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CHILDREN OF THE STARS

R. Altschuler Daniel

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

ISBN:
9780521812122

264,56 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Daniel R Altschuler an experienced researcher educator and science administrator is director of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Centers Arecibo Observatory and a member of the faculty of the Physics Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras.For the general reader investigating the surprising connection between stars our planet and life.Fully illustrated this book deals with the surprising connection between stars our planet and life. It investigates aspects of physics astronomy and geology in the search for answers to questions about where life came from. Written with wit and warmth at a level that any interested reader can understand.Fully illustrated this book deals with the surprising connection between stars our planet and life. It investigates aspects of physics astronomy and geology in the search for answers to questions about where life came from. Written with wit and warmth at a level that any interested reader can understand.Are we alone in the Universe? What is our place in it? How did we get here? We have long searched for the answers to questions such as these and scientists are beginning to find some of the answers. In this beautifully illustrated book Daniel Altschuler provides the reader with the elements to understand the questions and their answers as far as we know them. He explores subjects from physics and astronomy to geology and palaeontology. Along the way he touches on topics such as the search for life on other worlds and the hazards of asteroid impacts. Daniel Altschuler is director of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. He writes in an engaging and readable style with wit warmth and erudition at a level that any interested reader can understand.Preface: 1. Cooking the elements: 2. The fertilization of space: 3. The birth of planets: 4. Mother Earth: 5. Life: 6. Close encounters of many kinds: 7. Other worlds: 8. The dark crystal ball: 9. Epilogue: Appendix A. Some numbers: Appendix B. World scientists warning to humanity.With its combination of straightforward clear explanations and excellent and wellproduced illustrations all in colour this is a concise exposition of the Earth story [and] its likely endings. Altschuler uses a wealth of quotations bringing to life the histories he relates and keeping the text alive He has a strong bias towards the issues that affect life today: the climate debate the ozone problem impacts and viruses. Because of this the book will benefit from a wider circulation that among those interested in astronomy geology and planetary science alone. Sue Bowler Astronomy and GeophysicsAltschuler brings a passion and attitude to his writing that makes Children of the Stars lively and personal [this book] would be a good gift to excite anyone nieces nephews parents and professionals in other fields about the wondrous connections between humans and the cosmos. Charles A. Wood NatureThis is not just a text book. Altschuler is

Wymiary: 255 mm 184 mm 20 mm 783 gr

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