Dante and the Early Astronomer : Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens
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Dante and the Early Astronomer

“A creative tale of time-travel that connects the obsessions of a brilliant young woman and her celestial love affair with the sublime poetry of Dante. Daugherty poignantly captures Mary Evershed’s sense of excitement, persistence, and dedication to observational astronomy while tracing her extraordinary intercontinental life journey.”—Priyamvada Natarajan, astrophysicist and author of Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Idea...

Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deep
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Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deep

"O'Meara is an exceptionally talented observer, and he shares for most objects the equipment he used and his notes on how the object appeared to him. He also distills the astrophysical literature with the care one would expect from a veteran columnist, and provides the reader with both a historical view of his targets' importance to the field and the most recent results on their unique nature. The book will be most useful as a cover-...

Origins and Evolution of Life: An Astrobiological Perspective
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Origins and Evolution of Life: An Astrobiological Perspective

Devoted to exploring questions about the origin and evolution of life in our Universe, this highly interdisciplinary book brings together a broad array of scientists. Thirty chapters assembled in eight major sections convey the knowledge accumulated and the richness of the debates generated by this challenging theme. The text explores the latest research on the conditions and processes that led to the emergence of life on Earth and, ...

Cosmology: The Science of the Universe 2nd Edition
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Cosmology: The Science of the Universe 2nd Edition

Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is a broad introduction to the science of modern cosmology, with emphasis on its historical origins. The first edition of this best-selling book received worldwide acclaim for its lucid style and wide-ranging exploration of the universe. This eagerly awaited second edition updates and greatly extends the first with seven new chapters that explore early scientific cosmology, Cartesian and Newtoni...

Gravity’s Century: From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black Holes
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Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

“There are some extremely clever ways to visualize how gravitation works in a Universe governed by General Relativity under a wide variety of physical conditions, and Cowen explores many of the classic ways you've probably seen before along with some incredibly creative ones that were new, even to me.”―Ethan Siegel, Forbes

The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
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The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe

Nothing's conceptual origins were fraught with fear and disbelief, and only three civilizations independently discovered it. How Nothing went from a Babylonian place holder, a Mayan decoration in the empty space where no number fell and an Indian dot signifying all the current aspects of zero, to one of the most essential elements in mathematics, physics and cosmology, is the subject of this enlightening history. Barrow, a Cambridge ...

Skywatching in the Ancient World: New Perspectives in Cultural Astronomy Studies in Honor of Anthony F. Aveni
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Skywatching in the Ancient World:(Mesoamerican Worlds Series)

With its stunning array of diverse approaches, from the Maya Dresden Codex to Hawaiian astronomy to the alignment of Medieval English churches . . . this volume presents a series of important articles written by eminent scholars in the field of cultural astronomy. In terms of edited volumes, it is the most important contribution to the field in recent memory. --Grant Aylesworth, University of New Brunswick

The Cosmic Egg Timer: Introducing Astrological Psychology
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The Cosmic Egg Timer: Introducing Astrological Psychology

The Cosmic Egg Timer offers an immediate and illuminating approach to using astrology, suitable for the enthusiastic beginner as well as the professional astrologer, psychologist or counsellor seeking a fresh approach to working with clients. Astrological Psychology was developed after extensive research by Swiss astrologers/ psychologists Bruno and Louise Huber. Combining the best of traditional astrology with modern growth psycholo...

Burning Plasma: Bringing a Star to Earth
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Burning Plasma: Bringing a Star to Earth

Significant advances have been made in fusion science, and a point has been reached when we need to decide if the United States is ready to begin a burning plasma experiment. A burning plasmaâ€"in which at least 50 percent of the energy to drive the fusion reaction is generated internallyâ€"is an essential step to reach the goal of fusion power generation. The Burning Plasma Assessment Committee was formed to provide advice on this d...

Planetary Ring Systems: Properties, Structure, and Evolution (Cambridge Planetary Science)
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Planetary Ring Systems: Properties, Structure, and Evolution

Planetary rings are among the most intriguing structures of our solar system and have fascinated generations of astronomers. Collating emerging knowledge in the field, this volume reviews our current understanding of ring systems with reference to the rings of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and more. Written by leading experts, the history of ring research and the basics of ring–particle orbits is followed by a review of the known planetar...