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1 Stephen Hawking Brief answers to big questions 026386 2018 Book  
2 Fred Taylor Exploring the planets OB1144 eBook  
3 Ian Stewart Glass Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, astronomer and geodesist OB1073 eBook  
4 S. M. Faber (ed.) Annual review of astronomy and astrophysics volume 56, 2018 (online) OB1032 2018 Book  
5 Don Machholz The observing guide to the Messier marathon OB0743 Book  
6 Milton D. Heifetz & Wil Tirion A walk through the southern sky OB0742 Book  
7 Axel Mellinger, Ronald Stoyan The Cambridge photographic star atlas OB0740 Book  
8 John Naylor Out of the blue OB0737 Book  
9 Fred W. Price The planet observer's handbook OB0735 Book  
10 Ian Morison, University of Manchester and Gresham College A journey through the universe OB0734 Book  
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TitleBrief answers to big questions
Author(s)Stephen Hawking
PublicationLondon, John Murray, 2018.
Descriptionxxiii, 232p
Abstract NoteThe world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us?Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.
ISBN,Price9781473695986 : Rs 650.00(HB)
Classification52
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. BLACK HOLE 3. COSMOLOGY 4. POPULAR ASTRONOMY
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TitleExploring the planets : a memoir
Author(s)Fred Taylor
EditionFirst edition
Description1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Abstract NoteThis personal account of how the space programme has evolved, explores how the motivations of researchers and politicians can merge to generate the large budgets required, and describes how the technology is planned and developed to make various feats like landing on Mars or Titan possible
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
ISBN,Price9780191819650 (ebook)
Keyword(s)ASTRONOMY
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TitleNicolas-Louis De La Caille, astronomer and geodesist : South African Astronomical Observatory
Author(s)Ian Stewart Glass
PublicationOxford, 1. c2013 2. Oxford University Press,
Description1 online resource : ill
Abstract NoteThis is a comprehensive biography of one of the greatest and most careful observational astronomers of all time. Nicolas-Louis De La Caille mapped the southern sky and named many of the constellations. In addition, he contributed to geodesy, navigation, and celestial mechanics
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
ISBN,Price9780191749315 (ebook)
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers 2. ASTRONOMY 3. GEODESY
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TitleAnnual review of astronomy and astrophysics volume 56, 2018 (online)
Author(s)S. M. Faber (ed.);Ewine van Dishoeck (ed.);John Kormendy (ed.)
PublicationAnnual Reviews 2018.
ISBN,PriceUS $289.00
Keyword(s)1. ANNUAL REIVEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS 2. ARAA; 56 3. ASTRONOMY 4. ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
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TitleThe observing guide to the Messier marathon : a handbook and atlas
Author(s)Don Machholz
Description1 online resource (xiii, 157 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe Messier Catalogue is a list of one hundred and ten galaxies, star clusters and nebulae, and includes many of the brightest and best-known objects in the sky. Amateur astronomers can challenge their abilities by attempting to find all the objects on the list in one night, and thus complete the Messier Marathon. This book contains over 90 easy-to-use star maps to guide the observer from one object to the next, and provides tips for a successful night of observing. The book also tells the story of the eighteenth-century astronomer, Charles Messier, and how he came to compile his extensive catalogue. This complete guide to the Messier Marathon will help the amateur astronomer to observe the Messier Objects throughout the year, using a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. GALAXIES 5. NEBULAE 6. STARS
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TitleA walk through the southern sky : a guide to stars and constellations and their legends
Author(s)Milton D. Heifetz & Wil Tirion
EditionSecond edition
Description1 online resource (109 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteWhat star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? This book answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016. The ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies
Contents Notept. 1. Measuring distances in the sky -- pt. 2. A walk through the heavens -- pt. 3. Legends of the constellations -- pt. 4. There's more to see!
NotesTitle from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. CONSTELLATIONS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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TitleThe Cambridge photographic star atlas
Author(s)Axel Mellinger, Ronald Stoyan
Description1 online resource (1 atlas (ix, 176 pages)) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteUsing the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas presents the whole sky through large-scale photographic images with corresponding charts. Each double-page spread shows a section of the night sky and is accompanied by an inverted chart highlighting and naming double stars, variable stars, open clusters, galactic and planetary nebulae, globular clusters and galaxies. The 82 large-scale charts, with a scale of 1?? per cm, identify over 1500 deep-sky objects and 2500 stars. Providing a giant mosaic of the entire sky, this unique atlas is unparalleled in detail and completeness, making it indispensable for visual observers and astrophotographers
Contents NotePreface -- Introduction -- How the panoramic image was made Contents -- Layout of charts -- Legend -- References -- Atlas charts -- Object index
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. STARS
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TitleOut of the blue : a 24-hour skywatcher's guide
Author(s)John Naylor
Description1 online resource (xii, 360 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteWhy is the sky blue and why are sunsets red? When can I see a rainbow? Why is the moon sometimes visible in daylight? In Out of the Blue skywatcher John Naylor offers practical advice about where and when you can expect to see natural phenomena, what you will see and how to improve your chances of seeing it. He takes in both the night and the day sky, and deals only with what can be seen with the naked eye. Drawing on science, history, literature and mythology, and written in a popular style that assumes only basic scientific know-how, Out of the Blue is for everyone who enjoys being outdoors and who feels curious or puzzled about things optical and astronomical
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. METEOROLOGICAL OPTICS
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TitleThe planet observer's handbook
Author(s)Fred W. Price
EditionSecond edition
Description1 online resource (xvii, 429 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThis is an informative, up-to-date and well-illustrated guide to planetary observations for amateurs. After a brief description of the solar system and a chapter on the celestial sphere, readers are shown how to choose, test and use a telescope with various accessories and how to make observations and record results. For each planet and the asteroids, details are given of observational techniques, together with suggestions for how to make contributions of scientific value. From a general description and detailed observational history of each planet, observers can anticipate what they should see and assess their own observations. The chapter on planetary photography includes the revolutionary use of videography, charge coupled devices and video-assisted drawing. There are also chapters on making maps and planispheres and on photoelectric photometry
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. PLANETS
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TitleA journey through the universe : Gresham lectures on astronomy
Author(s)Ian Morison, University of Manchester and Gresham College
Description1 online resource (xi, 356 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteProviding an in-depth understanding both for general readers and astronomy enthusiasts, this highly comprehensive book provides an up-to-date survey of our knowledge of the Universe beyond Earth. The book explores our Solar System, its planets and other bodies; examines the Sun and how it and other stars evolve through their lifetimes; discusses the search for planets beyond our Solar System and how we might detect life on them; and highlights interesting objects found within our galaxy, the Milky Way. It also looks at our current understanding of the origin and evolution of the Universe, as well as many other intriguing topics, such as time, black holes and Einstein's theories, dark matter, dark energy and the Cosmic Microwave Background. The book is uniquely supported by video lectures given by the author, available online. It also includes the very latest astronomical observations, such as those made by the Planck and Kepler spacecraft
Contents NoteWatchers of the skies -- Our Sun -- Aspects of our Solar System -- The rocky planets -- The hunt for Planet X -- Voyages to the outer planets -- Harbingers of doom -- Impact! -- Four hundred years of the telescope -- The family of stars -- Aging stars -- The search for other worlds -- Are we alone? The search for life beyond the Earth -- Our island Universe -- Wonders of the southern sky -- Proving Einstein right -- Black holes : no need to be afraid -- It's about time -- Hubble's heritage : the astronomer and the telescope that honours his name -- The violent Universe -- The invisible Universe : dark matter and dark energy -- The afterglow of creation -- To infinity and beyond : a view of the cosmos
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Keyword(s)ASTRONOMY
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