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The New astronomy and space science reader

Author: John C Brandt; Stephen P Maran
Publisher: San Francisco : W.H. Freeman, ©1977.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Brandt; Stephen P Maran
ISBN: 0716703505 9780716703501 0716703491 9780716703495
OCLC Number: 2597383
Description: ix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1. Historical astronomy. The earliest known record of a solar eclipse / F.R. Stephenson --
Copernicus and Tycho / Owen Gingerich. Part 2. Telescopes and observatories. The early history of radio astronomy / Gart Westerhout --
Intercontinental radio astronomy / K.I. Kellerman --
Telescopes for tomorrow / Mike Disney. Part 3. Asteroids, meteors, and comets. The missing planet / W. McD. Napier and R.J. Dodd --
The meteoric hazard of interplanetary travel / Peter M. Millman --
A funny thing happened to Comet Kohoutek / Stephen P. Maran. Part 4. The Moon and planets. Mercury: the dark-side temperature / T.L. Murdock and E.P. Ney --
Venus: atmospheric motion and structure from Mariner 10 pictures / Bruce Murray, et al. --
Venus: topography revealed by radar data / D.B. Campbell, et al. --
Lunar science: analyzing the Apollo legacy / Allen L. Hammond --
The magnetism of the Moon / Palmer Dyal and Curtis W. Parkin --
Mars from Mariner 9 / Bruce C. Murray --
Update on Mars: Clues about the early solar system / William D. Metz --
Pioneer 10 observations of the ultraviolet glow in the vicinity of Jupiter / Darrell L. Judge and Robert W. Carlson. Part 5. Our Sun. The birth and growth of sunspot regions / Spencer R. Weart --
What makes active regions grow? / Spencer R. Weart --
The solar wind blows some good for astronomy / John C. Brandt. Part 6. The stars. Pulsating stars and cosmic distances / Robert P. Kraft --
Barnard's star: the search for other solar systems / Peter van de Kamp --
Binary stars: a look at some interesting developments / Robert E. Wilson. Part 7. The birth and death of stars. The birth of stars / Bart J. Bok --
Globular-cluster stars / Icko Iben, Jr. --
Obituary of stars: tale of red giants, white dwarfs and black holes / Ben Bova --
The "black hole" in astrophysics / S. Chandrasekhar --
Ordinary stars, white dwarfs, and neutron stars / Louis C. Green --
Dynamic relaxation of planetary systems and Bode's law / J.G. Hills. Part 8. Interstellar matter and the galaxy. Interstellar molecules / Barry E. Turner --
Updating the galactic spiral structure / Bart J. Bok --
Interstellar grains in museums? / A.G.W. Cameron. Part 9. Galaxies and the universe. The dynamics of the Andromeda Nebula / Vera C. Rubin --
Violent tides between galaxies / Alar Toomre and Juri Toomre --
The decline of the Hubble Constant: a new age for the universe / William D. Metz --
Cosmology today / W.H. McCrea. Part 10. Space-age astronomy. The OSO-7 year discovery / Stephen P. Maran and Robert J. Thomas --
Peeking beneath the sun's skirts / Everly Driscoll --
An astronomical puzzle called Cygnus X-3 / R.M. Hjellming --
Cosmic x-ray sources: a progress report / Herbert Friedman --
Observations of gamma-ray bursts of cosmic origin / Ray W. Klebesadel, Ian B. Strong, and Roy A. Olson. Part 11. Problems in modern astronomy. In nine centuries, search unravels many parts of the Crab Nebula mystery / Stephen P. Maran --
The evolution of quasars / Maarten Schmidt and Francis Bello. Part 12. Epilogue. A message from Earth / Carl Sagan, Linda Salzman Sagan, and Frank Drake.
Responsibility: edited by John C. Brandt and Stephen P. Maran.

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