WorldCat Identities

Dobson, John L. (John Lowry) 1915-2014

Works: 8 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 91 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Popular works  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Documentary television programs  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Science films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1997, 520
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John L Dobson
A sidewalk astronomer : a film about astronomy, cosmology and John Dobson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get to know John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian telescope mount, former Vedanta monk, and co-founder of Sidewalk Astronomers, who encourages us to think about the Universe. The film follows John as he tours the country, with sequences on telescope making, the Moon, Sun, planets, galaxies, Big Band, and the nature of time and space. It is illustrated with footage and photos of space shot from satellites and spacecraft as well as animation courtesy of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Hubble Space Telescope Institute
Telescope building with John Dobson by John L Dobson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dobson, expert at making amateur telescopes, gives step-by-step instructions for making a user-friendly, low-cost telescope big enough to see craters on the moon, distant planets, star clusters, stellar nurseries, and galaxies beyond our own
Advaita vedanta and modern science by John L Dobson( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How and why to make a user-friendly sidewalk telescope by John L Dobson( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers believe the universe contains at least ten times as much mass as can be seen and accounted for. How they are able to detect this missing mass and to discover more about it are the subjects of this episode. Astronomers Vera Rubin and Tony Tyson describe their search for dark matter, material invisible to us but whose gravity affects the motion of stars and can alter the light reaching us from distant galaxies. In addition, John Dobson, a self-proclaimed "sidewalk astronomer," shares his knowledge with people he encounters
The effect of rhythmic skeletal muscle contractions on peak muscle perfusion by John L Dobson( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Congenital orthopedic problems]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems covered include metatarsus varus, club foot, congenital dislocation of hip, congenital scoliosis, congenital metabolic disorders, agenesis of thumb, polydactyly, and partial limb agenesis
The Heart : hope for the human engine by Horst Günter Koch( Visual )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does the future have in store for the heart, the motor that powers the human body? What kinds of treatment can cardiology patients expect within the next decade? This program reveals a wide range of innovations for the treatment and cure of heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Viewers will discover a newly developed bypass system; a biventricular pacemaker that also incorporates a defibrillator; and a highly advanced artificial heart developed by a space robotics laboratory, which will hopefully reduce the current reliance on donor hearts, which are in acutely short supply. Yet another glimmer of hope comes in the form of artificial tissue which may one day replace diseased heart muscle in children
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.22 for The astron ... to 1.00 for [Congenita ...)

Alternative Names
Dobson, John L. 1915-2014

John Dobson amerikansk astronom

John Dobson astrònom estatunidenc

John Dobson astronome américain

John Dobson astrónomo estadounidense

John Dobson astronomo statunitense

John Dobson US-amerikanischer Astronom

John L. Dobson Amerikaans astronoom

John Lowry Dobson

Добсон, Джон известный американский астроном-любитель

جون دوبسون عالم فلك أمريكي

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