Universe down to Earth / Neil De Grasse Tyson

Author(s): Tyson, Neil deGrasse
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Subjects: Cosmology--Popular works
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c1994
LC Classification: Q, QB
Physical Description: xiv, 277 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
List of Figures
Pt. 1. Methods of Science 1
1. A Sentimental Journey to the Googolplex: A romp through numbers big and small 3
2. The Structure of Science: Behind the scenes of the scientific process 13
3. Measure for Pleasure: Measurement is the lifeblood of all science 37
4. The Confused Person's Guide to Astronomical Jargon: Names and words that do not always mean what they say 47
Pt. 2. Some Unifying Ideas in the Physical Universe 77
5. Center of Mass: You will never leave home without it 79
6. Energy: Where it comes from and where it goes 91
7. The Electromagnetic Spectrum: The world of light 111
8. Shapes of Radiation: Why blue-hot is hotter than red-hot 125
9. The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram: The most uniting concept in all astronomy 145
10. Highlights from the Periodic Table of the Elements: Some of your best friends are composed of elements 163
Pt. 3. Astronomy Is Looking Up 185
11. Menagerie: A cynic's guide to the constellations 187
12. Horrorscope: An astronomer's rebuttal 205
13. Celestial Windings: Making sense of heavenly motions 213
Suggested Reading 253
Index 261
Notes: LCCN: 93032259
ISBN: 023107560X
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-260) and index
OCLC Number: 28926940
ISBN/ISSN: 023107560X