The Resource Our Place In The Universe

Our Place In The Universe

Label
Our Place In The Universe
Title
Our Place In The Universe
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our Place in the Universe tells the story of our world, formation of the first galaxies and stars formed from great clouds containing the primordial elements made in the first few minutes; birth of stars, their lives and deaths in fiery supernova explosions; formation of the solar system, its planets and many moons; life on Earth, its needs and vicissitudes on land and in the seas; finally exoplanets, planets that surround distant stars. Interspersed in the text are short pieces on some of those who revealed these wonders to us. It is written in a very authoritative and readable form and contains more than 100 color prints of the marvelous galaxies, and nebula that have been taken from space-based and land-based telescopes carried by NASA missions, the European Space Agency, the European Southern Laboratory in Chile and many other sources
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MiAaPQ
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Glendenning, Norman K
LC call number
QB981 -- .G585 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Galaxies -- Evolution
  • Galaxies -- Formation
  • Solar system -- Origin
Label
Our Place In The Universe
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=312322
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Figures -- Chapter 1. A Day without Yesterday -- 1.1 Instant of Creation -- 1.2 Size and Age of Earth, Sun and Milky Way -- 1.3 Einstein's Static Universe -- 1.4 Expanding Universe -- 1.5 Universe without Center -- 1.6 Karl Schwarzschild and Black Holes -- 1.7 Questions -- 1.8 Boxes 1-9 -- Chapter 2. Formation of Galaxies -- 2.1 Fragmentation of Giant Clouds into Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters -- 2.1.1 Galaxies and Stars -- 2.2 Types of Galaxies -- 2.2.1 Spiral Arm Galaxies -- 2.2.2 Elliptical Galaxies -- 2.2.3 Lenticular Galaxy -- 2.3 Fritz Zwicky and Galaxies as Gravitational Lenses -- 2.4 Unseen Matter and Energy -- 2.4.1 Dark Matter, Dark Energy -- 2.4.2 Hot and Cold Dark Matter -- 2.4.3 Distinguishing between Dark and Ordinary Matter -- 2.5 Globular Clusters -- 2.6 Box 10 -- Chapter 3. Birth and Life of Stars -- 3.1 The First Stars -- 3.2 Star Birth -- 3.3 Orion: A Stellar Nursery -- 3.4 Birth of Massive Stars in the Tri d Nebula -- 3.5 Galaxy Collisions and Star Birth -- 3.6 In the Fires of Stars -- 3.7 Thermonuclear Evolution of Stars -- 3.8 Questions -- 3.9 Boxes 11-12 -- Chapter 4. Supernovae: Death and Trans guration of Stars -- 4.1 A Dying Star -- 4.2 The Guest Star -- 4.3 Core Collapse and Supernovae -- 4.4 Ghostly Neutrinos -- 4.5 Detecting Far-off Supernova -- 4.6 What Sustains a Star So Long Before Its Collapse -- 4.7 White Dwarfs and Chandrasekhar -- 4.8 The Pauli Principle -- 4.9 Neutron Stars -- 4.10 Discovery: Jocelyn Bell -- 4.11 Birth, Death, and Transfiguration -- 4.12 Reverend John Michell and the Idea of Black Holes -- 4.13 Questions -- Chapter 5. Nebulae -- 5.1 The Milky Way and Nebula -- 5.2 Sir John Herschel and the Carina Nebula -- 5.3 Planetary Nebulae -- 5.4 The Cerro Tololo Observatory -- 5.5 Questions -- Chapter 6. Spacetime, Relativity, and Superdense Matter
  • 6.1 Einstein: Spacetime and Relativity -- 6.2 Superdense Matter -- 6.3 Spinning Neutron Stars -- 6.4 Questions -- 6.5 Boxes 13-18 -- Chapter 7. Origins -- 7.1 Formation of the Solar System -- 7.2 Johannes Kepler -- 7.3 The Sun -- 7.4 The Sun and Arthur Eddington -- 7.5 Eventual Fate of Our Sun -- 7.6 The Planets -- 7.7 The Earth -- 7.8 The Moon and Tidal Locking -- 7.9 The Moon -- 7.10 Laplace (1749-1827) -- 7.11 Questions -- 7.12 Box 19 -- Chapter 8. First Modern Astronomer -- 8.1 Galileo: Principle Discoveries -- 8.2 Youth -- 8.3 His Astronomical Research with the Telescope -- 8.4 The Earth Turns Round -- 8.5 Conflict with the Church -- Chapter 9. Life on Earth -- 9.1 Land and Waters of Earth -- 9.2 Conditions for Life on Earth -- 9.3 Evolution of Life on Earth -- 9.4 Earliest Life on Earth -- 9.5 Mass Extinctions -- 9.6 Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) -- 9.7 Habitable Zone around Stars -- Chapter 10. Other Planets and Their Moons -- 10.1 Jupiter -- 10.2 Moons of Jupiter -- 10.3 Mars -- 10.4 Moons of Mars -- 10.5 The Ringed Planet, Saturn -- 10.6 Venus -- 10.7 Mercury -- 10.8 Uranus -- 10.9 Neptune -- 10.10 Pluto (a Dwarf Planet) -- 10.11 The Voyager Missions -- 10.12 Questions -- Chapter 11. New Worlds -- 11.1 Edmond Halley: The Stars Also Move -- 11.2 The Sun Also Orbits -- 11.3 First Planets beyond Our Solar System -- 11.4 The Search for Exoplanets -- 11.5 Search for Life beyond the Solar System -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC312322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812708304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC312322
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL312322
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10188720
  • (CaONFJC)MIL112116
  • (OCoLC)476099673
Label
Our Place In The Universe
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=312322
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Figures -- Chapter 1. A Day without Yesterday -- 1.1 Instant of Creation -- 1.2 Size and Age of Earth, Sun and Milky Way -- 1.3 Einstein's Static Universe -- 1.4 Expanding Universe -- 1.5 Universe without Center -- 1.6 Karl Schwarzschild and Black Holes -- 1.7 Questions -- 1.8 Boxes 1-9 -- Chapter 2. Formation of Galaxies -- 2.1 Fragmentation of Giant Clouds into Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters -- 2.1.1 Galaxies and Stars -- 2.2 Types of Galaxies -- 2.2.1 Spiral Arm Galaxies -- 2.2.2 Elliptical Galaxies -- 2.2.3 Lenticular Galaxy -- 2.3 Fritz Zwicky and Galaxies as Gravitational Lenses -- 2.4 Unseen Matter and Energy -- 2.4.1 Dark Matter, Dark Energy -- 2.4.2 Hot and Cold Dark Matter -- 2.4.3 Distinguishing between Dark and Ordinary Matter -- 2.5 Globular Clusters -- 2.6 Box 10 -- Chapter 3. Birth and Life of Stars -- 3.1 The First Stars -- 3.2 Star Birth -- 3.3 Orion: A Stellar Nursery -- 3.4 Birth of Massive Stars in the Tri d Nebula -- 3.5 Galaxy Collisions and Star Birth -- 3.6 In the Fires of Stars -- 3.7 Thermonuclear Evolution of Stars -- 3.8 Questions -- 3.9 Boxes 11-12 -- Chapter 4. Supernovae: Death and Trans guration of Stars -- 4.1 A Dying Star -- 4.2 The Guest Star -- 4.3 Core Collapse and Supernovae -- 4.4 Ghostly Neutrinos -- 4.5 Detecting Far-off Supernova -- 4.6 What Sustains a Star So Long Before Its Collapse -- 4.7 White Dwarfs and Chandrasekhar -- 4.8 The Pauli Principle -- 4.9 Neutron Stars -- 4.10 Discovery: Jocelyn Bell -- 4.11 Birth, Death, and Transfiguration -- 4.12 Reverend John Michell and the Idea of Black Holes -- 4.13 Questions -- Chapter 5. Nebulae -- 5.1 The Milky Way and Nebula -- 5.2 Sir John Herschel and the Carina Nebula -- 5.3 Planetary Nebulae -- 5.4 The Cerro Tololo Observatory -- 5.5 Questions -- Chapter 6. Spacetime, Relativity, and Superdense Matter
  • 6.1 Einstein: Spacetime and Relativity -- 6.2 Superdense Matter -- 6.3 Spinning Neutron Stars -- 6.4 Questions -- 6.5 Boxes 13-18 -- Chapter 7. Origins -- 7.1 Formation of the Solar System -- 7.2 Johannes Kepler -- 7.3 The Sun -- 7.4 The Sun and Arthur Eddington -- 7.5 Eventual Fate of Our Sun -- 7.6 The Planets -- 7.7 The Earth -- 7.8 The Moon and Tidal Locking -- 7.9 The Moon -- 7.10 Laplace (1749-1827) -- 7.11 Questions -- 7.12 Box 19 -- Chapter 8. First Modern Astronomer -- 8.1 Galileo: Principle Discoveries -- 8.2 Youth -- 8.3 His Astronomical Research with the Telescope -- 8.4 The Earth Turns Round -- 8.5 Conflict with the Church -- Chapter 9. Life on Earth -- 9.1 Land and Waters of Earth -- 9.2 Conditions for Life on Earth -- 9.3 Evolution of Life on Earth -- 9.4 Earliest Life on Earth -- 9.5 Mass Extinctions -- 9.6 Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) -- 9.7 Habitable Zone around Stars -- Chapter 10. Other Planets and Their Moons -- 10.1 Jupiter -- 10.2 Moons of Jupiter -- 10.3 Mars -- 10.4 Moons of Mars -- 10.5 The Ringed Planet, Saturn -- 10.6 Venus -- 10.7 Mercury -- 10.8 Uranus -- 10.9 Neptune -- 10.10 Pluto (a Dwarf Planet) -- 10.11 The Voyager Missions -- 10.12 Questions -- Chapter 11. New Worlds -- 11.1 Edmond Halley: The Stars Also Move -- 11.2 The Sun Also Orbits -- 11.3 First Planets beyond Our Solar System -- 11.4 The Search for Exoplanets -- 11.5 Search for Life beyond the Solar System -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC312322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812708304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC312322
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL312322
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10188720
  • (CaONFJC)MIL112116
  • (OCoLC)476099673

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