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Astronomy, space & time

See below for a selection of the latest books from Astronomy, space & time category. Presented with a red border are the Astronomy, space & time books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Astronomy, space & time books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Planetary Giant Impacts

Planetary Giant Impacts

Author: Jacob Kegerreis Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2020

Based on 3D smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations performed with unprecedented high resolution, this book examines the giant impacts that dominate many planets' late accretion and evolution. The numerical methods developed are now publicly available, greatly facilitating future studies of planetary impacts in our solar system and exoplanetary systems. The book focuses on four main topics: (1) The development of new methods to construct initial conditions as well as a hydrodynamical simulation code to evolve them, using 1000 times more simulation particles than the previous standard. (2) The numerical convergence of giant impact simulations -- standard-resolution simulations fail to converge on even bulk properties like the post-impact rotation period. (3) The collision thought to have knocked over the planet Uranus causing it to spin on its side. (4) The erosion of atmospheres by giant impacts onto terrestrial planets, and the first full 3D simulations of collisions in this regime.

Chasing the Moon

Chasing the Moon

Author: Robert Stone, Alan Andres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

In a world divided by the ideological struggles of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, more than one-fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. To watch as humanity took a giant leap forward. A companion book to the landmark documentary series on BBC TV. The journey from Cape Canaveral to the Moon was a tremendous achievement of human courage and ingenuity. It was also a long, deadly march, haunted by the possibility of catastrophic failure on the world's stage. In an era when the most advanced portable computer weighed 70 pounds, had a 36-kilobite memory and operated on less power than a 60-watt lightbulb, the sheer audacity of the goal is breath-taking. But the triumph of imagination and the unity of the Earth that day would change the world. Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material, Chasing the Moon reveals the unknown stories of the individuals who made the Moon landing a possibility, from inspirational science fiction writer Arthur C. Clark and controversial engineer Wernher von Braun, to pioneers like mathematician Poppy Northcutt and astronaut Edward Dwight. It vividly revisits the dawn of the Space Age, a heady time of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama.

My Unicorn Astronomy Observation Notebook

My Unicorn Astronomy Observation Notebook

Author: Patricia Larson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Autobiography Of Sir George Biddell Airy, K.C.B.

Autobiography Of Sir George Biddell Airy, K.C.B.

Author: George Biddell Airy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Ether et Espace

Ether et Espace

Author: Bernard Piette Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2020

Backyard Star Observation Notebook

Backyard Star Observation Notebook

Author: Patricia Larson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

The witness of the stars

The witness of the stars

Author: E W Bullinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2020

Rogue Invasion

Rogue Invasion

Author: Marjorie King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2020

Life on Europa

Life on Europa

Author: Anupam Rajak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2020

Alien's Extraterrestrial's

Alien's Extraterrestrial's

Author: Frank Morin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2020

Descriptive Archaeoastronomy and Ancient Indian Chronology

Descriptive Archaeoastronomy and Ancient Indian Chronology

Author: Amitabha Ghosh Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2020

This book presents the basic fundamentals of descriptive archaeoastronomy and its application to the astronomical descriptions found in ancient Indian scriptures. Archaeoastronomy is a branch of positional astronomy that helps to determine the epochs of ancient astronomical alignments and special astronomical events. In this book, only the descriptions of special stellar alignments and events found in ancient texts can identify the antiquity of the descriptions. India possesses a large volume of ancient scriptures like Vedas and Puranas which contain many astronomical descriptions as in ancient India positional astronomy was well developed. The antiquities of these texts are determined through archaeoastronomical techniques. Major events like Mahabharata War are dated and using these dates a chronology of ancient India is determined. The astronomically determined chronology is compared with the results from various archaeological, palaeoclimatological, geological and genealogical investigations of ancient India. This introductory book interests readers interested in unveiling the mystery involved with the protohistory of this ancient civilization.

Die Fahrte des Lichts

Die Fahrte des Lichts

Author: Ralf Herold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020