Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics: Volume 0, Part 0 Autor: David Leverington


This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research. The initial articles, which are largely organised chronologically, are followed by numerous thematic historical articles on the constituents of the Solar System, types of stars, stellar evolution, active galaxies, cosmology and much more. These are followed by articles on tools and techniques, from the history of spectroscopy to adaptive optics. The last part of the Encyclopedia is devoted to the history of ground- and space-based telescopes and observatories, covering the full spectral range from gamma-rays through the optical waveband to radio waves

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Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics: Volume 0, Part 0 Autor: David Leverington


This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research. The initial articles, which are largely organised chronologically, are followed by numerous thematic historical articles on the constituents of the Solar System, types of stars, stellar evolution, active galaxies, cosmology and much more. These are followed by articles on tools and techniques, from the history of spectroscopy to adaptive optics. The last part of the Encyclopedia is devoted to the history of ground- and space-based telescopes and observatories, covering the full spectral range from gamma-rays through the optical waveband to radio waves. Informative and accessibly written, each article is followed by an extensive bibliography to facilitate further research, whilst consistent coverage from ancient times to the present makes this an ideal resource for scholars, students and amateur astronomers alike.


Spis tre?ci: Preface Part I. General Astronomy: 1. Ancient (pre-telescopy) astronomy 2. Period overviews 3. International Astronomical Union Part II. The Solar System: 4. Overview â?? the Solar System 5. Sun, Earth, and Moon 6. Inner Solar System 7. Giant planets 8. Smaller objects 9. Exoplanets Part III. Stars: 10. Stars considered individually 11. Stars considered as a group 12. Types of stars Part IV. Galaxies and Cosmology: 13. Milky Way 14. Other galaxies and cosmology Part V. General Astronomical Tools and Techniques (After 1600) Part VI. Optical Telescopes and Observatories: 15. Overview â?? optical telescopes and observatories 16. Optical observatories Part VII. Radio Telescopes, Observatories and Radar: 17. Overview â?? radio telescopes and observatories 18. Early radio astronomy and observatories 19. Later radio observatories Part VIII. Other Ground-Based Observatories Part IX. Solar System Exploration Spacecraft: 20. Overview â?? Solar System exploration spacecraft 21. Individual Solar System spacecraft Part X. Selected Observatory Spacecraft: 22. Overview â?? spacecraft observatories 23. Individual spacecraft observatories Name index Subject index.


dla: amateurs/enthusiasts, general readers, undergraduate students

isbn 9780521899949
stron 530
Data publikacji 18/07/2013
81 b/w illus. 18 tables
Hardback 279 x 216 mm

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