Celestial objects for modern telescopes by Michael A. Covington

By Michael A. Covington

According to box notes made by means of Michael Covington all through his occupation as an novice astronomer, this advisor covers either the normal and novel ways to learning the evening sky. as well as the extra average recommendations, it discusses the most recent sleek assets to be had to modern astronomer, comparable to own desktops, the net, and automatic telescopes. Covington comprises sensible recommendation on web site choice and climate; exact directions for gazing the sunlight, Moon, planets, and deep-sky gadgets; and more recent specialities equivalent to satellite tv for pc looking at and using astronomical databases. Written to counterpoint how one can Use a automated Telescope, this ebook appeals to astronomers with extra conventional apparatus. Michael A. Covington is an affiliate examine scientist on the college of Georgia. he's a computational linguist knowledgeable within the laptop processing of human languages and the pc modeling of human logical reasoning, and a well known professional at the Prolog programming language. he's the writer of 9 books together with Dictionary of laptop and web phrases, 7th version (Barron's, 2000), Astrophotography for the novice (Cambridge, 1999), PROLOG Programming intensive (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Cambridge Eclipse images advisor (1993), and Syntactic thought within the excessive heart a long time (Cambridge, 1985). A senior member of the Institute of electric and Electronics Engineers, Covington is a Contributing Editor to, and previous "Q&A" columnist of Poptronics journal.

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Interstellar Propagation of Electromagnetic Signals by Henning F. Harmuth

By Henning F. Harmuth

Most texts on electromagnetic concept stick with the classical strategy of regular nation options of Maxwell's equations. In InterstellarPropagation of Electromagnetic Signals, the authors, H. Harmuth and okay. Lukin, indicate the deficiencies in Maxwell's thought and current a thrilling new method of acquiring temporary or indications suggestions.
This booklet can be utilized via researchers, graduate scholars and scientists within the components of physics, astrophysics, astronomy and electromagnetic conception or electromagnetics.

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Night Has a Thousand Eyes: A Naked-Eye Guide to the Sky, Its by Arthur Upgren

By Arthur Upgren

Do you usually ask yourself why the sky at nightfall is stuffed with colour, or how the moon controls the tides? Why do stars twinkle and planets do not? full of technology and lore, with references to myths, legends, and "high" and pop culture, this "naked-eye" consultant (no telescope required) demystifies the celestial in available, instructive, and exciting prose.Upgren tells us why werewolves basically pop out at evening and the way to discover Betelgeuse. He discusses twilight, the seasons and their motives, our sun procedure, mild and darkness, climate, stars and range, the moon, mild pollutants, and the planets. Night Has one thousand Eyes is the fitting source for newbie astronomers and meteorologists of every age who pause to take pleasure in sunsets and establish constellations on a starry night.

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Islam Obscured: The Rhetoric of Anthropological by D. Varisco

By D. Varisco

Islam Obscured analyzes 4 seminal anthropology texts on Muslims which were learn broadly outdoor the self-discipline. are by way of special anthropologists: Islam saw (Clifford Geertz, 1968) and Muslim Society (Ernest Gellner, 1981). different texts are by means of Muslim students: past the Veil (Fatima Mernissi, 1975) and researching Islam (Akbar Ahmed, 1988). Varisco argues that every of those techniques Islam as an essentialized natural solidarity instead of letting "islams" present in the sphere communicate to the range of perform. He sheds gentle on Islam as a cultural phenomenon, illustration of the opposite, Muslim gender roles, politics of ethnographic authority, and Orientalist discourse. Varisco's research is going past the rhetoric over what Islam is, focusing in its place on ethnographic learn approximately what Muslims say they do and truly are saw doing.

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From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and by Emilio Segrè

By Emilio Segrè

Meet a various staff of hugely unique thinkers and find out about their lives and achievements: Galileo, a founder of astronomy and physics; Christiaan Huygens, a seventeenth-century pioneer of wave-particle duality; and Isaac Newton, the English mathematician and physicist who laid the basis for a systematic revolution and promoted radical research because the capability to bare nature's hidden workings.
This chronicle of physics and physicists lines the advance of clinical proposal from those originators to their successors, between them Faraday, Watts, Helmholtz, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs. Combining his personal attractive sort with the physicists' unique writings, the writer illustrates the evolution of person actual rules, in addition to their roles within the wider field.
A scholar and colleague of Enrico Fermi, Emilio Segrè (1905–89) made various very important contributions to nuclear physics, together with his participation within the long island undertaking. A Nobel laureate, Segrè is extra popular for his narrative talents as an historian. Hailed by way of the Journal of the background of Astronomy as "charming and witty," this ebook is a significant other to the author's From X-Rays to Quarks: glossy Physicists and Their Discoveries, also to be had from Dover Publications.

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