After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology, it would redefine our relationship with Earth and benefit all of humanity. Download Now..

One of the first maps of Mars, published by an Italian astronomer in 1877, with its pattern of canals, fueled belief in intelligent life forms on the distant red planet—a hope that continued into the 1960s. Although the Martian canals have long since been dismissed as a famous error in the history of science, K. Maria D. Lane argues that there was nothing accidental about these early interpretations. Indeed, she argues, the construction of Mars as an incomprehensibly complex and engineered world both reflected and challenged dominant geopolitical themes during a time of major cultural, intellectual, political, and economic transition in the Western world. Geographies of Mars telescopes in on a critical period in the development of the geographical imagination, when European imperialism was at its zenith and American expansionism had begun in earnest. Astronomers working in the new observatories of the American Southwest or in the remote heights of the South American Andes were inspired, Lane finds, by their own physical surroundings and used representations of the Earth’s arid landscapes to establish credibility for their observations of Mars. With this simple shift to the geographer’s point of view, Lane deftly explains some of the most perplexing stances on Mars taken by familiar protagonists such as Percival Lowell, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Lester Frank Ward. A highly original exploration of geography’s spatial dimensions at the beginning of the twentieth century, Geographies of Mars offers a new view of the mapping of far-off worlds.Download Now..

This timely volume provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cosmology and extragalactic astronomy at an advanced level. Beginning with an overview of the key observational results and necessary terminology, it covers important topics: the theory of galactic structure and galactic dynamics, structure formation, cosmic microwave background radiation, formation of luminous galaxies in the universe, intergalactic medium and active galactic nuclei. This self-contained text has a modular structure, and contains over one hundred worked exercises. It can be used alone, or in conjunction with the previous two accompanying volumes (Volume I: Astrophysical Processes, and Volume II: Stars and Stellar Systems).Download Now..

This second volume of a comprehensive three-volume work on theoretical astrophysics deals with stellar physics. After reviewing the key observational results and nomenclature used in stellar astronomy, the book develops a solid understanding of central concepts including stellar structure and evolution, the physics of stellar remnants, pulsars, binary stars, the sun and planetary systems, interstellar medium and globular clusters. Throughout, the reader's comprehension is developed and tested with more than seventy-five exercises. This indispensable volume will allow graduate students to master the material sufficiently to read and engage in research with heightened understanding. It can be used alone or in conjunction with Volume 1, which covers a wide range of astrophysical processes, and the forthcoming Volume 3, on galaxies and cosmology.Download Now..

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. From planets, stars, and galaxies to the search for extraterrestrial life, CliffsQuickReview Astronomy gives you jargon-free explanations of the fundamentals including all the latest discoveries and theories. This guide introduces each topic, defines key terms, and carefully walks you through each sample problem step-by-step. In no time, you'll be ready to tackle the key concepts in this book such asDownload Now..

The purpose of these notes is to present an up to date status report of a program for non-perturbative, canonical quantization of gravity in 3+1 dimensions. A number of the key ideas in the program were developed just prior to and during a six-month workshop on quantum gravity held at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara during the first half of 1986. The early developments in this area were reported in a monograph entitled New Perspectives in Canonical Gravity, published by Bibliopolis in 1988.Download Now..

Choosing And Using Astronomical Eyepieces by William Paolini The book is related to genre of astrology format of book is PDF and size of books is 12.1 MB available for free download. Free download Choosing And Using Astronomical Eyepieces by William Paolini in PDF formatDownload Now..

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Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, And Future Of Human Space Exploration by Claude A. Piantadosi The book is related to genre of astrology format of book is PDF and size of books is 2.1 MB available for free download. Free download Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, And Future Of Human Space Exploration by Claude A. Piantadosi in PDF formatDownload Now..

Life Beyond Earth: The Search For Habitable Worlds In The Universe by Athena Coustenis The book is related to genre of astrology format of book is PDF and size of books is 32.9 MB available for free download. Free download Life Beyond Earth: The Search For Habitable Worlds In The Universe by Athena Coustenis in PDF formatDownload Now..

From Quantum to Cosmos: Fundamental Physics Research in Space by Slava G. Turyshev The book is related to genre of astrology format of book is 36 Mb and size of books is PDF available for free download. Free download From Quantum to Cosmos: Fundamental Physics Research in Space by Slava G. Turyshev in 36 Mb formatDownload Now..

The author uses basic astrological concepts symbolically and practically in a framework of Jungian psychology to show how people relate to one another on both conscious and unconscious levels.Download Now..

The international colloquium "Open Issues in Local Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution" was focused on (i) the physics of young stellar objects, which are observed with increasing angular resolution by the new generation of telescopes, and (ii) the processes that triggered large scale star formation in the solar neighbourhood. The scientific presentations were not limited to these two main topics as many new and interesting results related to star formation have been obtained. Indeed, the participants presented new findings in the fields of Stellar Groups and Associations Young Stellar Objects Disks Outflows and Jets The ISM Conditions for Star Formation and Early Stages of Star Formation. The discussions on "Open Issues", representing problems and unanswered questions, will make this book particularly useful for researchers and PhD students.Download Now..

In February 1971, as Apollo 14 astroanaut Edgar Mitchell hurtled Earthward through space, he was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. He intuitively sensed that his presence and that of the planet in the window were all part of a deliberate, universal process and that the glittering cosmos itself was in some way conscious. The experience was so overwhelming, Mitchell knew his life would never be the same. Download Now..

This thesis discusses the evolution of galaxies through the study of the morphology, kinematics, and star formation properties of a sample of nearby galaxies. The main body of the thesis describes the kinematic observations with the GHaFAS Fabry-Perot instrument on the William Herschel Telescope of a sample of 29 spiral galaxies. The work is closely related to the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies, and uses the mid-infrared data of that survey to determine key parameters of the galaxies studied. From these data, important results are obtained on streaming and other non-circular motions in galaxies, on the distribution and rates of star formation, and on how correlations of these parameters and of the rotation curve shape with basic galaxy parameters yield clues on the evolutionary processes taking place in disk galaxies.Download Now..