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A Brief History Of Astronomy And Astrophysics (eBook)

de Kenneth R Lang 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING COMPANY
Edição ou reimpressão: julho de 2018
32,92€
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This book traces out the unfolding history of important discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics, and anchors our present understanding of the Universe within the findings and personalities of accomplished astronomers. They have used telescopes and instruments to extend our vision to places that cannot be seen with the unaided eye, discovered a host of unanticipated objects, found out how various parts of the night sky are related, and discovered that the Universe is larger, more complex, and older than has been previously thought. This comprehensive historical approach to the present state of astronomy is a unique aspect of the book.

Sample Chapter(s)
Introduction
1. The Earth Moves

Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Everything Moves:
    • The Earth Moves
    • Gravity Guides Movement and Bends Space-Time
    • Motion within Matter
    • How Light Moves Through Space and Interacts with Matter
    • The Stars are Moving
    • The Universe is Expanding and Breaking Away
  • Nothing Stays the Same:
    • Natural History of the Stars
    • How the Sun and Planets Came into Being
    • The Ways Stars Shine
    • The Paths of Stellar Life
    • The Ways Stars Die
    • Darkness Made Visible
    • Primordial Light
    • The Origin of the Chemical Elements
  • References and Notes
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index

Readership: Students and teachers, also suitable for the general public, together with astronomy enthusiasts.
Astronomy;Astrophysics;History0Key Features:
  • There are no books of modern astronomy that include the four unique aspects (historical development, motion and change, personal story-centric, and beliefs)
  • Includes complete references and notes that can be used for further explorations by curious readers and students
  • The general educated reader is going to find this of captivating interest

A Brief History Of Astronomy And Astrophysics
de Kenneth R Lang 
ISBN: 9789813233850 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING COMPANY Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Exatas e Nat.  >  Física

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