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Luminet, Jean-Pierre

Overview
Works: 195 works in 483 publications in 8 languages and 4,360 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Pictorial works  Popular works  Observations  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Scientific advisor, Illuminator, Commentator, Illustrator, Conceptor, Thesis advisor, Interviewer, Author of dialog, Narrator, Translator
Classifications: QB981, 520.9
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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Luminet
Black holes by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jean-Pierre Luminet makes the subject of black holes accessible to any interested reader, who will need no mathematical background. The reader of this book will feel that the developments in modern astrophysics are as fascinating to discover and digest as the most fantastic science fiction novels. While answering such questions, the author takes us on a fabulous journey through space and time. We travel into the realms of supernovae, X-ray stars and quasars--a journey to the very edge of the universe and to the limits of contemporary physics
Celestial treasury : from the music of the spheres to the conquest of space by Marc Lachièze-Rey( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive text and four hundred illustrations from the National Library of France's "Figures du Ciel" exhibition present an overview of humankind's attempts to understand and visually represent space, covering models of planetary motion, maps and globes of the sky and universe, creation/origin theories, and mythological traditions
Glorious eclipses : their past, present, and future by Serge Brunier( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume deals with eclipses of all kinds - lunar, solar and even those elsewhere in the Solar System and beyond. Bringing together in one place all aspects of eclipses, and illustrated throughout, "Glorious Eclipses" covers the history of eclipses from ancient times, the celestial mechanics involved, their observation and scientific interest. Personal accounts are given of recent eclipses, up to and including the last total solar eclipse of the 20th-century: the one on August 11th 1999 that passed across Europe, Romania, Turkey and India. In addition, it contains much about forthcoming eclipses up to 2060, complete with NASA maps and data, making it the perfect resource for both novice and veteran eclipse-chasers."--Jacket
The wraparound universe by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and French and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What shape is the universe? Is it curved and closed in on itself? Is it expanding? Where is it headed? Could space be wrapped around itself, such that it produces ghost images of faraway galaxies? Such are the questions posed by Jean-Pierre Luminet in The Wraparound Universe, which he then addresses in clear and accessible language. An expert in black holes and the big bang, he leads us on a voyage through the surprising byways of space-time, where possible topologies of the universe, explorations of the infinite, and cosmic mirages combine their mysterious traits and unlock the imagination. T
Figures du ciel : de l'harmonie des sphères à la conquête spatiale by Marc Lachièze-Rey( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in French and Italian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bâton d'Euclide : le roman de la bibliothèque d'Alexandrie by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman historique. Roman philosophique
Sur les épaules des géants : Les plus grands textes de physique et d'astronomie réunis et commentés by Stephen Hawking( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rassemble cinq textes qui ont révolutionné successivement la perception humaine du monde. Fait revivre l'évolution des connaissances humaines sur l'Univers avec les textes de Nicolas Copernic (1473-1543), Galilée (1564-1642), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Isaac Newton (1643-1727) et Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Une biographie du savant précède chacun des textes
De l'infini : mystères et limites de l'univers by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fait le point sur la notion d'infini en physique et en mathématiques. Montre d'abord qu'à chaque moment de l'histoire, le statut de l'infini dans les sciences physiques est inextricablement lié à son statut métaphysique. Examine ensuite l'actualité de l'infini, l'infiniment grand et l'infiniment petit
Le rendez-vous de Vénus : roman by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La physique et l'infini : un exposé pour comprendre, un essai pour réfléchir by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le secret de Copernic by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Série romanesque consacrée aux aventuriers du savoir. Ce premier volume retrace la vie de Copernic né en Pologne à la fin du XVe siècle. Orphelin, il se voit ouvrir les portes de l'université et du savoir par son oncle, évêque de l'Emerlande prussienne. Au coeur d'une période de désordres politiques et religieux, Copernic va révolutionner l'organisation du Cosmos établie par Ptolémée et Aristote
Le destin de l'univers : trous noirs et énergie sombre by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rappelant les découvertes liées à la gravitation, l'auteur fait le point sur les nouveaux corps et phénomènes célestes observés, en particulier les trous noirs et l'énergie sombre. Il décrit leurs propriétés et explique les mécanismes qui régissent l'organisation de l'univers et son évolution probable. Avec des schémas didactiques et des encadrés expliquant les concepts fondamentaux
L'invention du Big bang by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in French and Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnes nouvelles des étoiles by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ouvrage de vulgarisation décrivant l'état actuel des connaissances en astronomie, les dernières découvertes aussi bien que les hypothèses, par exemple sur les exo-planètes, la vie dans l'espace ou la structure de l'Univers
La Voie lactée : histoire des conceptions et des modèles de notre galaxie des temps anciens aux années 1930 by Frédéric Chaberlot( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment les hommes ont-ils peu à peu imaginé, compris la structure, puis étudié le système stellaire dans lequel nous vivons? Retrace les développements historiques de cette compréhension, avec ses périodes de latence et ses ruptures épistémologiques, de l'Antiquité aux découvertes fondamentales du début du XXe siècle
La discorde céleste : Kepler et le trésor de Tycho Brahé by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tycho Brahé, né au Danemark, a le caractère et le physique de ses ancêtres vikings. Jean Kepler, né en Forêt-Noire 25 ans plus tard, a le visage grêlé par la vérole et une maigre stature. Le premier dispose d'une fortune dont il va se servir pour construire le plus grand observatoire de tous les temps, le second, hanté par la misère, se révèle calculateur. Jusqu'à la rencontre des deux hommes
La perruque de Newton by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman historique
L'oeil de Galilée by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Début du XVIIe siècle. Kepler tente de déterminer l'orbite des planètes, en particulier celle de Mars, sans recourir à des artifices mathématiques. En Italie, Galilée invente sa lunette astronomique et découvre les satellites de Jupiter. Kepler avait tenté d'entrer en correspondance avec Galilée, mais celui-ci n'avait pas donné suite, craignant les représailles du Vatican et de l'Inquisition
El incendio de Alejandría by Jean-Pierre Luminet( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le passage de Vénus by Observatoire de Paris( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black holes
Alternative Names
Jean-Pierre Luminet astrofisico, scrittore e poeta francese

Jean-Pierre Luminet Frans schrijver

Jean-Pierre Luminet französischer Astronom und Schriftsteller

Jean-Pierre Luminet French astrophysicist

Luminet, J.-P. 1951-

Luminet, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre), 1951-

Luminet, Jean-Pierre

뤼미네, 장 피에르 1951-

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Celestial treasury : from the music of the spheres to the conquest of spaceGlorious eclipses : their past, present, and futureThe wraparound universe