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Advances in astronomy : from the big bang to the solar system

Author: Michael Thompson
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, cop. 2005.
Series: Royal Society series on advances in science, Vol. 1
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Gives a general overview of research advances in various areas within the field of Astronomy. Drawing from the scientific journal "Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions", this title includes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Thompson
ISBN: 1860945775 9781860945779
OCLC Number: 470109258
Reproduction Notes: Ce texte reprend en partie le texte original publié dans : "The philosophical transactions of the Royal Society", series A, n° 360, 2002.
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-417 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: # Cosmology and the Big Bang: # The Paradigm of Inflation (J Garcia-Bellido) # Small Scales, Big Issues for Cold Dark Matter (A J Benson) # Violence and Black Holes in the Hearts of Galaxies (C G Mundell) # Probing the Universe: # Quest for Gravitational Waves (B S Sathyaprakash) # Strong-Field Tests of Relativistic Gravity with Pulsars (M Kramer) # Gamma-Ray Bursts as Cosmological Probes (N R Tanvir) # Stars and Conditions for Life: # Gamma-Ray Bursts (D Lazzati) # Astrophysical Dust (M Gray) # Extrasolar Planets (H R A Jones & J S Jenkins) # Solar System and Climate Change: # Our Solar System (A Coates) # The Solar Dynamo (S Tobias) # Explosions on the Sun (L K Harra) # and other papers
Series Title: Royal Society series on advances in science, Vol. 1
Responsibility: editor J.M.T. Thompson.
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