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The Resource Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott

Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott

Label
Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour
Title
Welcome to the universe
Title remainder
an astrophysical tour
Statement of responsibility
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel
Summary
Three of today's leading astrophysicists offer a guided tour of the cosmos, discussing the latest discoveries in the field, explaining why Pluto lost its planet status, and covering everything you need to know about planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, wormholes and time travel
Writing style
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10532745
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Strauss, Michael Abram
  • Gott, J. Richard
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True
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  • Cosmology
  • Stars
  • Relativity (Physics)
Target audience
adult
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an astrophysical tour
Label
Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I, Stars, planets, and life : -- The size and scale of the universe -- From the day and night sky to planetary orbits -- Newton's Laws -- How stars radiate energy (I) -- How stars radiate energy (II) -- Stellar spectra -- The lives and deaths of stars (I) -- The lives and deaths of stars (II) -- Why Pluto is not a planet -- The search for life in the galaxy. Pt. II, Galaxies : -- The interstellar medium -- Our milky way -- The universe of galaxies -- The expansion of the universe -- The early universe -- Quasars and supermassive black holes. Pt. III, Einstein and the universe : -- Einstein's road to relativity -- Implications of special relativity -- Einstein's general theory of relativity -- Black holes -- Cosmic strings, wormholes, and time travel -- The shape of the universe and the big bang -- Inflation and recent developments in cosmology -- Our future in the universe -- Appendix 1: Derivation of E=mc2 -- Appendix 2: Bekenstein, entrophy of black holes, and information
Control code
20811983
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780691157245
Lccn
2016013487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
Label
Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I, Stars, planets, and life : -- The size and scale of the universe -- From the day and night sky to planetary orbits -- Newton's Laws -- How stars radiate energy (I) -- How stars radiate energy (II) -- Stellar spectra -- The lives and deaths of stars (I) -- The lives and deaths of stars (II) -- Why Pluto is not a planet -- The search for life in the galaxy. Pt. II, Galaxies : -- The interstellar medium -- Our milky way -- The universe of galaxies -- The expansion of the universe -- The early universe -- Quasars and supermassive black holes. Pt. III, Einstein and the universe : -- Einstein's road to relativity -- Implications of special relativity -- Einstein's general theory of relativity -- Black holes -- Cosmic strings, wormholes, and time travel -- The shape of the universe and the big bang -- Inflation and recent developments in cosmology -- Our future in the universe -- Appendix 1: Derivation of E=mc2 -- Appendix 2: Bekenstein, entrophy of black holes, and information
Control code
20811983
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780691157245
Lccn
2016013487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts

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