The Young Scientist Book of Stars & Planets

Author: Christopher Maynard

Publisher: Edc Pub

ISBN: 9780860200949

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

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An introduction to the stars, planets, and basic principles of astronomy are supplemented by a star guide and simple experiments using ordinary household equipment.

Compendium of Practical Astronomy

Author: Günter D. Roth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364245688X

Category: Science

Page: 540

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It is a pleasure to present this work, which has been well received in German-speaking countries through four editions, to the English-speaking reader. We feel that this is a unique publication in that it contains valuable material that cannot easily-if at all-be found elsewhere. We are grateful to the authors for reading through the English version of the text, and for responding promptly (for the most part) to our queries. Several authors have supplied us, on their own initiative or at our suggestion, with revised and updated manuscripts and with supplementary English references. We have striven to achieve a translation of Handbuch for Sternfreunde which accurately presents the qualitative and quantitative scientific principles con tained within each chapter while maintaining the flavor of the original Ger man text. Where appropriate, we have inserted footnotes to clarify material which may have a different meaning and/or application in English-speaking countries from that in Germany. When the first English edition of this work, Astronomy: A Handbook (translated by the late A. Beer), appeared in 1975, it contained 21 chapters. This new edition is over twice the length and contains 28 authored chap ters in three volumes. At Springer's request, we have devised a new title, Compendium of Practical Astronomy, to more accurately reflect the broad spectrum of topics and the vast body of information contained within these pages.


Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronautics

Page: 276

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A2 English Language for AQA B

Author: Ron Norman,Anne Watkiss

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435132262

Category: English language

Page: 262

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This text provides material that covers the AQA English language specification B syllabus. As well as exam and coursework tips, there is a firm focus on assessment objectives to aid students learn how to achieve maximum results.

The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems

Author: Charles J. Lada,N.D. Kylafis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401145091

Category: Science

Page: 718

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A few years after the publication of The Physics of Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution, we received a request from the publisher for an up dated second edition of this popular reference book. As originally intended, the volume had proved to be a useful "text" book for graduate astronomy courses and seminars which dealt with topics related to stellar origins. The book was based on a series of lectures delivered by a distinguished group of leading researchers at a NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) held in May 1990 on the island of Crete, Greece. The primary goal of the ASI was in fact to produce a book which "would simultaneously provide a broad and systematic overview of, as well as a rigorous introduction to, the fun damental physics and astronomy at the heart of modern research in star formation and early stellar evolution. " However, by 1995 concern had arisen among those who used the text as a reference for graduate seminars and courses that the book would need to be updated to stay abreast of the discoveries and progress in this rapidly evolving field. After some discussion we concluded that a new edition of the book was warranted and that the goal of producing a new edition would be best accomplished by organizing a second ASI in Crete to review the progress in star formation research.


Author: Dr. Sandeep Ahlawat

Publisher: EHF Learning Media Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9385217798


Page: 67

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Activity Book for National Interactive Science Olympiad (NISO) & other National/International Olympiads/Talent Search Exams based on CBSE, ICSE, GCSE, State Board syllabus &NCF (NCERT).

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

Author: Sean Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0761189866

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

View: 7524

It’s never been more important to engage a child's scientific curiosity, and Sean Connolly knows just how to do it—with lively, hands-on, seemingly "dangerous" experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach! Now, the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, takes it one step further: He leads kids through the history of science, and then creates amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles. Tame fire just like a Neanderthal with the Fahrenheit 451 experiment. Round up all your friends and track the spread of "disease" using body glitter with an experiment inspired by Edward Jenner, the vaccination pioneer who's credited with saving more lives than any other person in history. Rediscover the wheel and axle with the ancient Sumerians, and perform an astounding experiment demonstrating the theory of angular momentum. Build a simple telescope—just like Galileo's—and find the four moons he discovered orbiting Jupiter (an act that helped land him in prison). Take a less potentially catastrophic approach to electricity than Ben Franklin did with the Lightning Mouth experiment. Re-create the Hadron Collider in a microwave with marshmallows, calculator, and a ruler—it won't jeopardize Earth with a simulated Big Bang, but will demonstrate the speed of light. And it's tasty! By letting kids stand on the shoulders of Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, the Wright brothers, Marie Curie, Darwin, Watson and Crick, and more, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science is an uncommonly engaging guide to science, and the great stories of the men and women behind the science.

Science Discoveries on the Net

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088230

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 7435

Suggests ways that science teachers can add the Internet to their classroom teaching strategies, lists Web sites that offer lesson plans, and includes sections on a wide range of science topics.