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Time, Space, Stars & Man: The Story of the Big Bang

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Author: Michael M. Woolfson  |  Isbn: 1848162731  |  File size: 24MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 422  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term Big Bang as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the origin of life is one of the great unsolved scientific mysteries. This...

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Sonnenfinsternisse: und andere faszinierende Erscheinungen am Himmel

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Author: Andreas Walker  |  Isbn: 3764360240  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 1999  |  Pages: 189  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Vorwort Die Sonnenfinsternis vom 11. August 1999 ist wegen ihrer Seltenheit ein ganz besonderes Ereignis. Die nächste Sonnenfinsternis in diesem Gebiet, deren Totalitätszone durch die Schweiz verläuft, findet erst im Jahr 2081 statt. In dieser Hinsicht bildet das letzte Kapitel...

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The Stars of Galileo Galilei & the Universal Knowledge of Athanasius Kircher

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Author: Roberto Buonanno  |  Isbn: 9783319002996  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 178  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In this fascinating book, the author traces the careers, ideas, discoveries, and inventions of two renowned scientists, Athanasius Kircher and Galileo Galilei, one a Jesuit, the other a sincere man of faith whose relations with the Jesuits deteriorated badly. The Author...

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Boundary & Space: An Introduction to the Work of D.W. Winicott

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Author: David Wallbridge and Madeleine Davis  |  Isbn: 9781855750012  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 1981  |  Pages: 232  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy D.W. Winnicott - one of this centuries most important theorists - is the focus of the new edition of this extraordinary volume. Drawing extensively upon Winnicott's own papers and lectures, the main themes of his theory and personal development are...

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The Deep UniverseSwiss Society for Astrophysics & Astronomy

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Author: A.R. Sandage, Bruno Binggeli, M.S. Longair, and R.G. Kron  |  Isbn: 9783540589136  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 1995  |  Pages: 526  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Written by three celebrated astronomers renowned for their excellence in both research and teaching, the central theme is approached in three complementary ways: the smooth evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present...

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Concise Catalog of Deep-sky Objects

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Author: W.H. Finlay  |  Isbn: 9781852336912  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 252  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Here is a unique and fascinating reference book for every serious deep-sky observer! Entries for each of more than 500 deep-sky objects provide far more than the usual astronomical data – they also detail, in every case, the most interesting facts. Physical factors,...

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L'exploration des planètes : De Galilée à nos jours... et au-delà

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Author: James Lequeux and Thérèse Encrenaz  |  Isbn: 9782701161952  |  File size: 77.93MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 223  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Il y a quatre siècles, Galilée braquait une lunette vers le ciel. Pour la première fois, un être humain contemplait la voûte céleste autrement qu'à l'oeil nu! Et ce qu'il y découvrait – des montagnes sur la Lune et quatre satellites en orbite autour de...

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Fundamental Planetary Science: Physics, Chemistry & Habitability

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Author: Imke de Pater and Jack J. Lissauer  |  Isbn: 9780521618557  |  File size: 73MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 616  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy A quantitative introduction to the Solar System and planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, this engaging new textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical, and geological processes that govern the motions and properties...

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The Universe in X-Rays

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Author: Günther Hasinger and Joachim E Trümper  |  Isbn: 9783540344117  |  File size: 14MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 496  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy With contributions from leading scientists in the field, and edited by two of the most prominent astronomers of our time, this is a totally authoritative volume on X-ray astronomy that will be essential reading for everyone interested – from students...

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Turbulence in Rotating, Stratified & Electrically Conducting Fluids

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Author: P. A. Davidson  |  Isbn: 9781107026865  |  File size: 23MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 695  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy There are two recurring themes in astrophysical and geophysical fluid mechanics: waves and turbulence. This book investigates how turbulence responds to rotation, stratification or magnetic fields, identifying common themes, where they exist, as well as the essential...

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Giant Planets of Our Solar System: An Introduction

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Author: Patrick Irwin  |  Isbn: 9783540313175  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the atmospheres of the four giant gaseous planets. It is the first book to contain all the latest data and background information on these planets in one handy volume. Current theories of their formation are reviewed. The...

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The Man Who Painted the Universe

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Author: Avi Lank and Ron Legro  |  Isbn: 9780870207112  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 160  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy As a young boy Frank Kovac Jr. fell deeply in love with stargazing, painting glow-in-the-dark constellations on his bedroom wall and inviting friends to an observatory he built in his Chicago backyard. As he reached adulthood, Kovac did not let go of his childhood...

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Matter & Spirit In The Universe

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Author: Helge Kragh  |  Isbn: 186094485X  |  File size: 1.1MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 312  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has...

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The Life of Stars: The Controversial Inception & Emergence of the Theory of Stellar Structure

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Author: Giora Shaviv  |  Isbn: 3642424449  |  File size: 16.7MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 504  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions. William Shakespeare, King Lear A Few Words about What, Why and How The structure of the stars in general, and the Sun in particular, has been the subject of extensivescienti?cresearchanddebateforoveracentury....

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Imaging planetario:: Guida all'uso della webcam (Le Stelle)

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Author: A. Carbognani and Martin Mobberley  |  Isbn: 9788847007192  |  File size: 5.41MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 229  |  Language: Italian  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Le economiche webcam stanno rivoluzionando l’imaging astronomico amatoriale, fornendo un’alternativa conveniente ai CCD raffreddati, quanto meno per i soggetti più luminosi. Le webcam, che costano solo poche decine di euro, sono in grado di...

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Dark Matter: An Introduction

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Author: Debasish Majumdar  |  Isbn: 9781466572119  |  File size: 2.35MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 269  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Dark Matter: An Introduction tackles the rather recent but fast-growing subject of astroparticle physics, encompassing three main areas of fundamental physics: cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics. Accordingly, the book discusses symmetries, conservation laws,...

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Astronomy with a Home Computer

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Author: Neale Monks  |  Isbn: 9781852338053  |  File size: 10MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 202  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Today's amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides information and an easy...

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Observing the Solar System: The Modern Astronomer's Guide

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Author: Gerald North  |  Isbn: 9780521897518  |  File size: 8.7MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 511  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Written by a well-known and experienced amateur astronomer, this is a practical primer for all aspiring observers of the planets and other Solar System objects. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced astronomer, you will find all you need in this book to help develop...

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Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy: Principles & Applications

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Author: Ulrich Platt  |  Isbn: 9783540211938  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 598  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The first part of this book reviews the basics of atmospheric chemistry, radiation transport, and optical spectroscopy before detailing the principles underlying DOAS. The second part describes the design and application of DOAS instruments as well as the evaluation and...

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Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology: An Introduction

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Author: Peter Schneider  |  Isbn: 3540331743  |  File size: 31MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 476  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This textbook introduces the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, their active galactic nuclei, their evolution and their large scale distribution. Starting with a detailed description of our Milky Way, the book examines the formation of structures and astronomical objects...

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Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity

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Author: Roger Wiens  |  Isbn: 9780465055982  |  File size: 10.41MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In its eerie likeness to Earth, Mars has long captured our imaginations—both as a destination for humankind and as a possible home to extraterrestrial life. It is our twenty-first century New World; its explorers robots, shipped 350 million miles from Earth to uncover the...

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Quantum Cosmology: A Fundamental Description of the Universe

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Author: Martin Bojowald  |  Isbn: 1461430178  |  File size: 3.17MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 310  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Consequences of quantum gravity on grander scales are expected to be enormous: only such a theory can show how black holes really behave and where our universe came from. Applications of loop quantum gravity to cosmology have especially by now shed much light on cosmic...

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Faszination Astronomie: Ein topaktueller Einstieg für alle naturwissenschaftlich Interessierten

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Author: Arnold Hanslmeier  |  Isbn: 9783662490365  |  File size: 12MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 261  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy In diesem Werk vermittelt Prof. Arnold Hanslmeier moderne und faszinierende astronomische Kenntnisse. Das Buch beginnt mit der Beschreibungdes Ursprungs des Universums und reicht bis hin zu dunkler Materie, schwarzen Löchern undder Entstehung des Sonnensystems. Abgerundet...

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Double-Diffusive Convection

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Author: Timour Radko  |  Isbn: 9780521880749  |  File size: 28MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 344  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Double-diffusive convection is a mixing process driven by the interaction of two fluid components which diffuse at different rates. Leading expert Timour Radko presents the first systematic overview of the classical theory of double-diffusive convection in a coherent...

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The Observer's Year: 366 Nights in the Universe

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Author: Patrick Moore  |  Isbn: 9781852338848  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 368  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy This a brilliant work that shows astronomers, whether they are beginners or more advanced, where to look in the night sky on each and every night of the year. It gives clear and easy to understand star charts for both northern and southern observers. Download book...

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Observing the Sun with Coronado Telescopes

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Author: Philip Pugh  |  Isbn: 9780387681269  |  File size: 19MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 321  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy For this ground-breaking book, Philip Pugh has assembled a team of contributors who show just how much solar observation work can be accomplished with Coronado telescopes, and explain how to get the best from these marvelous instruments. The book shows that Solar prominences,...

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Star Clusters: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 28. Lecture Notes 1998 Swiss Society for Astrophysics & Astronomy

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Author: CARNEY B.W. ET.AL  |  Isbn: 9783540676461  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 428  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Star clusters are at the heart of astronomy, being key objects for our understanding of stellar evolution and galactic structure. Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope and other modern equipment have revealed fascinating new facts about these galactic building...

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The Complex Lives of Star Clusters (Astronomers' Universe)

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Author: David S. Stevenson  |  Isbn: 9783319142333  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 343  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy As with the author’s recent books Extreme Explosions and Under a Crimson Sun, the complex topic of star clusters is broken down and made accessible with clear links to other areas of astronomy in a language which the non-specialist can easily read and enjoy. The...

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Raum und Zeit: Vom Weltall zu den Extradimensionen - von der Sanduhr zum Spinschaum

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Author: Andreas Müller  |  Isbn: 9783827428585  |  File size: 3.4MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 209  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy Raum und Zeit sind die große Bühne, auf der sich unser Leben und alle irdischen und kosmischen Vorgänge abspielen. Meist erleben wir Raum und Zeit als unveränderlich und unbeeinflussbar. Doch Raum und Zeit könnten Eigenschaften haben, von denen selbst Einstein nicht zu...

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Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, & Astronomy

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Author: Richard A. Matzner  |  Isbn: 9780849328916  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 536  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Astronomy The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly...

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