Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780321691439
ISBN 13: 0321691431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken you to the universe around you. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making “how we know what we know” an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories, and it has been streamlined to keep you focused on the essentials and to develop an understanding of the “big picture.” Alternate Versions Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-16, 28. Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-5 and 16-28.

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Richard Hantula,Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780836839807
ISBN 13: 0836839803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

Offers an account of how scientists and amateurs use instruments such as space telescopes, radio telescopes, and particle detectors to study the universe.

Radio Astronomy Today

Radio Astronomy Today
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1963
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radio Astronomy Today

Radio Astronomy Today
Author: Henry Procter Palmer,Rodney Deane Davies
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1963
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Astronomie spatiale infrarouge aujourd hui et demain Infrared space astronomy today and tomorrow

Astronomie spatiale infrarouge  aujourd hui et demain Infrared space astronomy  today and tomorrow
Author: F. Casoli,J. Lequeux,F. David
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN 10: 3540455736
ISBN 13: 9783540455738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomie spatiale infrarouge aujourd hui et demain Infrared space astronomy today and tomorrow Book Review:

This book brings together the lectures given at the Les Houches summer school "Infrared space astronomy, today and tomorrow". It gives a wide overview of infrared astronomy, a wavelength domain crucial for studies of the solar system, stars at the beginning and end of their lives, interstellar matter and galaxies at all distances. Recent developments in observational techniques have been tremendous. The first contributions give an introduction to the basic physical processes and methods of detection and data processing. They are followed by a series of lectures dealing with the wide variety of astronomical objects that can be seen in the infrared.

Astronomy Today Global Edition

Astronomy Today  Global Edition
Author: Eric J. Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 825
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN 10: 9781292057736
ISBN 13: 1292057734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Global Edition Book Review:

With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students how we know what we know. Alternate Versions *Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Eighth Edition-Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-16, 28. *Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Eighth Edition-Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-5 and 16-28.

Astronomy Today Volume 2

Astronomy Today Volume 2
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN 10: 9780134566214
ISBN 13: 0134566211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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African Cultural Astronomy

African Cultural Astronomy
Author: Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1402066392
ISBN 13: 9781402066399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Cultural Astronomy Book Review:

This is the first scholarly collection of articles focused on the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves together astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it includes African myths and legends about the sky, alignments to celestial bodies found at archaeological sites and at places of worship, rock art with celestial imagery, and scientific thinking revealed in local astronomy traditions including ethnomathematics and the creation of calendars.

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780321901675
ISBN 13: 0321901673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students "how we know what we know." The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories and improved pedagogical features. 0321897617 / 9780321897619 Astronomy Today Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 777
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780321586988
ISBN 13: 0321586980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

Key Message: With Astronomy Today, Sixth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken readers to the universe around them. Thoroughly updated, the revised edition focuses on the process of scientific discovery and scientific method, making “how we know what we know” a more integral part of the book with attention to clearly and concisely presenting scientific terms to the non-science reader. Key Topics: Charting The Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy, The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science, Radiation: Information from the Cosmos, Spectroscopy: The Inner Workings of Atoms, Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy, The Solar System: An Introduction to Comparative Planetology, Earth: Our Home in Space, The Moon and Mercury: Scorched and Battered Worlds, Venus: Earth’s Sister Planet , Mars: A Near Miss for Life?, Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System, Saturn: Spectacular Rings and Mysterious Moons, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto: The Outer Worlds of the Solar System, Solar System Debris: Keys to Our Origin, The Formation of Planetary Systems: The Solar System and Beyond, The Sun: Our Parent Star, Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence, The Interstellar Medium: Gas and Dust Among the Stars, Star Formation: A Traumatic Birth, Stellar Evolution: The Life and Death of a Star, Stellar Explosions: Novae, Supernovae, and the Formation of the Elements, Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter, The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space, Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe, Galaxies and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos, Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe, The Early Universe: Toward the Beginning of Time, Life In The Universe: Are We Alone? Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of Astronomy

The Universe Today

The Universe Today
Author: Carlos Martins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 3030496325
ISBN 13: 9783030496326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Today Book Review:

Starting out from humankind's earliest ideas about the cosmos, this book gives the reader a clear overview of our current understanding of the universe, including big bang theories and the formation of stars and galaxies, as well as addressing open questions. The author shows how our present view gradually developed from observations, and also how the outcome of ongoing research may still change this view. The book brings together concepts in physics and astronomy, including some history in both cases. The text is descriptive rather than technical: the goal is to present things rigorously and without oversimplification, by highlighting the crucial physical concepts. The only prerequisite is a qualitative knowledge of basic physics concepts at high-school level.

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Author: Peter Schneider
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2014-10-08
ISBN 10: 364254083X
ISBN 13: 9783642540837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology Book Review:

This second edition has been updated and substantially expanded. Starting with the description of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution in the Universe. After an extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the focus turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early Universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are provided in the appendix. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics and includes a set of problems and solutions, it will not only benefit undergraduate students and lecturers; thanks to the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as a valuable reference work.

Astronomy at the Frontiers of Science

Astronomy at the Frontiers of Science
Author: Jean-Pierre Lasota
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2011-08-05
ISBN 10: 9789400716582
ISBN 13: 9400716583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy at the Frontiers of Science Book Review:

Astronomy is by nature an interdisciplinary activity: it involves mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and often develop) the latest technology, the fastest computers and the most refined software. In this book twenty-two leading scientists from nine countries talk about how astronomy interacts with these other sciences. They describe modern instruments used in astronomy and the relations between astronomy and technology, industry, politics and philosophy. They also discuss what it means to be an astronomer, the history of astronomy, and the place of astronomy in society today.

Astronomy and Astrology

Astronomy and Astrology
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publsiher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN 10: 1855843064
ISBN 13: 9781855843066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy and Astrology Book Review:

In the Middle Ages, Astronomia - one of the Seven Liberal Arts - was as much about astrology as astronomy. In fact the two disciplines only parted company in the seventeenth century, as the materialistic world-view gained greater prominence. Where once human destiny was connected to stars and planets, and spiritual or soul qualities were associated with the natural world, now the cosmos was seen as consisting of gases, fire and dead rock. Rudolf Steiner brings a new spiritual perspective to our study of the heavens. Humanity, he says, is intimately connected to cosmic beings, who in turn are related to planets and stars. There is meaning in the cosmos. Although Steiner rejects the simplistic notion of the planets determining our lives and behaviour, he makes a clear connection between the heavenly bodies and human beings. Whilst criticizing the superficial nature of much astrology, Steiner shows that as individuals, and with the guidance of spiritual beings, we choose an appropriate time of birth to match the destiny we are to live. This enlightening anthology, expertly collated by Margaret Jonas, features excerpts of Steiner's work on the spiritual individualities of the planets, the determination of human characteristics by the constellation at birth, the cultural epochs and the passage of the equinox, cosmic influences on the individual and humanity, life in the planetary spheres between death and rebirth, solar and lunar eclipses, comets, and much more.

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy
Author: Michael J. Way,Jeffrey D. Scargle,Kamal M. Ali,Ashok N. Srivastava
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1439841748
ISBN 13: 9781439841747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy Book Review:

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy documents numerous successful collaborations among computer scientists, statisticians, and astronomers who illustrate the application of state-of-the-art machine learning and data mining techniques in astronomy. Due to the massive amount and complexity of data in most scientific disciplines

Astronomy Communication

Astronomy Communication
Author: Andre Heck,C. Madsen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 9401708010
ISBN 13: 9789401708012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Communication Book Review:

Astronomyhasalwaysbeenoneoftheeasiestofthesciencestoconveyto the public. That is partly because it produces spectacular pictures that can be explained (at least in part) and admired, partly because understanding of astronomy usually does not depend upon a knowledge of a complex cl- si?cation system or esoteric terminology, and partly because its extremes in distances and times challenge our imagination and philosophies. Most scientists enjoy sharing with others the discoveries made by th- selves and their colleagues. The primary purpose of scienti?c research is to discover, to learn, and to understand. When we succeed, we enjoy sh- ing that understanding. Education is most pleasurable when our audience wishes to learn and we have something important to convey. A?eldthatdoesnotcommunicatee?ectivelywiththepublicsoonlooses its interest and support. Author Andr ́ e Heck explains the many di?erent ways in which professional communication now occurs while Leslie Sage explains how such communication should be done. Astronomy done with spacecraft and large equipment is very expensive and the funds for those ultimately come from the public. The cost of astronomy prorated over the number of research astronomers is perhaps the highest in all the sciences. If astronomers do not share their results with the public, they will loose its support. However, for most astronomers the desire to share and educate dominates over the pragmatic need to win public support. With the advent of new communication techniques (television, videos, CDs, DVDs, animation, simulations) we have new methods to commu- cate, in addition to the conventional ones of the printed and spoken word.

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy
Author: Michael Hoskin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1999-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780521576000
ISBN 13: 0521576008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy Book Review:

This is a textbook on the history of astronomy focusing on the topics of prime importance.

Astrology and Astronomy

Astrology and Astronomy
Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 162712506X
ISBN 13: 9781627125062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrology and Astronomy Book Review:

Alchemy is an idea based on superstition and philosophical global traditions spanning hundreds of years. Alchemists made medicines and pharmaceuticals from the earth’s materials and purified objects through philosophy, magic, and spirituality. Chemistry is based on the material principles of mixed bodies, and spans all natural or physical sciences in its practices. This book on alchemy and chemistry shows the scientific method at work and proves and disproves the subjects at hand. It explores a branch of modern science or a major scientific milestone, comparing and contrasting it with an older idea that has been proved wrong or fails to meet the strict and studied standards of science.

Space and Astronomy Experiments

Space and Astronomy Experiments
Author: Pam Walker,Elaine Wood
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1438129068
ISBN 13: 9781438129068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space and Astronomy Experiments Book Review:

Presents new, tested experiments related to the intriguing fields of space science and astronomy. The experiments are designed to promote interest in science both in and out of the classroom, and to improve critical-thinking skills.

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East
Author: John M. Steele
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 0863568963
ISBN 13: 9780863568961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East Book Review:

The Middle East is the birthplace of astronomy and the centre for its development during the medieval period. In this brief introduction John Steele offers an intriguing insight into Middle Eastern achievements in astronomy and their profound influence on the rest of the world. Amongst other things, the book traces the Late Babylonians' ingenious schemes for modelling planetary motion. It also reveals how medieval Islamic advances in the study of the heavens, and the design of precise astronomical instruments, led to breakthroughs by Renaissance practitioners such as Copernicus and Kepler. An invaluable introduction to one of the oldest sciences in the world.