Books

Elementary (K-5)

Book Cover: Aire y Agua Book Cover: Aire y Agua

Title: Air and Water

Author: Miguel Angel Herrera

Editor: SITESA—Serie Nuestro Mundo

Year: 1998

ISBN: 968-6135-84-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This publication has 31 pages in which the author explains in a very simple language and experiments as examples, basic science concepts such as area, pressure, Pascal’s and Archimedes’ Principles, and surface tension. It is part of the OUR WORLD Series.

Book Cover: Astronomía para niños y jóvenes Book Cover: Astronomía para niños y jóvenes

Title: Astronomy for Every Kid

Author: Janice VanCleave

Translation: María A. Guardiola Fernández

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Year: 1999 (First Edition)

ISBN: 968-18-4687-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Something for all academic levels

Janice VanCleave shows how the natural phenomena that occur on Earth relate to the phenomena studied in astronomy and how to understand them through scientific explanations. In this book you can choose those experiments that interest you from a selection of 101 different experiments.

Book Cover: El cielo nocturno Book Cover: El cielo nocturno

Title: The Night Sky

Author: Felix James

Publisher: National Geographic

Year: 2003

ISBN: 970-690-772-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 12-page book has two objectives. The first is that children practice reading and comprehension, which is the reason why the author uses everyday words and simple sentences to describe the topics in the book.

Book Cover: Ciencias De La Tierra para niños y jóvenes Book Cover: Ciencias De La Tierra para niños y jóvenes

Title: Earth Science for Every Kid

Author: Janice VanCleave

Translation: Juan Naves Ruiz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Year: 2002

ISBN: 968-18-4688-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: Something for all academic levels

Janice VanCleave explains natural phenomena that occur on Earth through scientific explanations. Within this simple book, you can select from 101 different experiments that interest you.

Title: Climate and its Changes

Author: Janet Palazzo

Publisher: Sistemas Técnicos de Edición, S.A. de C.V.

Year: 1988

ISBN: 968-6048-02-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

In this small book the author explains, in a clear manner, the properties that affect climate. This interactive book explains to children, in an interesting manner, how climate changes and how we are able to predict these changes.

Book Cover: Cómo son las estrellas Book Cover: Cómo son las estrellas

Title: Stars

Author: Roy Wandelmaier

Publisher: SITESA

Year: 1994

ISBN: 968-6135-08-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 30-page book contains beautiful illustrations on every page, accompanied by short sentences about the sun and the stars...

Title: What Geometry has in Your Life!

Author: Rosa Ma. Herrera Merino

Series: Orange

Publisher: SM

Year: 2001

ISBN: 84-348-8163-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School (9 years old)

This 109-page book has the purpose of making children familiar with the geometric figures that exist around them and why it is useful to know geometry.

Title: Day and Night

Author: Valérie Guidoux

Translator: María Emilia Picazo

Publisher: Editions Nathan

Collection: MegAprende

Year: 1999

ISBN: 2-09-250300-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

This small book teaches children in a simple manner, through games that are very entertaining and educational, with colorful images, information about day and night.

Title: Addition Domino

Made by: Educar

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This domino game contains 27 pieces of wood with which children and parents will be able to enjoy themselves while the children practice addition of one and two figures.

Book Cover: El eclipse Book Cover: El eclipse

Title: The Eclipse

Publisher: CONAFE

Collection: Science

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-18-6216-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This book is divided into two parts. The first part talks briefly about the universe and the things inside of it, such as stars and galaxies like ours. Inside of these galaxies there are more stars and some of these are like the sun. Some of these suns may have planets like the earth.

Title: Exercices. Division

Collection: Learning is Fun

Publisher: Todo Libro

Year: 1999

ISBN: 84-7883-885-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This book contains exercises that are completed with stamps, so that children enjoy themselves and are entertained while learning and practicing division.

Title: Junior Mega Encyclopedia

Publisher: Larousse

ISBN: 970-607-834-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This small 326-page encyclopedia has colorful and amusing drawings that accompany each one of the areas in which this book is divided.

Title: Encyclopedia of the World that Surrounds Us

Author: Annabel Craig, and Cliff Rosney

Publisher: Todo Libro

ISBN: 84-8426-370-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This small 127-page encyclopedia has colorful and amusing drawings that accompany each one of the areas into which it is divided, including the numbers, heat and energy, forces and machines...

Book Cover: El Encuentro Book Cover: El Encuentro

Title: The Encounter

Author: Fátima de la Jara, Rosa Luego

Publisher: Edelvives

Year: 2001 (Fourth Edition)

ISBN: 84-263-4052-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This is a nonscientific book. This book will introduce children to the Sun but will not give them much scientific information. This book is a fiction story that is very simple and fun to read. The book has symbols take the place of words so that the children are able to look at an object and replace it with the object’s name.

Book Cover: El espacio (Contiene CD ROM) Book Cover: El espacio (Contiene CD ROM)

Title: Space (Contains CD ROM)

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: El Ateneo

Year: 2000

ISBN: 950-02-8568-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 120-page book explains, in simple, clear language, the role of the sun in our solar system, as well as the role of each of the planets, with their specific characteristics.

Book Cover: El espacio Book Cover: El espacio

Title: Space

Author: Ben Denne and Elieen O’Brien

Translator: Gemma Alonso de la Sierra

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd.

Year: 2002

ISBN: 0-7460-5069-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 47-page book is a brief but concise guide of space, both near and far from earth.

Book Cover: Mi primera enciclopedia del espacio Book Cover: Mi primera enciclopedia del espacio

Title: My First Space Encyclopedia

Author: Paul Dowswell

Translation: Sonia Tapia

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

Year: 2001 (First Edition)

ISBN: 0-7460-5074-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This book contains extraordinary images that make it possible for children to discover the splendors of space. It consists of thirty chapters and sixty-two pages in which the author describes, in a simple way, how we understand space. The reader will learn about telescopes, radio telescopes, space missions, astronauts, the solar system, distant solar systems and much, much more.

Book Cover: Estrellas y planetas Book Cover: Estrellas y planetas

Title: Stars and Planets

Translator: Weldon Owen Inc

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Interamericana

Year: 2003

ISBN: 970-10-4169-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 63-page book contains concrete information about the stars and planets near and far from the earth.

Title: The Stars

Author: Laura García Renart

Publisher: Sistema Técnicos de Edición, S.A. de C.V.

Year: 1987

ISBN: 968-6135-17-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 31-page book, with many colorful images, introduces children in a simple non-technical manner to many interesting facts of astronomy.

Book Cover: Jóvenes Astrónomos.  Guía Del Joven Book Cover: Jóvenes Astrónomos.  Guía Del Joven

Title: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Discovers the Solar System

Author: Ian Graham

Translation: José Miguel Parra Ortiz

Publisher: Kingfisher Publications & Universal Studios

Year: 2002

ISBN: 84-667-1395-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

E.T. has discovered our solar system and takes the reader on this thrilling journey. In thirty pages, the reader learns many interesting things about the Solar System, missions to the moon, terrestrial planets, gaseous planets and the search for extra-terrestrials.

Book Cover: Exploración del espacio Book Cover: Exploración del espacio

Title: Exploration of Space

Collection: Exploradores

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Interamericana

Year: 2003

ISBN: 0-7699-0563-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 32-page book is a brief introduction to the world of astronomy. The topics are treated briefly and with colorful illustrations, however one a consequence of this brevity is that students generate new questions.

Title: Physics for Every Kid

Author: Janice VanCleave

Translation: Juan Naves Ruíz

Publisher: Limusa Wiley

Year: 2003

ISBN: 968-18-4693-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School (8 to 12 years old)

This 254-page book contains 101 experiments of basic physics that are “secure, amusing, and inexpensive”, and can be done with materials we all have at home.

Title: Nature’s Fury. The Power of Climate

Author: Joseph D`Aleo

Translator: Élida M. Colella

Publisher: Editorial Sigmar S.A.

Collection: Casa Autrey División Publicaciones

Year: 1999

ISBN: 950-11-1361-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

“Through an amazing transparent window, you will be able to appreciate nature in full activity. You will get to know all the impetus of a tropical storm, the devastating force of a hurricane, the magnitude of a torrential rain with thunder and lightning or the white fury of an avalanche on a snowy hill.”

Book Cover: Los garabatos del Sol Book Cover: Los garabatos del Sol

Title: The Scribbles of the Sun

Author: Fátima de la Jara, Rosa Luego

Publisher: Edelvives

Year: 2001 (Fifth Edition)

ISBN: 84-263-4054-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This is a nonscientific book. This book will introduce children to the Sun but will not give them much scientific information. In the story a sick little girl feels bored of being in bed and does not know what to do, when suddenly the Sun comes out to help her. The book has symbols take the place of words so that the children are able to look at an object and replace it with the object’s name.

Book Cover: El Gran Libro del Espacio Book Cover: El Gran Libro del Espacio

Title: The Big Book of Space

Author: David Glover

Publisher: Comercializadora Planeta, S.A. de C.V.

Year: 2000

ISBN: 970-690-140-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 48-page book with many colorful images shows children many interesting concepts of astronomy. Children will learn about space, the solar system, the earth, the moon, the planets, comets, meteors, asteroids, stars, space missions and many more topics.

Book Cover: El gran libro desplegable del transbordador espacial (en 3ª dimensión) Book Cover: El gran libro desplegable del transbordador espacial (en 3ª dimensión)

Title: The Great Pop-Up Book of the Space Shuttle (3D)

Author: David Hawcock

Publisher: Casa Autrey

Year: 1998

ISBN: 970-656-239-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This book contains a pop-up space shuttle that is 1.2 meters (3.94 feet) tall.

Title: The History of the Blue Planet

Author: Andri Snaer Magnason

Translation: Kristinn R. Ólafsson

Publisher: Ediciones Omega

Year: 2001

ISBN: 84-282-1293-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 94-page book is a short story in which the children of the blue planet have to travel through “dark forests, deep valleys and blue skies” due to the strange arrival of a being from another place.

Title: Basic Mathematics

Translation: Susana del Moral Zavariz

Series: To Have Fun Learning

Publisher: CITEM

Year: 2000

ISBN: 970-656-381-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This book contains 10 placards that are precise and easy to understand. The topics covered are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division...

Title: Mathematics for Children

Author: Janice VanCleave

Publisher: Limusa —Wiley

Year: 2002

ISBN: 968-18-5079-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 262-page book contains a series of experiments that are safe and simple to carry out in any place.

Title: Mega Benjamin Encyclopedia

Author: Marc Pelloté

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1999

ISBN: 970-607-856-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

This is “a unique encyclopedia that prepares you to understand the world.” In this encyclopedia, children will learn in a simple manner about the countries and landscapes of the world...

Title: My First Numbers

Author: Mandy Stanley

Translation: Eunice Cortés

Publisher: Planeta Junior

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-690-641-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 47-page book “is a simple and amusing introduction to the world of numbers and counting, and constitutes the perfect way for all children to become familiar with the basic concepts of mathematics”.

Title: Clouds

Author: Roy Wandelmaier

Publisher: Sistemas Técnicos de Edición, S.A. de C.V.

Year: 1989

ISBN: 968-6048-02-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

In this small book the author explains, in a clear manner, the properties of clouds. This book explains to children, in an interesting manner, how clouds help us to guess the weather, how many type of clouds are there and many more properties of clouds.

Title: Numbers, Additions, and Subtractions

Made by: Clementoni

ISBN: 5125-653607

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School (5-7 years old)

This is a kit that contains various elements to play different games that will teach one “to be familiar with the simplest arithmetic operations.

Title: Through the World of Mathematics 1

Author: Alicia Guadalupe Martínez Sánchez, Narce Dalia Morales González, and Domingo Horacio Rodríguez Arvizu

Series: Through the World of Mathematics

Publisher: Trillas

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-24-6457-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 230-page book is the first in the collection Through the World of Mathematics. “This is a series of workbooks for the teaching of mathematics in all the grades of elementary education.

Title: Through the World of Mathematics 2

Author: Alicia Guadalupe Martínez Sánchez, Narce Dalia Morales González, and Domingo Horacio Rodríguez Arvizu

Series: Through the World of Mathematics

Publisher: Trillas

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-24-6546-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 230-page book is the second in the collection Through the World of Mathematics. “This is a series of workbooks for the teaching of mathematics in all the grades of elementary education.

Title: Through the World of Mathematics 3

Author: Alicia Guadalupe Martínez Sánchez, Narce Dalia Morales González, and Domingo Horacio Rodríguez Arvizu

Series: Through the World of Mathematics

Publisher: Trillas

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-24-5062-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 235-page book is the third in the collection Through the World of Mathematics. “This is a series of workbooks for the teaching of mathematics in all the grades of elementary education.

Title: Through the World of Mathematics 4

Author: Alicia Guadalupe Martínez Sánchez, Narce Dalia Morales González, and Domingo Horacio Rodríguez Arvizu

Series: Through the World of Mathematics

Publisher: Trillas

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-24-5933-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 235-page book is the fourth in the collection Through the World of Mathematics. “This is a series of workbooks for the teaching of mathematics in all the grades of elementary education.

Title: Why Does the Wind Blow?

Author: Andrew Langley

Translator: Delia M.G. de Acuña

Publisher: Editorial Sigmar

Year: 1992

ISBN: 950-11-0914-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

“The themes are explained in understandable language, and the illustrations on each page, carried out with humor, complement the information.”

Title: My First Encyclopedia of the World

Author: Elena Melgar

Publisher: Editorial LIBSA

Collection: Diana

Year: 2002

ISBN: 86-662-0392-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

“This book presents animals, plants, the universe and man as an individual, approaching the early readers in a simple and a well-structured manner, but also clear and very intuitive.”

Title: My First Encyclopedia

Author: Jane Elliot y Colin King

Publisher: Susaeta

Year: 1989

ISBN: 84-305-1614-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This small 128-page encyclopedia is divided into five different areas: our planet, nature, history, the people, and science and technology.

Title: I can Divide

Series: Fun Numbers

Translation: Leticia Rello

Publisher: CITEM

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-656-675-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

In this small book, children will learn to divide through the association of colors, forms, and numbers. The book belongs to the series Fun Numbers.

Title: I can Multiply

Series: Fun Numbers

Translation: Leticia Rello

Publisher: CITEM

Year: 1993

ISBN: 970-656-673-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

In this small book, children will learn to multiply through the association of colors, forms, and numbers. The book belongs to the series Fun Numbers.

Title: I can Add

Series: Fun Numbers

Translation: Leticia Rello

Publisher: CITEM

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-656-67-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

In this small book, children will learn to add through the association of colors, forms, and numbers. The book belongs to the series Fun Numbers.

Book Cover: ¿Qué vemos en el cielo? Book Cover: ¿Qué vemos en el cielo?

Title: What Do We See in the Sky?

Collection: Exploradores

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Interamericana

Year: 2002

ISBN: 870-10-4070-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 32-page book is a brief and simple first introduction to the world of astronomy. The language used is very simple in order for children to understand without trouble the concepts of the book.

Title: Challenges 1

Author: Esnel Pérez Hernández, Gonzalo López Rueda, Marco Antonio García, et al.

Publisher: Esfinge

Year: 2003

ISBN: 970-647-592-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 79-page book “proposes problems that, because of their conception and treatment, make the student build their own knowledge.”

Title: Challenges 2

Author: Esnel Pérez Hernández, Gonzalo López Rueda, Marco Antonio García, et al.

Publisher: Esfinge

Year: 2003

ISBN: 970-647-360-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 79-page book “proposes problems that, because of their conception and treatment, make the student build their own knowledge.”

Title: Challenges 3

Author: Esnel Pérez Hernández, Gonzalo López Rueda, Marco Antonio García, et al.

Publisher: Esfinge

Year: 2003

ISBN: 970-647-593-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 79-page book “proposes problems that, because of their conception and treatment, make the student build their own knowledge.”

Title: Rocks and Minerals

Author: Tracy Staedter

Translation: Ana Pérez Pérez

Publisher: National Geographic

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-651-636-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This small 64-page encyclopedia is an amusing and educational trip through the world of rocks and minerals.

Book Cover: Los satélites Book Cover: Los satélites

Title: Satellites

Author: Gregory B. Richards

Translator: Manuel Arbolí

Publisher: CONACYT y Ediciones El Ermitaño

Year: 1988

ISBN: 0-516-01708-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This 45-page book is a concise description of artificial and natural satellites.

Title: Secrets of Meteorology

Author: Pierre Marchand

Publisher: Ediciones B, S.A.

Year: 1997

ISBN: 84-406-6880-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

“Secrets is not only a book, but also a game… Discover the mysteries of the atmosphere and the phenomena of climate, and build your own weather station.”

Title: Lets Add with Dominos

Author: Lynette Long

Translation: Teresa Mlawer

Publisher: Charlesbridge

Year: 1997

ISBN: 0-88106-909-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This simple book has the purpose of helping children learn and/or review how to recognize numbers as well as to practice sums.

Title: Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Author: Lin Sutherland

Translator: Nieves López-Izquierdo

Publisher: Editorial Océano Colection: National Geographic

Year: 2003

ISBN: 970-651-716-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

This small 64-page book has three chapters with colorful images. The author explains in an amusing and simple manner what are earthquakes and volcanoes. The author tries plant in the reader, in a simple manner, the desire to understand some of the phenomena that occur on Earth.

Book Cover: De la Tierra al Cosmos.  Astronomía para niños Book Cover: De la Tierra al Cosmos.  Astronomía para niñosTitle: From Earth to the Cosmos. Astronomy for Kids

Author: Deborah Dultzin, Julieta Fierro, Shahen Hacyan, et al

Publisher: D.R.

Year: 1996 (First Edition)

ISBN: 968-494-008-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This book is fun and easy to understand. In five chapters and 48 pages children will learn about the universe.

Book Cover: ...Y Aterrizaron En La Luna.  De La Ficción A La Realidad Book Cover: ...Y Aterrizaron En La Luna.  De La Ficción A La Realidad

Title: The Earth. Encyclopedia Through Images

Author: Various

Translation: Susana Escudero, José Vicente Carretero

Publisher: Fleurus

Year: 1994 (First Edition)

ISBN: 2.215.061.44.8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

With many extraordinary colorful images, this book introduces children to the facts of our planet Earth. It begins with the introduction of our place in the universe. Here the children learn about the formation of our planet, are introduced to the nine planets in our solar system, and discover our place in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Title: The Earth

Author: Miguel Ángel Herrera y Julieta Fierro

Translator: Antonio Navarro Gosálvez

Publisher: Sistemas Técnicos de Edición, S.A. de C.V.

Collection: Nuestro Mundo

ISBN: 968-6135-15-4

Year: 1987

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

This free small 31-page book contains many colorful illustrations. This book is a brief introduction to the study of the Earth. The reader will learn about rocks, minerals, fossils…

Title: The Earth

Author: Trent Johnson

Translator: Una Pérez Ruiz

Publisher: Alfaguara

Year: 2003

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary

ISBN: 970-690-778-5

This small book contains colorful images and is very simple to understand. This book gives children a brief introduction to the Earth.

Book Cover: El Universo.  La Tierra, los planetas, las estrellas, las galaxias... Book Cover: El Universo.  La Tierra, los planetas, las estrellas, las galaxias...

Title: The Universe. The Earth, the planets, the stars, the galaxies...

Author: Anna Alter and Pascal Weil

Translation: Sergi Torner Castellas

Publisher: Françoise Vibert-Guigue y Nathalie Weil

Year: 2000

ISBN: 84-8332-219-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Elementary School

This book is fun to read and easy to understand. The children begin with Earth, where they learn that the Earth is a planet in the big empty universe and that Earth rotates on its axis. Later on, they learn about our solar system, about terrestrial and gaseous planets and that the Sun is a star. They learn about stars and galaxies, the birth and death of stars, super red giants, red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

Middle and High School (6-12)

Title: Spying on the Stars

Author: Pierre Bourge and Jean Lacroux

Translator: Leonardo Javier Sánchez Peniche

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-16-6392-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 447-page book is an introduction to astronomy and the way in which it is studied. The book is divided into 44 chapters that go from the definition of astronomy to the explanation of the galaxy and the observation of the universe.

Book Cover: El agua Book Cover: El agua

Title: Water

Author: Manuel Guerrero

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Third edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6366-X (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5756-X (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3634-1 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this 117-page book the author explains what is water, its importance for life and for the earth, its use in cities...

Book Cover: Albert Einstein, navegante solitario Book Cover: Albert Einstein, navegante solitario

Title: Albert Einstein, Solitary Navigator

Author: Luis de la Peña

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, First Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5702-0 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2566-8 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In 119 pages plus a series of pictures at the end of the book, the author tells us about the life of this very important man, as well as what was happening in the world during his time.

Title: Astronomy—The Océano Visual Atlas

Publisher: Océano

Year: 1999

ISBN: 84-494-1286-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book of 81 pages explains in depth the world of astronomy in a simple language for every person that wishes to understand it. The book has appealing color images that complement the text.

Book Cover: Astronomía Contemporánea Book Cover: Astronomía Contemporánea

Title: Contemporary Astronomy

Author: Jorge Ruiz Morales

Publisher: Equipo Sirius S.A.

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-86639-89-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In five chapter and 213 pages, this book offers to the readers the possibility of understanding the existing knowledge of contemporary astronomy in a precise, simple, and assessable way.

Book Cover: Astronomía. Guía Del Cielo Nocturno Book Cover: Astronomía. Guía Del Cielo Nocturno

Title: Astronomy. Guide to the Night Sky

Author: Robert Burnham, Alan Dyer, Jeff Kanipe

Translation: Dulcinea Otero-Piñeiro

Publisher: Weldon Owen Pty. Limited

Year: 2001

ISBN: 84-8076-413-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 432-page book is divided into two parts. The first is an introduction to astronomy, in which the author begins with a brief explanation of the cosmos and the expansion of the universe.

Book Cover: La astronom̀a de México Book Cover: La astronom̀a de México

Title: Astronomy in Mexico

Author: Julieta Fierro

Editor: Lectorum

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-5270-55-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book tries to explain the history of astronomy in Mexico. It begins with the life of the stars and then narrates on the study of the Cosmos during the times of ancient cultures. Finally, it explains the latest visions of the Universe that modern astronomers hold.

Book Cover: Astronomía Book Cover: Astronomía

Title: Astronomy

Author: Álvaro Gimérez Cañete & Alberto Castro Tirado

Publisher: Equipo Sirius S.A.

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-86639-83-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In six chapters and 268 pages, this easy to understand book informs the reader about the astronomy that is not known to people. It introduces readers to one of the branches of modern astrophysics, through the exploration of X-rays.

Title: The Cambridge Star Atlas

Author: Wil Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 2001 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 521-80084-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book contains 90 pages with color maps that help the reader learn everything that an amateur astronomer needs to know about the universe.

Book Cover: De las bacterias al hombre: la evolución Book Cover: De las bacterias al hombre: la evolución

Title: From Bacteria to Mankind: Evolution

Author: Daniel Piñero

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6621-6 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5765-9 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2540-4 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this book of 113 pages, the author takes the reader from the very beginnings of life on earth to the origin and evolution of mankind, with the purpose of better understanding Darwin’s theory of the origin of species.

Book Cover: Bájate de mi nube electrónica Book Cover: Bájate de mi nube electrónica

Title: Come Down From My Electronic Cloud

Author: Plinio Sosa Fernández

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V.

Year: 1997 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-20-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book is an introduction to chemistry. It contains 142 pages in 9 chapters and many easy to understand black and white illustrations.

Book Cover: El beso virtual Book Cover: El beso virtual

Title: The Virtual Kiss

Author: Juan Tonda Mazón

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V

Year: 1999 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-26-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book contains 103 pages over five chapters that narrate the history of one of the most important discoveries of this century: the laser beam. The first ruby laser was invented by Theodore H. Maiman.

Book Cover: Big Bang: La historia del universo Book Cover: Big Bang: La historia del universo

Title: Big Bang: The History of the Universe

Author: Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest

Translator: Ignacio Fernández Bayo

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Limited

Year: 1997

ISBN: 970-656-045-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 45-page book teaches the reader about the origin of the universe in easy to follow language and with colorful images.

Book Cover: Niels Bohr: científico, filósofo, humanista Book Cover: Niels Bohr: científico, filósofo, humanista

Title: Niels Bohr: Scientist, Philosopher, and Humanist

Author: Leopoldo García-Colín S., Marcos Mazari, Marcos Moshnisky, et. al.

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 1997 (Second edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5373-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 129-page book is divided into four parts. In the first part the authors talk about physics between 1900 and 1913, and the paradoxes that Bohr had to face in classical and modern physics...

Book Cover: Cálculo diferencial e integral Book Cover: Cálculo diferencial e integral

Title: Elements Of Differential And Integral Calculus

Author: Granville

Translator: Steven T. Byngton

Publisher: Limusa

Year: 2003 (35th edition)

ISBN: 968-16-1178-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book has 686 pages in 27 chapters, starting with a summary of formulas with the purpose of making the student review algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and the Greek alphabet.

Book Cover: Calor y movimiento Book Cover: Calor y movimiento

Title: Heat And Movement

Author: Magdalena Ruis de Riepen & C. Mauricio Castro—Acuña

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 1998 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5817-5 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4814-5 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3147-1 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 106-page book the authors try to extend the benefits of scientific culture to society.

Book Cover: La casa química Book Cover: La casa química

Title: The Chemical House

Author: José Antonio y Rodrigo Chamizo

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V

Year: 1998 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-25-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

With an easy to understand, non-technical language, the authors show the reader how the 109 atoms in all their possible combinations construct the universe.

Book Cover: Catalizadores ¿La piedra filosofal del siglo XX? Book Cover: Catalizadores ¿La piedra filosofal del siglo XX?

Title: Catalysts, The Philosophical Stone of the 20th Century?

Author: Sergio Fuentes y Gabriela Díaz

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second Edition, Second reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5233-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book has 93 pages, in which the authors describe catalysts and how they work by showing their everyday uses.

Book Cover: Con el cielo en el Bolsillo. La astronomía a través de la historia Book Cover: Con el cielo en el Bolsillo. La astronomía a través de la historia

Title: With the Sky in Our Pockets. Astronomy through History

Author: Eduardo Averbuj

Publisher: De la Torre

Year: 2000 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 84-7960-274-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book narrates a brief story about a few men that tried to comprehend our role and size in the cosmos.

Book Cover: La ciencia del caos Book Cover: La ciencia del caos

Title: The Science of Chaos

Author: Isaac Schifter

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second Edition, first reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-6327-6 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4438-7 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 106-page book the author explains chaos, why it exists, how it intervenes in our everyday life, the myths about it, and its consequences.

Book Cover: ¿Cómo funciona una célula? Book Cover: ¿Cómo funciona una célula?

Title: How Does a Cell Work?

Author: Antonio Peña

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second edition, first reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-6322-5 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4365-8 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 121-page book brings the reader into the amazing world of cells, their specialization, structure, the way in which their extraordinary functions are organized in such a small space...

Book Cover: Cómo viven las plantas Book Cover: Cómo viven las plantas

Title: How Plants Live

Author: Carlos Vázquez Yanes

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second edition, first reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5219-3-A (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2711-3 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this 94-page book, the author talks about the relationships between plants and their environment and the way in which they grow and evolve in diverse climates.

Book Cover: El cosmos, nuestro desconocido hogar.  Teorías simples Book Cover: El cosmos, nuestro desconocido hogar.  Teorías simples

Title: The Cosmos, Our Unknown Home. Simple Theories

Author: Félix Ramírez Ramos

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 2001

ISBN: 970-18-6215-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In nine chapters and 151 pages, this book introduces in a simple manner the principal concepts in the study of the cosmos, including many simple modern and ancient theories.

Book Cover: Cosmos Book Cover: Cosmos

Title: Cosmos

Author: Carl Sagan

Translator: Miquel Muntaner & M.ª del Mar Moya Tasis

Publisher: Planeta

Year: 2002 (20th Edition)

ISBN: 84-08-02042-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book is based on a 13-chapter program that professor Carl Sagan created for television. Cosmos talks about science in the broadest human context and explains how science and civilization develop together.

Book Cover: Cuentos Del Año 2000 Book Cover: Cuentos Del Año 2000

Title: Tales of the Year 2000

Author: Various Authors

Translator: María Durante

Publisher: Nathans

Year: 1999 (First Edition)

ISBN: 84-667-1395-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

Our ancestors have always been fascinated by the sky and for many years we have tried to understand the phenomena we see through stories. Astronomy is full of myths told many years ago. In this book, the reader will read many of the myths that were believed to occur in the year 2000.

Book Cover: Cuentos Cuánticos Book Cover: Cuentos Cuánticos

Title: Quantum Stories

Author: Sergio De Régules Ruiz-Funes

Publisher: CONACULTA

Year: 2000 First Edition

ISBN: 970-18-4431-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book teaches the reader, in a simple and humorous way, the history and fundamental concepts of one of the most important theories of this century - quantum mechanics.

Book Cover: El desarrollo de la tecnología Book Cover: El desarrollo de la tecnología

Title: The Development of Technology

Author: Fernando Alba Andrade

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, Fourth Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5266-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this 159-page book, the author explains space, time, mechanics, optics, electricity, magnetism, communications, computers, new materials, and energy in an enjoyable narrative about human history.

Book Cover: El descubrimiento del universo Book Cover: El descubrimiento del universo

Title: The Discovery of the Universe

Author: Shaen Hacyan

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second edition, fourth reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5922-8 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2393-2 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

The author started this book because of his curiosity about what the universe is, whether it had a beginning or will have an end, what are its borders, and what is beyond those borders.

Book Cover: Diccionario de Astronomía Book Cover: Diccionario de Astronomía

Title: Astronomy Dictionary

Author: Ian Ridpath

Translator: Alejandro Ibarra Sixto

Publisher: Complutense

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-89784-70-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School and up

This dictionary is up to date and was written by a group of experts that worked to create a tool for students, teachers, amateur astronomers, etc.

Book Cover: Diccionario de Física Book Cover: Diccionario de Física

Title: Physics Dictionary

Author: Oxford—Complutense

Translator: Alejandro Ibarra Sixto

Publisher: Complutense

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-89784-55-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School and up

This dictionary is a guide for junior high school to college students.

Book Cover: Diccionario de Química Book Cover: Diccionario de Química

Title: Chemistry Dictionary

Author: Oxford—Complutense

Translator: Inmaculada Julián, Regino Sáez y Susana Martínez

Publisher: Complutense

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-89784-72-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School and up

This dictionary is an excellent reference for students of chemistry from junior high school.

Book Cover: El cosmos en la palma de la mano Book Cover: El cosmos en la palma de la mano

Title: The Cosmos in the Palm of Our Hands

Author: Manuel Lozano Leyva

Publisher: Arena Abierta/Mondadori

Year: 2002

ISBN: 84-397-0939-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In eleven chapters the author takes the reader through an easy and logical explanation of the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, and general relativity, in order for the reader to understand better the origin and structure of the universe, the birth, life, and death of stars, the formation of the sun and its planets, and the origin of life.

Book Cover: Electromagnetismo. De la ciencia a la tecnología Book Cover: Electromagnetismo. De la ciencia a la tecnología

Title: Electromagnetism. From Science to Technology

Author: Elizer Braun

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second edition, first reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5700-4 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3742-9 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 159-page book the author provides a simple summary of the great importance of electricity, which gave birth to the electromagnet, rudimentary batteries, telegraph, telephone, and after the discovery of Hertz waves, communication through radio, television (with the aid of vacuum tubes such as bulbs), computers, laser, and possibly photonics, which according to the author is the future of electromagnetism.

Book Cover: Encuentro con una estrella Book Cover: Encuentro con una estrella

Title: Encounter With A Star

Author: Silvia Bravo

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second Edition, Third Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5262-2 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2668-0 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 141-page book, the author offers an entertaining, simple, and clear narrative about the importance that the Sun has always had for humanity and the knowledge that we have about it nowadays...

Book Cover: La energía y la vida. Bioenergética Book Cover: La energía y la vida. Bioenergética

Title: Energy and Life. Bioenergetics

Author: Antonio Peña and Georges Dreyfus

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5229-0 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3479-9 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This little 98-page book offers a complete view of the energy that living beings need for their survival. In order to do that, the authors start the book with an explanation of basic concepts such as the different sources of energy, the basic chemical elements of a living organism, and the different ways those organisms have developed to catch energy.

Book Cover: La escalera del Universo Book Cover: La escalera del Universo

Title: The Staircase of the Universe

Author: Carlos Chimal

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V.

Year: 1996 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-08-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this book the reader will learn how the microcosmic physics is an important part in understanding the universe. This book contains 143 pages in 8 chapters and many illustrations in black and white.

Book Cover: Un libro de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York. El Espacio Asombroso Book Cover: Un libro de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York. El Espacio Asombroso

Title: A Book From the New York Public Library. Amazing Space

Author: Ann-Jeanette Campbell

Translator: Magdalena Senestrari

Publisher: The New York Public Library and The Stonesong Press, Inc.

Year: 1997

ISBN: 950-04-1968-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book offers answers to the most-asked questions in astronomy. This book uses a simple format of questions and answers, accompanied by illustrations in black and white to help the reader understand many of the basic concepts of astronomy.

Book Cover: El espacio Book Cover: El espacio

Title: Space

Author: Alejandro Estallo

Publisher: Molino

Collection: Miniguía

Year: 2001 (Second reprint revised and updated)

ISBN: 968-766-859-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 160-page pocket-sized miniguide contains a detailed description of space.

Book Cover: Esto es el caos Book Cover: Esto es el caos

Title: This is Chaos

Author: Edgar Gómez Marín

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V.

Year: 1995 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-07-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book is about the order that exists in apparently disordered systems. In 126 pages over 6 chapters, with simple illustrations in black and white, the author covers the mathematical theory of chaos by using the love story of a young couple.

Book Cover: Estrellas binarias interactivas Book Cover: Estrellas binarias interactivas

Title: Binary Interactive Stars

Author: Juan Echevarría

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6600-3 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5239-8 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2712-1 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book has 119 pages and is divided into three parts. In the first part, the author talks about stellar evolution and distances...

Book Cover: Estrellas y planetas Book Cover: Estrellas y planetas

Title: The Stars and Planets

Author: Joachim Ekrutt

Translator: Fernando Martinez de Quirós

Publisher: Everest, S.A.

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-241-2746-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This easy to understand book explains to the reader how to identify simple constellations. Included in this book are seventy-two helpful maps. In addition to this, the reader will find colorful tables that have dates on solar and lunar eclipses for the next ten years, thirty color photographs of the universe and a hundred and seventy-five sidereal maps.

Book Cover: Estrellas y Planetas Book Cover: Estrellas y Planetas

Title: Collins Pocket Guide Stars and Planets

Author: Ian Ridpath

Translator: Dulcinea Otero-Piñeiro

Publisher: Omega

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 84-282-1314-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book full of colorful pictures is divided into two parts, the first in which the author introduces the reader to observation of the night sky and shows the difference between the northern and southern hemisphere skies.

Book Cover: Estrellas y Planetas Book Cover: Estrellas y Planetas

Title: Stars and Planets

Author: Antonín Rükl

Translation: Luis Manuel López de Bulnes

Publisher: Aventinum Nakladatelství

Year: 1990 (First Edition)

ISBN: 84-305-7018-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

The purpose of this instructive atlas is to introduce the reader to a selection of graphic representations of objects in our solar system. In the beginning and at the end of each chapter, there are pages that clear up possible misconceptions. All of the illustrations in this book are drawn by hand and help facilitate a better understanding.

Book Cover: Las Estrellas Book Cover: Las Estrellas

Title: Las estrellas (The Stars)

Author: Julieta Fierro

Editor: Tercer Milenio—Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Year: 1999

ISBN: 970-18-3494-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book provides to the reader a brief overview of astronomy. It is part of the Third Millennium Culture Collection for general public.

Book Cover: La evolución de la vida desde el espacio exterior Book Cover: La evolución de la vida desde el espacio exterior

Title: The Evolution of Life from Outer Space

Author: Fred Hoyle & N.C. Wickramasinghe

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1992

ISBN: 968-16-3551-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 191-page book the authors try to change the idea that carbon-based life originated only on Earth.

Book Cover: Extra Terrestres Book Cover: Extra Terrestres

Title: Extra Terrestrials

Author: Julieta Fierro

Editor: Lectorum

Year: 2000

ISBN: 968-5270-10-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: 5th or 6th grade

This book is 177 pages long and is written in simple Spanish. It has various examples, images, and activities for the reader. The author’s purpose is to answer the following questions: When, where, why and how life comes to be? What is the relationship between living beings and the Universe?

Book Cover: La Familia Del Sol Book Cover: La Familia Del Sol

Title: The Family of the Sun

Author: Julieta Fierro & Miguel Ángel Herrera

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica, S.A. De C.V.

Year: 1997

ISBN: 968-16-5372-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In four chapters and 177 pages, this book uses many illustrations in black and white to teach the readers about the marvelous discoveries of the solar system.

Book Cover: Fluidos, apellido de líquidos y gases Book Cover: Fluidos, apellido de líquidos y gases

Title: Fluids, Last Name Of Liquids And Gasses

Author: Ramón Peralta-Fabi

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second edition, first reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-6324-1 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4215-5 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 151-page book the author explains in very simple language the nature of fluids, how they are described in science, their history, and how they are found in galaxies, hurricanes, and drainages. He also explains turbulence and how is it created, and superfluids.

Book Cover: Fronteras del Universo Book Cover: Fronteras del Universo

Title: Frontiers of the Universe

Compiled by: Manuel Peimbert

Editor: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 2000

ISBN: 968-16-6103-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior and Senior High School

This book contains nine original essays on basic astronomy. The topics cover the study of the nearest regions of the Universe to the farthest. At the end of each essay, there is a section that explains related or complementary subjects. These are illustrated with images taken by some of the most advanced telescopes in the world.

Book Cover: Fuerza vital cósmica Book Cover: Fuerza vital cósmica

Title: Vital Cosmic Force

Author: Fred Hoyle & N.C. Wickramasinghe

Translator: Agustín Barcena

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1992

ISBN: 968-16-3881-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 153-page book the authors expose their theory in which they explain that bacteria and viruses carried on comets fell onto our planet, and through complex biochemical systems set the environment for the progressive evolution of the animal kingdom on Earth.

Book Cover: Génesis y transfiguración de las estrellas Book Cover: Génesis y transfiguración de las estrellas

Title: Genesis and Transfiguration of Stars

Author: Joaquín Bohigas

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6598-8 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5263-0 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3440-3 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 137-page book the author explains to the reader the path that the stars follow through their lives, from the way in which they are formed and born to their inevitable death, setting the stage for new generations.

Book Cover: Genética. La continuidad de la vida Book Cover: Genética. La continuidad de la vida

Title: Genetics. The Continuity of Life

Author: Ana Barahona and Daniel Piñero

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6601-1 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6321-7 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4534-0 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 147-page book is an introduction to genetics. The authors explain with easy and clear language what is studied in this branch of biology...

Book Cover: La gran fiesta del Universo Book Cover: La gran fiesta del Universo

Title: The Great Party of the Universe

Author: Félix Moreno & Juan Ignacio Medina

Publisher: SM

Year: 2000

ISBN: 84-348-7154-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In 125 pages, with images in black and white, this fun book shows the reader in an easy to follow manner why astronauts see the sky black, why is the Sun burning out, where the universe ends, what is a galaxy, what is the Big Bang theory and many other widely-asked questions.

Book Cover: La gran ilusión III. Las ondas gravitacionales Book Cover: La gran ilusión III. Las ondas gravitacionales

Title: The Great Illusion III. Gravitational Waves

Author: Jorge Flores Valdés

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 1997 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5236-3-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this book of 110 pages the author explains in a brief and clear way Weber’s experiment, Einsteins’s relativity, the ideas of the Greek, the processes of Galileo, Newton’s laws, the evolution of mechanics, light, electromagnetism, etc.

Book Cover: Guía para exploradores del cielo Book Cover: Guía para exploradores del cielo

Title: Guide for Explorers of the Sky: Atlas of the Deep Sky with 50 maps of the Milenium Star Atlas, 96 celestial maps of the northern and southern hemisphere, and 150 color photographs.

Author: Vicente Aupí

Publisher: Omega

Year: 2003

ISBN: 84-282-1286-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book is a complete guide of what we can see in the sky with the naked eye and what we can see with ground and space telescopes, like the Hubble telescope.

Book Cover: Historia Breve del Universo Book Cover: Historia Breve del Universo

Title: A Brief History of the Universe

Author: Ricardo Moreno

Publisher: Edition Rialp, S.A.

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-321-3202-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

Ricardo Moreno takes you inside the history of the universe, beginning with the contributions of Galileo, Kepler and Newton, and later to the theories of cosmology. His non-technical language makes the book easy to follow and understand.

Book Cover: Esa Horrible Ciencia.  Esa Inmensa Galaxia Book Cover: Esa Horrible Ciencia.  Esa Inmensa Galaxia

Title: The Gobsmacking Galaxy

Author: Kjaartan Poskitt

Translator: Conchita Peraire del Molino

Publisher: Scholastic Publications Ltd.

Year: 1997

ISBN: 84-272-2055-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In 159 pages this book shows the reader many interesting facts about astronomy.

Book Cover: Las huellas del átomo Book Cover: Las huellas del átomo

Title: The Tracks of the Atom

Author: Horacio García Fenández

Publisher: CONACULTA

Year: 2000 First Edition

ISBN: 970-18-4429-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book is a literary self-portrait for those that would have wanted to be seated next to a famous scientist. The reader will learn about the famous Greek philosophers, the atomic model, the invention of the atomic bomb by Julio Vente, Boyle’s ideas on the nature of matter, and the ideas of Del Río on chemistry and the atom.

Book Cover: Iniciación a la Astronomía Book Cover: Iniciación a la Astronomía

Title: Introduction to Astronomy

Author: J.L. Fuentes Yagüe

Publisher: Mundi-Prensa

Year: 1999

ISBN: 84-7114-838-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book discusses many of the fundamental concepts in astronomy including the solar system, the characteristics of the stars and galaxies, and the theory of the formation of the universe. It is designed for people that want to learn about astronomy or those that are simply curious.

Book Cover: Jóvenes Astrónomos.  Guía Del Joven Book Cover: Jóvenes Astrónomos.  Guía Del Joven

Title: Young Astronomers. Guide for the Young Amateur Astronomer

Author: Harry Ford

Translation: Pep Verger

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

Year: 1998 (First Edition)

ISBN: 84-272-4971-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book is an introduction to the basic concepts of astronomy. It contains safe and easy to follow activities that the reader can do while learning. The book will introduce the reader to the solar system, the characteristics of the planets, the luminosity of the stars and to many other interesting concepts.

Book Cover: La luz Book Cover: La luz

Title: Light

Author: Ana María Cetto

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second edition, first reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5921-X (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2565-X (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 129-page book is an invitation to penetrate the extraordinary and mysterious world of light and optical phenomena.

Book Cover: Manual de los cielos y sus mitos Book Cover: Manual de los cielos y sus mitos

Title: Manual of the Skies and its Myths

Author: Emma Harding

Translator: Georg Massanés

Publisher: Blume

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-8076-354-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book consist of 176 pages in which the author simply describes how to find the constellations and their Greek and Chinese myths.

Book Cover: Manual Práctico Del Astrónomo Aficionado Book Cover: Manual Práctico Del Astrónomo Aficionado

Title: Practical Manual for the Amateur Astronomer

Author: José María Oliver

Publisher: De Vecchi, S.A.

Year: 1998

ISBN: 84-315-0043-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School/High School

This magnificent book is a great guide that will help you understand the changes that occurs in our sky. It will help you find the planets, stars and constellations. It also explores the movement of planets and their satellites.

Book Cover: La Manzana de Einstein Book Cover: La Manzana de Einstein

Title: Einstein’s Apple

Author: Francisco Noreña Villarías

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V.

Year: 1997 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-15-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In 135 pages divided into five chapters, this book makes reference to Albert Einstein, creator of the special and general theories of relativity. It uses many black and white illustrations to explain the subject in an easy to understand manner.

Book Cover: De la máquina de vapor al cero absoluto (Calor y entropía) Book Cover: De la máquina de vapor al cero absoluto (Calor y entropía)

Title: From the Vapor Machine to Absolute Zero (Heat and Entropy)

Author: Leopoldo García-Colín S.

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, Third Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5371-8 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2392-4 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 147-page book the author explains in simple language the processes that transform one type of energy into another. Examples include the transformation of electricity into light in a lamp and the transformation of the chemical energy in gasoline into the movement of a car.

Book Cover: Materia oscura en el universo Book Cover: Materia oscura en el universo

Title: Dark Matter in the Universe

Author: Arcadio Poveda and Miguel Angel Herrera

Publisher: CONACYT and Equipo SIRIUS

Year: 1992

ISBN: 84-86639-52-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 122-page book talks in a simple language about the matter that astronomers cannot see but know exists because of the behavior of the matter that is visible.

Book Cover: La morada cósmica del hombre Book Cover: La morada cósmica del hombre

Title: Man’s Cosmic Home

Author: Marco Arturo Moreno Corral

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 1997

ISBN: 968-16-5421-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 278-page book the author presents to the reader a very complete view of astronomy from the ancient times in which we first asked what is the place of the earth in the universe and what does the universe look like to our current astronomy.

Book Cover: Del mundo cuántico al universo en expansión Book Cover: Del mundo cuántico al universo en expansión

Title: From the Quantum World to the Expanding Universe

Author: Shaen Hacyan

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6604-6 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4435-2 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In 107 pages, the author explains in simple language how in the 20th century quantum mechanics and relativity (the fundamental theories of modern physics) radically combined ideas about energy and matter, force, time, and space.

Book Cover: El mundo de las estrellas Book Cover: El mundo de las estrellas

Title: The World of Stars

Author: José Luis Comellas

Publisher: Equipo SIRIUS

Year: 1997

ISBN: 84-86639-92-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 213-page book provides a very complete and simple description of the stars. The author explains magnitudes of stars, distances in the sky, their effects (absolute magnitudes), the colors of stars...

Book Cover: Nosotros en el universo Book Cover: Nosotros en el universo

Title: Us in the Universe

Author: Josep María Trigo I Rodríguez

Translator: Xúlio Ricardo Trigo I Rodríguez

Publisher: Complutense

Year: 2001

ISBN: 84-7491-617-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book is part of the collection La Mirada de la Ciencia (The Look of Science). It is divided into two parts, the first with four chapters in which the author talks about astronomy, the solar system in our galaxy, life in the universe, and the forces that constitute it.

Book Cover: Nuestro hogar en el espacio Book Cover: Nuestro hogar en el espacio

Title: Our Home In Space

Author: José Francisco Valdés

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science from Mexico

Year: 1988

ISBN: 968-16-2919-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

The purpose of the 116-page Our Home In Space is to encourage the development of research and popular knowledge of earth science.

Book Cover: Los nueve Números del Cosmos Book Cover: Los nueve Números del Cosmos

Title: The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos

Author: Michael Rowan-Robinson

Translation: Alejandro Ibarra

Publisher: Oxford University

Year: 1999 (First Edition)

ISBN: 84-7491-616-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

Michael Rowan-Robinson explains the nine principles of cosmology, in ten chapters and 219 pages, with easy to follow black and white illustrations. He begins with the basic knowledge, such as that we exist and that we do not live in a special place.

Book Cover: Observar el cielo. Curso de astronomía práctica Book Cover: Observar el cielo. Curso de astronomía práctica

Title: Observing the Sky. A Practical Course of Astronomy

Author: Grupo Astrófilo Lariano

Publisher: De Vencchi

Year: 2002

ISBN: 84-315-2629-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book has 254 pages and is divided into two parts, the first about the theory and practice of astronomical observation. Here the author talks about the characteristics of each one of the planets of our solar system, the moon, the sun, the galaxy, and the comets...

Book Cover: Una ojeada a la materia Book Cover: Una ojeada a la materia

Title: A Look at Matter

Author: Guillermo Aguilar Sahagún, Salvador Cruz Jiménez y Jorge Flores Valdés

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, Second Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5267-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 170-pages book tries to briefly explain the current state of physics in language that is as simple and non-technical as possible.

Book Cover: Óptica tradicional y moderna Book Cover: Óptica tradicional y moderna

Title: Traditional And Modern Optics

Author: Daniel Malacara

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6618-6 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5226-6 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3240-0 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book has 126 pages and it is written according to the author, “in the most descriptive and simple possible way, with the purpose of making it accessible to all types of readers. If this book awakens an interest and admiration for optics in at least some young people, then the author could consider his aspiration in writing this book to be satisfied.”

Book Cover: El Origen del Sistema Solar Book Cover: El Origen del Sistema Solar

Title: The Origin of the Solar System

Author: Josep Maria Trigo I Rodríguez

Translation: Xúlio Trigo I Rodríguez

Publisher: Complutense, S.A.

Year: 2001

ISBN: 84-7491-619-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

As the title indicates, this book clearly and briefly explains the origin of the solar system, its location in our galaxy, the origin of the chemical elements and diversity, the formation of terrestrial and giant gaseous planets, the role of comets, asteroids and meteorites in the study of the evolution of the solar system, other planetary systems in our galaxy, and the habitability of other worlds.

Book Cover: El origen del Universo Book Cover: El origen del Universo

Title: The Origin of the Universe

Author: Miguel Ángel Herrera Andrade

Publisher: CONACULTA

Year: 1999 First Edition

ISBN: 970-18-3230-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In 155 pages over seven chapters, the author teaches the reader what we know today about the birth of the cosmos. The reader will learn about the famous scientists who made contributions in astronomy and physics.

Book Cover: El oro solar y otras fuentes de energía Book Cover: El oro solar y otras fuentes de energía

Title: Solar Gold And Other Sources Of Energy

Author: Juan Tonda

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, First Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5706-3 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4268-4 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 150-page book uses anecdotes to relate the history of energy, the different types of energy that we use nowadays, the places where this energy is obtained in distinct forms, and the naive way in which we all use it everyday.

Book Cover: Un Paseo por las Estrellas Book Cover: Un Paseo por las Estrellas

Title: A Walk Through the Heavens

Author: Milton D. Heifetz and Will Tirion

Translator: Julieta Bermejo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 0-521-62513-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This is a book that in four chapters guides the reader through the stars, constellations, and their legends in a simple and detailed way. It contains maps and tables that will helps to find the constellations with the naked eye.

Book Cover: Pensamiento Matemático y Astronómico en el México Precolombino Book Cover: Pensamiento Matemático y Astronómico en el México Precolombino

Title: Mathematical and Astronomical Thought in Pre-Columbian Mexico

Author: Guillermo Garcés Contreras

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1995

ISBN: 968-29-7871-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book contains 103 pages over five chapters that narrate the history of one This 360-page book is a very complete and simple description of how mathematics and astronomy were conceived in the time of the Mayan and other cultures. No advanced knowledge of mathematics or astronomy is required in order to enjoy the book, which is divided into three parts...

Book Cover: La percepción remota. Nuestros ojos desde el espacio Book Cover: La percepción remota. Nuestros ojos desde el espacio

Title: Remote Sensing. Our Eyes In Space

Author: Jorge Lira

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 1997 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5230-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 150-page book provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of a new science called remote sensing.

Book Cover: Planeta azul, planeta gris Book Cover: Planeta azul, planeta gris

Title: Blue Planet, Gray Planet

Author: Mónica Lavín

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V.

Year: 1997 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-21-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book talks about pollution, a worry to all of those who inhabit this planet. The author shows the reader the effects that pollution has on Earth, using many illustrations in 188 pages and 13 chapters.

Book Cover: Los Planetas Book Cover: Los Planetas

Title: The Planets

Author: David McNab y James Younger

Translator: Leopaldo de Miguel

Publisher: Gedisa Editorial, S.A.

Year: 1999

ISBN: 84-7432-765-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In eight chapters with colorful images this book introduces the beauty of astronomy. The reader will learn about the solar system, the moon, stars, atmospheres, the origin of rocks, volcanoes, remains of supernovas, high-energy particles, the Milky Way and its structure, elliptical and spiral galaxies, the history of the universe, and many more interesting facts.

Book Cover: La química y la cocina Book Cover: La química y la cocina

Title: Chemistry and the Kitchen

Author: José Luis Córdova Frunz

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2003 (Third Edition, First Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-6608-9 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5402-1 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3568-X (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this book of 151 pages, the author tries to create in the reader a sense of curiosity for chemistry through explaining that scientific knowledge and common knowledge are very closely related.

Book Cover: Química, universo, tierra y vida Book Cover: Química, universo, tierra y vida

Title: Chemistry, Universe, Earth, and Life

Author: Alfonso Romo de Vivar

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2003 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6799-9 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6126-5 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2705-9 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this book of 160 pages, the author explains the importance of the chemical reactions through the Earth’s, humanity’s, and the universe’s history.

Book Cover: La radiactividad Book Cover: La radiactividad

Title: Radioactivity

Author: Silvia Bulbulian

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second Edition, first reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5814-0 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2651-6 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book has 121 pages and according to the author its purpose is to “show how a series of experiments that took place around the end of the 19th century and that could have passed without anybody noticing them, generated a series of discoveries that took the world in less than half a century, to the most outstanding scientific era in history.”

Book Cover: Relatos de ciencia Book Cover: Relatos de ciencia

Title: Stories of Science

Author: Ana María Sánchez Mora

Publisher: ADN Editorial, S.A. of C.V

Year: 1996 First Edition

ISBN: 968-6849-11-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book is very entertaining to read because the reader will learn important information about science in a simple and humorous language.

Book Cover: ¿Qué sabemos del universo? Book Cover: ¿Qué sabemos del universo?

Title: What Do We Know About the Universe?

Author: Juan Perez Mercader

Publisher: DeBOLSILLO

Year: 2001

ISBN: 84-8450-496-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 253-page book the author takes the reader by the hand through 11 chapters in which he tries to explain what is the universe, how it formed, and how it works. In order to do this the author puts the reader in context with respect to the sizes, distances, and space-time of our universe.

Book Cover: Schrödinger: Creador de la mecánica ondulatoria Book Cover: Schrödinger: Creador de la mecánica ondulatoria

Title: Schrödinger: Creator Of Wave Mechanics

Author: Roberto Jiménez

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6373-X (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3466-7 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 93-page book is a compilation of papers written by Mexican scientists on the life and work of the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger.

Book Cover: El Sol y la Tierra. Una relación tormentosa Book Cover: El Sol y la Tierra. Una relación tormentosa

Title: The Sun And The Earth. A Stormy Relationship

Author: Javier A. Otaola, Blanca Mendoza, and Ramón Pérez

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, First Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5925-2 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3741-0 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this 119-page book the authors talk about the relationship between the earth and the sun, which involves the heliosphere, magnetosphere, ionosphere, terrestrial atmosphere, the interconnections between the diverse regions in the space between the celestial bodies, and the mechanisms through which energy is transferred inside the system.

Book Cover: Los superconductores Book Cover: Los superconductores

Title: Superconductors

Author: Luis Fernando Magaña Solís

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, Second Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5329-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 123-page book is about superconductivity, a state of matter that does not present any kind of electrical resistance, and how it is obtained.

Book Cover: El tercer planeta. Edad, estructura y composición de la Tierra Book Cover: El tercer planeta. Edad, estructura y composición de la Tierra

Title: The Third Planet. Age, Structure, and Composition of Earth

Author: Juan Manuel Espíndola

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6599-6 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5237-1 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-3040-8 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 125-page book is divided into two parts. In the first part the author talks about the way in which scientists have estimated the age of Earth through radioactivity and the study of meteors and moon rocks...

Book Cover: Tiempo y clima Book Cover: Tiempo y clima

Title: Weather and Climate

Author: Ma. Millán

Publisher: Molino

Collection: Miniguía

Year: 2001 (Second reprint revised and updated)

ISBN: 968-766-862-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 160-page pocket-sized miniguide contains a simple, but detailed description full of images of everyday meteorological phenomena that affect the weatherand determine the climate. It helps us understand the characteristics of a determined place as well as its evolution through out the year and through history.

Book Cover: La Tierra, un planeta activo Book Cover: La Tierra, un planeta activo

Title: Earth, an active planet

Author: Various

Publisher:

Year:

ISBN: 84-667-1395-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book describes some amazing facts about the Earth in ninety-five pages. It is divided into three sections: a living planet, rocks and minerals, and the atmosphere and climates. The book contains many color photos, maps, and diagrams with many informative easy to follow instructions.

Book Cover: La Tierra Book Cover: La Tierra

Title: Earth

Author: Alejandro Estallo

Publisher: Molino

Collection: Miniguía

Year: 1999 (first reprint)

ISBN: 968-7668-61-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 160-page pocket-sized mini-guide contains a detailed description of the earth.

Book Cover: Trampas de luz Book Cover: Trampas de luz

Title: Light Traps

Author: Carlos Ruiz Mejía

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5221-5-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

According to the author, this 204-page book explains what happens in the atoms of materials that work as light traps. It involves a discussion about the nature of light, of crystalline matter, and the interaction between light and matter. The title of the book comes from the very well known phenomenon of phosphorescence.

Book Cover: Trastornando el universo Book Cover: Trastornando el universo

Title: Disturbing the Universe

Author: Freeman Dyson

Translator: Jenny Kesnikoff and Juan José Utrilla

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica and CONACYT

Year: 1983

ISBN: 969-16-1293-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This 316-page book is a summary of 50 years of the author’s life and work. Mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, Freeman Dyson makes reflects on his life and his interest in biology and genetics.

Book Cover: Trigonometría Book Cover: Trigonometría

Title: Trigonometry

Author: Thompson

Translator: Ricardo Ortíz Vázquez

Publisher: Limusa

Collection: Math At Everyone’s Reach

Year: 1993 (second reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-4270-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book covers trigonometry as an area that follows algebra and geometry, so for the reader that already has knowledge of these areas, the language used in this book is simple and even self-teaching.

Book Cover: El Universo En El III Milenio Book Cover: El Universo En El III Milenio

Title: The Universe in the Third Millennium

Author: R. Alemán, F. Anguita, M. Barceló, X. Barçons, et al

Publisher: Equipo Sirius S.A.

Year: 2000

ISBN: 84-95495-02-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

This book promotes science literacy. It is a compilation of various experts in astronomy.

Book Cover: El Universo en una Cáscara de Nuez Book Cover: El Universo en una Cáscara de Nuez

Title: The Universe in a Nutshell

Author: Stephen Hawking

Translator: David Jou

Publisher: Crítica/Planeta

Year: 2003 (8th Edition)

ISBN: 84-8432-293-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

With his peculiar enthusiasm, professor Hawkings invites the reader to accompany him on a colossal voyage through space and time...

Book Cover: El universo en expansión Book Cover: El universo en expansión

Title: Essential Science: The Expanding Universe

Author: Mark Garlick

Translator: Valerian Stoopen Barois

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Limited, a Penguin Company

Year: 2002

ISBN: 0-7513-3714-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

“Mark A. Garlick creates a history map of the expanding universe, from is explosive beginning to the formation of stars, galaxies and planets, and the origin of life.”

Book Cover: Un universo en expansión Book Cover: Un universo en expansión

Title: An Expanding Universe

Author: Luis F. Rodríguez

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2002 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-6510-4 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-5223-1 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-1198-2 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 110-page book is a clear and simple introduction to the world of astronomy. The author talks about the earth, the sun, the birth of a star, the three possible deaths of a star, the Milky Way and other galaxies, the expanding universe...

Book Cover: El Universo Book Cover: El Universo

Title: The Universe

Author: Various

Publisher: Larousse

Year: 1997

ISBN: 84-8016-704-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book includes many color photos, drawings and diagrams that are accompanied with a plethora of information about the universe and famous astronomers. The book is divided into four parts: observation of the sky, the Solar System, stars and galaxies, and the exploration of space.

Book Cover: El universo Book Cover: El universo

Title: The Universe

Author: Christopher Oxlade

Translator: María de la Serna

Publisher: CITEM

Year: 2001

ISBN: 950-11-1541-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book of 24 pages has brief and concrete information about maps and theories of the open and closed universe, the sun, the life of a star, etc.

Book Cover: El Universo a sus pies Book Cover: El Universo a sus pies

Title: The Universe at Your Fingertips

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High and High School

A Collection of Hands-on Astronomy Activities in Spanish from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Book Cover: El Universo Book Cover: El Universo

Title: The Universe

Author: Julieta Fierro

Editor: Tercer Milenio—Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Year: 1997

ISBN: 970-18-0240-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: : Junior High School

This book addresses the organization, composition, proportions, shape, origins, and probable destiny of the Universe through simple definitions and examples. It is 63 pages long and is accessible to all ages. It is part of the Third Millenium Culture Collection.

Book Cover: El vacío y sus aplicaciones Book Cover: El vacío y sus aplicaciones

Title: Vacuum And Its Applications

Author: Laura Talavera and Mario Flores

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science from Mexico

Year: 1998 (Second Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-4734-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 85-page book the authors explain in a simple, clear way relationships between humans and vacuum, including the ways to create a vacuum and the many applications of vacuums in everyday life, the laboratory, and industry.

Book Cover: La vida extraterrestre Book Cover: La vida extraterrestre

Title: Extraterrestrial Life

Author: Miguel Ángel Herrera

Publisher: Tercer Milenio

Year: 1999

ISBN: 970-18-2327-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

In this 63-page book the author answers in a brief and clear way questions such as “What fantasies did extraterrestrial life provoke in our ancestors? What is the opinion of the modern man on this theme? Have the ideas changed with time? What is the real possibility that life exists elsewhere? What do scientists think about the topic?”.

Book Cover: ...Y Aterrizaron En La Luna.  De La Ficción A La Realidad Book Cover: ...Y Aterrizaron En La Luna.  De La Ficción A La Realidad

Title: ...And they landed on the moon. From Fiction to Reality

Author: Hergé, Bob de Moor

Translation: Rafael Clemente

Publisher: Exclusivity Casterman

Year: 1985 (1st Edition)

ISBN: 84-261-319-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book is very easy to understand. The book shows us how Hergé invented with his great talent as a narrator, a story with many realistic aspects. The book contains 41 pages, which introduces us to the fiction and reality of landing on the Moon.

Advanced (College/University)

Title: Advanced Linear Algebra

Author: José Antonio de la Peña

Publisher: UNAM y Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1996

ISBN: 968-16-5040-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 195-page book “is directed at students of science or engineering that have taken their first elementary course of linear algebra. It can be used as a text book for a semester course that emphasizes the applications of calculus”.

Title: Linear Algebra

Author: Stanley I. Grossman Translation: Marcia González Osuna

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 1996

ISBN: 970-10-0890-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 634-page book intends to teach linear algebra to students of all disciplines without them needing to have prior knowledge of calculus.

Title: Algebra

Author: Raymond Barnett, Michael Ziegler, and Karl Byleen Translation: Javier León Cárdenas

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 2000

ISBN: 970-10-2967-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 657-page book “presents a totally student-oriented focus. Because of this and in order to facilitate the comprehension of this material... it presents more than 270 examples solved step by step and more than 4000 carefully selected problems”.

Title: Algebra Everywhere

Author: José Antonio de la Peña

Collection: Science for Everyone

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1999

ISBN: 968-16-6052-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 195-page book has the purpose of “showing the reader that mathematics are beautiful, useful, and exciting.

Title: Algebra and Trigonometry

Author: Dennis Zill and Jacqueline Dewar Translation: Gloria Ramírez Mariño and Yelka García Rodríguez

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 2000

ISBN: 958-41-0162-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 657-page book is divided into twelve chapters in which the authors try to carry the student by the hand so that he or she can learn and understand: logic and sets of numbers, fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities...

Title: Breviary of Climatological Terms

Author: Arturo Carrillo Sánchez, Ma. Alejandra Sánchez Trejo

Publisher: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

Year: 2002

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 69-page book covers concepts that “for the student of biology these are of great importance, since it opens the panorama of the relationships among biology and climatology, particularly the role of climatology in the relations of organisms with their environment and their consequences”.

Title: Differential and Integral Calculus

Author: Stefan Banach Translation: Alvar Noé Barra Zenil y Guillermos García Talavera

Publisher: Niriega Limusa

Year: 1996

ISBN: 968-18-3949-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 386-page book was written as an introduction to differential and integral calculus. The book presents the most important theorems and the least complicated demonstrations of them, so that it will be easier for students to learn. The book is divided into 23 chapters...

—Fragment taken from the back of the book.

Title: Differential and Integral Calculus

Author: Aburto Barragán

Publisher: Niriega Limusa

Year: 1998

ISBN: 968-18-5555-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 323-page book was written “especially as a didactic aid for the students of all areas of engineering, putting special emphasis on solving problems of integral and vector calculus of several variables.”

—Fragment taken from the back of the book.

Title: Today’s Earth Science

Author: Servando de la Cruz-Reyna

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1994

ISBN Number: 968-16-4363-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

“The intent of this book is to present a sample of some of the aspects of earth science that are presently being studied in the field.”

Title: Specialized Dictionary of Chemistry

Author: Arnoldo Ramírez Barco

Publisher: Norma Educativa

Year: 2001

ISBN Number: 958-04-0031-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

“The Dictionary of Chemistry of the collection the Key to Science responds to the questions and doubts in this area, at a university and professional educational level.”

Title: Collazo Dictionary English—Spanish of Informatics, Computing, and other subjects. Volumes I (A-R) and II (S-Z)

Author: Javier Collazo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 1999

ISBN: 970-10-3828-7 (Complete Work)

ISBN: 970-10-3829-5 (Volume I)

ISBN: 970-10-3830-9 (Volume II)

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This work has two volumes which define more than 2500 words about boolean algebra, calculating, computer graphics, computers, minicomputers, electronica, satellite communications, internet...

Title: Encyclopedic Dictionary of Chemistry

Author: Jacques Angenault

Publisher: CECSA

Year: 1999

ISBN: 968-26-1313-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This dictionary has “2500 defined terms, 80 pages of tables and pictures and 200 biographies of chemists... For each term, it has various levels of detail, according to the needs for information”.

Title: Technical Dictionary, English—Spanish, Spanish —English

Author: F. Beigbeder Atienza

Publisher: Díaz de Santo

Year: 1995

ISBN: 84-7978-221-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This dictionary “covers an extensive technical terminology applied to fields such as civil engineering, electronics, information science... among others”.

Title: Differential Equations of Physics

Author: España González Series: Mathematics

Collection: Textos Politecniscos

Publisher: Niriega Limusa

Year: 1998

ISBN: 968-18-5553-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 111-page book has as the objective “to illustrate and explain in a detailed way, the evolution of the most representative physical concepts and to illustrate them in mathematical terms using differential equations.

Title: Differential Equations

Author: José Antonio de la Peña

Publisher: UNAM y Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1996

ISBN: 968-16-5040-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 297-page book contains 33 chapters that explain in a detailed way what are and how to solve differential equations.

Title: Exercices and Problems of Mathematical Analysis

Author: Picard

Translation: Guillermo García

Series: Mathematics

Collection: Textos Politecniscos

Publisher: Niriega Limusa

Year: 1999

ISBN: 968-18-5786-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 171-page book, “contains themes on quadratures, differential equations, integral equations of Fred Holm and Voltera, as well as equations of second-order partial derivatives.”

Title: Exercises in electricity and magnetism

Author: Sterelkov, Eltsin, and Yakovlev

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1996

ISBN: 968-7724 58-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 202-page book Polytechnic Institute. This collection has the purpose of producing less expensive textbooks that support the teaching and learning process.

Title: Physics. Volume 1

Author: Resnick, Holliday, and Krane Translation: Efrén Alatorre Miguel

Publisher: CECSA

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-240257-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

“This it is the fifth edition of the classic book written by David Halliday and Robert Resnick... a text for introductory courses of physics based on calculus”.

Title: Physics for Science and Engineering. Volume 1

Author: Serway and Beichner Translation: Víctor Campos Olguín and Ana Elizabeth García Hernández

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 2000

ISBN: 970-10-3581-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This book has a CD-Rom that “covers the fundamental concepts of physics through simulations, animations and videos”. The explanations and demonstrations are clear so the solution of problems becomes very easy.

Title: Physics for Science and Engineering. Volume 11

Author: Serway and Beichner Translation: Víctor Campos Olguín and Ana Elizabeth García Hernández

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-10-3582-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This book has a CD-Rom that “covers the fundamental concepts of physics through simulations, animations and videos”. The explanations and demonstrations are clear so the solution of problems becomes very easy.

Title: Physics. Concepts and Applications

Author: Tippens Translation: Ángel Carlos González Ruiz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 2001

ISBN: 970-10-3514-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 943-page book “was written for a physics course without calculus designed for students in technical or industrial careers or for those that desire a very clear introduction of the applications of the principles of this discipline.

Title: General Physics

Author: Frederick J. Bueche Translation: José Hernán Pérez Castellanos Serie: Schaum

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 2001

ISBN: 970-10-3455-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 570-page book was written for a physics course that does not require calculus, but does require basic algebra, principles of trigonometry and a very small amount of vector analysis. There is a review of mathematics in the appendices, nevertheless “the concepts are developed in the corresponding theme”.

Title: Physics. Visual Ocean Atlas

Publisher: Oceano

ISBN: 84-494-1282-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This small encyclopedia can be a good tool for students who are required to take a basic course of physics without calculus.

Title: University Physics. Volume 1

Author: Sears, Zemansky, Young, and Freedman Translation: Roberto Escalona García

Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman

Year: 1998

ISBN: 968-444-277-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 696-page book is the “result of two decades of investigation of the obstacles that students usually face when learning physics.

Title: General Physics

Author: Van Der Merwe Translation: Luis Gutiérrez Díez and Angel Gutiérrez Vázquez Serie: Schaum

Publisher: McGraw Hill Interamericana

Year: 1991

ISBN: 968-422-927-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

In this book of 276 pages, “each chapter establishes in a concise and clear form the definitions, principles and theorems, problems so much proposed as resolved are exposed in ordered form from smaller to greater difficulty degree, and comply the function of reviewing the exposed theory in each chapter”.

Title: Physical Chemistry

Author: Gilbert W. Castellan

Translator: María Eugenia Costas Basín y Carlos Amador Bedolla

Publisher: Pearson Educación

Year: 1998

ISBN Number: 968-444-316-1

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 1045-page book has 35 chapters and contains black and white illustrations that complement the text, tables of group characteristics, thermodynamic chemical properties, answers to problems and an index.

Book Cover: Formación estelar Book Cover: Formación estelar

Title: Stellar Formation

Compiler: Luis Felipe Rodríguez

Publisher: UNAM and Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1996

ISBN: 968-16-4437-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: Science Teachers and/or College Students

This 330-page book gathers the work done during the courses given by the Institute of Astronomy of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in the First Mexican School of Astrophysics, in which students and researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, United States, and Venezuela participated.

Title: Principals of Physical Chemistry

Author: Samuel H. Maron & Carl F. Prutton

Translator: Manuel Aragonés A.

Publisher: Editorial Limusa, S.A. de C.V.

Year: 2003

ISBN Number: 968-18-0164-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 803-page book has 21 chapters that contain black and white illustrations that complement the text. In the "pages, the student can learn, without great effort, the main laws and methods of physical chemistry and appreciate the most recent advances in this field."

Book Cover: Fundamentos de geología Book Cover: Fundamentos de geología

Title: Fundamentals of Geology

Author: Reed Wicander, James S. Monroe

Translation: Enrique Palos

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

Year: 1999 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 0-534-54774-5

Suggested reader’s academic level: College/University

This book is designed for a first semester geology course at the university level. This second edition is easier to read because the text is written with a clear informal style. The students are introduced to geology, the system of the Earth, the tectonic plates, the Earth’s interior, the processes of terrain surface and to geological time.

Title: Fundamentals of Normalization and Metrology

Author: Vicente Martínez Llebrez

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1998

ISBN: 970-18-1883-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 539-page book explains normalization, its organization, the national system of normalization, techniques and tendencies, normalization and the economy, basic metrological concepts, international system of units, measurements, and methods of measurement.

Title: Fundamentals of Heat Transfer

Author: Jaime Cervantes de Gortari Series: Scientific University Texts

Publisher: UNAM and Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1999

ISBN: 968-16-5964-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 583-page book was written “as a text book and as a reference book for those in the careers of physics, engineering (of all types), and architecture...

Book Cover: Guía Del Firmamento Book Cover: Guía Del Firmamento

Title: Guide to the Universe

Author: José Luis Comellas

Publisher: Rialp, S.A.

Year: 1999 (6th Edition)

ISBN: 84-321-1976-8

Suggested reader’s academic level: College/University

This book contains what is necessary for readers to orient themselves when observing the sky. Containing many diagrams, maps, and charts, this book is an excellent guide for the amateur astronomer. It explains how to obtain the best observations through a telescope. A background in astronomy is required in order to understand some of the material in this book.

Book Cover: Historia de la astronomía  en México Book Cover: Historia de la astronomía  en México

Title: History of Astronomy in Mexico

Compiler: Marco Arturo Moreno Corral

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2001 (Second Edition and Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5769-1 (Third Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-4808-0 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2391-6 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Science Teachers and/or College Students

This 255 page book is divided into 12 chapters in which the authors tell us how the vision of astronomy changed from the pre-Hispanic epoch to today.

Title: History of Mathematics

Author: E.T. Bell Translation: R. Ortíz

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 2003

ISBN: 968-16-1879-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 654-page book carries the reader from the birth of mathematics to the uncertainty and probability studied nowadays.

Title: Introduction to Physics. A Conceptual Focus on Classical Mechanics

Author: Antonio Lara-Barragán Gómez, Guillermo Cerpa Cortés, and Héctor Núñez Trejo

Publisher: Universidad de Guadalajara

Year: 2003

ISBN: 970270378-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 157-page book “emphasizes the conceptualization of classical mechanics in an alternative plan of instruction founded on a framework more philosophical than pedagogical or psychological...”

—Fragment taken from the back of the book.

Title: Introduction to Meteorology

Author: Raúl Castro Zavala, Mario Vázquez Peña y José Luis Jiménez Rojas

Publisher: Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-651-636-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

In this 247-page book “it is intended that the reader becomes familiar with the basic concept of atmospheric phenomena and with current themes of environmental deterioration.”

Title: Advanced Mathematics for Engineering. Volume 1 and 11

Author: Erwin Kreyszig Translation: Rodolfo Piña García and Hugo Villagómez Velázquez

Publisher: Limusa Wiley

Year: 2002

ISBN: 968-18-5310-5 (Volume 1)

ISBN: 968-18-5311-3 (Volume 11)

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 721-page book was written with students of engineering, physics, mathematics and computer sciences in mind.

Title: Mathematics for Humanities Students

Author: Moris Kline Translation: Roberto Helier

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-16-3093-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 574-page book “binds the achievements of sciences such as physics with methods of mathematics, and makes the reader see the subtle relations of the science of numbers with the economy, politics, sociology, philosophy, and art”.

Title: Mathematics II

Author: Pedro Aranda García, Teofilio Gallardo Sainz, Enrique Minor Campa, et al.

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1999

ISBN: 968-29-1738-7

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 185-page book will teach students about linear equations, linear equations with one unknown variable, linear systems of equations with two or three unknown variables...

Book Cover: Meteors. Fragments of Comets and Asteroids Book Cover: Meteors. Fragments of Comets and Asteroids

Title: Meteors. Fragments of Comets and Asteroids

Author: Josep María Trigo I. Rodríguez

Publisher: Equipo SIRIUS

Year: 1996

ISBN: 84-86639-81-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: Science Teachers and/or College Students

This book has 371 pages that are divided into 21 chapters in which the author “denotes having a lot of hours of observation through out his life. He transmits his global interest for the interplanetary matter, using very simple language and, at the same time, he gives generous explications.”

Title: Fundamental Notions of Mechanics. Volume 111

Author: Valentín Gama

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1999

ISBN: 968-7001 71-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 467-page book is part of a new collection of books that was created by the National Polytechnic Institute. This collection has the purpose of producing less expensive textbooks that support the teaching and learning process.

Book Cover: Óptica Book Cover: Óptica

Title: Óptica

Author: Justiniano Casas

Editor: Librería Pons

Year: 1994 (7th Edition)

ISBN: 84-605-0062-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: University/College

Optics is one of the many growing branches in physics with a very promising future. This book is designed for a college student in an introductory optics course. The main purpose of this book is to teach students in science, in general, and optics majors specifically how to understand many of the concepts and uses of optics.

Book Cover: Óptica Book Cover: Óptica

Title: Óptica

Author: Eugene Hecht

Translation: Raffaello Dal Col

Editor: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Year: 1998 (3rd Edition)

ISBN: 0-201-30425-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: University/College

This third edition serves as an introduction to the advances in optics technology and their importance in our society. There are 708 pages and 13 chapters with easy to follow diagrams and some technical language. This book is helpful to students in a college introductory course in optics.

Title: Problems of Differential and Integral Calculus

Author: Guillermo García Talavera

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1999

ISBN: 970-18-2383-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 517-page book “offers a collection of 682 problems about differential and integral calculus with their solutions.

Title: Problems and Exercises of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Luis de la Peña and Mirna Villavicencio

Publisher: UNAM y Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 2003

ISBN: 968-16-7035-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This book “discusses in detail the solution to each one of the problems suggested to the reader... it is aimed at college students that desire to acquire a solid knowledge of the principles of quantum mechanics...”

—Fragment taken from the back of the book.

Title: Selected Problems of Elemental Physics. Volume 1

Author: Bújovtsev, Miákishev, Krívchenkov, and Saráeva Translation: Marina Kostritsina

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1998

ISBN: 968-7001 18-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 225-page book is a collection of problems about mechanics, heat, molecular physics, electricity and magnetism, oscillations and waves, geometric optics and physical optics.

Title: Problems of Basic Chemistry. Volume 2

Author: Raymundo Luna Rangel, Maria Esther Martínez Morales, Eva de los Ángeles Chapa Rezendez, et al.

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 1990

ISBN: 968-29-2631-9

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 410-page book contains “260 problems on solubility and solutions, solved by different procedures”. This book that can serve as a great aid for those students who desire to acquire practice in the solution of problems.

Title: Chemistry—The Central Science

Author: Theodore L. Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Jr. And Bruce E. Bursten

Translator: Héctor Javier Escalona y García y M. En C. Roberto Escalona

Publisher: Pearson Educación

Year: 1998

ISBN Number: 970-17-0169-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 987-page book has 25 chapters with colorful illustrations and it includes a CD-Rom. The students will acquire a significant understanding of many of the themes in chemistry.

Title: Chemistry

Author: Gregory R. Choppin y Lee R. Summerlin

Translator: Hortensia Corona de Contin

Publisher: Publicaciones Cultural

Year: 2000

ISBN Number: 968-439-138-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

In 623 pages and five chapters with black and white images the student will learn the importance of the properties of water, aqueous solutions, characterization of acids and bases, velocity of chemical reactions...

Title: General Chemistry

Author: Ma. Guadalupe Osuna C.

Publisher: Alfaomega and Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Year: 2002

ISBN: 970-36-0002-6

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 215-page book, “directed at a first course of general college-level chemistry, presents its fundamental bases, from the analysis of the atomic structure, the atomic nucleus, Bohr’s model, and descriptive chemistry to chemical bonds”.

Title: Chemistry

Author: Teresita Flores de Labardini, Arcelia Ramírez de Delgado et. al.

Publisher: Publicaciones Cultural

Year: 2000

ISBN Number: 968-439-589-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 512-page book has 15 chapters and gives the students the opportunity to simply acquire the knowledge necessary to understand many of the themes in chemistry. This book contains a table of elements, answers to the exercises, a glossary and many black and white illustrations that complement the text.

Title: Organic Chemistry

Author: Robert Thornton Morrison & Robert Neilson Boyd

Translator: Rosa Zugazagoitia Herranz y Peter Fielder

Publisher: Pearson Educación

Year: 1998

ISBN Number: 968-444-340-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

“The authors reorganized the material and added new information with the purpose of presenting the text in such form that students can assimilate it better.”

Title: Springs of Scientific Creativity. Essays About the Founders of Modern Science

Authors: Ruther Aris, H. Ted Davis y Roger H. Stuewer

Translator: Juan Almela

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 1995

ISBN Number: 968-16-3283-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

“Through twelve biographical essays, recompiled from a series of conferences on the theme, this book offers a panorama that goes from Galileo, Newton, J.P. Joule and Maxwell to J.W. Gibbs, Rayleigh and Sperry...

Title: Introduction to Algebraic Functions Theory

Author: Gabriel Daniel Villa Salvador

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Year: 2003

ISBN: 968-16-7075-2

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

“This work is an introduction to the algebraic-arithmetic theory of the fields of algebraic functions of one variable”.

—Fragment taken from the back of the book.

Title: The Earth, That Different Planet

Author: S. Ichtiaque Rasool y N. Skrotzky Translation: Luis Justo

Publisher: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

Year: 1989

ISBN: 84-7432-363-0

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This 201-page book talks about the effects of changes in the biosphere of our planet, “the uniqueness of the Earth, [and] its value as a true miracle. The authors alert us to the need of preserving it”.

Book Cover: La trama del universo Book Cover: La trama del universo

Title: The Course of the Universe

Author: Frank Durham and Robert D. Purrington

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 1996

ISBN: 968-16-3083-1 (First Reprint)

Suggested reader’s academic level: Science Teachers and/or College Students

This 293-page book tries to explain cosmology as a sub-field of both astronomy and physics.

Title: Scientific and Technical Vocabulary

Author: Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales

Publisher: ESPASA

Year: 1994

ISBN: 84-239-9407-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: College

This dictionary is divided into three large sections: exact sciences, chemical and physical sciences, and natural sciences. This it is an excellent tool for the professional that desires to have an exact definition to a series of terms about the areas before mentioned.