Wonders of the Solar System (Wonders Series)

By Brian Cox

Taking readers on a panoramic visible and medical experience, well known physicist Brian Cox finds the sunlight method as you've by no means noticeable it earlier than: from Saturn's moons, the place colossal ice fountains spout into house and oceans are made from liquid methane, to Jupiter, the place storms rage which are two times the dimensions of Earth and gigantic super-volcanoes dominate its tortured moon of Io.

Professor Cox takes you on a trip of discovery the place alien worlds turn into locations you will discover and discover. He introduces you to the planets and moons past our international, discovering the most important and such a lot strange and strong usual phenomena. He visits the most remarkable and severe destinations the following in the world to unveil what our planet can demonstrate concerning the wonders of the sun System.

Employing his trademark authoritative but down-to-earth method, Brian explores how those formerly unseen phenomena have dramatically accelerated our horizons with new discoveries concerning the planets, their moons, and the way they got here to be the way in which they are.

Includes 500 diagrams and full-color photographs

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New Eyes on the Sun: A Guide to Satellite Images and Amateur Observation

Information amassed via satellites lately despatched by means of the us, the ecu house company, Japan, Germany, the uk, and Russia to observe the sunlight has replaced our wisdom and knowing of the solar, relatively its impression in the world. This booklet provides those findings in a fashion that might be welcomed by means of novice astronomers, scholars, educators and someone drawn to the sunlight. greater by means of many color photos, the publication combines newly got medical knowing with precise descriptions of positive aspects noticeable at the Sun’s floor and in its atmosphere.

In the previous, staring at the solar has been left to teachers with specialized tools, because sun commentary has been harmful as a result of chance of eye damage.  This publication explains how beginner astronomers can appropriately become aware of a few of the sun phenomena utilizing distinctive hydrogen-alpha telescopes that aren't too dear. Amateurs can now make a good contribution to technological know-how by means of tracking the sunlight as pros do. 

Amateurs may also entry the sunlight photographs taken by way of satellites through the net. This e-book is helping readers interpret and comprehend what those photographs are displaying in regards to the solar, together with the most recent 3D photos. sun observers will get pleasure from evaluating their very own sun telescope observations with these produced by way of house probes resembling SDO, SOHO, Hinode and STEREO, and extra get pleasure from studying approximately transits, eclipses, and area climate and the way the sunlight compares to different stars within the universe.

 

 

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The Music of the Big Bang: The Cosmic Microwave Background and the New Cosmology (Astronomers' Universe)

By Amedeo Balbi

The cosmic microwave historical past radiation is the afterglow of the massive bang: a tenuous sign, greater than thirteen billion years outdated, which incorporates the solutions to a few of the questions about the character of our Universe. It was once serendipitously found in 1964, and thoroughly investigated within the final 4 many years through quite a few experiments. Nobel Prizes in Physics have already been presented for learn at the cosmic heritage radiation: one in 1978 to Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, who first chanced on it, the opposite in 2006, to George Smoot and John Mather, for the result of the COBE satellite tv for pc. such a lot cosmological info is encoded within the cosmic heritage radiation by way of acoustic oscillations within the dense plasma that stuffed the primordial Universe: a "music" of the large bang, which cosmologists have lengthy been attempting to reconstruct and research, for you to distinguish diversified cosmological versions, very similar to you can still distinguish various musical tools via their timbre and overtones. in simple terms in recent years, has this outstanding cosmic sound been unveiled by way of such experiments as BOOMERANG and MAXIMA and, extra lately, by means of the WMAP satellite tv for pc. This led to a titanic bounce in our realizing of the Universe, but the research is not over but. The e-book specializes in how the exploration of the cosmic historical past radiation has formed our photo of the Universe, leading even the non-specialized readers in the direction of the frontier of cosmological learn, supporting them to appreciate, utilizing an easy language and eye-catching metaphors, the mechanisms in the back of the Universe within which we are living.

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Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight

By Margaret Lazarus Dean

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a panoramic elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as now we have identified it

In the Nineteen Sixties, people took their first steps clear of Earth, and for a time our percentages in house appeared unending. yet in a time of austerity and within the wake of high-profile mess ups like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's final 3 area commute launches in an effort to endure witness to the top of an period. With Dean as our advisor to Florida's house Coast and to the historical past of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the degree of what American spaceflight has completed whereas reckoning with its past witnesses, akin to Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. alongside the best way, Dean meets NASA staff, astronauts, and house lovers, collecting attainable solutions to the query: What does it suggest spacefaring kingdom will not be going to house anymore?

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Discover the Moon

By Jean Lacroux

The Moon is available to each person. since it is straightforward to watch far and wide, even in giant towns, it's a leading aim for aspiring astronomers and when you are basically interested in the evening sky. This easy-to-use advisor to gaining knowledge of lunar websites takes the reader via fourteen watching classes from New Moon to complete Moon. for every night, the booklet exhibits which craters, mountains and different gains may be visible, and the way to discover them. each one photo indicates what the observer really sees via a telescope, fixing the standard problems of orientation confronting novices. photos are proven as they seem via either refracting and reflecting telescopes. Maps imprinted on the book's back and front flaps express the full Moon with websites as noticeable via a refractor, via a Newtonian reflector, or, whilst became upside-down, via binoculars. Jean Lacroux has been a columnist for the French astronomy journal Ciel et Espace for 25 years. He has released 4 profitable novice astronomy books in French. Christian Legrand is an engineer and novice astronomer, who has been a passionate lunar observer because the Apollo missions.

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Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"

By Philip C. Plait

Strengthen compliment for Philip Plait s undesirable Astronomy

"Bad Astronomy is simply simple solid! Philip Plait clears up each false impression on astronomy and area you by no means knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, writer of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia

"Thank the cosmos for the package deal of superstar stuff named Philip Plait, who's the realm s top patron suggest for caliber technology in area and in the world. this significant contribution to technology will leisure firmly on my reference library shelf, prepared for simple entry the following time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, writer of Skeptic journal, per thirty days columnist for clinical American, and writer of The Borderlands of Science

"Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, priceless, and exciting booklet. undesirable Astronomy is nice technology. first-class science..." --James "The impressive" Randi, President, James Randi academic beginning, and writer of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

"Bad Astronomy is a enjoyable learn. Plait is splendidly witty and academic as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The fact is on the market' and it is during this e-book. I enjoyed it!" --Mike Mullane, house commute astronaut and writer of Do Your Ears Pop in area?

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Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers)

By D. R. Lorimer

Radio pulsars are quickly rotating, hugely magnetized neutron stars. This finished ebook brings jointly key observational suggestions, historical past info and a evaluate of the newest effects, together with the hot discovery of a double pulsar procedure. invaluable software program instruments are supplied to investigate instance information, made to be had on a similar web site. The paintings may be of serious worth to graduate scholars and researchers wishing to hold out and interpret a wide selection of radio pulsar observations.

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Cosmos

By Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO tv AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX

Cosmos is among the bestselling technological know-how books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan unearths a jewel-like blue international inhabited by means of a lifestyles shape that's simply starting to become aware of its personal identification and to enterprise into the great ocean of area. that includes a brand new advent through Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, complete colour illustrations, and a brand new Foreword via astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that experience reworked topic into realization, exploring such issues because the starting place of existence, the human mind, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the demise of the solar, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and people who helped to form glossy science.

Praise for Cosmos
 
“Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary kind, and a spread that touches just about all points of human wisdom, Cosmos usually turns out too reliable to be true.”The undeniable Dealer
 
“Sagan is an astronomer with one eye at the stars, one other on historical past, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”Newsday
 
“Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its feedback . . . shimmers with a feeling of wonder.”The Miami Herald
 
“Sagan dazzles the brain with the miracle of our survival, framed by way of the stately galaxies of space.”Cosmopolitan
 
“Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”The ny occasions ebook Review

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Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos

By Kimberly K. Arcand, Megan Watzke

An enjoyable and available journey to the main attention-grabbing stops within the cosmos. followed through dramatic visuals, Your price tag to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table ebook and box guide.

Beginning with our domestic planet, Your price tag to the Universe embarks on an pleasing and obtainable journey to the main fascinating stops recognized within the cosmos. know about gadgets close by inside our sun method (our yard in area, to be able to converse) in addition to wonders which are stumbled on during the Milky method galaxy and past (the so much far away and unique lands to explore). observed through superb photos that carry the analyzing event to vibrant, quick lifestyles, Your price tag to the Universe is designed to create space exploration obtainable to all people. Your price tag to the Universe outlines the necessities somebody must understand, whereas piquing the reader's interest to profit extra.

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