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The Rough Guide to the Universe (2nd edition)

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Author: John Scalzi  |  Isbn: 9781843538004  |  File size: 26MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 416  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Whether you’re a novice or a more experienced astronomer, The Rough Guide to The Universe is indispensable. The truth may or may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and the Rough Guide to the Universe takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest...

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Fast Solar Sailing: Astrodynamics of Special Sailcraft Trajectories

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Author: Giovanni Vulpetti  |  Isbn: 9401781966  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 410  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The range of solar sailing is very vast; it is a fully in-space means of propulsion that should allow us to accomplish various mission classes that are literally impossible using rocket propulsion, no matter if nuclear or electric. Fast and very fast solar sailings are...

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Vom Universum zu den Elementarteilchen

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Author: Ulrich Ellwanger  |  Isbn: 3662443449  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In dem Buch werden die größten Rätsel der Physik verständlich dargestellt – von den Grundlagen der modernen Elementarteilchenphysik und Kosmologie bis zur Stringtheorie und aktuellen Forschungsfragen. Enthalten sind Einführungen in die spezielle und allgemeine...

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The Chang’E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon, 2nd edition

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Author: Chunlai Li, Jianjun Liu, Lingli Mu, and Xin Ren  |  Isbn: 9783662484371  |  File size: 469MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 238  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This atlas is based on the lunar global Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of Chang'E-1 (CE-1), and presents CCD stereo image data with digital photogrammetry. The spatial resolution of the DEM in this atlas is 500m, with horizontal accuracy of...

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The Formation of Galactic Bulges

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Author: C. Marcella Carollo, Henry C. Ferguson, and Rosemary F. G. Wyse  |  Isbn: 9780521663342  |  File size: 6.3MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 230  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Bulges lie at the center of spiral galaxies. Until recently, they were thought to be one of the oldest components in galaxies and thus a key to understanding galaxy formation. Recent observations have drastically changed this...

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Astronomical Algorithms, 2nd Edition

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Author: Jean Meeus  |  Isbn: 9780943396613  |  File size: 14MB  |  Year: 1998  |  Pages: 477  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy From the Book: When, in 1978, I wrote the first (Belgian) edition of my astronomical Formulae for Calculators, the industry of microcomputers was just starting its worldwide expansion. Because these "personal computers" were not yet within reach of everybody, the aforesaid book...

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Tungus Event or the Great Siberian Meteorite

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Author: John Engledew  |  Isbn: 0875867804  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 178  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This popular science book examines the Tungus Event, a major mystery of the 20th century, in a factual and informed way. It provides "on-the-ground" descriptions of the site and explains the findings and the puzzlement of international scientists who have investigated it over the...

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Solar Radiation Applications

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Author: Segun Raphael Bello  |  Isbn: 9789535121244  |  File size: 14MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 183  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book presents the outcomes of selective and classic works on the optimization of these essential fields in active solar energy research. Two essential components of solar energy which are derivable from the sun-radiant light (passive solar power) and heat (active...

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All About Space Annual Volume 4

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Author:  |  Isbn: 1785464647  |  File size: 60MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 180  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Mankind has gone to great lengths to explore space. It is a natural curiosity that has led us to build incredible machines and push the boundaries of what we thought was possible. In the All About Space Annual Volume 4, you'll find a collection of the best articles from the last year of All...

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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

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Author: Roger Penrose  |  Isbn: 9780224080361  |  File size: 9MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy One of our most distinguished scientists offers a radical new theory of the origin, and ultimate end, of the Universe. Professor Sir Roger Penrose's groundbreaking and bestselling The Road to Reality provided a complete guide to the laws that govern our universe. In Cycles of...

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Was ist was?, Band 21: Der Mond

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Author: Erich Übelacker and Frank Kliemt  |  Isbn: 9783788602611  |  File size: 15.2MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 48  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Warum fällt der Mond nicht auf die Erde? Warum gibt es Ebbe und Flut? Was ist eine Mondfinsternis? Diese und viele andere Fragen beantwortet der Autor Professor Dr. Erich Übelacker, der langjährige Leiter des Planetariums in Hamburg. Anschauliche...

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Handbook of Cosmic Hazards & Planetary Defense

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Author: Firooz Allahdadi and Joseph N. Pelton  |  Isbn: 3319039539  |  File size: 37.5MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 1127  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Covers in a comprehensive fashion all aspects of cosmic hazards and possible strategies for contending with these threats through a comprehensive planetary defense strategy. This handbook brings together in a single reference work a rich blend of...

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Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds

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Author: Lisa Messeri  |  Isbn: 0822362031  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 248  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In Placing Outer Space Lisa Messeri traces how the place-making practices of planetary scientists transform the void of space into a cosmos filled with worlds that can be known and explored. Making planets into places is central to the daily practices and professional identities...

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Genesis of the Cosmos: The Ancient Science of Continuous Creation

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Author: Paul A. LaViolette  |  Isbn: 9781591430346  |  File size: 13.31MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 384  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Provides compelling evidence that creation myths from the dawn of civilization correspond to cutting edge astronomical discoveries • Exposes the contradictions in current cosmological theory and offers a scientific basis for the ancient myths and esoteric lore that...

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The Road to Galaxy Formation

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Author: William C. Keel  |  Isbn: 3642091571  |  File size: 15.7MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 277  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The formation of galaxies is one of the greatest puzzles in astronomy, the solution is shrouded in the depths of space and time, but has profound implications for the universe we observe today. This book discusses the beginnings of the process from cosmological observations...

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Tools of Radio Astronomy (5th edition)

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Author: Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister, and T. L. Wilson  |  Isbn: 3642098827  |  File size: 3.71MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 518  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The recent years have seen breathtaking progress in technology, especially in the receiver and digital technologies relevant for radio astronomy, which has at the same time advanced to shorter wavelengths. This is the updated and...

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The Origin of Chondrules & Chondrites

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Author: Derek W. G. Sears  |  Isbn: 9780521836036  |  File size: 5.9MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 222  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Drawing on research from the various scientific disciplines involved, this text summarizes the origin and history of chondrules and chondrites. Including citations to every published paper on the topic, it forms a comprehensive bibliography of the latest research. In...

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The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery

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Author: Guillermo Gonzalez  |  Isbn: 9780895260659  |  File size: 49MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 464  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Earth. The Final Frontier Contrary to popular belief, Earth is not an insignificant blip on the universe’s radar. Our world proves anything but average in Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards’ The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed...

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First Light in the Universe

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Author: Abraham Loeb  |  Isbn: 9783540741626  |  File size: 5.9MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 371  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The exploration of the first billion years of the history of the Universe represents one of the great challenges of contemporary astrophysics. During this time, the first structures start to form the first stars, galaxies, and possibly also soon the first quasars. At the same...

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The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, Antiquity to 1915: A Source Book

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Author: Michael J. Crowe  |  Isbn: 9780268023683  |  File size: 94MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 576  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book presents key documents from the pre-1915 history of the extraterrestrial life debate. Introductions and commentaries accompany each source document, some of which are published here for the first time or in a new translation. Authors included are Aristotle,...

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Angular Momentum Evolution of Young Stars (Nato Science Series C:)

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Author: J.R Stauffer and S. Catalano  |  Isbn: 9789401055871  |  File size: 37MB  |  Year: 1991  |  Pages: 465  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book reports the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "An­ gular Momentum Evolution of Young Stars" held from 17 to 21 September 1990 at Noto, Italy. The workshop had its immediate origin in a discussion about the availability of stel­ lar...

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Optical Turbulence: Astronomy Meets Meteorology

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Author: Elena Masciadri and Marc Sarazin  |  Isbn: 9781848164857  |  File size: 33MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 388  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book collects most of the talks and poster presentations presented at the 'Optical Turbulence — Astronomy meets Meteorology' international conference held on 15-18 September, 2008 at Nymphes Bay, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. The meeting aimed to deal with...

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]Electron Scattering for Nuclear & Nucleon Structure

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Author: John Dirk Walecka  |  Isbn: 9780521780438  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 378  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book examines the motivation for electron scattering and develops the theoretical analysis of the process. It discusses our current theoretical understanding of the underlying structure of nuclei and nucleons at appropriate levels of resolution and sophistication, and...

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Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Optimal Seismic Design...

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Author: Abbas Moustafa  |  Isbn: 9789535120391  |  File size: 32MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 409  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book provides the state-of-the-art on recent progress in the field of seimology, earthquake engineering and structural engineering. The book should be useful to graduate students, researchers and practicing structural engineers. The book deals with seismicity, seismic...

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Creating & Enhancing Digital Astro Images

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Author: Grant Privett  |  Isbn: 9781846285806  |  File size: 4.6MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 142  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Digital electronic imaging devices allow the wonders of the universe to be seen in detail never before possible from an amateur astronomer’s backyard. This book clearly examines how to create the best astronomical images possible with a digital camera. It reveals the...

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Quirky Sides of Scientists: True Tales of Ingenuity & Error from Physics & Astronomy

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Author: David R Topper  |  Isbn: 9780387710181  |  File size: 2.3MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 210  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy These historical narratives of scientific behavior reveal the often irrational way scientists arrive at and assess their theories. There are stories of Einstein’s stubbornness leading him to reject a correct interpretation of an experiment and miss an important...

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The Observational Amateur Astronomer

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Author: Patrick Moore  |  Isbn: 9783540198994  |  File size: 8.7MB  |  Year: 1995  |  Pages: 280  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This celebrity editor has brought together noted professional and amateur astronomers to submit chapters on their particular field of expertise, each describing how to observe a different class of object. The whole range of possibilities within reach of a small astronomical...

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AstroFaqs: Questions Astronomers Frequently Ask

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Author: Stephen F. Tonkin  |  Isbn: 9783540635376  |  File size: 3.2MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 102  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy An increasing number of people are taking advantage of the relatively low prices of astronomical equipment. Many of these people are doing so with little knowledge of practical astronomy and, as the volume of questions asked at astronomical society meetings and on...

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Digital SLR Astrophotography

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Author: Michael A. Covington  |  Isbn: 9780521700818  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 234  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In the last few years, digital SLR cameras have taken the astrophotography world by storm. It is now easier to photograph the stars than ever before! They are compact and portable, flexible to adapt with different lenses and for telescope use, and above all DSLR cameras...

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Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization

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Author: Robert Zubrin  |  Isbn: 1585420360  |  File size: 23MB  |  Year: 1999  |  Pages: 1999  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The author of the international bestseller The Case for Mars, called "ingenious" by The New York Times Book Review, brings us to the very brink of human exploration. Using nuts-and-bolts engineering and a unique grasp of human history, the man celebrated as "the Christopher...

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