WorldCat Identities

Lunan, Duncan 1945-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 53 publications in 5 languages and 1,394 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: NB1590.G53, 725.9094144
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Duncan Lunan
The stones and the stars building Scotland's newest megalith by Duncan Lunan( )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There are at least 48 identified prehistoric stone circles in Scotland. In truth, very little is known about the people who erected them, and ultimately about what the stone circles were for. Most stone circles are astronomically aligned, which has led to the modern debate over the significance of the alignments. The megaliths certainly represented an enormous cooperative effort, would at the very least have demonstrated power and wealth, and being set away from any dwellings probably served a ceremonial, or perhaps religious, purpose.Observations at the site of the stone circles, of solar, lunar, and stellar events, have already cast light on some of the questions about the construction and use of ancient megalithic observatories.In his capacity as manager of the Glasgow Parks Department Astronomy Project, author Duncan Lunan designed and built in the late 1970s Sighthill, the first astronomically aligned stone circle in Britain in over 3,000 years. The Stones and the Stars examines the case for astronomical alignments of stone circles and charts the development of a fascinating project with a strong scientific and historical flavor. The work was documented in detail by artist and photographer Gavin Roberts, and the book contains a large selection of illustrations that bring the project vividly to life
New worlds for old by Duncan Lunan( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and the planets : the resources of the solar system by Duncan Lunan( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incoming asteroid! : what could we do about it? by Duncan Lunan( )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lately there have been more and more news stories on objects from space such as asteroids, comets, and meteors whizzing past Earth. One even exploded in the atmosphere over a Russian city in 2012, causing real damage and injuries. Impacts are not uncommon in our Solar System, even on Earth, and people are beginning to realize that we must prepare for such an event here on Earth. What if we knew there was going to be an impact in 10 years time? What could we do? Its not so far in the future that we can ignore the threat, and not so soon that nothing could be done. The author and his colleagues set out to explore how they could turn aside a rock asteroid, one kilometer in diameter, within this 10-year timescale. Having set themselves this challenge, they identified the steps that might be taken, using technologies that are currently under development or proposed. They considered an unmanned mission, a follow-up manned mission, and a range of final options, along with ways to reduce the worst consequences for humanity if the impact cannot be prevented. With more warning, the techniques described could be adapted to deal with more severe threats. If successful, they can generate the capability for a much expanded human presence in space thereafter. With the dangers now beginning to be recognized internationally and with major new programs already in motion, the prospects for civilization and humanity, in relation to the danger of impacts, look much more hopeful than they did only a decade ago
Interstellar contact by Duncan Lunan( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and the stars : contact & communication with other intelligence by Duncan Lunan( Book )
5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starfield : the anthology of science fiction by Scottish writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond this horizon : an anthology of science fiction and science fact ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mysterious signals from outer space by Duncan Lunan( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
À l'écoute des galaxies by Duncan Lunan( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and the stars by Duncan Lunan( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ren lei yu xing chen by Gösta Carl Henrik Ehrensvärd( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A la escucha de las estrellas by Duncan Lunan( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children from the sky by Duncan Lunan( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politika preživetja : esej by Duncan Lunan( )
1 edition published in 1990 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and the stars : contact and communication with other intelligene r ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes towards a politics for survival ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (43)
French (5)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (2)
Slovenian (1)