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State of the Universe 2007: New Images, Discoveries and Events

Popular Science

Series: Springer Praxis Books: Popular Astronomy

By: Martin Ratcliffe

255 pages, 100 b/w illus, 25 col illus


Hardback | Jan 2007 | #161997 | ISBN-13: 9780387341781
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NHBS Price: £15.50 $19/€17 approx

About this book

The aim of this book (and subsequent volumes issued annually) is to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader. It will be published every year in September in a format suitable for an appeal to the Christmas market. The book will cover all major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context of the longer term goals that astronomers and astrophysicists around the world are aiming for. The target is to capture the excitement of modern astronomical research enabling reader to stay up-to-date with its rapid pace and development.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! Zunachst wird auf 70 Seiten beschrieben, welche wichtigen Entdeckungen in der Astronomie von April 2005 bis Marz 2006 sich ereignet hatten. Dann folgen vertiefende Kapitel von verschiedenen Autoren: uber die Supernova 1987A, die neuen Erkenntnisse in der Kosmologie, die Suche nach Gravitationswellen, die mysteriosen Gammastrahlen-Ausbruche und das neue Infrarot-Satellitenobservatorium Spitzer. Eine reprasentative Zusammenstellung mit vielen aktuellen Fotos." (in: bild der wissenschaft -- Sammelband, 2006, S. 608 f.)


2005-2006 Reviewed.- Supernova 1987A.- Large Binocular Telescope Observatory.- The Hubble Space Telescope.- The New Milky Way.- LIGO - Searching for Gravitational Waves.- Spitzer's Infrared Universe.- The Best of 'Bad Astronomy'.- COSMOS - A Galaxy Survey of Astronomical Proportions.- Swiftly Spotting Gamma-Ray Bursts.

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