. This updated handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training.
Written for the pilot preparing for a Remote, Sport, Private, Commercial, or Flight Instructor Pilot Certificate, it is a key reference for all the information necessary to operate an aircraft and to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam and Practical Test.
The table of contents includes:Introduction to FlyingAeronautical Decision-MakingAircraft ConstructionPrinciples of FlightAerodynamics of FlightFlight ControlsAircraft SystemsFlight InstrumentsFlight Manuals and Other DocumentsWeight and BalanceAircraft PerformanceWeather TheoryAviation Weather ServicesAirport OperationsAirspaceNavigationAeromedical FactorsThis handbook introduces readers to flying and a history of flight, then explores the role of the FAA, criteria for earning the various pilot certificates, how to plan their flight education, and the examinations associated with earning a pilot certificate.
7. Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science
Author: by Mike Westerfield
Published at: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (October 7, 2014)
Make: Rockets, Down to Earth Rocket Science, is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets.
Starting from the ground up you how to build all sorts of rockets and associated equipment with clear, step-by-step directions. It’s easy to skip the more detailed material, but when you are ready, Make: Rockets will help you rise to new heights with detailed coverage of the math and science behind building, flying and tracking rockets.
You will learn:* How to safely build and fly solid propellant, water and air powered rockets. All the techniques needed to build model rockets, launchers and trackers. How to recover rockets by parachute, streamer, glider, helicopter recovery and more. How to fly payloads like cameras, altimeters and the ever popular egg lofter!
How to pick the right motor and parachute for any rocket or payload. Aerodynamic principles for designing stable, low drag rockets that slip through the air-including one rocket that can hit 500 mph! How to use free rocket simulators to figure out about how high a rocket will go before you fly it.
8. StarTalk Young Readers Edition
Author: by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Published at: National Geographic Kids; Abridged edition (March 20, 2018)
Now abridged for YA audiences, this beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere.
In 2009, he founded StarTalk, the wildly popular podcast that became an Emmy-nominated talk show on the National Geographic Channel in 2015. Tyson’s pioneering book takes the greatest hits from the airwaves to the page in one smart, richly illustrated compendium for young adult readers.
Featuring vivid photography, thought-provoking sidebars, enlightening facts, and fun quotes from science and entertainment luminaries like Bill Nye and Josh Groban, StarTalk reimagines science’s most challenging topics-from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes-in a relatable, humorous way that will attract curious young readers.
9. Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Women of Action)
Author: by Karen Bush Gibson
Published at: Chicago Review Press (March 3, 2020)
When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be nineteen years before another woman got a chancecosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later.
By breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles twenty-three pioneers from around the world, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who orbited aboard the International Space Station for more than a year; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space.
Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
10. The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!
Author: by Mark Brake
Published at: Racehorse (November 15, 2016)
Star Wars takes place in a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but the science used by Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and the rest are rooted in the technology and physics we have here on earth.
What is possible and what is not? Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of Star Wars addresses 50 topics that span the movies’ universe such as battle technology, alien life, space travel, etc.
You’ll find fascinating explorations of the physics of Star Wars, its plausibility, and more. The perfect Star Wars gift for fans of the saga, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including:How long before we get a Star Wars speeder off the ground?
What exactly is the Force? How could Kylo Ren stop a blaster shot in mid-air? How could we live on a gas giant like Bespin, or a desert planet like Tatooine? Nature versus nurture: How does it play out in the making of Jedi?
11. Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone
Author: by Barry Davies
Published at: Skyhorse (November 22, 2016)
Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.
Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.
Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will haveand are starting to haveon our everyday lives. Chapters include:Ready Made or BuildSkills and Understanding the Drone BuildDrone AssemblySetup and CalibrationSafety and Flying Your DroneDesigning Your Own DroneAnd more!
Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.
12. Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, Revised and in Full Color
Author: by David Macaulay
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (November 5, 2013)
A 1974 Caldecott Honor Book Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay’s imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children’s literature and a touchstone for budding architects.
Cathedral’s numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay’s intricate pen-and-ink illustrations. Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.
This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 68, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).
13. Rocket Science for the Rest of Us: Cutting-Edge Concepts Made Simple
Author: by Ben Gilliland
Published at: DK Children; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2015)
Unsure about the big scientific ideas of today? This book is full of cutting-edge concepts about space and our Universe made simple. The media reports on the latest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs can seem like an alien language, from black holes to dark matter and exoplanets to leap seconds.
Finally, get to grips with these difficult concepts by reading Ben Gilliland’s unique take on them. Rocket Science for the Rest of Us takes complex scientific ideas and breaks them down for the non-scientist, from explaining the size of the Universe to how black holes work, Schroedinger’s cat, and the Higgs boson.
Difficult ideas and theories are compared to everyday things we are familiar with forces become armies and electrons have personalities. This book will have you saying I get it now! Over and over again. You no longer have to be a rocket scientist to understand rocket science.
Reviews:”Detailed diagrams are one of the book’s strongest points, as they provide the clearest explanations of difficult physics concepts.” – Booklist
14. Helicopter Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-21A
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
Published at: Skyhorse; Updated ed. edition (September 2, 2014)
An official publication of the Federal Aviation Administration, this is the ultimate technical manual for anyone who flies or wants to learn to fly a helicopter. If you’re preparing for private, commercial, or flight instruction pilot certificates, it’s more than essential readingit’s the best possible study guide available, and its information can be lifesaving.
In authoritative and easy-to-understand language, here are explanations of general aerodynamics and the aerodynamics of flight, navigation, communication, flight controls, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and more. Also included is an extensive glossary of terms ensuring that even the most technical language can be easily understood.
The Helicopter Flying Handbook is an indispensable text for any pilot who wants to operate a helicopter safely in a range of conditions. Chapters cover a variety of subjects including helicopter components, weight and balance, basic flight maneuvers, advanced flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, aeronautical decision making, night operations, and many more.
15. In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the Hidden History of the Space Race
Author: by Amy Cherrix
Published at: Balzer + Bray (February 9, 2021)
An exhilarating dive into the secret history of humankind’s race to the moon, from acclaimed author Amy Cherrix. This fascinating and immersive read is perfect for fans of Steve Sheinkin’s Bomb and M.T. Anderson’s Symphony for the City of the Dead.
You’ve heard of the space race, but do you know the whole story? The most ambitious race humankind has ever undertaken was masterminded in the shadows by two engineers on opposite sides of the Cold WarWernher von Braun, a former Nazi officer living in the US, and Sergei Korolev, a Russian rocket designer once jailed for crimes against his countryand your textbooks probably never told you.
Von Braun became an American hero, recognized the world over, while Korolev toiled in obscurity. These two brilliant rocketeers never met, but together they shaped the science of spaceflight and redefined modern warfare. From Stalin’s brutal Gulag prisons and Hitler’s concentration camps to Cape Canaveral and beyond, their simultaneous quests pushed scienceand human ingenuityto the breaking point.