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Hetherington, Norriss S. 1942-

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Works: 23 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 3,384 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Sources  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Norriss S Hetherington
Planetary motions : a historical perspective by Norriss S Hetherington( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an historical perspective of planetary motions that enables students to understand how the discoveries of the luminaries of the Scientific Revolution impact the way physics is practices today
Encyclopedia of cosmology : historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of modern cosmology by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Cosmology, first published in 1993, recounts the history, philosophical assumptions, methodological ambiguities, and human struggles that have influenced the various responses to the basic questions of cosmology through the ages, as well as referencing important scientific theories. Just as the recognition of social conventions in other cultures can lead to a more productive perspective on our own behaviour, so too a study of the cosmologies of other times and places can enable us recognise elements of our own cosmology that might otherwise pass as inevitabl
Astronomy and culture by Edith W Hetherington( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies and gives myriad examples of the interrelationships between astronomy and the cultures of civilizations past and present
Cosmology : historical, literary, philosophical, religious, and scientific perspectives( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most interesting collection of detailed but accessible contributions examining cosmology from multiple perspectives
Science and objectivity : episodes in the history of astronomy by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient astronomy and civilization by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwin Hubble papers : previously unpublished manuscripts on the extragalactic nature of spiral nebulae by Edwin Hubble( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubble's cosmology : a guided study of selected texts by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and early application of the velocity-distance relation by Norriss S Hetherington( )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Nicholas Mayall by N. U Mayall( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family, early education, attendance at University of California at Berkeley, 1924-1928, and change to major in astronomy. Influence of William F. Myer, Charles D. Shane, Seth Nicholson, Armin O. Leuschner. Research at Mt. Wilson Observatory with Walter Adams, Alfred Joy, Roscoe F. Sanford, John E. Merrill, Gustav Stromberg, Theodore Dunham, 1929-1930; work with Nicholson on Pluto, with Milton Humason on specta of stars, with Edwin Hubble on red shift. Return to Berkeley, 1930-1934; marriage, research at Lick Observatory for thesis, 1932. Career at Lick, association with Hubble, work on spectrum of crab nebula, direct rotation of galaxies, redshifts, gaseous nebulae. Work with Walter Baade and Horace Babcock, with Jerzy Neyman in statistics; position at Berkeley. War work at MIT Radiation Laboratory and Kellogg Laboratory, and Caltech. Return to Lick, 1945-1960; large telescope project. Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory, 1960; Lick moves to Santa Cruz; difficulties for directors of observatories, operation of Kitt Peak and Cerro Tololo. Social and scientific relations with Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason. Topics include early work on redshifts, preservation of his papers, thoughts on theories of the universe, ground and space based astronomy, his work on Mt. Wilson, his move to Kitt Peak, and public relations of astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Charles Donald Shane, and Adriaan van Maanen
Isaac Newton's influence on Adam Smith's natural laws in economics by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Encyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals): Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology" by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cleveland Abbe and a view of science in mid-nineteenth-century America by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics : A forerunner of federal governmental support for scientific research by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Planetary Motions: A Historical Perspective (Greenwood guides to great ideas in science) by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mid-nineteenth-century American astronomy : Science in a developing nation by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philosophical values and observation in Edwin Hubble's choice of a model of the universe by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Edwin Hubble papers : previously unpubl. manuscripts on the extragalactic nature of spiral nebulae by Edwin Powell Hubble( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mid-nineteenth-century American astronomy : science in a developing nation by Norriss S Hetherington( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Almanacs and the extent of knowledge of the new astronomy in seventeenth-century England by Norriss S Hetherington( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Planetary motions : a historical perspective
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