The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe

In this resourceful guide, common and uncommon questions about the Universe will be explained in comprehensive but easy to understand terms.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1985623013

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*Includes 19 pictures of stars, galaxies, and other phenomena across the Universe. "My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all." - Stephen Hawking From the dawn of time, man has sought to understand the Universe and his place in it. How did the Earth and the Solar System come to be? How was the Universe created? Like other scientific disciplines, astronomy and astrophysics is one big detective story. Hypotheses are formed, observations taken, and experiments performed in the search for universal laws that describe all that we see. A good hypothesis or theory will make predictions of future observations, the results of which will either refute the theory, or be consistent with it. Astronomy is at a distinct disadvantage over other branches of science in one crucial way: for the most part, our observations only consist of photons (i.e. light) from far away sources, rarely can we touch and manipulate the things we observe, and thus create our own controls for an "experiment." We must wait for those far-away objects to cooperate. The light must be analyzed in many different ways (variations in space, time, intensity and frequency to name just a few), comparing different objects with one another, and making informed opinions upon the results. The light over the whole electromagnetic spectrum from a particular "target" must be explained in a consistent way using the laws of physics, and often it's back to the telescope for a new set of observations when some part of the theory proves inadequate. Or, back to some intensive computations. Nevertheless, astronomers and astrophysicists have done remarkably well over the last couple of centuries, allowing us to present an overview of how the Universe functions. In this resourceful guide, common and uncommon questions about the Universe will be explained in comprehensive but easy to understand terms. You'll learn the answers to some of the most important questions, including: *How do stars form? *What happens when stars die? *What do we know about the origin of the universe? *What is dark matter and why do we suppose it exists? *How does our solar system fit into the Milky Way Galaxy? *What galaxies are around us, and how are galaxies classified? *What is the cosmological principle? The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe gives an entertaining and educational overview of our Universe, from the smallest matter to massive black holes, and everything in between. Whether you are an experienced amateur or a complete novice, let The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe be your guide to the stars.
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The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe

In this resourceful guide, common and uncommon questions about the Universe will be explained in comprehensive but easy to understand terms.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

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ISBN: 1492783730

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Page: 38

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*Includes 19 pictures of stars, galaxies, and other phenomena across the Universe. "My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all." - Stephen Hawking From the dawn of time, man has sought to understand the Universe and his place in it. How did the Earth and the Solar System come to be? How was the Universe created? Like other scientific disciplines, astronomy and astrophysics is one big detective story. Hypotheses are formed, observations taken, and experiments performed in the search for universal laws that describe all that we see. A good hypothesis or theory will make predictions of future observations, the results of which will either refute the theory, or be consistent with it. Astronomy is at a distinct disadvantage over other branches of science in one crucial way: for the most part, our observations only consist of photons (i.e. light) from far away sources, rarely can we touch and manipulate the things we observe, and thus create our own controls for an "experiment". We must wait for those far-away objects to cooperate. The light must be analyzed in many different ways (variations in space, time, intensity and frequency to name just a few), comparing different objects with one another, and making informed opinions upon the results. The light over the whole electromagnetic spectrum from a particular "target" must be explained in a consistent way using the laws of physics, and often it's back to the telescope for a new set of observations when some part of the theory proves inadequate. Or, back to some intensive computations. Nevertheless, astronomers and astrophysicists have done remarkably well over the last couple of centuries, allowing us to present an overview of how the Universe functions. In this resourceful guide, common and uncommon questions about the Universe will be explained in comprehensive but easy to understand terms. You'll learn the answers to some of the most important questions, including: *How do stars form? *What happens when stars die? *What do we know about the origin of the universe? *What is dark matter and why do we suppose it exists? *How does our solar system fit into the Milky Way Galaxy? *What galaxies are around us, and how are galaxies classified? *What is the cosmological principle? The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe gives an entertaining and educational overview of our Universe, from the smallest matter to massive black holes, and everything in between. Whether you are an experienced amateur or a complete novice, let The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe be your guide to the stars.
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A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation.

Author: Ella Frances Sanders

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ISBN: 178870214X

Category: Astronomy

Page: 160

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A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation.
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Astrophysics Simplified

This is basically an introductory book on astrophysics for general readers.

Author: Madhur Sorout

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781645878834

Category: Science

Page: 194

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Written by a 15-year-old high schooler, Astrophysics Simplified: A Simple Guide to the Universe is inspired by books like A Brief History of Time and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. This is a popular science (science for a general audience) book. It mainly focuses on the major developments in science by Aristotle and Ptolemy to physicists like Stephen Hawking and Richard Muller. The various concepts of physics, like relativity and quantum physics, are explained in this book along with various topics in astrophysics and cosmology. There is limited mathematics in this book, but some major equations are included. I have done so because one cannot grasp the true ‘beauty’ in physics without seeing the mathematical or abstract parts alongside practical laws. Physics is to mathematics what Tony Stark (Iron Man) is to J.A.R.V.I.S. or F.R.I.D.AY. The groundwork of computations, statistics, simulations etc. is done by F.R.I.D.A.Y. But, the real work of fighting the villains is done by Iron Man.
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Unfolding Our Universe

Unfolding Our Universe is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to astronomy . ... a beautifully illustrated and clearly written book , which makes a comprehensive , reliable and stimulating guide to the Universe as we currently ...

Author: Iain Nicolson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521592704

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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This beginner's guide to the science of astronomy also explores the current work of professionals in the field. 120 color plates. 108 line diagrams.
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Telecourse Study Guide for Seeds Backman s Horizons Exploring the Universe 13th

... the lesson and offers important information that will help you understand the concepts illustrated in the video. ... students learn that astronomy is much more than the study of stars and planets—it is the study of the universe in ...

Author: Michael A. Seeds

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285950860

Category: Science

Page: 352

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A Brief History of the Universe

Cambridge: 1990. PART III: Einstein's Universe Alpher Ralph A. & Robert Herman, Genesis of the Big Bang. Oxford University Press, USA: 2001. Bais, Sander Very Special Relativity: An Illustrated Guide. Harvard University Press: 2007.

Author: J.P. McEvoy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849012164

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology. Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells the story of how our knowledge of the cosmos has developed. He puts in context many of the greatest discoveries of all time and many of the dominant personalities: Aristotle, Copernicus, and Isaac Newton, and as we approach the modern era, Einstein, Eddington, and Hawking.
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Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Keywords: Astrophysics • Elements • Galaxies • Particles • Universe Gottlieb, Iris. 2. Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of the Universe. 2018. 152p. H A/YA Readers are introduced to the complex and varied scientific ...

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter
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A Sky Wonderful with Stars

–RICHARD ELLIS, Steele Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology ASTRONOMY / HAWAI “I Of related interest ASTRONOMY'S LIMITLESS JOURNEY A Guide to Understanding the Universe Günther Hasinger 2015, est.

Author: Michael J. West

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824852696

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The Manga Guide to the Universe

Join Kanna, Kanta, Yamane, and Gloria in The Manga Guide to the Universe as they explore our solar system, the Milky Way, and faraway galaxies in search of the universe’s greatest mysteries: dark matter, cosmic expansion, and the Big Bang ...

Author: Kenji Ishikawa

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593272678

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Join Kanna, Kanta, Yamane, and Gloria in The Manga Guide to the Universe as they explore our solar system, the Milky Way, and faraway galaxies in search of the universe’s greatest mysteries: dark matter, cosmic expansion, and the Big Bang itself. As you rocket across the night sky, you’ll become acquainted with modern astronomy and astrophysics, as well as the classical discoveries and theories on which they’re built. You’ll even learn why some scientists believe finding extraterrestrial life is inevitable! You’ll also learn about: –Discoveries made by Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Hubble, and other seminal astronomers –Theories of the universe’s origins, evolution, and geometry –The ways you can measure and observe heavenly bodies with different telescopes, and how astronomers calculate distances in space –Stellar classifications and how the temperature, size, and magnitude of a star are related –Cosmic background radiation, what the WMAP satellite discovered, and scientists’ predictions for the future of the universe So dust off your flight suit and take a fantastic voyage through the cosmos in The Manga Guide to the Universe.
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