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e-books in Astronomy category

Book cover: Space NomadsSpace Nomads
by - Holiday House ,
Meteoritics is the study of the only tangible entities that reach us from outer space -- the meteorites. We have planned and written this book to be a sound and yet largely nontechnical introduction to the science of meteoritics.
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Book cover: Hubble 25: A Quarter-Century of Discovery with the Hubble Space TelescopeHubble 25: A Quarter-Century of Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope
by - NASA ,
From planets in our own solar system to snapshots from a time when our universe was very young, these images are presented according to their distance. Along with companion descriptions, the 25 images highlight the telescope's amazing capabilities.
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Book cover: The History of AstrometryThe History of Astrometry
by - arXiv ,
The history of astrometry, the branch of astronomy dealing with the positions of celestial objects, is a lengthy chronicle, having its origins in earliest records of astronomical observations, and extending to the high accuracy observations today.
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Book cover: Great AstronomersGreat Astronomers
by - Isbister ,
This work enlists the services of men who worked in the field of Astronomy. Robert Stawell Ball has chronicled the lives of all great astronomers and provided glimpses of their personal lives as well as their interests and their era.
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Book cover: A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big MacA Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac
by - St. Martin's Press ,
From the Big Bang to the evolution of humans and the resignation of Richard Nixon, an astronomer offers a highly irreverent, entertaining, and scientifically correct overview of the most important cosmic milestones since the beginning of time.
(6863 views)
Book cover: Introduction to Physical AstronomyIntroduction to Physical Astronomy
by - University of Cincinnati ,
Table of contents: Distance vs. Direction; Electromagnetic Waves; Astronomical Observation; The Solar System; The Sun; Stellar Populations; Elementary Particles; Nuclear Reactions; Stellar Evolution; Spacetime; Black Holes; Galaxies; etc.
(9227 views)
Book cover: Celestial Navigation, Elementary Astronomy, PilotingCelestial Navigation, Elementary Astronomy, Piloting
by - Sky and Sea Software ,
The outstanding feature of the book is a new method to immediately obtain a fix vessel position by entering the sequences h-t of the sextant altitudes and chronometer time readings of at least two celestial bodies in a programmed computer.
(15382 views)
Book cover: Pioneers of SciencePioneers of Science
by - Macmillan and co ,
A collection of 28 lectures on the history and progress of astronomy: Copernicus and the motion of the Earth; Tycho Brahe and his observatory; Kepler and the laws of planetary motion; Galileo and the invention of the telescope; Isaac Newton; etc.
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Book cover: History of AstronomyHistory of Astronomy
by ,
This book starts with the ancient Chinese, the Chaldeans, Greeks, and Arabs, then Copernicus and others of the Renaissance, and lastly the 18th and 19th centuries. Topics included are the telescope, the sun, moon, planets and the stars.
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Book cover: Primer Of Celestial NavigationPrimer Of Celestial Navigation
by - Cornell Maritime Press ,
Astronomy, time, the astronomical triangle, trigonometry and reliable procedures for position finding are explained. The Primer takes into account all the stumbling blocks, and moves progressively from the simple fundamentals to the complex problems.
(8111 views)
Book cover: Recreations in AstronomyRecreations in Astronomy
by - Project Gutenberg
This book has been written not only to reveal some of the highest achievements of the human mind, but also to let the heavens declare the glory of the Divine Mind. In the author's judgment, there is no gulf that separates science and religion.
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Book cover: The Astronomy of the BibleThe Astronomy of the Bible
by - Richard Clay & Sons ,
Why should an astronomer write a commentary on the Bible? Because commentators are not astronomers, and therefore either pass over the astronomical allusions of Scripture in silence, or else annotate them in a way which leaves much to be desired.
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Book cover: Astronomical DiscoveryAstronomical Discovery
by - E. Arnold ,
The aim of the following pages is to illustrate the variety in character of astronomical discoveries. An attempt has indeed been made to arrange the examples into a rough sequence according to the amount of chance associated with the discovery.
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Book cover: Encyclopedia of AstrophysicsEncyclopedia of Astrophysics
by - Scholarpedia ,
Encyclopedia of Astrophysics covers cosmology, stellar astrophysics, space exploration, extragalactic astronomy, solar physics, planetary physics, computational astrophysics, and history of astronomy. Written by researchers leading in their field.
(8816 views)
Book cover: Short History of AstronomyShort History of Astronomy
by - John Murray ,
The author gives an outline of the history of astronomy from the earliest historical times to the nineteenth century, and presents it in a form which is intelligible to a reader who has no special knowledge of either astronomy or mathematics.
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Book cover: Elements of AstrophysicsElements of Astrophysics
by - University of Hawaii ,
These are the notes for an introductory graduate course. They are meant to be a 'primer' for students embarking on a Ph.D. in astronomy. The level is somewhat shallower than standard textbook courses, but quite a broad range of material is covered.
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Book cover: The world according to the Hubble Space TelescopeThe world according to the Hubble Space Telescope
by - arXiv.org ,
This review presents a brief summary of a few of the highlights of HST discoveries, discusses their physical implications, and identifies unsolved problems. A broad range of topics is covered, from our own solar system to cosmology.
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Book cover: Lectures on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and CosmologyLectures on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
by - arXiv ,
University level lecture notes: distance measurements by parallax, HR diagram, distance to a star using HR, stellar evolution, the Olbers paradox, the expansion of the universe, gravitational redshift, lookback time, elementary particles, etc.
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Book cover: Frequently Asked Questions about CalendarsFrequently Asked Questions about Calendars
by ,
An overview of the Christian, Hebrew, Persian, and Islamic calendars in common use. It gives a historical background for the Christian calendar, plus an overview of the French Revolutionary calendar, the Maya calendar, and the Chinese calendar.
(13192 views)