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Voyage to the Great Attractor

Author : Alan Michael Dressler
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A cosmologist describes his decade-long study of the expansion of the universe following the Big Bang, detailing his team's observation and analysis of intergalactic space and the move of the Milky Way toward a distant continent of matter

Notable Women in the Physical Sciences

Author : Benjamin F. Shearer
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Biographical essays on 96 noted world and American women scientists who have made significant contributions to the physical sciences from antiquity to the present.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

Author : John S. Rigden
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Offers clear explanations of the basic concepts, history, philosophy, fundamental theories and laws of physics, as well as biographical entries featuring physicists who have contributed to our knowledge of the physical world. The set will be useful for physics students from high school through graduate school and for general readers exploring the mysteries of everyday life, such as: What causes earthquakes?; How do CAT Scans work?; or, How do clouds form? Articles are arranged in alphabetical order and include cross-references and bibliographic references as recent as 1996. Volume one contains a Reader's Guide which identifies some key entries in the encyclopedia's plan. A table of symbols and abbreviations is included at the beginning of each volume to assist readers unfamiliar with any mathematical or scientific notation that might arise. The 4-volume set offers readers clear explanations for the phenomena, concepts, and laws that are the foundation of every other branch of science from astronomy to zoology. The entries are written to let readers satisfy their curiosity without becoming lost in high-level jargon. Specifically written to supplement the high school physics curriculum, the Encyclopedia satisfies the informational needs of a broad range of readers.

Modern Cosmological Observations and Problems

Author : Gregory Bothun
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In recent years an enormous amount of cosmological data has come from well known projects such as the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE). This book explains and makes sense of this vast array of new observational data in terms of its impact on current cosmological models. With new theories and a plethora of data feeding cosmology in the 1990s, Gregory Bothun sets about the task of re- assessing our cosmological models. He outlines exactly what the latest observations are, and how they should be seen as either consistent or in conflict with current cosmogenic scenarios. In this search for a reconciliation of current data with competing theory, he explains how Einstein's idea of a cosmological constant has now become a viable hypothesis. This authoritative text should be valuable to all those studying cosmological observations at advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. Bothun draws a path through cosmology by defining a trajectory that is based on the data. This should also provide a framework for professional cosmologists and related readers in physics as it presents a solid observational foundation which either supports or conflicts with present theory. The book is illustrated including many CCD images of galaxies. Given the rapidly changing nature of the field, this book is supported by a World Wide Web site of supplementary material that is designed to readily update the material in the book.

Classifying the Cosmos

Author : Steven J. Dick
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Since the invention of the telescope 400 years ago, astronomers have rapidly discovered countless celestial objects. But how does one make sense of it all? Astronomer and former NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick brings order to this menagerie by defining 82 classes of astronomical objects, which he places in a beginner-friendly system known as "Astronomy’s Three Kingdoms.” Rather than concentrating on technicalities, this system focuses on the history of each object, the nature of its discovery, and our current knowledge about it. The ensuing book can therefore be read on at least two levels. On one level, it is an illustrated guide to various types of astronomical wonders. On another level, it is considerably more: the first comprehensive classification system to cover all celestial objects in a consistent manner. Accompanying each spread are spectacular historical and modern images. The result is a pedagogical tour-de-force, whereby readers can easily master astronomy’s three realms of planets, stars, and galaxies.

Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Academic American Encyclopedia

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Index of American Periodical Verse

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Creation Research Society Quarterly

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Talking Book Topics

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Talking Book Topics

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Astronomy s Limitless Journey

Author : Günther Hasinger
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When observing the sky on a very clear, dark night, the soft glow of the Milky Way with its thousands of stars can be seen with the naked eye. Over the centuries since Galileo Galilei first pointed a telescope at the galaxy in 1609, this awe-inspiring yet easily visible panorama was our cosmos, our celestial world. With each new scientific discovery, however, this cosmos has grown dramatically, increasing rapidly over the last several decades. As we look deeper into space, the earlier phases of the cosmos are unveiled to us, but we know that even with the largest telescopes, we will see only a tiny fraction of the vast expanse of the universe. In Astronomy’s Limitless Journey, astrophysicist Günther Hasinger takes the reader on a journey to the far reaches of the universe—an exciting time travel that begins with the incredibly hot fireball of the Big Bang roughly 13.8 billion years ago and ends in distant eons with its cold, dark demise. In between lie the times in which extensive structures, galaxies, stars, and planets form. As the field of astrophysics and cosmology experiences a “golden age” due to larger telescopes, faster computers, and more sophisticated algorithms, fundamental changes are taking place in our understanding of space and time and of the origin and future of our universe. Hasinger thoroughly explains these fascinating revelations and describes the methods utilized in modern astrophysics. He cautions, however, that the boundaries between knowledge and ignorance shift constantly; where our knowledge is so incomplete such that we can only speculate, the journey becomes shaky. Indeed, every new discovery opens a further door to the unknown and with every answered question, we discover more locked doors still to be opened.

Hubble Revisited

Author : Daniel Fischer
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An exciting, gorgeously illustrated account of Hubble's breathtaking new discoveries from deep space. Includes 100 of the latest full-color images with easy-to-read explanatory text.

Newsweek

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The View from the Center of the Universe

Author : Joel R. Primack
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Draws on recent advances in astronomy, physics, and cosmology to present a theory of how to understand the universe and the role of our own world, in an account that offers insight into the origins and evolutionary coherence of the universe as well as its spiritual significance. 60,000 first printing.

Astronomy from the Earth to the Universe

Author : Jay M. Pasachoff
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This edition contains information about astronomical discoveries and theories. Pedagogical features, the images from the Hubble Space Telescope and new software create a package aimed at students and instructors alike.

The Princeton Review Astronomy Smart Junior

Author : Michael Bentley
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Bridget, Babette, Barnaby, and Beauregard learn about astronomy while on a field trip to Mars

Working in Groups

Author : Isa N. Engleberg
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This introductory text for group communication courses presents both classic and current theories of small group communication, focusing on how groups work. The authors' great attention to balancing theory and practice will doubtless continue to be praised by students and instructors alike in this the third edition of this best selling text. Highlights of this third edition include: - New! Group Motivation - Chapter 11: Motivation and Groups discusses the differences between, and the value of, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and rewards - New! Diversity and Participation section added to chapter three. This section establishes a framework for understanding and applying communication theory, methods, and tools to diverse groups in later chapters - New! Virtual Groups boxes feature in every chapter. In response to the fact that group interaction is no longer always face-to-face, the authors have added information on how to work in and lead virtual teams - New!Model of Leadership Effectiveness, applying and balancing leadership theories with an emphasis on specific leader functions, strategies, and communication skills - Expanded Instructors Resource Manual - This highly praised resource has been expanded to include: new features, assignments, exercises, assessment tools, test questions, and presentation software

Seeing and Believing

Author : Richard Panek
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Seeing and Believing tells the story, visionary by visionary and discovery by discovery, of the telescope, one of the few inventions that have revolutionized our view of the universe and how we fit into it.