Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy

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Infobase Publishing, 14 de maig 2014 - 753 pàgines
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Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy covers this timely and popular topic in a clear, comprehensive manner. Offering a complete presentation of the main concepts, terms, facilities, and people in astronomy, the encyclopedia pays special attention to space-based astronomy and space exploration. Broad coverage includes terms such as astrophysics, planetary science, and cosmology, as well as both American and international astronomy and space technology. Containing 600-700 entries, 10-15 essays, 75-100 line illustrations, and 75-100 black-and-white photographs, this authoritative reference provides students and teachers with a visually stimulating learning experience. Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy focuses mainly on modern astronomy and space achievements but also includes the most important accomplishments of classical astronomy. The impact of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology is presented in terms of the development of the scientific method and also with respect to philosophy. History-related entries trace the evolution of astronomy and space technology from ancient times, and selected entries discuss important observatories and organizations such as NASA, as well as contemporary events. Entries include absolute zero, brown dwarf, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Nicholas Copernicus, extraterrestrial, gravitational collapse, lunar rovers, Mars expeditions and surface bases, quantum theory, Uhuru spacecraft, and Wernher Von Braun.
 

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Comprehensive review of space and astronomy related events, definitions, contributors, and issues. Colorful illustrations would perhaps have offered more to the encyclopedia rather than just the black and white photos. Llegeix la ressenya completa

Continguts

A
1
B
71
C
103
D
167
E
197
F
237
G
249
H
285
R
481
S
524
T
600
U
622
V
633
W
647
X
656
Y
660

I
307
J
322
K
327
L
342
M
372
N
409
O
427
P
443
Q
477
Z
663
Appendix I
669
Appendix II
670
Appendix III
672
Appendix IV
691
Appendix V
693
Index
706
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JOSEPH A. ANGELO, JR., a retired U.S. Air Force officer (lieutenant colonel), is currently a consulting futurist and technical writer. He has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona and served as a nuclear research officer in the U.S. Air Force (1967-1987) in a variety of scientific positions involving nuclear weapons development and nuclear treaty monitoring. He is also an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at Florida Tech, specializing in nuclear radiation protection and waste management. Dr. Angelo is the author of 15 other technical books, including Space Technology (Greenwood, 2003) and Space Nuclear Power (co-authored with David Buden).

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