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The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

Christopher Cokinos - 2009 - Science - Snippet view
An award-winning founder of Isotope magazine chronicles how the study of meteorites became a modern science, in a natural history that documents the contributions of key individuals and traces landmark discoveries in Antarctica, Greenland, and ...
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Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher Von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race

Wayne Biddle - 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
An investigation into the origins of the first moon landing evaluates ideas sparked by the modernism of the Third Reich while tracing the life of scientist Wernher von Braun, describing how his driving ambitions directly contributed to weapons ...
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High Energy Radiation from Black Holes: Gamma Rays, Cosmic Rays, and Neutrinos

Charles Dermer, Govind Menon - 2009 - Science - No preview available
Bright gamma-ray flares observed from sources far beyond our Milky Way Galaxy are best explained if enormous amounts of energy are liberated by black holes. The highest- energy particles in nature--the ultra-high-energy cosmic rays--cannot be ...
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Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics

Fulvio Melia - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity describes the effect of gravitation on the shape of space and the flow of time. But for more than four decades after its publication, the theory remained largely a curiosity for scientists; however ...
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Starlight: An Introduction to Stellar Physics for Amateurs

Keith Robinson - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
This is a book about the physics of stars and starlight. The story of starlight is truly fascinating. Astronomers analyze and interpret the light from stars using photometry and spectroscopy, then inspirational detective work combines with the ...
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The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves

W. Brian Arthur - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
“More than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being,” says W. Brian Arthur. Yet despite technology’s irrefutable importance in our daily lives, until now its major questions have gone ...
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Song of Two Worlds

Alan Lightman - 2009 - Mathematics - No preview available
After a mysterious personal tragedy, the narrator of this story has lost his faith in all things and lives "hung like a dried fly", empty and haunted by his past. He awakes one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something ...
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A Tenth of a Second: A History

Jimena Canales - 2010 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
In the late fifteenth century, clocks acquired minute hands. A century later, second hands appeared. But it wasn’t until the 1850s that instruments could recognize a tenth of a second, and, once they did, the impact on modern science and society ...
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Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume V: Atmospheric Optics, Modulators ...

Michael Bass, Casimer DeCusatis, Jay Enoch, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Guifang Li, Carolyn MacDonald, Virendra Mahajan, Eric Van Stryland - 2009 - Technology & Engineering - Snippet view
The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain ...
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