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The Story of the Solar System

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Publisher : Library of Alexandria
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ISBN : 1465608613
Pages : 188 pages
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Download The Story of the Solar System in PDF by George Frederick Chambers Full Book and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the term “Solar System” it is to be understood that an Astronomer, speaking from the standpoint of an inhabitant of the Earth, wishes to refer to that object, the Sun, which is to him the material and visible centre of life and heat and control, and also to those bodies dependent on the Sun which circulate round it at various distances, deriving their light and heat from the Sun, and known as planets and comets. The statement just made may be regarded as a general truth, but as the strictest accuracy on scientific matters is of the utmost importance, a trivial reservation must perhaps be put upon the foregoing broad assertion. There is some reason for thinking that possibly one of the planets (Jupiter) possesses a little inherent light of its own which is not borrowed from the Sun; whilst of the comets it must certainly be said that, as a rule, they shine with intrinsic, not borrowed light. Respecting these reservations more hereafter. The planets are divided into “primary” and “secondary.” By a “primary” planet we mean one which directly circulates round the Sun; by a “secondary” planet we mean one which in the first instance circulates round a primary planet, and therefore only in a secondary sense circulates round the Sun. The planets are also “major” or “minor”; this, however, is only a distinction of size. The secondary planets are usually termed “satellites,” or, very often, in popular language, “moons,” because they own allegiance to their respective primaries just as our Moon—the Moon—does to the Earth. But the use of the term “moon” is inconvenient, and it is better to stick to “satellite.” There is yet another method of classifying the planets which has its advantages. They are sometimes divided into “inferior” and “superior.” The “inferior” planets are those which travel round the Sun in orbits which are inside the Earth’s orbit; the “superior” planets are those whose orbits are outside the Earth.


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Disturbing the Solar System

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691239460
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Disturbing the Solar System in PDF by Alan E. Rubin Full Book and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The solar system has always been a messy place in which gravity wreaks havoc. Moons form, asteroids and comets crash into planets, ice ages commence, and dinosaurs disappear. By describing the dramatic consequences of such disturbances, this authoritative and entertaining book reveals the fundamental interconnectedness of the solar system--and what it means for life on Earth. After relating a brief history of the solar system, Alan Rubin describes how astronomers determined our location in the Milky Way. He provides succinct and up-to-date accounts of the energetic interactions among planetary bodies, the generation of the Earth's magnetic field, the effects of other solar-system objects on our climate, the moon's genesis, the heating of asteroids, and the origin of the mysterious tektites. Along the way, Rubin introduces us to the individual scientists--including the famous, the now obscure, and the newest generation of researchers--who have enhanced our understanding of the galactic neighborhood. He shows how scientific discoveries are made; he discusses the uncertainty that presides over the boundaries of knowledge as well as the occasional reluctance of scientists to change their minds even when confronted by compelling evidence. This fresh historical perspective reveals science as it is: an imperfect but self-correcting enterprise. Journeying to the frontiers of knowledge, Rubin concludes with the exciting realm of astrobiology. He chronicles the history of the search for life on Mars and describes cutting-edge lines of astrobiological inquiry, including panspermia (the possible transfer of life from planet to planet), the likelihood of technologically advanced alien civilizations in our galaxy, and our probable responses to alien contact. Authoritative and up-to-date but also entertaining and fluidly written, Disturbing the Solar System will appeal to any reader who has ever picked up a rock or gazed at the moon with a sense of wonder.


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The Story Of Our Universe

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Pages : 198 pages
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Download The Story Of Our Universe in PDF by Johny Jagannath Full Book and published by Johny Jagannath. This book was released on 2015-04-25 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intended for a lay audience, this work presents a new theory of Gravitation that uses the mechanics of an Archimedean Screw (helix) to explain how gravity does, what it does, and extends this mechanism to explain other physical phenomena, such as an Electric Charge via a mechanical interpretation of a Chemical Bond. Therefore, the mechanics that govern the core of an atom in this work, also govern the mechanics of the core of a star or a planet. This mechanism can be also be extended to explain the behavior of magnets: like poles repel; unlike poles attract. Therefore, all fundamental forces in this work are explained via the mechanism of a screw, where a Field Line is interpreted as a turning screw and the direction of the linear force is obtained by the right hand rule. The Archimedean Screw was invented in 700 BC by the Assyrians. It is one of the six classical simple machines.


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Finding Our Place in the Solar System

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ISBN : 1107182298
Pages : 392 pages
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Download Finding Our Place in the Solar System in PDF by Todd Timberlake Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-31 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Details the science behind the Copernican Revolution, the transition from the Earth-centered cosmos to a modern understanding of planetary orbits.


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Science-fiction

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ISBN : 9780873386043
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Download Science-fiction in PDF by Everett Franklin Bleiler Full Book and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Complementing Science-Fiction: The Early Years, which surveys science-fiction published in book form from its beginnings through 1930, the present volume covers all the science-fiction printed in the genre magazines--Amazing, Astounding, and Wonder, along with offshoots and minor magazines--from 1926 through 1936. This is the first time this historically important literary phenomenon, which stands behind the enormous modern development of science-fiction, has been studied thoroughly and accurately. The heart of the book is a series of descriptions of all 1,835 stories published during this period, plus bibliographic information. Supplementing this are many useful features: detailed histories of each of the magazines, an issue by issue roster of contents, a technical analysis of the art work, brief authors' biographies, poetry and letter indexes, a theme and motif index of approximately 30,0000 entries, and general indexes. Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years is not only indispensable for reference librarians, collectors, readers, and scholars interested in science-fiction, it is also of importance to the study of popular culture during the Great Depression in the United States. Most of its data, which are largely based on rare and almost unobtainable sources, are not available elsewhere.


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The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231544278
Pages : 354 pages
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Download The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks in PDF by Donald R. Prothero Full Book and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-02 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that shaped our understanding of geology, from the unearthing of exemplary specimens to tectonic shifts in how we view the inner workings of our planet. Prothero follows in the footsteps of the scientists who asked—and answered—geology’s biggest questions: How do we know how old the earth is? What happened to the supercontinent Pangea? How did ocean rocks end up at the top of Mount Everest? What can we learn about our planet from meteorites and moon rocks? He answers these questions through expertly chosen case studies, such as Pliny the Younger’s firsthand account of the eruption of Vesuvius; the granite outcrops that led a Scottish scientist to theorize that the landscapes he witnessed were far older than Noah’s Flood; the salt and gypsum deposits under the Mediterranean Sea that indicate that it was once a desert; and how trying to date the age of meteorites revealed the dangers of lead poisoning. Each of these breakthroughs filled in a piece of the greater puzzle that is the earth, with scientific discoveries dovetailing with each other to offer an increasingly coherent image of the geologic past. Summarizing a wealth of information in an entertaining, approachable style, The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks is essential reading for the armchair geologist, the rock hound, and all who are curious about the earth beneath their feet.


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The Story of Our Amazing Universe

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ISBN : 1839759364
Pages : 243 pages
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Download The Story of Our Amazing Universe in PDF by Athar Shareef Full Book and published by Grosvenor House Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our Universe is amazing. This is its story, told in simple language. The story tells how the Universe came to be what it is today. It starts with the Big Bang and describes how stars, black holes, and our solar system developed. It explores the evolution of life on Earth and investigates the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. It peers into the future and wonders about the Universe's likely old age and death, or whatever else may be its end. The challenge the book takes up is to explain all of this, including some of the astonishing concepts we have in science, such as Einstein's theories of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, using virtually no mathematics and without dumbing-down. All are described narratively and explained using examples and anecdotes. The book is written for young people with a thirst for learning about the science of space, as well as for 'grown-ups' who want a better understanding of this fascinating subject.


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The Story of the Earth

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ISBN : 9780521262927
Pages : 224 pages
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Download The Story of the Earth in PDF by Peter Cattermole Full Book and published by CUP Archive. This book was released on 1985-03-28 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveys the history of the planet Earth from its formation to the present and examines the processes which shaped the planet's appearance


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The Solar System Simply Told for General Readers

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Pages : 2 pages
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Download The Solar System Simply Told for General Readers in PDF by George Frederick Chambers Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 2 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Story of Earth

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ISBN : 1101580682
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Story of Earth in PDF by Robert M. Hazen Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-04-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hailed by The New York Times for writing “with wonderful clarity about science . . . that effortlessly teaches as it zips along,” nationally bestselling author Robert M. Hazen offers a radical new approach to Earth history in this intertwined tale of the planet’s living and nonliving spheres. With an astrobiologist’s imagination, a historian’s perspective, and a naturalist’s eye, Hazen calls upon twenty-first-century discoveries that have revolutionized geology and enabled scientists to envision Earth’s many iterations in vivid detail—from the mile-high lava tides of its infancy to the early organisms responsible for more than two-thirds of the mineral varieties beneath our feet. Lucid, controversial, and on the cutting edge of its field, The Story of Earth is popular science of the highest order. "A sweeping rip-roaring yarn of immense scope, from the birth of the elements in the stars to meditations on the future habitability of our world." -Science "A fascinating story." -Bill McKibben


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The Story of Manned Space Stations

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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 0387684883
Pages : 170 pages
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Download The Story of Manned Space Stations in PDF by Philip Baker Full Book and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-08-20 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book charts the history of manned space stations in a logical, chronological order. It tells the story of the two major space powers starting out on their very separate programs, but slowly coming together. It describes rarely mentioned development programs, most of which never flew, including the US Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Soviet Almaz station, and the Soviet Polyus battlestation. The Mir space station was one of the greatest human achievements in modern history, and a thorough telling of its story is essential to this book. This book is the first of its kind to tell the whole story of the manned space stations from the USA and Russia.


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Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351879251
Pages : 318 pages
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Download Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe in PDF by Pamela Gossin Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this, the first book-length study of astronomy in Hardy's writing, historian of science and literary scholar Pamela Gossin brings the analytical tools of both disciplines to bear as she offers unexpected and sophisticated readings of seven novels that enrich Darwinian and feminist perspectives on his work, extend formalist evaluations of his achievement as a writer, and provide fresh interpretations of enigmatic passages and scenes. In an elegantly crafted introduction, Gossin draws together the shared critical values and methods of literary studies and the history of science to articulate a hybrid model of scholarly interpretation and analysis that promotes cross-disciplinary compassion and understanding within the current contention of the science/culture wars. She then situates Hardy's own deeply interdisciplinary knowledge of astronomy and cosmology within both literary and scientific traditions, from the ancient world through the Victorian era. Gossin offers insightful new assessments of A Pair of Blue Eyes, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, Two on a Tower, The Woodlanders, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure, arguing that Hardy's personal synthesis of ancient and modern astronomy with mythopoetic and scientific cosmologies enabled him to write as a literary cosmologist for the post-Darwinian world. The profound new myths that comprise Hardy's novel universe can be read as a sustained set of literary thought-experiments by which he critiques the possibilities, limitations, and dangers of living out the storylines that such imaginative cosmologies project for his time - and ours.


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A Quick History of the Universe

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Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions
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ISBN : 071126273X
Pages : 128 pages
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Download A Quick History of the Universe in PDF by Clive Gifford Full Book and published by Wide Eyed Editions. This book was released on 2021-04-06 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Strap in for a rip-roaring ride through the history of the universe, starting with the Big Bang, and bringing us right up to present day. What was the universe like when it was a few seconds old? How had it changed by its millionth birthday? And when did time even start, for that matter?! The story of the last 13.8 billion years in one handy volume, you can read about the start of stars, the growth of galaxies and the production of planets. Plus, there are some great dad jokes. Hold on tight... Read the story of how the universe developed, and discover: In the beginning there was... what exactly? What was the beginning of the universe actually like? Some suns have just got that star quality... but which stars are really hot stuff? Who's who in the galactic zoo? There are several different types of galaxy in the universe. How do they form? The tragic death of the star - how do stars die, and why? What's blacker than black... a black hole! Peek into the future - what will the universe be like in the next few billion years? How do we even know this stuff? Read about the scientists who are figuring it all out. Packed with fun cartoons and facts, A Quick History of the Universe tackles the biggest topic in the universe - literally - in chronological order. Before you know it, you'll be an expert on the history of space, the universe and everything.


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A Simple Story of a Not-So-Simple Universe

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ISBN : 9781477173329
Pages : 132 pages
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Download A Simple Story of a Not-So-Simple Universe in PDF by Jerry Miller Full Book and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-02-01 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the story of the universe, from the beginning of space and time to the creation of the Earth and human life.


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Beyond the Solar System

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ISBN : 1613745478
Pages : 144 pages
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Download Beyond the Solar System in PDF by Mary Kay Carson Full Book and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2013-06 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed. Readers will build a three-dimensional representation of the constellation Orion, see how the universe expands using an inflating balloon, and construct a reflecting telescope out of a makeup mirror and a magnifying glass. It also includes small biographies of famous astronomers, a time line of major scientific discoveries, a glossary of technical terms, and dozens of full-color images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.


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Pages : 202 pages
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Download The Story of the Solar System Simply Told for General Readers in PDF by George Frederick Chambers Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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From Dust to Life

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ISBN : 0691175705
Pages : 320 pages
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Download From Dust to Life in PDF by John Chambers Full Book and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. From Dust to Life tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the most likely way it formed. Drawing on the history of astronomy and the latest findings in astrophysics and the planetary sciences, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton offer the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available. They examine how the evolving universe set the stage for the appearance of our Sun, and how the nebulous cloud of gas and dust that accompanied the young Sun eventually became the planets, comets, moons, and asteroids that exist today. They explore how each of the planets acquired its unique characteristics, why some are rocky and others gaseous, and why one planet in particular--our Earth--provided an almost perfect haven for the emergence of life. From Dust to Life is a must-read for anyone who desires to know more about how the solar system came to be. This enticing book takes readers to the very frontiers of modern research, engaging with the latest controversies and debates. It reveals how ongoing discoveries of far-distant extrasolar planets and planetary systems are transforming our understanding of our own solar system's astonishing history and its possible fate.