A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy, Updated Edition

Author: Joseph Angelo,Deborah Todd

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 1438183321

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Designed for middle and high school students, A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy, Updated Edition is an ideal reference for notable male and female scientists in the field of space and astronomy, from antiquity to the present. Containing nearly 150 entries and approximately 50 black-and-white photographs, this exciting title emphasizes these scientists' contributions to the field as well as their effects on those who have followed. People covered include: Al-Battani (858–929 CE) Aryabhata (476–550 CE) Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) Stephen Hawking (1942–2018) James Van Allen (1914–2006) Katherine G. Johnson (1918–present) Eugene Parker (1927–2016) Dorothy Vaughan (1910–2008)

A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy

Author: Deborah Todd,Joseph A. Angelo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109237

Category: Astronomers

Page: 337

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Profiles more than 130 scientists from around the world who made important contributions in the fields of space and astronomy, including John Couch Adams, Albert Einstein, and Plato.

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, Third Edition

Author: Sophia Chen,Gordon Ritter

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 1646937368

Category: Science

Page: 118

View: 2344

The attempt to understand the universe's seemingly endless mysteries involves a process of discovery that can evoke fascination, frustration, and continual wonder and amazement. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, Third Edition takes readers on an incredible full-color journey through the vast universe. This engaging title tackles the questions students studying science are eager to know: How large is the universe? Is it infinite or finite? What is its structure? Is it possible to visit other worlds, and if so, what similarities might they bear to our own world?

A to Z of Computer Scientists, Updated Edition

Author: Harry Henderson

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 1438183275

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 6922

Praise for the previous edition: "Entries are written with enough clarity and simplicity to appeal to general audiences. The additional readings that end each profile give excellent pointers for more detailed information...Recommended."—Choice "This well-written collection of biographies of the most important contributors to the computer world...is a valuable resource for those interested in the men and women who were instrumental in making the world we live in today. This is a recommended purchase for reference collections."—American Reference Books Annual "...this one is recommended for high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries."—Booklist The significant role that the computer plays in the business world, schools, and homes speaks to the impact it has on our daily lives. While many people are familiar with the Internet, online shopping, and basic computer technology, the scientists who pioneered this digital age are generally less well-known. A to Z of Computer Scientists, Updated Edition features 136 computer pioneers and shows the ways in which these individuals developed their ideas, overcame technical and institutional challenges, collaborated with colleagues, and created products or institutions of lasting importance. The cutting-edge, contemporary entries explore a diverse group of inventors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries in the computer science field. People covered include: Grace Hopper (1906–1992) Dennis Ritchie (1941–2011) Brian Kernighan (1942–present) Howard Rheingold (1947–present) Bjarne Stroustrup (1950–present) Esther Dyson (1951–present) Silvio Micali (1954–present) Jeff Bezos (1964–present) Pierre Omidyar (1967–present) Jerry Yang (1968–present)

A to Z of Physicists, Updated Edition

Author: Darryl Leiter

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 1438183313

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 5192

A to Z of Physicists, Updated Edition focuses not only on the lives and personalities of those profiled, but also on their research and contributions to the field. A fascinating and important element of this work is the attention paid to the obstacles that minority physicists had to overcome to reach their personal and professional goals. Through incidents, quotations, and photographs, the entries portray something of the human face, which is often lost in books on science and scientists. A to Z of Physicists, Updated Edition features more than 150 entries and 51 black-and-white photographs. Culturally inclusive and spanning the whole range of physicists from ancient times to the present day, this is an ideal resource for students and general readers interested in the history of physics or the significant aspects of the personal and professional lives of important physicists. People covered include: Archimedes (ca. 285–212 BCE) Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909–1966) Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (1904–1990) Marie Curie (1867–1934) George Gamow (1904–1968) Tsung Dao Lee (1926–present) Lise Meitner (1878–1968) Yuval Ne'eman (1925–2006) Johannes Stark (1874–1957) Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) Alessandro Volta (1745–1827) Hideki Yukawa (1907–1981)

About Time

Author: Adam Frank

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439169608

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 4176

Offers an explanation for the origin of the universe with new theories from cosmology, including time with no beginning, parallel universes, and eternal inflation.


Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronautics

Page: 528

View: 4375

Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496369X

Category: Science

Page: 2979

View: 2884

Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Astronomy and Astrophysics. The editors have built Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Astronomy and Astrophysics in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Aerospace Bibliography

Author: National Aerospace Education Council (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: 84

View: 9296