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Impey, Chris

Overview
Works: 30 works in 157 publications in 4 languages and 8,328 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other
Classifications: QB982, 576.839
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Chris Impey
Publications by Chris Impey
Most widely held works by Chris Impey
How it began : a time-traveler's guide to the universe by Chris Impey( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
In this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang
The living cosmos : our search for life in the universe by Chris Impey( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
Astrobiology, the study of life in space, is one of today's fastest growing fields of science. In this accessible and elegantly reasoned book, scholar and researcher Impey explores the foundations of this rapidly developing discipline, where it's going, and what it's likely to find. If Earth is not the only planet, it is so far the only living one that we know of. Impey reveals the incredible proliferation and variety of life on Earth, paying special tribute to some of its hardiest life forms, extremophiles, a dizzying array of microscopic organisms that can survive extreme heat and cold, live deep within rocks, or thrive in pure acid. From there, Impey investigates the potential for life beyond our own world, providing portraits of the individuals who have devoted their lives to the search.--From publisher description
Beyond : our future in space by Chris Impey( Book )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
Beyond tells the story of humanity leaving home -- and how humans will soon thrive in the vast universe beyond the earth. A propulsive voyage through space and time, Beyond reveals how centuries of space explorers -- from the earliest stargazers to today's cutting-edge researchers -- all draw inspiration from an innate human emotion: wanderlust. This urge to explore led us to multiply around the globe, and it can be traced in our DNA. Today, the urge to discover manifests itself in jaw-dropping ways: plans for space elevators poised to replace rockets at a fraction of the cost; experiments in suspending and reanimating life for ultra-long-distance travel; prototypes for solar sails that coast through space on the momentum of microwaves released from the Earth. With these ventures, private companies and entrepreneurs have the potential to outpace NASA as the leaders in a new space race. Combining knowledge of astronomy and avant-garde technology, Chris Impey guides us through the possibilities for the next century of exploration. In twenty years, a commercial space industry will be operating. In thirty years, there will be small but viable colonies on the Moon and Mars. In fifty years, mining technology will have advanced enough to harvest resources from asteroids. In a hundred years, a cohort of humans born off-Earth will come of age without ever visiting humanity's home planet. This is not the stuff of science fiction but rather the logical extension of already available technologies
How it ends : from you to the universe by Chris Impey( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 804 libraries worldwide
With a healthy dose of humor, How It Ends illuminates everything from the technologies of human life extension and the evolutionary arms race between microbes and men to the inescapable dimming of the Sun and the ultimate "big rip," giving us a rare glimpse into a universe without us.-publisher description
Dreams of other worlds : the amazing story of unmanned space exploration by Chris Impey( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this stunningly illustrated book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it. From the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover journeys to the WMAP mission that has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation, Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how unmanned exploration has redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos
Talking about life : conversations on astrobiology by Chris Impey( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
"With over 350 planets now known to exist beyond the Solar System, spacecraft heading for Mars, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, this timely book explores current ideas about the search for life in the Universe. It contains candid interviews with dozens of astronomers, geologists, biologists, and writers about the origin and range of terrestrial life and likely sites for life beyond Earth. The interviewees discuss what we've learnt from the missions to Mars and Titan, talk about the search for Earth clones, describe the surprising diversity of life on Earth, speculate about post-biological evolution, and explore what contact with intelligent aliens will mean to us. Covering topics from astronomy and planetary science to geology and biology, this book will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered 'Are we alone?'"--
The city dark ( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
"The City Dark chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. He poses a deceptively simple question, 'What do we lose, when we lose the night?"--Distributor
International symposium on astrophysics research and on the dialogue between science and religion : July 8-12, 2002, Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo, Italy by International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and on the Dialogue between Science and Religion( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Ultraviolet spectropolarimetry of high redshift quasars with the Hubble Space Telescope ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Encountering life in the universe : ethical foundations and social implications of astrobiology by Chris Impey( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Astrobiology, ethics, and philosophy / Bill Stoeger, Chris Impey, and Anna H. Spitz -- Lessons from Earth : towards an ethics of astrobiology / Carol E. Cleland and Elspeth M. Wilson -- Astrobiology and beyond : from science to philosophy and ethics / William R. Stoeger -- Beyond Horatio's philosophy : biological evolution - the "plurality of worlds" concept / Martinez J. Hewlett -- The wonder called cosmic oneness : towards astroethics from Hindu and Buddhist wisdom and worldviews / Nishant Alphonse Irudayadason -- Social and ethical implications of creating artificial cells / Mark A. Bedau and Mark Triant -- Space exploration and searches for extraterrestrial life : decision making and societal issues / Margaret S. Race -- Astrobiology and society : the long view / Christopher P. McKay -- Planetocentric ethics : principles for exploring a solar system that may contain extraterrestrial microbial life / Woodruff T. Sullivan, III -- Contact : who will speak for Earth and should they? / Jill Tarter -- AstroEthics : engaging extraterrestrial intelligent life forms / Ted Peters -- A scientifically minded citizenry : the ethical responsibility of all scientists / Erika Offerdahl -- Survival ethics and astrobiology / Neville Woolf
Astronomy : the cosmic journey by William K Hartmann( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The low surface brightness universe : IAU Colloquium 171 : proceedings of an IAU colloquium held at Cardiff, Wales, 5-10 July, 1998 by IAU Colloquium( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Science and theology : ruminations on the cosmos by Chris Impey( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
How it began [a time-traveler's guide to the universe] by Chris Impey( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
In this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang
High redshift QSOs and the X-ray background by Chris Impey( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Humble before the Void : a Western astronomer, his journey East, and a remarkable encounter between Western science and Tibetan Buddhism by Chris Impey( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 libraries worldwide
In a vivid and compelling narrative, Impey intro­duces us to a group of exiled Tibetan monks whose charm, tenacity and unbridled enthusiasm for learning is infectious. Impey marvels not only at their enthusiasm, but at their tireless diligence that allows the monks to painstakingly build intri­cate sand mandalas—that can be swept away in an instant. He observes them as they meticulously count galaxies and notes how their enthusiasm and diligence stands in contrast to many American students who are frequently turned off by the inability of Science to deliver easy, immediate payoffs. Because the Buddhist monks have had a limited science education, Impey must devise creative pedagogy. His new students immediately take to his inspired teaching methods, whether it is the use of balloons to demonstrate the Hubble expansion or donning an Einstein mask to explain the theory of relativity
The universe revealed by Chris Impey( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Het einde : van jezelf, de mensheid, de wereld, de Melkweg, het universum en alles ertussenin by Chris Impey( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Populair-wetenschappelijke beschouwingen over de vergankelijkheid van mens, aarde en universum
Una historia del cosmos : la búsqueda de vida en el univeso desde el inicio de los tiempos by Chris Impey( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chris Impey astronomer
Chris Impey Brits astronoom
Impey, C.
Impey, C. (Chris)
Impey, Chris
Impey, Christopher D.
임피, 크리스
インピー, クリス
クリス・インピー
Languages
English (132)
Spanish (3)
Italian (3)
Dutch (1)
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