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The Resource Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics, David Leverington

Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics, David Leverington

Label
Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics
Title
Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics
Statement of responsibility
David Leverington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research. The initial articles, which are largely organised chronologically, are followed by numerous thematic historical articles on the constituents of the solar system, types of stars, stellar evolution, active galaxies, cosmology and much more. These are followed by articles on tools and techniques, from the history of spectroscopy to adaptive optics. The last part of the Encyclopedia is devoted to the history of ground- and space-based telescopes and observatories, covering the full spectral range from gamma-rays through the optical waveband to radio waves. Informative and accessibly written, each article is followed by an extensive bibliography to facilitate further research, whilst consistent coverage from ancient times to the present makes this an ideal resource for scholars, students and amateur astronomers alike
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1941-
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Leverington, David
Dewey number
520.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
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  • Astronomie
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Science
Label
Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics, David Leverington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • International Astronomical Union
  • Part II.
  • The
  • Solar System
  • 4.
  • Overview -- the Solar System
  • 5.
  • Sun, Earth, and Moon
  • 6.
  • Inner Solar System
  • Preface.
  • 7.
  • Giant planets
  • 8.
  • Smaller objects
  • 9.
  • Exoplanets
  • Part III.
  • Stars
  • 10.
  • Stars considered individually
  • Part I.
  • 11.
  • Stars considered as a group
  • 12.
  • Types of stars
  • Part IV.
  • Galaxies and Cosmology
  • 13.
  • Milky Way
  • 14.
  • Other galaxies and cosmology
  • General Astronomy
  • Part V.
  • General Astronomical Tools and Techniques (After 1600)
  • Part VI.
  • Optical Telescopes and Observatories
  • 15.
  • Overview -
  • optical telescopes and observatories
  • 16.
  • Optical observatories
  • Part VII.
  • 1.
  • Radio Telescopes, Observatories and Radar
  • 17.
  • Overview -
  • radio telescopes and observatories
  • 18.
  • Early radio astronomy and observatories
  • 19.
  • Later radio observatories
  • Part VIII.
  • Other Ground-Based Observatories
  • Ancient (pre-telescopy) astronomy
  • Part IX.
  • Solar System Exploration Spacecraft
  • 20.
  • Overview -
  • Solar System exploration spacecraft
  • 21.
  • Individual Solar System spacecraft
  • Part X.
  • Selected Observatory Spacecraft
  • 22.
  • 2.
  • Overview -
  • spacecraft observatories
  • 23.
  • Individual spacecraft observatories
  • Name index
  • Subject index
  • Period overviews
  • 3.
Control code
000050252798
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 521 pages
Isbn
9780521899949
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other control number
40022471970
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics, David Leverington
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • International Astronomical Union
  • Part II.
  • The
  • Solar System
  • 4.
  • Overview -- the Solar System
  • 5.
  • Sun, Earth, and Moon
  • 6.
  • Inner Solar System
  • Preface.
  • 7.
  • Giant planets
  • 8.
  • Smaller objects
  • 9.
  • Exoplanets
  • Part III.
  • Stars
  • 10.
  • Stars considered individually
  • Part I.
  • 11.
  • Stars considered as a group
  • 12.
  • Types of stars
  • Part IV.
  • Galaxies and Cosmology
  • 13.
  • Milky Way
  • 14.
  • Other galaxies and cosmology
  • General Astronomy
  • Part V.
  • General Astronomical Tools and Techniques (After 1600)
  • Part VI.
  • Optical Telescopes and Observatories
  • 15.
  • Overview -
  • optical telescopes and observatories
  • 16.
  • Optical observatories
  • Part VII.
  • 1.
  • Radio Telescopes, Observatories and Radar
  • 17.
  • Overview -
  • radio telescopes and observatories
  • 18.
  • Early radio astronomy and observatories
  • 19.
  • Later radio observatories
  • Part VIII.
  • Other Ground-Based Observatories
  • Ancient (pre-telescopy) astronomy
  • Part IX.
  • Solar System Exploration Spacecraft
  • 20.
  • Overview -
  • Solar System exploration spacecraft
  • 21.
  • Individual Solar System spacecraft
  • Part X.
  • Selected Observatory Spacecraft
  • 22.
  • 2.
  • Overview -
  • spacecraft observatories
  • 23.
  • Individual spacecraft observatories
  • Name index
  • Subject index
  • Period overviews
  • 3.
Control code
000050252798
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 521 pages
Isbn
9780521899949
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other control number
40022471970
Other physical details
illustrations

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