Answers to questions about space and space travel are provided in an accessible and fact-filled reference that encompasses explanations of all aspects of space, including planets, telescopes, the origins of the universe, and discoveries made by Nicolaus Copernicus, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking, among other distinguished scientists.
Illustrations, photographs, star charts, moon maps, and scientific diagrams are compiled in a reference tool that explores the new solar system, the birth and death of stars, black holes, and space engineering.
An illustrated grand tour of the universe, beginning in our own solar system before moving on to the Milky Way galaxy and finally on to the building blocks of the universe, including dark matter and dark energy.
An extensively illustrated reference for beginner-level stargazing enthusiasts covers basic principles without using complicated scientific language, providing star charts and tables that list key facts in an easy-to-understand format. Original.
An accessible reference provides authoritative maps, charts, and chronologies complemented by informative essays that cover all the major periods between the time of the Neanderthals and the nuclear age.
The Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science covers the essence of this exciting, new, and expanding field in an easily understood but richly detailed style. In addition to contributions from some of the best recognized scholars in GIScience, this volume contains contributions from experts in GIS’ supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinary perspectives are expanded within the context of GIScience—what changes when consideration of location is added, what complexities in analytical procedures are added when we consider objects in 2, 3 or even 4 dimensions, what can we gain by visualizing our analytical results on a map or 3D display?
As NASA celebrates fifty years, this reader-friendly book with 160 full-color illustrations explores the new technologies and discoveries that are showing us an ever more detailed vision of the solar system, in a resource that also includes diagrams, maps, essays, sidebars, and fact boxes.