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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!

Dispatches from Planet 3

Dispatches from Planet 3

Author: Marcia Bartusiak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

An award-winning science writer presents a captivating collection of cosmological essays for the armchair astronomer The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological tales by multiple-award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirty-two concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley, with her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the scientist who first discovered radio pulsars. An endlessly fascinating collection that you can dip into in any order, these pieces will transport you to ancient Mars, when water flowed freely across its surface; to the collision of two black holes, a cosmological event that released fifty times more energy than was radiating from every star in the universe; and to the beginning of time itself.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Author: John Beaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

A brief overview of astronomy and cosmology is presented in five different ways, through the lenses of space, time, evolution, process, and structure.Specific topics are chosen for their contribution to a big picture understanding of the interconnectedness of knowledge in astronomy and cosmology. Thus, many topics (stellar astronomy for example) are treated in multiple sections, but from different viewpoints-for example, sizes and distances of stars (space); when stars appeared in the history of the universe (time); stellar evolution (evolution); hydrostatic equilibrium and stellar spectra (process); and stellar structure (structure). Some topics traditional to the introductory astronomy curriculum-eclipses and lunar phases, for example-are omitted altogether as they are inessential for the big-picture goals of the book, and excellent summaries are easily available elsewhere. On the other hand, the book treats some topics not usually covered in an introductory astronomy course, for example the roles played by equilibrium processes and symmetry in our understanding of the universe. The level is for the beginning undergraduate, with only basic skills in rudimentary algebra assumed. But more advanced students and teachers will also find the book useful as both a set of practical tools and a point of departure for taking stock (in five different ways) of the current state of knowledge in astronomy and cosmology.

Kentucky Total Eclipse Guide

Kentucky Total Eclipse Guide

Author: Aaron Linsdau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2020

Text-book on navigation and nautical astronomy

Text-book on navigation and nautical astronomy

Author: J Gill, W V Merrifield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2020

The scientific papers of John Couch Adams (Volume I)

The scientific papers of John Couch Adams (Volume I)

Author: John Couch Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2020

aeternitas - Kosmologie

aeternitas - Kosmologie

Author: Savas Simsek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Author: John Beaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

A brief overview of astronomy and cosmology is presented in five different ways, through the lenses of space, time, evolution, process, and structure.Specific topics are chosen for their contribution to a big picture understanding of the interconnectedness of knowledge in astronomy and cosmology. Thus, many topics (stellar astronomy for example) are treated in multiple sections, but from different viewpoints-for example, sizes and distances of stars (space); when stars appeared in the history of the universe (time); stellar evolution (evolution); hydrostatic equilibrium and stellar spectra (process); and stellar structure (structure). Some topics traditional to the introductory astronomy curriculum-eclipses and lunar phases, for example-are omitted altogether as they are inessential for the big-picture goals of the book, and excellent summaries are easily available elsewhere. On the other hand, the book treats some topics not usually covered in an introductory astronomy course, for example the roles played by equilibrium processes and symmetry in our understanding of the universe. The level is for the beginning undergraduate, with only basic skills in rudimentary algebra assumed. But more advanced students and teachers will also find the book useful as both a set of practical tools and a point of departure for taking stock (in five different ways) of the current state of knowledge in astronomy and cosmology.

Radiative Transfer in Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres

Radiative Transfer in Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres

Author: Lucio (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife) Crivellari Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Radiative transfer is essential for obtaining information from the spectra of astrophysical objects. This volume provides an overview of the physical and mathematical background of radiative transfer, and its applications to stellar and planetary atmospheres. It covers the phenomenology and physics of early-type and late-type stars, as well as ultra-cool dwarf stars and extrasolar planets. Importantly, it provides a bridge between classical radiative transfer and stellar atmosphere modelling and novel approaches, from both theoretical and computational standpoints. With new fields of application and a dramatic improvement in both observational and computational facilities, it also discusses the future outlook for the field. Chapters are written by eminent researchers from across the astronomical disciplines where radiative transfer is employed. Using the most recent observations, this is a go-to resource for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics.

The Moon Show

The Moon Show

Author: Carmen Gloria Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2020