By Isaac Asimov
В этой книге рассказано о развитии знаний о космосе с древнейших времен до наших дней, об эволюции Вселенной, о рождении Солнечной системы, возникновении жизни на Земле. Все это рассматривается в тесной связи со сверхновыми.
By Stephen Webb
Given the truth that there are probably four hundred billion stars in our Galaxy by myself, and maybe four hundred billion galaxies within the Universe, it stands to cause that someplace available in the market, within the 14-billion-year-old cosmos, there's or as soon as used to be a civilization at the least as complex as our personal. The sheer enormity of the numbers virtually calls for that we settle for the reality of this speculation. Why, then, have we encountered no proof, no messages, no artifacts of those extraterrestrials?
In this moment, considerably revised and increased version of his largely renowned publication, Webb discusses intimately the (for now!) seventy five such a lot cogent and interesting options to Fermi's recognized paradox: If the numbers strongly aspect to the life of extraterrestrial civilizations, why have we discovered no facts of them?
Reviews from the 1st edition:
"Amidst the plethora of books that deal with the potential for extraterrestrial intelligence, this one via Webb … is phenomenal. … every one answer is gifted in a really logical, attention-grabbing, thorough demeanour with accompanying causes and notes that the clever layperson can comprehend. Webb digs into the problems … by way of contemplating a truly extensive set of in-depth recommendations that he addresses via an enticing and tough mode of presentation that stretches the brain. … an outstanding ebook for someone who has ever requested ‘Are we alone?’." (W. E. Howard III, selection, March, 2003)
"Fifty rules are offered … that exhibit a truly reasoned exam of what's often called ‘The Fermi Paradox’. … For an individual who enjoys an exceptional detective tale, or utilizing their pondering colleges and stretching the mind's eye to the boundaries … ‘Where is everyone’ might be drastically informative and pleasing. … learn this ebook, and no matter what your perspectives are approximately lifestyles in other places within the Universe, your appreciation for the way precise existence is right here on the earth may be superior! A beneficial addition to any own library." (Philip Bridle, BBC Radio, March, 2003)
Since gaining a BSc in physics from the collage of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the college of Manchester, Stephen Webb has labored in numerous universities within the united kingdom. he's a typical contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy sequence and has released an undergraduate textbook on distance choice in astronomy and cosmology in addition to numerous well known technology books. His curiosity within the Fermi paradox combines lifelong pursuits in either technological know-how and technology fiction.
By David Arditti
Arditti’s approachable paintings covers the the entire info of layout, siting and development – as soon as a uncomplicated kind has been determined upon. it really is written in a fashion that's both appropriate to america and united kingdom (where there are a bit varied development rules) and bargains with concerns which are simple to construction and commissioning any beginner observatory. Uniquely, David Arditti additionally considers the aesthetics of beginner observatories – becoming them in with kin and pals, and perhaps disguising them as extra universal backyard structures if important. each novice astronomer who desires a purpose-built observatory (and let’s face it, which certainly one of them doesn’t?) will locate this ebook invaluable.
By Dr. Hans Walser (auth.)
Symmetrie begegnet uns überall: im Zyklus der Jahreszeiten, in der zweiseitigen Symmetrie des menschlichen Antlitzes, aber ebenso beim Viertaktmotor, bei der Dezimalbruchentwicklung von einem Siebtel oder bei Tapetenmustern, Ornamenten, Gedichten und Liedern. Wissenschaft, Kunst und auch moderne Produtkionsmethoden basieren weitgehend auf symmetrischen Formen und Strukturen. In diesem Buch werden ausgewählte Beispiele zur Symmetrie verständlich dargestellt. Der Autor - Verfasser des erfolgreichen Teubner-Buches http://www.teubner.de/cgi-bin/teubner-anzeige.sh?buch_no=126>Der Goldene Schnitt - trägt dazu bei, "das Auge zu schärfen" für die Wahrnehmung der Symmetrie in unserer Umwelt und für ihren gezielten Einsatz als arbeitsmethodisches Hilfsmittel.
By Richard Schmude Jr.
Эта книга описывает различные искусственные спутники, которые можно наблюдать даже не вооружённым взглядом, от Международной Космической Станции и до всевозможных спутников-шпионов разных стран. Ричард Шмуде подробно их описывает, как они могут наблюдаться любителями, как их распознать, и как предсказать их орбиты, как их сфотографировать и какие исследования доступны любителям при таких наблюдениях.
By Y. Xu
This e-book provides the fundamental actual homes, constitution, fabrication tools and functions of ferroelectric fabrics. those are common in a number of units, comparable to piezoelectric/electrostrictive transducers and actuators, pyroelectric infrared detectors, optical built-in circuits, optical facts garage, reveal units, and so on. The ferroelectric fabrics defined during this booklet contain a comparatively whole checklist of functional and promising ferroelectric unmarried crystals, bulk ceramics and skinny motion pictures. integrated are perovskite-type, lithium niobate, tungsten-bronze-type, water-soluable crystals and different inorganic fabrics, in addition to natural ferroelectrics (polymers, liquid crystals, and composites). simple options, rules and strategies for the actual estate features of ferroelectric fabrics are brought within the first chapters for these readers new to the topic of ferroelectricity. not just expert researchers and engineers but in addition scholars and different readers who've restricted actual wisdom and an curiosity in ferroelectrics, will welcome this e-book
By Jean Kovalevsky
Astrometry encompasses all that's essential to degree the positions and motions of celestial our bodies: observational recommendations, instrumentation, processing and research of observational information, and reference platforms and frames, in addition to the ensuing astronomical phenomena. it's basic to all different fields of astronomy, from the focusing of telescopes to navigation and tips platforms and distance and movement determinations for astrophysics. ranging from uncomplicated rules, this paintings presents the foundations of astrometry at milli- and micro-arcsecond accuracies and may be a useful reference for graduate scholars and study astronomers.
By Eleftherios N. Economou
The most a part of this booklet is dedicated to the easiest form of Green's capabilities, specifically the ideas of linear differential equations with a -function resource. it truly is proven that those wide-spread Green's capabilities are a robust instrument for acquiring fairly easy and normal ideas of simple difficulties akin to scattering and boundlevel details. The bound-level remedy supplies a transparent actual figuring out of "difficult" questions resembling superconductivity, the Kondo impact, and, to a lesser measure, disorder-induced localization. The extra complex topic of many-body Green's features is gifted within the final a part of the booklet.
By Michael Inglis
Astrophysics is usually –with a few justification – considered as incomprehensible with no using larger arithmetic. for this reason, many beginner astronomers fail to spot probably the most attention-grabbing facets of the topic. Astrophysics Is Easy! cuts throughout the tricky arithmetic and explains the fundamentals of astrophysics in obtainable phrases. utilizing not anything greater than simple mathematics and easy examples, the workings of the universe are defined in a simple but precise and easy-to-grasp manner.
The unique version of the ebook was once written over 8 years in the past, and in that point, advances in observational astronomy have resulted in new and important adjustments to the theories of astrophysics. the hot theories should be mirrored in either the hot and multiplied chapters.
A certain point of this e-book is that, for every subject below dialogue, an gazing record is integrated in order that observers can truly see for themselves the innovations offered –stars of the spectral series, nebulae, galaxies, even black holes. The gazing checklist has been revised and taken up to date within the moment Edition.
By Willard Wells
Any formulation for predicting human survival will invite controversy. This booklet offers a different research of the probabilities of human survivability within the brief and long-term. It develops a formulation for survival in accordance with 4 separate measures.