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Title:The Atomic World Spooky? It Ain't Necessarily So! Emergent Quantum Mechanics, How the Classical Laws of Nature Can Conspire to Cause Quantum-Like Behaviour
Author(s): Theo van Holten
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XX, 561 p. 241 illus., 191 illus. in color p.)
Contents:1. Introduction and Outline -- 2. Strange Behaviour at Quantum Scale: the full List -- 3. The Transition Region as Predicted by Quantum Mechanics -- 4. From Rigid Marble to Vibrating Droplet of Charge: Model Assumptions -- 5.
Determining the Electromagnetic Self Forces -- 6. A Brief Excursion to Sub-Atomic Scales: the Electron, the Muon and the Tau Particle -- 7. Dynamics of the Droplet: a Pictorial Representation of the Equations of Motion -- 8. First
Glimpses of Quantum Behaviour: Matter Waves -- 9. Energy Quantisation in Potential Wells -- 10. Still more (non)Glimpses: the Droplet is Sometimes Invisible -- 11. Schrödinger's Equation -- 12. On Radiation and Radio Silence
Interaction Between Charges and Radiation -- 13. On Bohr's Radiation Out of Nothing and on Photons, the Particles with a Wavelength -- 14. Summing up the Successes and the Remaining Mysteries -- 15. A Chapter full of Speculations:
Bohr's Atom, Schrödinger's Cat, Spooky Interactions, and the Double-Slit Experiment -- 16. Conclusions: the Direction Towards Einstein’s “Hidden Variable”?
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Keywords: Physics , Epistemology , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Popular Science in Physics , Epistemology
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Title:Fundamental Astronomy
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Date:2017
Edition:6th ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 550 p. 502 illus., 36 illus. in color p.)
Contents:1. Introduction -- 2. Spherical Astronomy -- 3. Observations and Instruments -- 4. Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes -- 5. Radiation Mechanisms -- 6. Celestial Mechanics -- 7. The Solar System Part I -- 8. The Solar System Part II
-- 9. Stellar Spectra -- 10. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses -- 11.
Associations -- 18. The MilkyWay -- 19. Galaxies -- 20. Cosmology -- 21. Exoplanets -- 22. Astrobiology.-
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Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Geophysics/Geodesy , Popular Science in Astronomy
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Title:Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIX, 383 p. 53 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Some First Words -- Introduction -- A Broad Look At Time Travel -- Philosophical Space and Time -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part I.-Philosophers, Physicists, and the Time Travel Paradoxes -- Communication With the Past -- The
Physics of Time Travel —Part II -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Glossary -- Index.
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Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Physics , Philosophy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Philosophy , Philosophy of Science , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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Title:The Pillars of Creation Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling
Author(s): Martin Beech
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 272 p. 125 illus., 109 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface -- Chapter 1- Reading the Sky -- Chapter 2 - In the Eye of the Beholder -- Chapter 3: The Dark Clouds Revealed -- Chapter 4 – The Hyperfine Split and Atomic Jitters -- Chapter 5 – In the Grip of Gravity -- Chapter 6 - It's a
Far Flung Life -- Appendix - Notes and References -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Organic chemistry , Cosmology , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Cosmology , Organic Chemistry , Astrobiology
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Title:Econophysics and Sociophysics: Recent Progress and Future Directions
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (VIII, 256 p. 85 illus., 77 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Anindya S. Chakrabarti, Topology of the international trade network: size, asymmetry and volatility -- Attilio Stella, Optimal growth in the network of global economy -- Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Inequality in Societies, Academic
Institutions & Science Journals: Gini & k-indices -- Damien Challet, Market nanostructure insight into market stylized facts -- Deepak Dhar, Dynamical networks of agents with degree preference -- Diego Garlaschelli, Network
reconstruction, systemic risk, and early-warning signals -- Dipankar Gupta, Boundaries, Transgressions and Disciplinary Dynamics -- Emanuele Pugliese, New Metrics for Economic Complexity -- Fabrizio Lillo, Complex network methods for
systemic risk assessment -- Frédéric Abergel, Imperfections of financial markets: a limit order book perspective -- Harbir Lamba, Modelling momentum traders in a financial market using Prandtl-Ishlinskii operators -- Hideaki Aoyama,
Deflation and Money -- Irena Vodenska, Bi-partite network approach to predictability of financial markets and news sentiments -- János Kertész, Kinetics of Social Contagion -- Joshin Murai, A model of order signs under multiple order
splitting and public information -- Karmeshu, Stochastic Modelling of High Frequency Intra-day Stock Returns: Emergence of Cubic Power-Law -- Kimmo Kaski, Social Physics: Studies of in vivo / in situ human sociality -- Kousik
Guhathakurta, Comparing the complexity of emerging and developed stock markets using recurrence network analysis -- M.S. Santhanam, Records statistics and financial time series -- Marco Patriarca, The microscopic origin of the Pareto
law and other power-law distributions -- Matteo Marsili, Complexity driven collapse of economic equilibria -- Michele Caraglio, Bridging intraday and interday market behavior through scaling -- Parongama Sen, Segregation dynamics with
continuously varying utility factor -- Sandeep Juneja, Nearest neighbor based and other popular methods for pricing Bermudan options -- Sitabhra Sinha, Loss of structural balance in the network of cross-correlations characterizing a
financial market signals the onset of major economic crisis -- Stanislao Gualdi, A dynamic model of input-output production networks: general equilibrium stability and emergence of scale-free structures -- Taisei Kaizoji, Why does the
power law for share price hold? -- Takaaki Ohnishi, Real estate valuation using k-nearest neighbor regression -- Takayuki Mizuno, Statistically detecting stock bubbles before they burst -- Victor Yakovenko, Economic inequality from
statistical physics point of view -- Yoshi Fujiwara, Quantifying Financial Distress in a Nation-wide Production Network -- Yoshiyuki Arata, Macroeconomic Consequences of Lumpy Investment under Uncertainty -- Youngna Choi, Tracking
Financial Instability Contagion: modeling and data calibration -- Yuichi Ikeda, Community and Controllability of Global Production Network: Focusing on the Economic Crisis of 2008
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Keywords: Physics , Statistics , Physics , Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks
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Title:Video Astronomy on the Go Using Video Cameras With Small Telescopes
Author(s): Joseph Ashley
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIII, 205 p. 75 illus., 34 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface - Chapter 1. Astronomy from a Video Perspective -- Chapter 2. The Anatomy of a Video Camera - Chapter 3. Assembling Your Video Astronomy Kit - Chapter 4. Light Pollution and Filters -- Chapter 5. The Solar System and Video
Astronomy - Chapter 6. Deep Space and Video Astronomy - Chapter 7. Imaging the Night Sky Chapter 8. Outreach with Video Telescopes - Chapter 9. Live Video Broadcasting - Chapter 10. Video Astronomy Trends - Glossary - Appendices -
Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Image processing , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Image Processing and Computer Vision
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Title:Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images Astrophotography with Affordable Equipment and Software
Author(s): Greg Parker
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 189 p. 87 illus. in color p.)
Contents:How did I start? -- The Beginning – and a Serious Health Warning! -- Assembling your Imaging System -- Computational Considerations – Data Acquisition and Image Processing -- A Permanent Setup -- First Light – Choosing your Objects --
First Light – your First Objects -- Wide-Field Imaging with a Short Focal Length Refractor -- Hyperstar III Imaging -- Parallel Imaging with an Array -- Fundamentals of Image Processing -- Processing Professional Data -- The Deep-Sky
Images -- Differentiating your Work -- Your Largest Resource -- Book Recommendations -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Physics World Article -- Greg Parker -- Postscript to the 2nd Edition -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Photography , Image processing , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Image Processing and Computer Vision , Photography
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Title:Mars One The Ultimate Reality TV Show?
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 174 p. 93 illus., 84 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- About the Author -- Acronyms -- Preface -- 1: Mars One: The Concept -- 2: Is this ethical? -- 3: Is any of this legal? -- 4: Selection -- 5: Training -- 6: Medical mission killers -- 7: Technology
feasibility -- 8: Bursting the Mars One life support bubble -- Epilog -- Appendices -- Index
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Title:Spaceplane HERMES Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight
Author(s): Luc van den Abeelen
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 588 p. 187 illus., 97 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Origins: re-entry vehicles and orbital factories -- Getting serious: CNES develops a concept -- One or the other: selecting the prime contractor -- Safety rethink: the Challenger accident -- The road not taken: CNES decides against
Maia -- The Hague: adoption by ESA -- Ever growing: Hermes gains a module -- Competition and the others: spacecraft from around the world -- Shifting priorities: equipment relocations (1989-1990) -- The transatlantic scene: Freedom
struggles, Columbus and the DoD -- Buying time: the six-month extension of Phase 1 (1990) -- Outside influence: the costly fall of the Berlin Wall (1990-1991) -- Change at Munich: stretching the imagination (1991) -- Scaling down:
X-2000 and Russia to the rescue (1991-1992) -- Grenada: the end of the road (1992) -- Descendants: of astronauts and wings -- Space freighter for ISS: the promise of ATV -- Hermes’ legacy: a continued mission of sorts -- Keeping in
touch: the DRS satellites and Mission Control -- Staying cool: the thermal protection system -- In Orbit Infrastructure: Platforms and Space Stations -- Learning to fly: astronauts and their training -- Inside and out: the space suits
and escape systems -- Lift-off and getting home safely: preparation, launch and landing facilities -- Looking back: the Hermes experience -- Afterword -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
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Title:Next Stop Mars The Why, How, and When of Human Missions
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XX, 415 p. 145 illus., 57 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface -- 1: Half a century of projects -- 2: Reasons for human Mars Exploration -- 3: Mars and its satellites -- 4: Space environment and radiations -- 5: Human aspects -- 6: Interplanetary journey to Mars -- 7: Mission design -- 8:
The outpost on Mars -- 9: Mobility on Mars -- 10: The ground segment -- 11: Timeframe and roadmap -- 12: A look to a more distant future -- 13: Example missions -- 14: Conclusions -- References -- Appendices
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Title:Earths of Distant Suns How We Find Them, Communicate with Them, and Maybe Even Travel There
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XI, 234 p. 65 illus., 62 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter One: A Place Like Home -- Chapter Two: Early Ideas and Lessons from Our Own Backyard -- Chapter Three: The Search for and Discovery of Exoplanets -- Chapter Four: Strange Solar System Architectures -- Chapter Five: Zeroing in
on Earth 2.0 -- Chapter Six: Looking for Life in All the Right Places -- Chapter Seven: Could We Make Contact? -- Chapter Eight: Could We Visit Earths of Distant Suns? -- Chapter Nine: First Contact: What Will It Mean? -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Planetology
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Title:Europa’s Lost Expedition A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 224 p. 10 illus., 2 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1: Ice Tomb -- Chapter 2: Cruise -- Chapter 3: Arrival -- Chapter 4: Outside -- Chapter 5: Europa Asylum -- Chapter 6: Dark Curtain -- Chapter 7: Departure -- Chapter 8: Dome in the South -- Chapter 9: Vital Signs -- Chapter
10: Southern Realms -- Chapter 11: Mayday -- Chapter 12: Return -- Chapter 13: Odd Couple -- Chapter 14: Blasts From Those Pasts -- Chapter 15: An Outing -- Chapter 16: Taliesin -- Index
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Title:Pseudoscience and Science Fiction
Author(s): Andrew May
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 181 p. 45 illus., 28 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Charles Fort and the Forteans -- Anomalous Phenomena -- High-Tech Paranoia -- Flying Saucers -- Mind Power -- Space Drives and Anti-Gravity -- Technology of the Ancients -- Conspiracy Theories
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Keywords: Popular works , Fiction , Philosophy of nature , Astronomy , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Fiction , Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary , Philosophy of Nature
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Title:Science Fiction by Scientists An Anthology of Short Stories
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 214 p p.)
Contents:Mike Brotherton Introduction -- Ken Wharton Down and Out -- Jennifer Rohn Tree of Life -- Andy Fraknoi : Supernova Rhythm -- Ed Lerner Turing de Force -- Tedd Roberts Neural Alchemist Jed Brody Hidden Variables -- Marissa Lingen
Upside the Head -- J. Craig Wheeler Betelgeuse -- Stephanie Osborn Sticks and Stones -- Jon Richards One for the Conspiracy Theorists -- Carl Frederick The Schrödinger Brat Paradox -- Eric Choi Fixer Upper -- Les Johnson Spreading the
Seed -- J. M. Sidorova The Gatherer of Sorrows
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Title:The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate?
Author(s): Linda Dawson
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XX, 199 p. 49 illus., 40 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1 The New Space Race -- Chapter 2 The Commercial Space Race -- Chapter 3 Mars -- Chapter 4 Why Not Go Back to the Moon?- Chapter 5 The Science and Dangers of Outer Space -- Chapter 6 Politics and the Space Race -- Chapter 7
the Post-Apollo and Space Shuttle Era -- Chapter 8 Politics, the ISS, and Private Enterprise -- Chapter 9 Technological Risks and Accidents -- Chapter 10 New Technologies and Deep Space -- Index
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Title:Star Ark A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 492 p. 127 illus., 107 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction by Rachel Armstrong -- Overview by Andrew Tziolas -- Metaphysics of Reality in Space by Rachel Armstrong -- Seeding the Universe with Life by Michael Mautner -- Space chemistry by Martin Hanczyc -- Living soils by Rachel
Armstrong -- Bacterial worlds by Simon Park -- Nature in space by Koert van Mensvoort -- The experience of space by Nelly Ben Hayoum -- Space architecture by Richard Hyams -- Extremophiles by Sarah Jane Pell.-Shrinking the human by
Arne Hendriks -- Human/mechanicals hybrids by Kevin Warwick -- Space birth by Lucy McCrae, Susan Crawford-Young, and Lynne Harper -- Establishing the ecological being by Rachel Armstrong -- Ecology of Mind by Noam Chomsky -- Humanity
in space by Steve Fuller -- Ecological politics by Jane Bennett -- Very large organizations by Jordan Geiger -- Architects building planets by Mark Morris
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Title:Space Telescopes Capturing the Rays of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Author(s): Neil English
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 312 p. 103 illus., 88 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Light: Nature's Great Information Superhighway -- Chapter 2: The Hubble Space Telescope - Tragedy and Triumph -- Chapter 3: Hubble - The People's Telescope -- Chapter 4: The Infrared Universe
-- Chapter 5: The Gamma Ray Universe -- Chapter 6: The Universe Through Ultraviolet Eyes -- Chapter 7: The X-Ray Universe -- Chapter 8: Probing the Microwave Sky -- Chapter 9: Empire of the Sun -- Chapter 10: Measuring the Heavens --
Chapter 11: Looking to the Future: The James Webb Space Telescope -- Useful Websites on Space Telescopes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
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Title:The Great Canoes in the Sky Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific
Author(s): Stephen Robert Chadwick
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 233 p. 181 illus., 149 illus. in color p.)
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Title:Stamping the Earth from Space
Author(s): Renato Dicati
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIV, 429 p. 407 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Prologue: from Sputnik to the Internation Space Station -- Satellite Geodesy -- Researches on the atmosphere -- Ionospheric research with satellites -- Researches on the Earth’s Magnetosphere -- Meteorological
Satellites -- The study of micro-meteorites and cosmic dust -- Earth remote sensing -- Cartography and mapping from space -- Oceanography from space -- Bibliography -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Genetic engineering , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Biomedical engineering , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Genetic Engineering , Biomedical Engineering , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Lost in Math [electronic resource]: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
Author(s): Sabine Hossenfelder
Publisher:Basic Books
Size:1 online resource (235 pages)
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Contents:The hidden rules of physics -- What a wonderful world -- The state of the union -- Cracks in the foundation -- Ideal theories -- The incomprehensible comprehensibility of Quantum Mechanics -- One to rule them all -- Space, the final frontier -- The universe, all there is, and the rest -- Knowledge is power
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Keywords: Cosmology , Mathematical physics , Quantum theory , Popular Science
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Title:Quirky Quarks A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics
Author(s): Benjamin Bahr
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (319 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-49509-4
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Title:Finding a Million-Star Hotel An Astro-Tourist’s Guide to Dark Sky Places
Author(s): Bob Mizon
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (175 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-33855-2
Contents:Introduction -- Chapter 1: Dark-Sky Places -- Chapter 2: Invasion of the townies -- Chapter 3: Night-sky-friendly centres, hotels and campsites in the UK and the USA -- Chapter 4: What’s in the sky? -- Chapter 5: The star-hunter’s kit
-- Chapter 6: Stargazing etiquette -- Chapter 7: Hosting astro-tourism -- Chapter 8: Light pollution -- Appendix 1: List (at July 2015) of International Dark Sky Places and when established -- Appendix 2: Extracts from the conclusions
and recommendations of the UK’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Artificial Light in the Environment, 2009 -- Appendix 3: Night Sky Guides -- Glossary of terms -- Bibliography -- Index
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Title:A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis
Author(s): Brian D Warner
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (52 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-32750-1
Contents:Getting Started -- Targets of Opportunity -- Photometry Fundamentals -- The Photometry Primer -- Photometric Reductions -- Second Order Extinction -- Telescopes and Cameras -- Imaging and Photometry Software -- Collecting Photons --
Analyzing the Data -- Period Analysis -- Building Star Systems -- Publishing Your Data and Results
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Title:The NexStar Evolution and SkyPortal User's Guide
Author(s): James L Chen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (153 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-32539-2
Contents:Preface -- Chapter 1: A Brief History of Computerized Telescope Mounts for Amateurs -- Chapter 2: A Review of Celestron GoTo Computerized Telescopes -- Chapter 3: Introduction to the Celestron NexStar Evolution and Sky Portal --
Chapter 4: Basic Operation of the Celestron NexStar Evolution and SkyPortal App -- Chapter 5: Basic Operation of the Celestron NexStar Evolution and NexStar+ Hand Control -- Chapter 6: Lessons Learned in Using the Celestron NexStar
Evolution and SkyPortal -- Chapter 7: Introduction to the SkyPortal WiFi Module -- Chapter 8: Advanced WiFi Tricks -- Chapter 9: Accessories for the Celestron NexStar Evolution -- Chapter 10: Mounting Other Optical Tubes on the NexStar
Evolution Mounts -- Chapter 11: Maintenance and Care of the NexStar Evolution Mounts and Electronics -- Appendix 1: Troubleshooting Checklist -- Appendix 2: Celestron Timeline -- Appendix 3: Celestron NexStar Evolution
Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications -- Appendix 4: Messier Catalog -- Appendix 5: The Caldwell Catalog -- Appendix 6: Selected Non-Messier Catalog NGC Objects -- Appendix 7: The Herschel 400 -- Appendix 8: Current Sky Portal
WiFi Module Compatible Celestron Mount Specifications -- Appendix 9: Glossary -- Bibliography -- Biographies -- Index
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Title:The Demons of Science What They Can and Cannot Tell Us About Our World
Author(s): Friedel Weinert
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (8 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31708-3
Contents:I. Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments in Ancient Greece -- What Thought Experiments Represent -- Models and Thought Experiments -- The Function of Thought Experiments -- What Thought Experiments Tell Us and Don’t Tell Us About
the World -- Enter the Demons -- II. Laplace's Demon: Laplace’s Demon: Causal and Predictive Determinism -- Causality, Determinism and the Block Universe -- The Time-Reversal Invariance of Fundamental Laws -- Determinism and Its
Implications -- Determinism and Free Will -- What Laplace's Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- III. Maxwell's Demon: Local and Cosmic Arrows of Time -- Maxwell’s Demon -- Loschmidt’s Demon: Reversibility and
Irreversibility -- Indeterminism -- Indeterminism and Free Will -- Entropy -- The Past-Future Asymmetry -- What Maxwell’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- IV. Nietzsche's Demon: The Eternal Recurrence of Events --
Landsberg’s Demon -- Physical and Phenomenal Time -- The Evolution of the Universe -- Time and Change -- Is There a Master Arrow of Time? -- What Landsberg’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the Arrows of Time.
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Title:Physics: The Ultimate Adventure
Author(s): Ross Barrett
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (25 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31691-8
Contents:The Whats and Wherefores of Physics -- Dramatis Personae (The Actors) -- Is Physics an Exact Science? -- Newton and Beyond -- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics -- Electromagnetism and Cracks in the Edifice of Classical Physics
-- Relativity -- Quantum Mechanics -- Atomic and Nuclear Physics -- Fields and Particles -- Cosmology -- Complexity -- Conclusions and Philosophical Implications
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Continuum physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Physics , Popular Science in Physics , Classical Continuum Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
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Title:The Caloris Network A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Nick Kanas
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (124 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-30579-0
Contents:Preface -- The Novel -- Scientific appendix
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Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Earth , Geology , Physics , Astrobiology , Popular Science in Astronomy , Planetology , Popular Earth Science
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Title:Science and the Economic Crisis Impact on Science, Lessons from Science
Author(s): Francesco Sylos Labini
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (171 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29528-2
Contents:Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter I: Forecast -- Chapter II: Crisis -- Chapter III: Risk -- Chapter IV: Perspectives
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Keywords: Physics , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Science , Economics , Economic policy , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Popular Science in Economics / Management , Societal Aspects of Physics , R & D/Technology Policy
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Title:Murder on the Einstein Express and Other Stories
Author(s): Harun Šiljak
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (5 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29066-9
Contents:Preface -- Part I: The Short Stories -- Normed Trek -- The Cantor Trilogy -- In Search of Future Time -- Murder on the Einstein Express -- Part II: Afterthoughts
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Title:Mathematical Cultures The London Meetings 2012-2014
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (24 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5
Contents:Introduction -- Understanding the cultural construction of school mathematics -- Envisioning Transformations – The Practice of Topology -- Creative Discomfort: The Culture of the Gelfand Seminar at Moscow University -- Mathematical Culture and Mat hematics Education in Hungary in the XXth Century -- On the Emergence of a New Mathematical Object: an Ethnography of a Duality Transform -- What are we like… -- Mathematics as a social differentiating factor: men of letters, politicians and engineers i n Brazil through the Nineteenth Century -- “The End of Proof”? The integration of different mathematical cultures as experimental mathematics comes of age -- Diversity in Proof Appraisal -- What would the mathematics curriculum look like if instead of concepts and techniques, values were the focus? -- Mathematics and Values -- Purity as a Value in the German-speaking area -- Values in Caring for Proof -- An empirical approach to the mathematical values of problem choice and argumentation -- The
Notion of Fit as a Mathematical Value -- Mathematical Pull -- Mathematics and First Nations in Western Canada: from cultural destruction to a re-awakening of mathematical reflections -- Remunerative Combinatorics: Mathematicians and their Sponsors i n the Mid-Twentieth Century -- Calling a Spade a Spade: Mathematics in the New Pattern of Division of Labour -- Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw -- Morality and Mathematics -- The Great Gibberish - Mathematics i n Western Popular Culture -- Is Mathematics an issue of general education?
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Title:Surveying the Skies How Astronomers Map the Universe
Author(s): Gareth Wynn-Williams
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (89 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28510-8
Contents:The Five Ages of Astronomy -- The Naked Eye Era -- The Telescope Era -- The Photography Era -- Radio Surveys -- Near-Infrared Surveys -- Far-infrared Surveys -- Ultraviolet Surveys -- X-ray Surveys - Gamma Ray Surveys -- The
Gigasurvey Era -- Special Surveys
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Title:The Birth of NASA The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers
Author(s): Dutch von Ehrenfried
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (48 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28428-6
Contents:Part I Introduction -- The Sputnik Reaction -- The President -- The National Security Council -- The Congress -- Department of Defense/Other -- Part II Creating the Space Team -- Creation of the STG -- The AVRO Canadians -- The
Astronauts and Aeromedical -- The Need for More People -- Contractors & Representatives -- The STG Organization -- The End of the STG on November 1, 1961 -- Summary of Key Project Mercury Decisions/Lessons Learned -- Part III
Achievements -- Facilities Created for Project Mercury -- Mission Designs and Concepts -- The Impact of the STG on History -- APPENDICES -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Glossary -- About the Author -- Index
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Title:Sigma 7 The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (82 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27983-1
Contents:Foreword by Tracy Kornfeld -- Acknowledgements -- Author Prologue -- Chapter 1: A flier’s son.- Chapter 2: The making of a flight-ready astronaut -- Chapter 3: The art of space flight -- Chapter 4: Sigma 7 flies -- Chapter 5: “A sweet
little bird” -- Chapter 6: Press conferences, parades, and post-flight honors -- Chapter 7: A Life beyond Apollo -- Chapter 8: Final Salute to a hero -- Appendices -- Index
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Title:Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Author(s): Michael E Bakich
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (255 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27632-8
Contents:Introduction -- Total Solar eclipse -- Illustrated Eclipse Glossary -- First Look -- 25 frequently Answered Questions -- Observing the Sun Safely -- How NOT to Observe the Sun -- Rehearsing for the Eclipse -- Cool Products for a Hot
Sun -- What Will You See? -- Earthly Effects -- Picking the Right Equipment -- Photographing the Eclipse -- Projects for Observing the Sun and the Eclipse -- Observing Outside the Center Line -- Planning for Eclipse Day -- Eclipse
Tours -- Weather Predictions -- 20 Hot Spots for Viewing -- Appendices -- Index
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Title:Uncharted Constellations Asterisms, Single-Source and Rebrands
Author(s): John C Barentine
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (222 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27619-9
Contents:Part I: Introduction -- Part II: The Lost Constellations.- 2 Anser.- 3 Antino¨us.- 4 Argo Navis.- 5 Cancer Minor.- 6 Cerberus et Ramus Pomifer.- 7 Custos Messium.- 8 Felis.- 9 Gallus.- 10 Globus Aerostaticus.- 11 Honores Frederici.-
12 Jordanis.- 13 Machina Electrica.- 14 Mons Maenalus.- 15 Musca Borealis.- 16 Ocina Typographica.- 17 Psalterium Georgianum.- 18 Quadrans Muralis.p- 19 Rangifer.- 20 Rhombus.- 21 Robur Carolinum.- 22 Sagitta Australis.- 23 Sceptrum
Brandenburgicum.- 24 Taurus Poniatovii.- 25 Telescopia Herschelii.- 26 Tigris.- 27 Triangulum Minus.- 28 Turdus Solitarius / Noctua -- Part III: Conclusion -- Part IV: Appendix: The Modern Constellations
ISBN:9783319276199
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Title:The Unforgotten Sisters Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel
Author(s): Gabriella Bernardi
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (44 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-26127-0
Contents:En Heduanna -- Aganice -- Sonduk -- Teano -- Aglaonike -- Hypatia of Alexandria -- Fatima of Madrid -- Ildelgard of Bingen -- Sophie Brahe -- Maria Cunitz -- Elisabetha Hevelius -- Maria Clara Eimmart -- Maria Margarethe Winkelmann --
Teresa and Maddalena Manfredi
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Title:Picture This! Grasping the Dimensions of Time and Space
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (31 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24907-0
Contents:Preface: The Long and the Short of It -- Part One: Our Place in the Cosmos -- Chapter One: Asteroids, Comets, and Our Cosmic Landscape -- Chapter Two: Ice Dwarfs and Tiny Moons -- Chapter Three: The Weirdest Moons, Large and Small --
Chapter Four: A Tour of the Planets -- Chapter Five: Bright, Shining Stars -- Chapter Six: Nebulae, Galaxies, and the Edge of All Things -- Chapter Seven: Understanding Scale in the Universe -- Part Two: Our Place in Time -- Chapter
Eight: The Worlds Around Us -- Chapter Nine: Space Travel -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Planetology
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Title:Imaging Sunlight Using a Digital Spectroheliograph
Author(s): Ken M Harrison
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (132 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24874-5
Contents:Introduction -- The Digital Spectrohelioscope -- The Sun’s Spectrum -- Examples of Solar Imaging at Various Wavelengths -- How to Build Your Spectroheliograph (SHG) -- Examples of Amateur Instruments and Their Results -- Processing
Software -- Doppler and Other Effects -- Analyzing the Results -- Pre-Digital Solutions -- Future Developments -- Appendices -- Index
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Title:The Quantum Handshake Entanglement, Nonlocality and Transactions
Author(s): John G Cramer
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (34 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24642-0
Contents:Introduction -- The Curious History of Quantum Mechanics -- Quantum Entanglement and Nonlocality -- Reversing Time -- The Transactional Interpretation -- Quantum Paradoxes and Applications of the TI -- Nonlocal Signaling? -- Quantum
Communication, Encryption, Teleportation, and Computing -- The Nature and Structure of Time -- Conclusion -- Appendices: A. Frequently Asked Questions about Quantum Mechanics and the Transactional Interpretation -- B. A Brief Overview
of the Quantum Formalism -- C. Quantum Dice and Poker - Nonlocal Games of Chance -- D. Detailed Analyses of Selected Gedankenexperiments.
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Title:Interkosmos The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (147 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24163-0
Contents:History and Development of the Interkosmos program -- First to fly: Czechoslovakia’s cosmonaut -- From Poland to Salyut-6 -- Sigmund Jähn and Soyuz-30 -- Bulgaria in space -- Hungary joins the space club. - A Vietnamese cosmonaut. -
The Soviet Cuban Salyut mission -- From the steppes of Mongolia. - Romania continues the program -- Beyond Interkosmos. - Soviet-Indian mission. – A Syrian researcher on Mir. – Bulgaria’s second flight. – Afghanistan’s
cosmonaut-researcher. – Chrétien in space again. – The Interkosmos program. – Appendices. – About the authors. – Index
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Title:The Amazing Unity of the Universe And Its Origin in the Big Bang
Author(s): Edward van den Heuvel
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (172 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-23543-1
Contents:Our Strange Universe -- The Sun’s Backyard: Our Solar System -- How Distant Are the Stars?- The Discovery of the Structure of Our Milky Way Galaxy -- The Chemical Composition of the Sun and Stars -- Other Galaxies and the Discovery of
the Expansion of the Universe -- Gravity According to Galilei, Newton, Einstein and Mach -- Einstein, de Sitter, Friedmann, Lemaitre and the Evolution of the Universe -- The Big Bang as the Origin of the Universe -- The Origin of the
Matter in the Universe -- We Are Made of Stardust: Timescales of the Universe and of Life -- Is the Universe Open, Closed or Flat? The Horizon Problem, the Flatness Problem and Inflation -- Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Our Strange
Universe -- Ripples in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation -- Time in the Universe -- From Universe to Multiverse -- Intelligent Life Elsewhere in the Universe -- Epilogue -- Appendices
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Title:Dawn of Small Worlds Dwarf Planets, Asteroids, Comets
Author(s): Michael Moltenbrey
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (45 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-23003-0
Contents:The Solar System – An Overview -- Dwarf Planets -- Asteroids -- Comets -- References
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Title:The Lost Constellations A History of Obsolete, Extinct, or Forgotten Star Lore
Author(s): John C Barentine
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (506 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22795-5
Contents:Introduction -- What Is A Constellation? -- The Celestial Cartographers -- IAU Commission 3 and the 'Modern 88' -- The Lost Constellations -- Asterisms, Single-Sourced Constellations, and 'Re-branded' Figures -- Conclusion --
Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
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Title:The History of the Universe
Author(s): David H Lyth
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (14 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22744-3
Contents:The universe -- Before we begin -- The fundamental theories -- Atoms and electromagnetism -- The present universe -- Collisions and decays -- A first look at the history -- Energy density of the universe -- In the beginning -- Onward
to the present -- The imperfect universe -- Ripples in the universe -- Formation of galaxies and clusters -- The Higgs field -- Inflation -- Generating the perturbations -- Prehistory of the Big Bang -- What about us?.
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319227269:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Three-body Problem from Pythagoras to Hawking
Author(s): Mauri Valtonen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (70 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22726-9
Contents:1 Classical problems -- 2 From Newton to Einstein: the discovery of laws of motion and gravity -- 3 From comets to chaos -- 4 Fractals, entropy and arrow of time -- 5 Solar System -- 6 Interacting galaxies -- 7 Three body problem in
perspective -- 8 Black holes and quasars
ISBN:9783319227269
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Keywords: Popular works , Dynamics , Ergodic theory , Physics , Gravitation , Mechanics , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Mechanics , Mathematical Methods in Physics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319226446:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Enhancing Hubble's Vision Service Missions That Expanded Our View of the Universe
Author(s): David J Shayler
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (133 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22644-6
Contents:Preface -- Foreword by a Hubble servicing mission astronaut -- Glossary. - List of Illustrations -- List of tables -- Prologue -- Chapter 1: Servicing satellites – tools of the trade -- Chapter 2: Troubled times -- Chapter 3: Funding
the plans and program -- Chapter 4: Simulating the servicing -- Chapter 5: STS-31 – The deployment mission -- Chapter 6: STS-61 – Service Mission 1 – back on track -- Chapter 7: Planning new science -- Chapter 8: STS-82 – Service
Mission 2 – return to an old friend -- Chapter 9: STS-103 – Service Mission 3A – a mission split in two -- Chapter 10: STS-109 – Service Mission 3B – the other half -- Chapter 11: A fourth mission in doubt? -- Chapter 12: STS-125 –
Service Mission 4 – a final farewell -- Chapter 13: The twilight years and beyond -- Chapter 14: NASA at its best -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Hubble Service Mission data -- Appendix B: The ‘Hubblenauts’: servicing
mission crew members -- Appendix C: Key personalities behind the scenes -- Appendix D: A servicing chronology and timeline -- References -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319226446
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Keywords: Engineering , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319225302:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Deep Sky Observing An Astronomical Tour
Author(s): Steven R Coe
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (38 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22530-2
Contents:Who Can Benefit from This Book? -- Why Should You Listen to Me? -- How Do I Find the Best Observing Site? -- How Do I Maximize My Time While Observing?.- What Other Accessories Are Useful?.- Why Should I Take Notes While Observing?.-
How Can I Find All These Deep-Sky Goodies when the Sky is So Huge?.- Any Other Tips?.- What Can I Observe in Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way?.- What Can I Observe in a Cluster of Galaxies?.- What Are All These Different Types of Nebulae,
and What Details Can I See in Them with My Telescope?.- What Can Be Seen Within Planetary Nebulae?.- What Can Be Seen in an Open Star Cluster?.- What Can Be Observed in Globular Clusters?.- Why Would I Want to Use Binoculars to View
the Sky?.- How Can I Use a Computer to Help Me Enjoy Deep-Sky Observing?.- Why Should I Set Up the Scope for a Public Viewing Session?.- Which Books on Astronomy Should I Get?.- A Magical Evening
ISBN:9783319225302
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Keywords: Popular works , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319220321:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Moon's Largest Craters and Basins Images and Topographic Maps from LRO, GRAIL, and Kaguya
Author(s): Charles J Byrne
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (156 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22032-1
Contents:Introduction -- Refining the sequence of features -- Feature Diameter as a Function of Sequence Number -- Initial Depth and Later Isostatic Compensation -- Bouguer Gravity Patterns of Impact Features -- PreNectarian Period --
Nectarian Period -- Early Imbrium Period -- Late Imbrian Period
ISBN:9783319220321
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Planetology
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Title:The Vixen Star Book User Guide How to Use the Star Book TEN and the Original Star Book
Author(s): James Chen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (271 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21593-8
Contents:Brief History of Vixen Computerized Telescope Mounts for Amateurs -- Backyard Astronomy Basics -- Introduction to the Star Book-TEN -- Basic Operation of the Star Book-TEN -- Learned Lessons in Using the Star Book-TEN -- Introduction
to the Original Star Book -- Basic Operation of the Star Book -- Learned Lessons in Using the Star Book -- Notes on the Star Book-One and Star Book-S systems -- Accessories for Vixen Mounts -- Mounting Other Optical Tubes on the Vixen
Mounts -- Maintenance and Care of the Star Book mounts
ISBN:9783319215938
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Keywords: Popular works , Software engineering , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems
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Title:A Man From Planet Earth A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (1 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21115-2
Contents:Preface -- part i: novel -- part ii: scientific -- Appendix
ISBN:9783319211152
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Keywords: Popular works , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Earth , Geology , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astrobiology , Popular Life Sciences , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Earth Science
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