The Resource Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, by Govert Schilling, (electronic resource)

Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, by Govert Schilling, (electronic resource)

Label
Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries
Title
Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries
Statement of responsibility
by Govert Schilling
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Four hundred years ago in Middelburg, in the Netherlands, the telescope was invented. The invention unleashed a revolution in the exploration of the universe. Galileo Galilei discovered mountains on the Moon, spots on the Sun, and moons around Jupiter. Christiaan Huygens saw details on Mars and rings around Saturn. William Herschel discovered a new planet and mapped binary stars and nebulae. Other astronomers determined the distances to stars, unraveled the structure of the Milky Way, and discovered the expansion of the universe. And, as telescopes became bigger and more powerful, astronomers delved deeper into the mysteries of the cosmos. In his Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, astronomy journalist Govert Schilling tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy. He looks at the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope. In his direct and accessible style, the author takes his readers on an exciting journey encompassing the highlights of four centuries of astronomy. Spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, portray the most distant corners of the universe. "Selecting and describing the hundred most impressive and important astronomical discoveries is no easy task, but no one can master this feat as well as Govert Schilling, a veritable master of science communication. With captivating words and breathtaking images, the Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries is a tour-de-force of humankind’s almost unbelievable progress in understanding the cosmos over the past 400 years." Lars Lindberg Christensen, Head of ESO’s Education and Public Outreach Department and author of Cosmic Collisions (Springer 2009) "A hyper modern concept, aimed at the multimedia generation." Sjaak Priester, science reporter in Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant" "A non plus ultra of astronomical history with breathtaking photography." Peter Reinhard, practical astronomer in Austrian magazine "Die Sternenrundschau"
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schilling, Govert
Dewey number
  • 520.9
  • 523.1809
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Language note
English
LC call number
  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
  • QB980-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
Label
Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, by Govert Schilling, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published: in 2008 as 'Atlas van Astronomische Ontdekkingen' by Fontaine Publishers, the Netherlands translation: Andy Brown."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
The Dawn of Astronomy -- New Insights and Cosmic Laws -- Juggling Stars in a 3-D Circus -- Messengers of Major Theoretical Breakthroughs -- A Pinch of Star Dust in the Evolving Universe -- Revolutionary Discoveries in the Mysterious Cosmos
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Extent
1 online resource (243 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299337541
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-7811-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000082590
  • (EBL)763817
  • (OCoLC)728098445
  • (SSID)ssj0000508561
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11343550
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000508561
  • (PQKBWorkID)10555995
  • (PQKB)11117977
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-7811-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC763817
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000082590
Label
Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, by Govert Schilling, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Originally published: in 2008 as 'Atlas van Astronomische Ontdekkingen' by Fontaine Publishers, the Netherlands translation: Andy Brown."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
The Dawn of Astronomy -- New Insights and Cosmic Laws -- Juggling Stars in a 3-D Circus -- Messengers of Major Theoretical Breakthroughs -- A Pinch of Star Dust in the Evolving Universe -- Revolutionary Discoveries in the Mysterious Cosmos
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Extent
1 online resource (243 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299337541
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-7811-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000082590
  • (EBL)763817
  • (OCoLC)728098445
  • (SSID)ssj0000508561
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11343550
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000508561
  • (PQKBWorkID)10555995
  • (PQKB)11117977
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-7811-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC763817
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000082590

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