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The Resource Star-craving mad : tales from a travelling astronomer, Fred Watson

Star-craving mad : tales from a travelling astronomer, Fred Watson

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Star-craving mad : tales from a travelling astronomer
Title
Star-craving mad
Title remainder
tales from a travelling astronomer
Statement of responsibility
Fred Watson
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Language
eng
Summary
A journey through time and space with Australia's best known astronomer, Fred Watson knows all about the madness that drives people to understand the Universe and unlock its secrets. Now you can join Australia's best-known astronomer on a unique tour to unravel the mysteries of space and time. Take in primitive observatories in ancient Peru and the world's largest atom-smasher in modern-day Switzerland. See Pluto demoted from planetary status. Go behind headlines to find the truth about the Transit of Venus and the Higgs Boson. Meet some of science's most colourful characters. In this light-hearted, informative and engaging book, Fred travels to some of those far-flung destinations as he weaves the epic story of humankind's growing understanding of the Universe. It's a grand adventure and the Professor is a witty, funny and knowledgeable companion. Come along on a journey that is sure to take you out of this world..
Summary
Many people outside the science world harbor the romantic notion that astronomers spend every night with their eyes clapped to giant telescopes, looking for things. The most frequent question astronomer Fred Watson is asked by members of the public is Have you found anything recently? Sadly, the answer is usually no. That's because finding new things is only a small part of what astronomers do, compared with investigating things they already know about. People sense that in this, the biggest of big sciences, there might be answers to some of the most profound questions that can be asked: questions about the nature of space and time, about our ultimate origins, the meaning of life, and perhaps even spirituality
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10231582
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BT
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1944-
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Watson, Fred
Dewey number
520.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Watson, Fred
  • Astronomers
  • Telescopes
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Target audience
general
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tales from a travelling astronomer
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Star-craving mad : tales from a travelling astronomer, Fred Watson
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 320-322
Control code
000050316737
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742373768
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
illustrations, most of which in colour, facsimiles, portraits
Label
Star-craving mad : tales from a travelling astronomer, Fred Watson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 320-322
Control code
000050316737
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742373768
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
illustrations, most of which in colour, facsimiles, portraits

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