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Interstellar matters : essays on curiosity and astronomical discovery

Author: Gerrit L Verschuur
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1989.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Verschuur, Gerrit L., 1937-
Interstellar matters.
New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1989
(OCoLC)624177049
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerrit L Verschuur
ISBN: 0387968148 9780387968148 3540968148 9783540968146
OCLC Number: 18136160
Description: vi, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 The Genesis of an Idea: Barnard's Dilemma.- 1 "What Omnipotence!".- 2 "The Immortal Fire Within".- 3 "Misty Wreaths and Streams of Filmy Light".- 4 "On the Question of Absorbing Matter in Space".- 5 "Dark Regions ... Suggesting an Obscuration of Light".- 6 "A Self-Made Man".- 2 The Evolution of an Idea: The Dilemma Resolved.- 7 "Astronomers ... Must Presume the Existence of Such Matter".- 8 "I Wonder What Our Successors Will Have Made of This Great Problem".- 9 "Dark Nebulosity ... Absorbs the Light".- 10 The Nature of the Dust.- 11 Odds, Ends, and IRAS.- 3 Interlude.- 12 The Thrill of Discovery.- 13 Science and Religion.- 14 Modeling.- 4 Modern Aspects of Interstellar Matter.- 15 The Milky Way.- 16 Radio Astrophysics.- 17 The Shape of the Milky Way.- 18 Interstellar Magnetic Fields.- 19 Molecules and Interstellar Matter.- 20 Formation of Molecules.- 21 Molecular Clouds and Star Formation.- 22 A Mysterious Interstellar Matter.- 23 An Extraterrestrial Matter.- 24 A Summary.
Responsibility: Gerrit L. Verschuur.

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