The Solar System, Volumes 1-3

By David G. Fisher, Richard R. Erickson

Reviews

Some of the fabric during this encyclopedia was once formerly released within the sun approach (1998). There are fifty eight new themes masking each planet within the sunlight procedure, comets and asteroids, and interplanetary phenomena in addition to 25 issues linked to the earth sciences. The a hundred and eighty entries are prepared alphabetically. Examples comprise great Bang, Dwarf planets, Earth’s beginning, Extraterrestrial existence within the sunlight procedure, impression cratering, Mars’s water, Pluto and Charon, and sunlight radio emissions. Essays are among 3 and 7 pages in size and supply a quick precis of the importance of the subject, an summary of the most proof, context because it pertains to a broader standpoint, and annotated further-reading feedback. All 3 volumes include a number of black-and-white photos, sidebars, and diagrams. devices of degree and alphabetical and class lists of contents are present in every one quantity, and quantity three features a word list, a common bibliography, a listing of sites, and a subject matter index. super good written, this encyclopedia is usually recommended for high-school, public, and educational libraries. --Robyn Rosenberg

Grade 6–10—Extensively revised and with approximately fifty percentage extra entries (Salem, 1998), those a hundred and eighty articles supply accomplished perspectives of the sun system's our bodies, dynamics, and phenomena, in addition to an intensive account of the way they're studied through astronomical statement and house exploration. every one access opens with a brief precis of the subject and closes with an annotated studying checklist and an array of cross-references. so much items additionally function a number of charts, tables, and sharp black-and-white photographs or artists' renditions. matters variety from discussions of "Nemesis and Planet X" (theorized our bodies whose lengthy orbits tie into Earth's periodic mass extinctions) to "Earth's Crust" and, additional afield, "Pulsars" and "Extrasolar Planets." Articles are more often than not 3 pages in size yet could be so long as 9. The cross-references, long topic index, non-stop pagination through the volumes, and a thematic desk of contents, as well as one through quantity, make entry rather effortless. although colour illustrations provide Lucy-Ann McFadden's Encyclopedia of the sunlight process (Elsevier, 2006) a visible advance, severe scholars of our planetary local will savour the extra present content material of this alternative.—John Peters, ny Public Library finish

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Exploring Ancient Skies: A Survey of Ancient and Cultural Astronomy

By David H. Kelley

Exploring historic Skies brings jointly the equipment of archaeology and the insights of recent astronomy to discover the technological know-how of astronomy because it was once practiced in numerous cultures sooner than the discovery of the telescope. The ebook studies an incredible and becoming physique of literature at the cultures of the traditional Mediterranean, the a ways East, and the recent international (particularly Mesoamerica), placing the traditional astronomical fabrics into their archaeological and cultural contexts. The authors start with an summary of the sphere and continue to crucial elements of naked-eye astronomy, through an exam of particular cultures. The e-book concludes through making an allowance for the needs of historic astronomy: astrology, navigation, calendar rules, and (not least) the certainty of our position and function within the universe. Skies are recreated to show serious occasions as they might have looked as if it would old observers--events akin to the supernova of 1054 A.D., the "lion horoscope," and the famous person of Bethlehem. Exploring historic Skies offers a finished evaluation of the relationships among astronomy and different parts of human research. it will likely be necessary as a reference for students and as a textual content for college students in either astronomy and archaeology, and should be of compelling curiosity to readers who search a large knowing of our collective highbrow historical past.

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Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation

By F. Richard Stephenson

The end result of a long time of study, this ebook discusses historical and medieval eclipse observations and their significance in learning Earth's earlier rotation. this is often the 1st significant e-book in this topic in two decades. the writer has really expert for a few years within the interpretation of early astronomical documents and their program to difficulties in glossy astronomy. The e-book comprises an in-depth dialogue of diverse eclipse documents from Babylon, China, Europe and the Arab lands. the writer offers translations of virtually each checklist studied. He exhibits that even if tides play a dominant long term function in generating adaptations in Earth's cost of rotation--causing a steady elevate within the size of the day--there are major and variable nontidal adjustments towards the most development. This ebook is meant for geophysicists, astronomers (especially people with an curiosity in history), historians and orientalists.

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Tools of Radio Astronomy (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

By T. L. Wilson

The fresh years have noticeable breathtaking growth in expertise, specially within the receiver and electronic applied sciences correct for radio astronomy, which has whilst complex to shorter wavelengths.

This is the up-to-date and entirely revised fifth version of the main used introductory textual content in radio astronomy. It provides a unified therapy of the full box from centimeter to sub-millimeter wavelengths. themes coated contain tools, sensitivity concerns, observational tools and interpretations of the information recorded with either unmarried dishes and interferometers. this article comes in handy to either scholars and skilled training astronomers. along with making significant updates and additions in the course of the publication, the authors have re-organized a few chapters to extra sincerely separate easy thought from quickly evolving useful aspects.

Further, challenge units were additional on the finish of every chapter.

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Three Copernican Treatises: The Commentariolus of Copernicus, the Letter Against Werner, the Narratio Prima of Rheticus (3rd Edition) (Records of Civilization, Sources and Studies, Volume 30)

By Nicolaus Copernicus, Georg Joachim Rhaticus

The writings of Copernicus have been unavailable in English till the book of this 1939 translation. A 3-part assortment, it comprises the Commentariolus, Copernicus' cartoon of his hypotheses for the heavenly motions; the Narratio prima, a well-liked creation to Copernican thought; and the Letter opposed to Werner, Copernicus' refutation of the perspectives of a modern. ebook by means of Copernicus, Nicolaus, Rhaticus, Georg Joachim

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Carl Sagan's Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective

By Carl Sagan

In 1973, Carl Sagan released The Cosmic Connection, a bold view of the universe, which speedily grew to become a vintage paintings of renowned technology and encouraged a iteration of scientists and fans. This seminal paintings is reproduced the following for an entire new new release to take pleasure in. In Sagan's commonly lucid and lyrical variety, he discusses many themes from astrophysics and sunlight method technological know-how, to colonization, terraforming and the quest for extraterrestrials. Sagan conveys his personal pleasure and beauty, and relates the revelations of astronomy to the main profound human difficulties and matters: matters which are simply as legitimate this day as they have been thirty years in the past. New to this variation are Freeman Dyson's reviews on Sagan's imaginative and prescient and the significance of the paintings, Ann Druyan's overview of Sagan's cultural value as a champion of technology, and David Morrison's dialogue of the advances made on account that 1973 and what grew to become of Sagan's predictions. Who is aware what wonders this 3rd millennium will show, yet something is sure: Carl Sagan performed a different function in getting ready us for them.

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Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

By Jerry L. Ross, John Norberg

From the age of ten, having a look up on the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he desired to trip into area. This autobiography tells the tale of ways he got here not just to accomplish that objective, yet to turn into the most-launched astronaut in heritage, in addition to a NASA veteran whose occupation spanned the complete U.S. area travel application. From his early life in rural Indiana, via schooling at Purdue college, and a occupation within the U.S. Air strength, Ross charted a route to NASA after overcoming many setbacks—from failing to qualify for Air strength pilot education as a result of “bad” eyesight, to an preliminary failure to be chosen into the astronaut software. nearly all of the booklet is an insider’s account of the U.S. area commute application, together with the unforgettable event of release, the delights of weightless dwelling, and the demanding situations of creating the foreign area Station. Ross is a uniquely certified narrator.

During seven spaceflights, he spent 1,393 hours in area, together with fifty eight hours and 18 mins on 9 house walks. existence at the flooring can also be defined, together with the devastating reports of the Challenger and Columbia disasters.
For readers who've the gap application from Mercury throughout the foreign house Station and sweetness what comes subsequent, this ebook presents fascination; for youth drawn to house exploration and achieving for his or her desires, no matter what they could be, this ebook offers suggestion. jam-packed with tales of spaceflight that few people have ever skilled, instructed with humor and honesty, Spacewalker provides a different viewpoint at the labor, decision, and religion essential to shuttle past this world.
 
Key Points:
·       An insider’s account of the U.S. area trip software, from earlier than its first release during the ultimate touchdown, and the construction of the International   
        Space Station.
·       A firsthand account of lifestyles in house from the 1st human to fly seven missions.
      ·       An inspirational tale of a private trip from rural Indiana to outer house, powered via a deep Christian faith.
 
 

 

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