The Astronomy Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241322758
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Science

Explore the world of astronomy with key quotes and bold graphics to illustrate over 100 of the universe's biggest ideas. The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the nature of the universe, to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope, and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Walter Adams, Carl Sagan, and Alan Stern. The Astronomy Book, part of DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, is is the perfect introduction to our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos.

The Astronomy Book

Author: Jonathan Henry
Publisher: Master Books
ISBN: 1893345610
Release Date: 2006-07-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

These five study guides, available for each book in the Wonders of Creation series, are comprehensive and invaluable for teaching settings. With terms, short answer questions, discussion questions and activity ideas, each guide will enhance the learning experience.

Die kopernikanische Revolution

Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663019060
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: History

Die Geschichte der kopernikanischen Revolution wurde bereits oft geschrieben, doch meines Wissens nicht unter dem Blickwinkel und in dem Umfang, die hier beabsichtigt sind. Vielerlei Einzelereignisse verbergen sich hinter dem Schlagwort von der Wende oder Revolution. Ihr Kern war eine Umwandlung der mathematischen Astronomie, doch brachte sie auch begriff liche Änderungen in der Kosmologie, Physik, Philosophie und Religion mit sich. Einzelaspekte der kopernikanischen Revolution wurden wiederholt untersucht, und ohne die daraus entstandenen Abhandlungen hätte dieses Buch nicht geschrieben werden können. Die Vielfalt der Umwälzungen übersteigt die Fähigkeiten des einzelnen Gelehrten, der die ursprünglichen Quellen studiert. Sowohl spezialisierte Untersuchungen als auch die darauf aufbauenden vereinfachenden Darstellungen verfehlen jedoch notwendiger weise einen der wichtigsten und faszinierendsten Züge der Revolution - ein Charakteristikum, das aus der Vielfalt der Umwälzung selbst entspringt. Wegen dieser Vielfalt bietet die kopernikanische Wende eine ideale Gelegenheit zu sehen, wie und mit welchem Ergebnis Vorstellungen aus vielen verschiedenen Gebieten sich zu einem einzigen Gedankengebäude zusammenfügen. Kopernikus selbst war ein Spezialist, ein mathematischer Astronom, der an der Korrektur esoterischer Methoden zur Berechnung von Planetenpositionen interessiert war. Oft war die Richtung seiner For schung jedoch durch Entwicklungen bestimmt, die mit der Astronomie nichts zu tun hatten. Darunter befanden sich die veränderte Darstellung des Falles von Steinen im Mittelalter, die Wiederbelebung mystischer, antiker Anschau ungen in der Renaissance, die die Sonne als das Abbild Gottes betrachteten, und die Atlantikreisen, die den Horizont des Menschen der Renaissance erweiterten.

The Astronomy Book Study Guide and Workbook

Author: Jonathan Henry
Publisher:
ISBN: 0890516871
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

If you want to be awed by God's glorious creation, just study the solar system. God's handiwork will boggle your mind! In the almost infinite expanse above us, we can examine planets, galaxies, and phenomena so beautiful and complex that we never outgrow a childlike wonder. This study guide takes you through each main idea of the Astronomy Book, which includes the following topics: How big is the universe? The origin fo the universe. The history of space exploration. Why Mars doesn't support life. Asteroid legends and the extinction of the dinosaurs. What are UFOs?

The Everything Kids Astronomy Book

Author: Kathi Wagner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781598695441
Release Date: 2008-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces trivia and information about the solar system, stars, and extraterrestrials and offers related games, puzzles, and activities.

Einf hrung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Peter Schneider
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540305897
Release Date: 2006-02-23
Genre: Science

In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.

Hindsight and Popular Astronomy

Author: Alan B. Whiting
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814307918
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Science

Named a Top Ten Book of 2011 by Physics World, UK.There are many books that endeavor to bridge the gap between scientists and laymen, yet too many overemphasize the presentation of scientific findings as hard facts and end up alienating readers from the critical thinking processes involved in science.Whiting attempts to break away from the norm in this revolutionary review of popular astronomy books written from 1833 to 1944. He examines these important works by acknowledged authorities in the field to see how they have stood the test of time. Where the luminaries have failed, he looks for clues that the layman reader could have used to raise doubts about what was being said. The aim of this highly accessible book is to develop tools for the non-scientist to evaluate the strange and marvelous results that astronomers report, in place of the highly-developed scientific and mathematical techniques available to the scientists themselves. A must-read for all science and astronomy enthusiasts.

Bad Astronomy

Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047142207X
Release Date: 2002-10-08
Genre: Science

Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up everymisconception on astronomy and space you never knew you sufferedfrom." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editorof The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait,who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science inspace and on Earth. This important contribution to science willrest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy accessthe next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer,Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for ScientificAmerican, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative,useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Verygood science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, JamesRandi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia ofClaims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty andeducational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiraciesthat abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's inthis book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut andauthor of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

God and the Astronomers

Author: Robert Jastrow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393850064
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Genre: Science

Summarizes current theories about the creation of the universe, compares these with the Biblical story of creation, and looks at the role of scientists in increasing our understanding of the universe

The Everything Astronomy Book

Author: Cynthia Phillips
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605505749
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Science

The Everything Astronomy Book, by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon. In addition, common myths are debunked: Find out why the Big Dipper is not an actual constellation, and that a shooting star isn’t really a star at all!

Astronomy Encyclopedia

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015055894078
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents an illustrated guide to the universe that contains more than three thousand alphabetically arranged entries and five hundred photographs, star maps, and diagrams.

Fundamental Astronomy

Author: Hannu Karttunen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662530450
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Science

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.