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.

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.

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.

Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow

Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748678921
Release Date: 2013-06-15
Genre: Science

This engrossing and entertaining scientific history includes the story of Glasgow's 'Big Bang' of 1863, the controversy over 'Astronomer Royal for Scotland' and a historical survey of the eight observatories that once populated Glasgow.

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.

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 New Astronomy Book

Author: Danny Faulkner
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781614584148
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Religion

The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book! Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system. If you watch the stars at night, you will see how they change. This speaks to the enormity and intricacy of design in the universe. While the stars appear timeless, they instead reflect an all–powerful Creator who speaks of them in the Bible. Many ancient pagan cultures taught that the changing stars caused the seasons to change, but unlike these pagan teachings, the Book of Job gives credit to God for both changing stars and seasons (Job 38:31-33). When Job looked at Orion, he saw about what we see today, even though he may have lived as much as 4,000 years ago.

Astronomy

Author: Michael Zeilik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521800900
Release Date: 2002-01-14
Genre: Nature

The ninth edition of this successful textbook describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos.

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?

How Big Is The Universe Astronomy Book for 6 Year Olds Children s Astronomy Books

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781541921092
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

So, how big is the universe? This is a great question that warrants a little bit of investigation. Encourage your little science investigator to learn facts from books. This is an astronomy book specially created for your 6-year-old. Expect some big words in the following pages so it’s best you make yourself available for questions and/or clarifications. Secure a copy today!