The Resource Ancient light : a portrait of the universe, David Malin

Ancient light : a portrait of the universe, David Malin

Label
Ancient light : a portrait of the universe
Title
Ancient light
Title remainder
a portrait of the universe
Statement of responsibility
David Malin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book brings together the finest collection available of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and other such spectacular phenomena caught on film. Each beautiful image, made from a series of delicate yet rich platinum prints, is accompanied by a clear and engaging caption. Malin's short texts (approximately 100 words) describe the depicted phenomena and some of the mythology surrounding them. The book is divided into nine sections, using the constellations as a framework to identify the positions of the images in the sky. Each section is introduced by a short text describing the featured constellations and a celestial map. In his introductory essay, Malin outlines the history and importance of photographing the night sky, describing how very long exposures taken with a telescope reveal stars and distant galaxies too faint to be seen by the eye. By studying galaxies, we learn about our origins and perhaps our destiny and, the origins of the ingredients of life and the destinies of stars like the Sun and the planets associated with them. Much of our current knowledge on these subjects was gleaned from black and white photographs like those in this book, which were originally taken for scientific purposes. Using the world's most sophisticated telescopes and his own revolutionary techniques, Malin brings us awe-inspiring images of distant worlds and amazing phenomena. He is a pioneer of space photography and has invented new ways of capturing the unseen universe on photographic plates, leading to the discovery of two new types of galaxies. His photographs capture light that has traveled immense distances, sometimes thousands of light years, to reach us."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
VPW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malin, David
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR713
LC item number
.M35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space photography
  • Cosmology
  • Galaxies
  • Stars
  • Nebulae
  • Astronomy
  • Constellations
  • Outer space
Label
Ancient light : a portrait of the universe, David Malin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes technical information about the photographs
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Capturing ancient light -- Around the solar system -- Fornax, Sculptor and the South Celestial Pole -- The Swordfish & the Large Magellanic Cloud -- Along the galactic equator -- Wisps of dust in the sails of Argo Navis -- The galaxies of Sextans, Hydra, Virgo & the Crow -- Antares & the Tail of the Sea Serpent -- Capella to Sirius & the stars of Orion -- Cassiopeia's daughter & the nearest spiral galaxies
Control code
ocn404244339
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780714849324
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2011377338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)404244339
Label
Ancient light : a portrait of the universe, David Malin
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes technical information about the photographs
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Capturing ancient light -- Around the solar system -- Fornax, Sculptor and the South Celestial Pole -- The Swordfish & the Large Magellanic Cloud -- Along the galactic equator -- Wisps of dust in the sails of Argo Navis -- The galaxies of Sextans, Hydra, Virgo & the Crow -- Antares & the Tail of the Sea Serpent -- Capella to Sirius & the stars of Orion -- Cassiopeia's daughter & the nearest spiral galaxies
Control code
ocn404244339
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780714849324
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2011377338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)404244339

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