The Planetary Scientist's Companion

Author: Katharina Lodders,Bruce Fegley Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353709

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Scientists have collected a wealth of physical and chemical data for the Sun, planets, and small bodies in our solar system, but until now this information has been scattered throughout the technical literature. The Planetary Scientist's Companion solves this problem, providing for the first time a single, extensive reference for the interdisciplinary fields of planetary science and cosmochemistry. The book begins with a summary of frequently used physical and chemical constants, unit conversion factors, properties of some compounds and minerals, thermodynamic data, partition coefficients, and useful formulas. This is followed by an overview of the solar system, including comparative data for the planets and their satellites and abundances of the elements. Much of the book is devoted to a series of chapters describing in turn the Sun, each of the planets, and the groups of small bodies (asteroids, comets, meteorites, and Kuiper Belt and Centaur objects). Each chapter includes an introduction, followed by tables of physical and chemical properties compiled from many sources, including data on planetary atmospheres, surfaces, and interiors. The book concludes with data on nearby stars, the interstellar medium, and recently discovered brown dwarfs and possible extrasolar planets, followed by a glossary. A unique and practical resource for anyone interested in contemporary planetary science and cosmochemistry, this volume is likely to be an essential tool in future research.

Planetary Crusts

Their Composition, Origin and Evolution

Author: S. Ross Taylor,Scott McLennan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521841860

Category: Science

Page: 378

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This comprehensive reference volume surveys the development of crusts on solid planets and satellites in the solar system.

A Companion to the History of American Science

Author: Georgina M. Montgomery,Mark A. Largent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156252

Category: History

Page: 712

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A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement

The ABC-CLIO Companion to Transportation in America

Author: William Lee Richter

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 653

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Gives an historical overview of transportation from the year 1607 to the present, including entries on people, places, and legislation

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

Author: Mark Bould,Andrew Butler,Adam Roberts,Sherryl Vint

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135228353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at: history – an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development theory – detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies issues and challenges – anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity subgenres – a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres. Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.

Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963681

Category: Science

Page: 2979

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Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Astronomy and Astrophysics. The editors have built Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Astronomy and Astrophysics in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Children of Darkness

Author: James Wisher

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595385494

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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"I picked up a life form reading. Someone's alive over there." With that short phrase, Captain Marcus Drake's partner, navigator Solomon Keys, will drastically alter the course of their lives. After picking up the signal of a distress beacon far into the galaxy, the two ex-smugglers decide to investigate the source-a large ship with a gaping hole in the side of the hull. Aboard the derelict spaceship floating millions of miles from the nearest civilization, a single woman-undercover Earth Force Agent Iaka Kazumi-survives in a sealed cryochamber. When Captain Drake wakes her, he inadvertently steps into a conspiracy that could destroy the Earth's government. The Omni Corporation from Earth has been engaged in the strictly forbidden practice of conducting medical experiments on sentient life forms. But Omni's scientists aren't working alone. Drake, Keys, and Kazumi soon find themselves on the run from enemies, new and old-all of whom want them silenced. Their only chance for survival takes the trio to a primitive jungle planet where they must convince the shaman of an alien tribe to trust them when every human encounter has caused the tribe nothing but destruction. Can the shaman survive long enough to bear witness to the atrocities threatening his people?

A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology

Author: Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen,Stig Andur Pedersen,Vincent F. Hendricks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118394232

Category: Science

Page: 550

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Drawing on essays from leading international and multi-disciplinary scholars, A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology is the first comprehensive and authoritative reference source to cover the key issues of technology’s impact on society and our lives. Presents the first complete, authoritative reference work in the field Organized thematically for use both as a full introduction to the field or an encyclopedic reference Draws on original essays from leading interdisciplinary scholars Features the most up-to-date and cutting edge research in the interdisciplinary fields of philosophy, technology, and their broader intellectual environments

Chemistry of the Solar System

Author: Katharina Lodders,Bruce Fegley, Jr

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782626018

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book is an appealing, concise, and factual account of the chemistry of the solar system. It includes basic facts about the chemical composition of the different bodies in the solar system, the major chemical processes involved in the formation of the Sun, planets, and small objects, and the chemical processes that determine their current chemical make-up. The book summarizes compositional data but focuses on the chemical processes and where relevant, it also emphasizes comparative planetology. There are numerous informative summary tables which illustrate the similarities (or differences) that help the reader to understand the processes described. Data is presented in graphical form which is useful for identifying common features of the major processes that determine the current chemical state of the planets. The book will interest general readers with a background in chemistry who will enjoy reading about the chemical diversity of the solar system's objects. It will serve as an introductory textbook for graduate classes in planetary sciences but will also be very popular with professional researchers in academia and government, college professors, and postgraduate fellows.

Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019166961X

Category: Science

Page: 240

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If the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe is just around the corner, what would be the consequences for religion? Would it represent another major conflict between science and religion, even leading to the death of faith? Some would suggest that the discovery of any suggestion of extraterrestrial life would have a greater impact than even the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions. It is now over 50 years since the first modern scientific papers were published on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Yet the religious implications of this search and possible discovery have never been systematically addressed in the scientific or theological arena. SETI is now entering its most important era of scientific development. New observation techniques are leading to the discovery of extra-solar planets daily, and the Kepler mission has already collected over 1000 planetary candidates. This deluge of data is transforming the scientific and popular view of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Earth-like planets outside of our solar system can now be identified and searched for signs of life. Now is a crucial time to assess the scientific and theological questions behind this search. This book sets out the scientific arguments undergirding SETI, with particular attention to the uncertainties in arguments and the strength of the data already assembled. It assesses not only the discovery of planets but other areas such as the Fermi paradox, the origin and evolution of intelligent life, and current SETI strategies. In all of this it reflects on how these questions are shaped by history and pop culture and their relationship with religion, especially Christian theology. It is argued that theologians need to take seriously SETI and to examine some central doctrines such as creation, incarnation, revelation, and salvation in the light of the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

Planetary Exploration and Science: Recent Results and Advances

Author: Shuanggen Jin,Nader Haghighipour,Wing-Huen Ip

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662450526

Category: Science

Page: 340

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This contributed monograph is the first work to present the latest results and findings on the new topic and hot field of planetary exploration and sciences, e.g., lunar surface iron content and mare orientale basalts, Earth’s gravity field, Martian radar exploration, crater recognition, ionosphere and astrobiology, Comet ionosphere, exoplanetary atmospheres and planet formation in binaries. By providing detailed theory and examples, this book helps readers to quickly familiarize themselves with the field. In addition, it offers a special section on next-generation planetary exploration, which opens a new landscape for future exploration plans and missions. Prof. Shuanggen Jin works at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Dr. Nader Haghighipour works at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, USA. Prof. Wing-Huen Ip works at the National Central University, Taiwan.

How Come?

Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

Author: Kathy Wollard

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761183108

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

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Fact-filled, fun-filled, as interesting to parents as it is to kids, the How Come? series is the trusted source for lively, clear answers to kids’ science queries. Now the best questions and answers from all three books—How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood—have been revised, updated, freshly illustrated in full color, supplemented with twenty completely new questions, and combined into one bigger, better volume. How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents. When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier? How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)? If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off? Why do elephants have trunks? And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.) The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.

Planétologie

Géologie des planètes et des satellites

Author: Christophe Sotin,Olivier Grasset,Gabriel Tobie

Publisher: Dunod

ISBN: 2100539930

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Avec les premières sondes spatiales, il y a plus d'une quarantaine d'années, est née une discipline, la planétologie. Depuis, chaque mission spatiale apporte des données nouvelles sur les planètes du système solaire. Ainsi, les résultats obtenus récemment par les sondes spatiales Galiléo, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Spirit, Opportunity, Mars Express, Vénus Express, Cassini-Huygens permettent d'élaborer l'évolution de chaque planète dans des modèles globaux où s'intègre la Terre, petite planète dont l'évolution est la plus complexe. Ce cours établit les bases des connaissances les plus récentes sur les planètes, permettant notamment de mieux comprendre l'évolution de la Terre. Des exercices corrigés complètent le cours. Cet ouvrage a le label Année Mondiale de l'Astronomie 2009.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science

Author: Martin Curd,Stathis Psillos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135011095

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science. It contains sixty-two specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers:historical and philosophical context debates concepts the individual sciences. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science addresses all of the essential topics.

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

Author: Bruce Clarke,Manuela Rossini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136950427

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. Divided into three main sections, this volume: links diverse literatures to scientific disciplines from Artificial Intelligence to Thermodynamics surveys current theoretical and disciplinary approaches from Animal Studies to Semiotics traces the history and culture of literature and science from Greece and Rome to Postmodernism. Ranging from classical origins and modern revolutions to current developments in cultural science studies and the posthumanities, this indispensible volume offers a comprehensive resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. With authoritative, accessible, and succinct treatments of the sciences in their literary dimensions and cultural frameworks, here is the essential guide to this vibrant area of study.

Solar System Evolution

A New Perspective

Author: Stuart Ross Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521641302

Category: Science

Page: 460

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This book describes the origin and evolution of the solar system, with an emphasis on interpretation.

Vast Universe

Extraterrestrials and Christian Revelation

Author: Thomas O'Meara

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814680488

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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If we have learned anything from recent advances in cosmology and astronomy, it is that we have only barely begun to comprehend the vastness of our universe and all that it contains. For Christians, this raises some fascinating questions: If there are intelligent beings out there, what would be their relationship to what Christianity claims is a special history on Earth of life with God? Would the fact of persons on other planets banish or modify our understanding of God? Would it reduce the importance of Jesus? What role might goodness and evil play in extraterrestrial civilizations? Might God have incarnated himself among other races of creatures, as he became incarnate as Jesus among us? Respectful of the sciences that disclose the reality of the universe, Thomas O'Meara wonders about good and evil, intelligence and freedom, revelation and life as they might exist in other galaxies. In this book, one possible aspect of the universe we live in meets the perspective of Christian revelation.

The Oxford companion to world exploration

Author: David Buisseret,Newberry Library

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195149227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1072

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From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration.