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Frontiers in astronomy; readings from Scientific American.

Author: Owen Gingerich
Publisher: San Francisco, W.H. Freeman [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Gingerich
ISBN: 0716709481 9780716709480 0716709473 9780716709473
OCLC Number: 104222
Notes: Published in 1975 under title: New frontiers in astronomy.
Description: viii, 370 pages illustrations (some color), charts (some color), maps (some color), portraits 29 cm
Contents: The confirmation of continental drift / Hurley --
The lunar orbiter missions to the moon / Levin, Viele, and Eldrenkamp --
Radar observations of the planets / Shapiro --
The atmospheres of Mars and Venus / Eshleman --
The discovery of Icarus / Richardson --
Jupiter's Great Red Spot / Hide --
The solar system beyond Neptune / Gingerich --
The solar chromosphere / Athay --
The solar wind / Parker --
Neutrinos from the sun / Bahcall --
Life outside the solar system / Huang --
The Crab Nebula / Oort --
The youngest stars / Herbig --
Dying stars / Greenstein --
Stellar populations / Burbidge and Burbidge --
The arms of the galaxy / Bok --
Interstellar grains / Greenberg --
Hydroxyl radicals in space / Robinson --
Pulsating stars and comic distances / Kraft --
Hydrogen in galaxies / Roberts --
The evolution of galaxies / Arp --
Exploding galaxies / Sandage --
Seyfert galaxies / Weymann --
X-Ray astronomy / Friedman --
The infrared sky / Neugebauer and Leighton --
Ultraviolet astronomy / Goldberg --
Pulsars / Hewish --
The Red-Shift / Sandage --
The evolutionary universe / Gamow --
The problem of the Quasi-stellar objects / Burbidge and Hoyle --
The primeval fireball / Peebles and Wilkinson --
Cosmology before and after quasars / Sciama --
The origin of galaxies / Rees and Silk.
Other Titles: Scientific American.
Responsibility: With introductions by Owen Gingerich.

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