Solar System

A Visual Exploration of the Planets, Moons, and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun

Author: Marcus Chown

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780316268059

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Never before have the wonders of our solar system been so immediately accessible to readers of all ages. This beautiful book presents a new and fascinating way to experience our planetary neighborhood. With hundreds of stunning photographs and graphics, as well as fascinating text by the award-winning writer and broadcaster, Marcus Chown, Solar System takes us on a whirlwind tour of the planets, dwarf planets, moons and asteroids that orbit our sun. From the surface of Mars to the rings of Saturn, from the volcanoes of Io to the latest images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons probe, Solar System offers a window seat from which to view the science and beauty of space. Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, he is now cosmology consultant for New Scientist magazine. He lives in London, England

The Solar System

Author: Giles Sparrow,Judith John,Chris McNab

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502610183

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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The Solar System examines topics on earth and its surrounding planets, from the sun all the way out to Pluto. Detailed illustrations and clear charts help explain these complicated topics.

Chaos, Turbulenzen und kosmische Selbstorganisationsprozesse

Author: Ulrich von Kusserow

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662558955

Category: Science

Page: 604

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Dieses Buch bietet eine anschauliche und reich bebilderte Übersicht zur Vielfalt kosmischer Turbulenz- und Selbstorganisationsszenarien und ermöglicht umfassende Einblicke in die dabei in ganz unterschiedlichen Zusammenhängen ablaufenden Vorgänge und zugrundeliegenden theoretischen Konzepte. Es richtet sich an fachwissenschaftlich interessierte Laien, Studenten und Wissenschaftler, die einen Einstieg in diese Themenbereiche suchen. Der Autor zeigt auf, nach welchen Gesetzen Selbstorganisationsprozesse überall im Kosmos insbesondere auch die Entstehung der Galaxien, Sterne und Planeten sowie die Entwicklung des Lebens auf dem Planeten Erde möglich gemacht haben. In ansprechender Weise schlägt er einen weiten Bogen über eine Vielzahl chaotischer Vorgänge und Turbulenzen, geordneter Strukturbildungs- und Entwicklungsprozesse in der Natur, die uns Menschen aus dem Alltagsleben teilweise sehr wohl bekannt sind. Die näheren Erläuterungen mathematisch-physikalischer Modellierungsansätze und wissenschaftlicher Forschungsmethoden ermöglichen dem Leser ein wesentlich grundlegenderes Verständnis der dabei Einfluss nehmenden physikalischen, chemischen und biologischen Prozesse.

Solar System Maps

From Antiquity to the Space Age

Author: Nick Kanas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461408962

Category: Science

Page: 331

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In recent years, there has been increased interest in our Solar System. This has been prompted by the launching of giant orbiting telescopes and space probes, the discovery of new planetary moons and heavenly bodies that orbit the Sun, and the demotion of Pluto as a planet. In one generation, our place in the heavens has been challenged, but this is not unusual. Throughout history, there have been a number of such world views. Initially, Earth was seen as the center of the universe and surrounded by orbiting planets and stars. Then the Sun became the center of the cosmos. Finally, there was no center, just a vast array of galaxies with individual stars, some with their own retinue of planets. This allowed our Solar System to be differentiated from deep-sky objects, but it didn’t lose its mystery as more and more remarkable bodies were discovered within its boundaries. This book tells the exciting story of how we have conceptualized and mapped our Solar System from antiquity to modern times. In addition to the complete text, this story is made more vivid by: • 162 Solar System and planetary maps, diagrams, and images (over a third in color); • direct quotes and figures from antiquarian, contemporary, and Space Age documents and photographs that allow the reader to track how humans have viewed the Solar System from original sources; • nine tables that compare the various world views, relative planetary positions, and components of the Solar System with each other. Broad in scope and rich in imagery, this book will draw the reader into the story of our Solar System and how it has been mapped since the beginning of recorded time.

The Sun and the Earth

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1627125213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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We say that the sun "rises" in the morning and "sets" at night, but is it really moving? Readers will learn about the long, sometimes dangerous struggle to discover whether the sun revolves around Earth, or Earth around the sun, and find out what scientists now know about our planet's place in the universe.

The Photographic Card Deck of The Solar System

158 Cards Featuring Stories, Scientific Data, and Big Beautiful Photographs of the Planets, Moons, and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun

Author: Chown Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579129231

Category: Science

Page: 100

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A companion to Solar System: A Visual Exploration of the Planets, Moons, and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun, this beautiful photographic card deck features 100 different items from our solar system, from planets and moons, to asteroids, solar wind, and famous astronomers – one on each card – with a full-size image on the front and fascinating information on the back. The Photographic Card Deck of the Solar System is the most beautiful and detailed set of cards ever produced on the subject. The deck includes 156 5" x 5" cards, each covering a single topic, such as an individual planet or moon, asteroids, comets, gravity, the movement of the planets, solar wind, dwarf planets, dark matter, and the possibility of life elsewhere, and more. The front side of each card features a full-size photograph while the back includes explanatory text and key scientific data illustrating the most important and interesting aspects of each topic. The cards are perfect for students, but they also make an excellent gift for scientists and adults who are fascinated by the beauty and complexity of space.

Die Elemente

Bausteine unserer Welt

Author: Theodore Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783771644352

Category:

Page: 240

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Die drei Sonnen

Roman

Author: Cixin Liu

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641173078

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Die Science-Fiction-Sensation aus China China, Ende der 1960er-Jahre: Während im ganzen Land die Kulturrevolution tobt, beginnt eine kleine Gruppe von Astrophysikern, Politkommissaren und Ingenieuren ein streng geheimes Forschungsprojekt. Ihre Aufgabe: Signale ins All zu senden und noch vor allen anderen Nationen Kontakt mit Außerirdischen aufzunehmen. Fünfzig Jahre später wird diese Vision Wirklichkeit – auf eine so erschreckende, umwälzende und globale Weise, dass dieser Kontakt das Schicksal der Menschheit für immer verändern wird.

Random House Webster's word menu

Author: Stephen Glazier

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 9780375700835

Category: Fiction

Page: 767

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Lists and defines words by over 700 subject areas, including nature, science and technology, domestic life, arts, language, and institutions

Random House Word Menu

Author: Stephen Glazier

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 767

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Lists and defines words and terms in over seven hundred subject areas including nature, science and technology, domestic life, arts, language, and institutions

Astronautics and Space Exploration

Hearings Before the Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration, Eighty-fifth Congress, Second Session, on H. R. 11881

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronautics

Page: 1542

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