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Pecker, Jean Claude

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Works: 228 works in 491 publications in 5 languages and 4,576 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Observations  Popular works  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Director, Scientific advisor, Commentator, Thesis advisor, Artist, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: QB15, 520.9
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Most widely held works by Jean Claude Pecker
Experimental astronomy by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in English and Dutch and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Socrates knew all that was known by his contemporaries. But already in the Middle Ages it was becoming difficult for a single man to have a truly encyclopedic view of all human knowledge. It is true that Pico della Mirandola, Pius II, Leonardo da Vinci, and several other great minds were thoroughly in possession of considerable know ledge, and knew all that one could know, except no doubt for some techniques. The encyclopedists of the 18th century had to be content with an admirable survey: they could not go into details, and their work is a collective one, the specialized science of each collaborator compensating for the insufficiencies of the others. We know very well that our science of today is a science of specialists. Not only is it impossible for anyone person to assimilate the totality of human knowledge, it is impossible even to know ones own discipline perfectly thoroughly. Each year the presses of science pro duce a frightening quantity of printed paper. Even in very limited fields, new journals are created every day, devoted to extremely specialized, often very narrowly defined subjects. It is indeed evident that in a field whose scope extends well beyond astronomical or astrophysical research, it is materially impossible to be informed of everything, even with the richest of libraries at hand
Understanding the heavens : thirty centuries of astronomical ideas from ancient thinking to modern cosmology by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
"Astronomy is the oldest and most fundamental of the natural sciences. From the early beginnings of civilization, astronomers have attempted to explain not only what the Universe is and how it works, but also how it started, how it evolved to the present day, and how it will develop in the future. The author, a well-known astronomer himself, describes the evolution of astronomical ideas, briefly discussing most of the instrumental developments. Using numerous figures to elucidate the mechanisms involved, the book starts with the astronomical ideas of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian philosophers, moves on to the Greek period, and then to the golden age of astronomy, i.e. to Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, and ends with modern theories of cosmology. Written with undergraduate students in mind, this book gives a fascinating survey of astronomical thinking."--Jacket
The future of the sun by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Day after day, we gain a better understanding of the star called the Sun. Space exploration, radio astronomy, and computer experiments have now made it possible, after centuries of optical observations, to amass knowledge of the "solar machine" and, for instance, to determine the extent of its "convective and radiative zones" and to understand its activity cycles, identifiable by the sporadic appearance of the famous sunspots and active magnetic regions. But the
Space observatories by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit, The sky is, up above the roof, Si bleu, si calme! So blue, so calm! Un arbre, par-dessus Je toit, A tree there, up above the roof, Berce sa palme. Waves leaves of palm. La cloche, dans le ciel qu'on voit, A church bell, in the sky I see, Doucement tinte. Softly tolls. Un oiseau, sur l'arbre qu'on voit, A bird, upon the tree I see, Chante sa plainte. Sadly calls. PAUL VERLAINE Like Verlaine, we are in prison. The prison is our Earth, "which is so pretty"; our atmosphere and its clouds, its "marvellous clouds". (You would think that Verlaine, Prevert and Baudelaire had been comparing notes!) The sky is up above the roof... A tree there, up above the roof... Stars in the sky, like birds ... their rays, like bells (and here we are with Apollinaire!) What we see opens the way to what we guess at; what we observe Ieads us towards the unobservable. A poem releases images, and the invisible grows big with reality. Astronomcrs are a little like poets (indirectly from the Greek 7tostco, make): they make the universe by interpreting messages, extrapolating spectra, and inventing 'models' of the cosmos or of stars - fictional constructions whose observable part constitutes only a small fraction of the whole, and which only the inductive logic of the theoretician allows us to consider as representing unique physical reality
Astrophysique générale by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
15 editions published in 1959 in 4 languages and held by 250 libraries worldwide
The Orion book of the sky by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
18 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in French and English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Current issues in cosmology ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Many of the world's leading players in cosmology look at the strengths and weaknesses of the current big bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. A comprehensive coverage of the expanding field of cosmology, this text will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in cosmology and theoretical astrophysics
Pour comprendre l'univers by A. H Delsemme( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in French and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Méthodes de l'astrophysique Comment connaître et comprendre l'univers by L Gouguenheim( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Rythmes du temps : astronomie et calendriers by Emile Biémont( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Sous l'étoile soleil by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 72 libraries worldwide
L'Univers : des faits aux théories ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
La nouvelle astronomie; science de l'univers by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in French and Undetermined and held by 65 libraries worldwide
La passion des astres au XVIIe siècle : de l'astrologie à l'astronomie by Micheline Grenet( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 63 libraries worldwide
L'ordonnance royale de 1682 contre la sorcellerie, l'esprit critique de Fontenelle et de Malebranche vis-à-vis la magie, la publication des ##Principea## de Newton (1686) accélèrent le passage de la pensée magique à la pensée rationaliste et donc de l'astrologie déclinante à l'astronomie naissante. Ce livre documenté décrit la transition. [SDM]
Histoire de l'astronomie occidentale by Ludwik Marian Celnikier( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in French and held by 62 libraries worldwide
L'auteur, astrophysicien, présente sous un aspect pluridisciplinaire, une histoire d'idées s'adressant à ceux qui s'interrogent sur les origines de notre vision du monde et sur les perspectives ouvertes par les nouvelles technologies
Astronomie Flammarion by Flammarion (Firm)( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 60 libraries worldwide
On a perdu la moitié de l'univers by Jean-Pierre Petit( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Dans cet essai de vulgarisation d'astrophysique, l'auteur explique les découvertes récentes, le big-bang, les trous noirs, les quasars ... Puis, il expose ses propres intuitions, en prolongement des grandes interrogations de l'astrophysique contemporaine
Un astronome des Lumières, Jérôme Lalande by Simone Dumont( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"Biographie de l'astronome Lalande, né sous Louis XV et mort sous l'Empire en 1807. Il a notamment mesuré le premier avec précision les distances de la Terre à la Lune et de la Terre au Soleil. L'auteure retrace particulièrement sa carrière professionnelle et la science ainsi que la vie intellectuelle à l'époque des Lumières
Le Soleil est une étoile by Jean Claude Pecker( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in Spanish and French and held by 44 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jean-Claude Pecker Frans astronoom
Jean-Claude Pecker fransk astronom
Jean-Claude Pecker French astronomer
Pecker, J.-C.
Pecker, J.-C. 1923-
Pecker, J.-C. (Jean-Claude)
Pecker, Jean Claude
Pecker, Jean-Claude, 1923-
Peker, Ž.-K.
Pekker, Žan-Klod 1923-
Pjekkjer, Zhan-Klod 1923-
Ζαν-Κλωντ Πεκέρ
Ζαν-Κλωντ Πεκέρ Γάλλος αστροφυσικός
Жан-Клод Пекер
Пекер, Ж.-К.
Пекер, Жан-Клод
Languages
English (79)
French (76)
Spanish (3)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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