Download The Return of Vaman - A Scientific Novel (Science and by Jayant V. Narlikar PDF

By Jayant V. Narlikar

This selection of technological know-how fiction writings through Jayant V. Narlikar deals readers a special glimpse into the world-famous Indian astrophysicist’s brilliant and hugely ingenious suggestions and stories.

The fictional fabric contains a witty brief tale ("The infrequent idol of Ganesha") that cleverly explores the prospective outcomes of a mirror-symmetric person within the context of cricket attempt fit performances, in addition to the fast moving, gripping technology fiction mystery "The go back of Vaman": whilst an alien box is unearthed by means of a staff of scientists, the large strength technological purposes of its contents deliver a number of legal parts at the scene – but if the true possibility turns into obvious it really is nearly too overdue to avoid wasting humanity.

Last yet now not least, the ebook presents readers with huge insights into the genesis and medical heritage of the fictitious fabric awarded during this quantity, in addition to an autobiographical account of the author’s life-long curiosity in technological know-how fiction and his contributions to the genre.

About the author:

Jayant V. Narlikar is the world over recognized for his paintings in cosmology, specifically for championing types replacement to the normal big-bang concept. He was once president of the cosmology fee of the foreign Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997. He has bought a number of nationwide and overseas awards and honorary doctorates - he's a Bhatnagar awardee, in addition to recipient of the M.P. Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an affiliate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. he's Fellow of the 3 Indian nationwide technology academies in addition to of the 3rd global Academy of Sciences. well past his clinical learn, Prof. Narlikar is celebrated as a technological know-how communicator via his books, articles and radio/TV courses and he used to be venerated by way of the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award.

He made his debut in technological know-how fiction writing in 1974, by means of profitable the head prize within the tale writing festival prepared via the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a non-governmental association engaged in technology popularization.

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Download Meilensteine der Astronomie: Von Aristoteles bis Hawking by Jürgen Hamel PDF

By Jürgen Hamel

Ein spannender und lebensnaher Streifzug durch die Astronomiegeschichte. Dieses Buch erzählt von den großen Entdeckungen und Persönlichkeiten der Astronomie: von Stonehenge und Nebra über den revolutionären Kopernikus und Keplers Entdeckung des Weltgeheimnisses bis hin zur modernen Astrophysik des Stephen Hawking, aber auch von weitgehend Unbekanntem wie die Astronomie den Alltag der Menschen beeinflusste oder über gelehrte Frauen.

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Download Im Fokus: Sonnensystem: Eine Reise durch unsere kosmische by Nadja Podbregar,Dieter Lohmann PDF

By Nadja Podbregar,Dieter Lohmann

Das Sonnensystem ist unsere Heimat im Weltall. Alle Planeten und Monde in ihm entstanden gemeinsam aus einer „Urwolke“, sie sind damit gewissermaßen Geschwister. Aber genau wie diese besitzen auch die Planeten ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere und Eigenschaften. Wir Menschen haben gerade erst begonnen, diese faszinierende Vielfalt zu erkunden: vom rätselhaft dichten und alten Merkur über den Treibhausplaneten Venus, den roten Mars und die Gasriesen Jupiter und Saturn mit ihren zahlreichen Trabanten bis hin zu den geheimnisvollen Eisplaneten Uranus und Neptun.

Immer bessere Teleskope und moderne Raumsonden haben vor allem in den letzten Jahren faszinierende neue Erkenntnisse über unser heimisches Planetensystem geliefert, viele davon überraschend und unerwartet. Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Entdeckungsreise durch unser Sonnensystem und zeigt, used to be wir heute über die planetaren Geschwister der Erde bereits wissen – und auf welche Fragen wir noch keine Antwort haben.

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Download Towards Understanding the Climate of Venus: Applications of by Lennart Bengtsson,Roger-Maurice Bonnet,David PDF

By Lennart Bengtsson,Roger-Maurice Bonnet,David Grinspoon,Symeon Koumoutsaris,Sebastien Lebonnois,Dmitri Titov

ESA’s Venus exhibit project has monitored Venus on the grounds that April 2006, and scientists around the world have used mathematical types to enquire its surroundings and version its movement. This booklet summarizes contemporary paintings to discover and comprehend the weather of the planet via a examine application less than the auspices of the overseas area technology Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland. many of the certain parts which are mentioned are the anomalies with Venus’ floor temperature (the large greenhouse influence motives the outside to upward push to 460°C, with no which might plummet as little as -40°C), its strange loss of sunlight radiation (despite being towards the sunlight, Venus gets much less sunlight radiation than Earth as a result of its dense cloud disguise reflecting seventy six% again) and the juxtaposition of its surroundings and planetary rotation (wind speeds can climb as much as 2 hundred m/s, a lot swifter than Venus’ sidereal day of 243 Earth-days).

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Download Binocular Astronomy (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy by Stephen Tonkin PDF

By Stephen Tonkin

some great benefits of utilizing either eyes for astronomical gazing are many and significant, mostly as a result of means the human mind tactics visible info. Binoculars – the standard forms – are tremendously priceless for wide-field looking at, yet 'binocular astronomy' is way greater than that, together with binocular eyepieces that may be suited for common astronomical telescopes, or even substantial binocular telescopes which are successfully astronomical telescopes operating in tandem. this is every little thing an astronomer must find out about binocular looking at. The e-book takes an in-depth examine the tools themselves, and has sections on comparing and purchasing binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and add-ons. additionally there's a number of effective gadgets to be visible with 50mm and 100mm binoculars.

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Download Interdisciplinary Astronomy: Commentary (Rudolf Steiner's by Frederick Amrine PDF

By Frederick Amrine

This quantity comprises statement on, and is therefore the significant other quantity to, CW 323; Interdisciplinary Astronomy. as well as line-by-line notes at the textual content, it additionally comprises an English translation of Steiner's notebooks for the path, many comparable passages from Steiner's different writings and cycles of lectures, and a bibliography.

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Download Observing Nebulae (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy by Martin Griffiths PDF

By Martin Griffiths

This ebook permits a person with compatible tools to adopt an exam of nebulae and spot or picture them intimately. Nebulae, airy clouds of fuel and dirt, are among the main attractive objects to view within the evening sky. those star-forming areas are a standard objective for observers and photographers. Griffiths describes some of the brightest and top nebulae and includes a few demanding situations for the more matured observer.   Readers examine the various interesting astrophysical houses of these clouds, which are an important topic of study in astronomy and astrobiology. Non-mathematical in approach, the text is easily obtainable to someone with an curiosity within the topic. a different function is the inclusion of an observational advisor to 70 gadgets in my view saw or imaged through the writer. The advisor additionally contains images of every item for ease of id in addition to their celestial coordinates, magnitudes and different pertinent info.   staring at Nebulae offers a prepared source to allow someone with a bit adventure in astronomy, no matter if specialist or beginner, to find, establish and checklist the nebulae in our domestic galaxy. the writer allows the observer to take advantage of a telescope and filters to the simplest virtue to determine those celestial wonders, or to couple filters to a CCD digicam or electronic SLR digicam to be able to take caliber pictures of celestial gadgets. by utilizing those recommendations it truly is even attainable to make a legitimate contribution to specialist investigations. And the perspectives are unbeatable.

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Download Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars (Astronomy and Astrophysics by Harm J. Habing,Hans Olofsson PDF

By Harm J. Habing,Hans Olofsson

The underlying astrophysical mechanisms of the items referred to as asymptotic huge department stars - the constructions that take place throughout the dramatic interval ahead of a star's loss of life - is the most subject matter of this article. during the last 3 many years, asymptotic big department stars became a subject matter in their personal, and the contributions to this quantity all specialize in those entities themselves, instead of their connections to different fields of astronomy. one of several issues coated are new equipment of excessive- caliber infrared statement and the extra particular and reasonable simulations made attainable by way of more and more quick pcs. This assortment may be worthwhile to graduate scholars who paintings within the box, lecturers who are looking to handle the topic of their classes, and to astronomers from quite a few backgrounds who're attracted to the astrophysics of AGB stars.

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Download New Eyes on the Sun: A Guide to Satellite Images and Amateur by John Wilkinson PDF

By John Wilkinson

Information amassed by way of satellites lately despatched by way of america, the ecu area company, Japan, Germany, the uk, and Russia to watch the solar has replaced our wisdom and figuring out of the solar, rather its impact in the world. This ebook provides those findings in a fashion that may be welcomed by means of beginner astronomers, scholars, educators and an individual drawn to the solar. greater via many color pictures, the e-book combines newly bought clinical figuring out with special descriptions of beneficial properties obvious at the Sun’s floor and in its atmosphere.

In the earlier, staring at the sunlight has been left to lecturers with specialized tools, given that sunlight remark has been hazardous as a result of the possibility of eye damage.  This ebook explains how beginner astronomers can appropriately realize many of the sun phenomena utilizing precise hydrogen-alpha telescopes that aren't too pricey. Amateurs can now make a good contribution to technology via tracking the sunlight as execs do. 

Amateurs may also entry the sunlight photographs taken through satellites through the net. This booklet is helping readers interpret and comprehend what those photos are displaying in regards to the solar, together with the most recent 3D pictures. sunlight observers will get pleasure from evaluating their very own sunlight telescope observations with these produced by way of area probes corresponding to SDO, SOHO, Hinode and STEREO, and additional get pleasure from studying approximately transits, eclipses, and area climate and the way the sunlight compares to different stars within the universe.

 

 

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Download Cosmic Perspective, The: Pearson New International Edition by Jeffrey O. Bennett,Megan Donahue,Nick Schneider,Mark Voit PDF

By Jeffrey O. Bennett,Megan Donahue,Nick Schneider,Mark Voit

Building on a protracted culture of powerful pedagogy and entire insurance, The Cosmic standpoint, Seventh Edition presents a completely enticing and updated advent to astronomy for non-science majors. The textual content presents a wealth of positive factors that increase scholar skill-building, together with new staff paintings workouts that interact scholars in energetic studying, assisting them maintain options longer and construct verbal exchange talents for the long run. The 7th version has additionally been totally up-to-date to incorporate the most recent astronomical observations, effects from fresh house missions, and new theoretical advancements that tell our realizing of the early universe.

 

 

This textual content is additionally on hand in volumes, which might be bought separately:

  • The Cosmic Perspective: The sun approach, 7th version (includes Chapters 1—13, 24)
  • The Cosmic point of view: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Seventh variation (includes Chapters 1—6, S2—S4, 14—24)

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