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 Global Edition

Astronomy Today  Global Edition
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1292072660
ISBN 13: 9781292072661
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

Astronomy
Author: Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1198
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9789888407316
ISBN 13: 9888407317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Book Review:

Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either aone-semester or two-semester introductory course (bear in mind, you can customize your version and include only those chapters or sections you will be teaching.) It is made available free of charge in electronic form (and low cost in printed form) to students around the world. If you have ever thrown up your hands in despair over the spiraling cost of astronomy textbooks, you owe your students a good look at this one. Coverage and Scope Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. It is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements of introductory astronomy courses nationwide. Chapter 1: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour Chapter 2: Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy Chapter 3: Orbits and Gravity Chapter 4: Earth, Moon, and Sky Chapter 5: Radiation and Spectra Chapter 6: Astronomical Instruments Chapter 7: Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System Chapter 8: Earth as a Planet Chapter 9: Cratered Worlds Chapter 10: Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars Chapter 11: The Giant Planets Chapter 12: Rings, Moons, and Pluto Chapter 13: Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System Chapter 14: Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System Chapter 15: The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star Chapter 16: The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse Chapter 17: Analyzing Starlight Chapter 18: The Stars: A Celestial Census Chapter 19: Celestial Distances Chapter 20: Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space Chapter 21: The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets outside the Solar System Chapter 22: Stars from Adolescence to Old Age Chapter 23: The Death of Stars Chapter 24: Black Holes and Curved Spacetime Chapter 25: The Milky Way Galaxy Chapter 26: Galaxies Chapter 27: Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes Chapter 28: The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies Chapter 29: The Big Bang Chapter 30: Life in the Universe Appendix A: How to Study for Your Introductory Astronomy Course Appendix B: Astronomy Websites, Pictures, and Apps Appendix C: Scientific Notation Appendix D: Units Used in Science Appendix E: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy Appendix F: Physical and Orbital Data for the Planets Appendix G: Selected Moons of the Planets Appendix H: Upcoming Total Eclipses Appendix I: The Nearest Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and White Dwarfs Appendix J: The Brightest Twenty Stars Appendix K: The Chemical Elements Appendix L: The Constellations Appendix M: Star Charts and Sky Event Resources

Source Book in Astronomy 1900 1950

Source Book in Astronomy  1900 1950
Author: Harlow Shapley
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 9780674821859
ISBN 13: 0674821858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Source Book in Astronomy 1900 1950 Book Review:

The phenomenal growth of modern astronomy, including the invention of the coronagraph and major developments in telescope design and photographic technique, is unparalleled in many centuries. Theories of relativity, the concept and measurement of the expanding universe, the location of sun and planets far from the center of the Milky Way, the exploration of the interiors of stars, the pulsation theory of Cepheid variation, and investigations of interstellar space have profoundly altered the astronomer's approach. These fundamental discoveries are reported in papers by such eminent scientists as Albert Einstein, Sir Arthur S. Eddington, Henry Norris Russell, Sir James Jeans, Meghnad Saha, Otto Struve, Fred L. Whipple, Bernard Lyot, Jan H. Oort, and George Ellery Hale. The Source Book's 69 contributions represent all fields of astronomy. For example, there are reports on the equivalence of mass and energy (E = mc2) of the special theory of relativity; building the 200-inch Palomar telescope; the scattering of galaxies suggesting a rapidly expanding universe; stellar evolution; and the Big Bang and Steady State theories of the universe's origin.

Tools of Radio Astronomy

Tools of Radio Astronomy
Author: Kristen Rohlfs,Thomas Wilson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 423
Release: 1996-10-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038572312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tools of Radio Astronomy Book Review:

A nomadic swordsman joins a band of misfits and magicians on a rescue mission, only to face an enemy that threatens their very place in the world. Before history was recorded in stone and ink, some men wrote it in blood Wolfskin, a nomadic warrior, hopes to find a new purpose in life after the accidental slaughter of his own tribe while in the throes of an uncontrollable berserker rage. Hired as a guide and swordsman for a rescue mission to the volcanic ice plains, he travels north with a band of misfits and magicians whose skills and ideology is perched between prehistory and the advent of technology. What dreadful enemy will they face on the outskirts of civilization, and will Wolfskin even have a place in the world should he slay it? A new heroic legend from the darkest corridors of time, as chronicled by long-time collaborators Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer (GRAVEL).

Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Author: Houjun Mo,Frank van den Bosch,Simon White
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 0521857937
ISBN 13: 9780521857932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galaxy Formation and Evolution Book Review:

A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN 10: 9780134450278
ISBN 13: 0134450272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

For courses in Introductory Astronomy. Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe In this Ninth Edition of Astronomy Today , authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach readers "how we know what we know." Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help readers connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing interest in current research. New features within MasteringAstronomy bring these features together and allow readers to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy. Also available with MasteringAstronomy(tm) MasteringAstronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive pre-lecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics(tm) instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific MasteringAstronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. MasteringAstronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 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: Pearson
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 013458368X
ISBN 13: 9780134583686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

For courses in Introductory Astronomy. Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe In this Ninth Edition of Astronomy Today , authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach readers “how we know what we know.” Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help readers connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing interest in current research. New features within Mastering ™ Astronomy bring these features together and allow readers to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy. Also available with Mastering Astronomy Mastering ™ Astronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive pre-lecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics™ instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Astronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. Mastering Astronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering ™ Astronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Astronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Astronomy, search for: 0321897617 / 9780321897619 Astronomy Today Plus Mastering Astronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

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

Astronomy Today Volume 2 Book Review:

The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands

The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands
Author: Astrid Elbers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN 10: 3319490796
ISBN 13: 9783319490793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands Book Review:

Radio astronomy was born during the Second World War, but as this book explains, the history of early Dutch radio astronomy is in several respects rather anomalous in comparison to the development of radio astronomy in other countries. The author describes how these very differences led the Netherlands to become one of the world leaders in radio astronomy. Dominated by the Leiden astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort, the field embarked on an era of success, and to this day, the country still holds a leading position. To tell this story, the book focuses on three key events in the period 1940-1970, namely the construction of the radio telescopes in Kootwijk (1948), in Dwingeloo (1956), and in Westerbork (1970). These projects show that Dutch radio astronomers must not be seen as merely scientists, but also as strategic lobbyists, networkers and organizers in a specific political and economic context. It was in the process of planning, designing and constructing these instruments that the interests of the astronomers, industrial partners, politicians and lobby groups merged to create today's existing research centers for radio astronomy.

Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Author: Jean Souchay,Stéphane Mathis,Tadashi Tokieda
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 3642329616
ISBN 13: 9783642329616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics Book Review:

Based on the lecture notes of a school titled ‘Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics’ that brought together students and researchers, this book focuses on the fundamental theories of tides at different scales of the universe—from tiny satellites to whole galaxies—and on the most recent developments. It also attempts to place the study of tides in a historical perspective. Starting with a general tutorial on tides, the theme of tides is approached in 9 chapters from many directions. They allow non-experts to pick up a physical intuition and a sense of orders of magnitude in the theory of tides. These carefully prepared lecture notes by leaders in the field include many illustrative figures and drawings. Some even offer a variety of simple back-of the-envelope problems.

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy
Author: Ronald L. Snell,Stanley Kurtz,Jonathan Marr
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN 10: 0429647131
ISBN 13: 9780429647130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy Book Review:

As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Courses covering this subject are, therefore, very important in the education of the next generation of scientists who will continue to explore the Cosmos. This textbook, the second of two volumes, presents an extensive introduction to the astrophysical processes that are studied in radio astronomy. Suitable for undergraduate courses on radio astronomy, it discusses the physical phenomena that give rise to radio emissions, presenting examples of astronomical objects, and illustrating how the relevant physical parameters of astronomical sources can be obtained from radio observations. Unlike other radio astronomy textbooks, this book provides students with an understanding of the background and the underlying principles, with derivations available for most of the equations used in the textbook. Features: Presents a clear and concise discussion of the important astronomical concepts and physical processes that give rise to both radio continuum and radio spectral line emission Discusses radio emissions from a variety of astronomical sources and shows how the observed emissions can be used to derive the physical properties of these sources Includes numerous examples using actual data from the literature

Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy

Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy
Author: Anthony Richard Thompson,James M. Moran,George Warner Swenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 534
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780894648595
ISBN 13: 0894648594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy Book Review:

The theories and techniques that underlie radio interferometry as applied to astonomy and astrometry are discussed in this text. It is intended for graduate students and professionals who wish to use interferometric or synthesis-mapping techniques in astronomy, astrometry or geodesy.

Fundamental Astronomy

Fundamental Astronomy
Author: Hannu Karttunen,Pekka Kröger,Heikki Oja,Markku Poutanen,Karl Johan Donner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2007-08-09
ISBN 10: 3540341447
ISBN 13: 9783540341444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamental Astronomy Book Review:

Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.

Astronomers Anonymous

Astronomers Anonymous
Author: Steve Ringwood
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2010-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781441958174
ISBN 13: 1441958177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomers Anonymous Book Review:

During more than four decades of involvement in amateur astronomy, I have enjoyed the privilege of rubbing shoulders with numberless amateur and professional astr- omers. In so doing I have encountered at first, second, and third hand many of the joys and pitfalls that sky watchers can experience in pursuit of the universe’s wonders. I have often howled at tall tales that would not disgrace a pirate’s tavern. Many of these astounding stories have become the kernels of my Dear Steve column items. Learning how to operate the technology for observing and imaging the universe is work enough for any aspiring astronomer; however, many have problems of their own making. Not only do they share these troubles with other astronomers, they are on the receiving end of colleagues and friends doing the same. With all these agonized communications flying about, it is hard to understand how anyone gets any real work done! For the amusement of my peers I have long fondly parodied these imagined literary exchanges. These fantasy ‘‘Agony Aunt’’ questions began appearing in the pages of the Loughton Astronomical Society’s monthly (and Christmas Special) journals about 30 years ago, in the guise of The astronomer’s problem page. This was by the kind indulgence of the then editor, namely myself. Happily, even when the magazine of the LAS evolved into something much better, under the tender and loving care of those who came after me, these problem letters were still in demand and even now occasionally appear.

Cosmic Evolution

Cosmic Evolution
Author: Eric J. Chaisson,Eric Chaisson
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2002-10
ISBN 10: 9780674009875
ISBN 13: 0674009878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmic Evolution Book Review:

Chaisson addresses some of the most basic issues we can contemplate: the origin of matter and the origin of life, and the ways matter, life, and radiation interact and change with time. He designs for us an expansive yet intricate model depicting the origin and evolution of all material structures.

Research on Teaching Astronomy in the Planetarium

Research on Teaching Astronomy in the Planetarium
Author: Timothy F. Slater,Coty B. Tatge
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2017-09-20
ISBN 10: 3319572024
ISBN 13: 9783319572024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research on Teaching Astronomy in the Planetarium Book Review:

From a noted specialist in astronomy education and outreach, this Brief provides an overview of the most influential discipline-based science education research literature now guiding contemporary astronomy teaching. In recent years, systematic studies of effective and efficient teaching strategies have provided a solid foundation for enhancing college-level students’ learning in astronomy. Teaching astronomy and planetary science at the college-level was once best characterized as professor-centered, information-download lectures. Today, astronomy faculty are striving to drastically improve the learning environment by using innovative teaching approaches. Uniquely, the authors have organized this book around strands of commonly employed astronomy teaching strategies to help readers, professors, and scholars quickly access the most relevant work while, simultaneously, avoiding the highly specialized, technical vocabulary of constructivist educational pedagogies unfamiliar to most astronomy professors. For readers who are currently teaching astronomy at the college level—or those who plan on teaching at the college level in the future—this Brief provides an indispensable guide.

Infrared Astronomy Seeing the Heat

Infrared Astronomy     Seeing the Heat
Author: David L. Clements
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN 10: 148223727X
ISBN 13: 9781482237276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrared Astronomy Seeing the Heat Book Review:

Uncover the Secrets of the Universe Hidden at Wavelengths beyond Our Optical Gaze William Herschel’s discovery of infrared light in 1800 led to the development of astronomy at wavelengths other than the optical. Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory explores the work in astronomy that relies on observations in the infrared. Author David L. Clements, a distinguished academic and science fiction writer, delves into how the universe works, from the planets in our own Solar System to the universe as a whole. The book first presents the major telescopes in the world of observational infrared astronomy, explains how infrared light is detected through various kinds of telescopes, and describes practical problems that send infrared astronomers to the tops of mountains and their telescopes into orbit and beyond. Much of the book focuses on what infrared astronomers find in their observations. You’ll discover what infrared astronomy reveals about the planets, moons, and other bodies that constitute our Solar System; star formation and stellar evolution; the processes that shape galaxies; and dark energy and dark matter. Infrared astronomy has revolutionized our understanding of the universe and has become essential in studying cosmology. Accessible to amateur astronomers, this book presents an overview of the science and technology associated with infrared astronomy. With color figures, it shows you how infrared astronomy provides insights into the workings of the universe that are unavailable at other wavelengths.

Stargazing Basics

Stargazing Basics
Author: Paul E. Kinzer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2015-07-09
ISBN 10: 110743940X
ISBN 13: 9781107439405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stargazing Basics Book Review:

A simple guide to get you started in astronomy, from observing the night sky to purchasing binoculars and telescopes.

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: 9781402066399
ISBN 13: 1402066392
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.