By Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo

ISBN-10: 0816046395

ISBN-13: 9780816046393

This reference for normal readers and scholars in highschool and up compiles biographies of approximately one hundred thirty scientists in house and astronomy, from antiquity to the current. each one access presents delivery and demise dates and data on fields of specialization, and examines the scientist's paintings and contributions to the sphere, in addition to relatives and academic historical past. approximately 50 b&w pictures are integrated. Entries are listed via box, kingdom of beginning, and nation of medical job, and chronologically. Todd is a contract author. Angelo is a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air strength.

Show description

Read or Download A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy (2005)(en)(336s) PDF

Similar aerospace equipment books

Stephen W. Hawking, G. F. R. Ellis, P. V. Landshoff, D. R.'s Large Scale Structure of Space-Time PDF

Einstein's common idea of Relativity results in impressive predictions: first, that the last word future of many significant stars is to suffer gravitational cave in and to vanish from view, abandoning a 'black gap' in house; and secondly, that there'll exist singularities in space-time itself.

The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture - download pdf or read online

The Anthropology of house and position: finding tradition is an extraordinary number of key anthropological articles that illustrate how the conceptual and fabric dimensions of house are vital to the creation of social existence. Assembles key anthropological articles that problem permitted definitions and concepts of area and placeReveals how either the conceptual and fabric dimensions of house in addition to of outfitted types and panorama features are crucial to the creation of social lifeIncludes creation that synthesizes current literature, highlights middle matters, and maps power instructions for destiny researchBrings classics in cultural anthropology including new theoretical techniques

The Heart of the Warrior (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, No 17) by John Gregory Betancourt PDF

Whereas a vital peace convention fills Deep area NineTM with rumors of intrigue and conspiracy, significant Kira and Lt. Commander Worf embark on a perilous undercover project deep into the center of the Gamma Quadrant. Their venture: to discover the key of the addictive substance that the Changelings use to regulate their Jem'Hadar warriors.

Read e-book online UFO Retrievals - The Recovery of Alien Spacecraft: PDF

"Uncover the best tale "never advised, with assistance from world-renowned flying saucers researcher and author Jenny Randles. "-- "American Bookseller. "Prolific investigator Jenny Randles lines documented claims for alleged alien craft crashes and retrievals going way back to 1871. .. attention-grabbing interpreting for the insights they offer into UFOlogy's evolution during the last half-century.

Additional resources for A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy (2005)(en)(336s)

Sample text

Arrhenius’s great discovery shattered conventional wisdom in both physics and chemistry, while Marie Curie’s pioneering radiochemistry discoveries forced the committee to include her as a recipient, making her the first woman to receive the prestigious award. In 1905 Arrhenius retired from his professorship in physics and accepted a position as the director of the newly created Nobel Institute of Physical Chemistry in Stockholm—a position expressly tailored by the Swedish Academy of Sciences to accommodate his wide-ranging technical interests.

D. in astronomy in 1822 from the University of Königsberg. His doctoral dissertation involved a critical review of the celestial observations made by John Flamsteed. Argelander’s academic research interest in assessing the observational quality of earlier star catalogs so influenced his later professional activities that the hardworking astronomer would eventually develop Bonner Durchmusterung, his own great catalog of Northern Hemisphere stars. In 1823 Bessel’s letter of recommendation helped Argelander secure a position as an observer at the newly established Turku (Åbo) Observatory in southwestern Finland (then an autonomous grand duchy within the Imperial Russian Empire).

Arago was contacted by another scientist, Thomas Young, who, using Arago’s work, proposed the first transverse wave light theory. Another contemporary, Augustine Fresnel, also wrote Arago about wave optics, and by 1815 Fresnel presented his theory, La diffraction de la lumière, to the Académie. Despite opposition, Arago completely Arago, Dominique-François-Jean backed Fresnel’s theory, which was in direct conflict with the better-known corpuscular theory of light, in which light is made up of particles, as explained by SIR ISAAC NEWTON.

Download PDF sample

A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy (2005)(en)(336s) by Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo

by George

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 17 votes