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Dispatches from planet 3 : thirty-two (brief) tales on the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond

Marcia Bartusiak 1950- author.

2018

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (QB 15 .B373 2018 )()

  • Title:
    Dispatches from planet 3 : thirty-two (brief) tales on the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond
  • Author: Marcia Bartusiak 1950- author.
  • Description: Preface -- Earth Is but a Speck -- Celestial Neighborhood. Bedazzled by a Comet -- To Be...or Not to Be a Planet -- The Watery Allure of Mars -- Rings, Rings, Rings -- The Baffling White Dwarf Star -- The Star No Bigger Than a City -- Ye Old Black Hole -- As Though No Other Name Ever Existed -- Like This World of Ours -- Realm of the Galaxies. Our Spiraling Home -- The Woman Who Chased Galaxies -- Stuff of the Heavens -- Recipe for the Stars -- Find a Way Around It -- Dark Matters -- Cosmic Funhouse -- Rivers of Galaxies -- The Big Dipper Is Crying -- Einstein's Symphony -- Underground Astronomy -- Eavesdropping on the Universe -- The Once and Future Quasar -- To the Big Bang and Beyond. Finding a Cosmic Yardstick -- The Cosmologist Left Behind -- The Primeval Atom -- Proving the Big Bang -- It's Now Einstein's Universe -- The Big Burp -- The Great Escape -- Meet the Multiverse -- When the Universe Began, What Time Was It?
    "An award-winning science writer presents a captivating collection of cosmological essays for the armchair astronomer. The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological "tales" by multiple award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirty-two concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley and her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the scientist who first discovered radio pulsars. An endlessly fascinating collection that you can dip into in any order, these pieces will transport you to ancient Mars, when water flowed freely across its surface; to the collision of two black holes, a cosmological event that released fifty times more energy than was radiating from every star in the universe; and to the beginning of time itself."--Dust jacket.
  • Local Note: acq2019phy
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press
  • Format: xiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780300235746;ISBN 0300235747
  • Subjects: Astronomy -- History; Discoveries in science; Astronomy; Discoveries in science; SCIENCE / Astronomy; SCIENCE / History; SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics; 39.01 history of astronomy; Astronomie; History; Nonfiction
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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