State of the Universe 2008 - Ratcliffe, Martin A.
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The State of the Universe annuals provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science-level reader. The 2008 annual covers the year's astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System, placing them in the context of the longer-term goals of astronomers and astrophysicists around the world. The book also includes web links for all major news stories, providing a bridge between the public news stories and the actual research web sites.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The State of the Universe annuals provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science-level reader. The 2008 annual covers the year's astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System, placing them in the context of the longer-term goals of astronomers and astrophysicists around the world. The book also includes web links for all major news stories, providing a bridge between the public news stories and the actual research web sites.

  • Produktdetails
  • Springer Praxis Books
  • Verlag: Praxis / Springer New York / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11966364, 978-0-387-71674-9
  • 2008
  • Seitenzahl: 196
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Dezember 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 279mm x 210mm x 10mm
  • Gewicht: 568g
  • ISBN-13: 9780387716749
  • ISBN-10: 0387716742
  • Artikelnr.: 22823357
Autorenporträt
Martin Ratcliffe, Valley Center, KS, USA
Inhaltsangabe
A year in News... ...and Pictures: April 2006 - March 2007.- A year in News... ...and Pictures: April 2006 - March 2007.- Astronomers Gather in Seattle... ...The 209th American Astronomical Society Meeting.- Astronomers Gather in Seattle... ...The 209th American Astronomical Society Meeting.- Features.- The State of the Universe... ...New Steps in Expanding our Knowledge.- High-Stakes Astronomy at Low Frequencies... ...Opening Up a New Wavelength Frontier.- Where Do All the Stars Come from?... ...New Views of Star Formation with the Spitzer Space Telescope.- Chips off the Planetary Block... ...Building Planetary Debris Disks.- High-Energy Vision... ...The Chandra X-ray Observatory.- Surfing Long Waves of the Universe... ...The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the 21st Century.- Through the Eyes of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey... ...Probing Deeper into the Milky Way Galaxy.- Reinventing the Hubble Space Telescope... ...The Next Hubble Servicing Mission.- The History and Future of Telescopes... ...400 Years from Galileo to Keck and Beyond.- Chasing a Runaway Universe... ...Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe.
Rezensionen
From the reviews:

"This softback volume brings together 100 of the most significant astronomy-related press releases that were issued between 2006 April and 2007 March, together with full-colour reproductions of the relevant illustrations. ... this compilation by writer and educator Martin Ratcliffe is a welcome reference. ... Written by recognized experts in their field, these articles cover such diverse topics as 'The history and future of telescopes', 'The state of the Universe', and 'Building planetary disks'." (Peter Bond, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1204), 2008)

"A book that collates and presents a whole year's worth of news stories ... . The succinct nature of these news stories captures the essence of the research, and for those who wish to read up more about each subject, web links to the original press release or even the scientific paper are provided, making this an excellent resource ... . Anyone wanting a year book style review of the current state of affairs in the Universe ... will enjoy reading this book." (Emily Baldwin, Astronomy Now, July, 2008)