Encyclopedia Of Space, 1st Edition

  • Healther Couper
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0756656001
  • ISBN-13: 9780756656003
  • DDC: 520
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 11th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released January 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

  • Price:  Sign in for price

About

Overview

This paperback reissue of the very successful Encyclopedia of Space has been updated with all the newest discoveries, discussions, and debates about Earth, our solar system (and poor, maligned Pluto), the moon, and star systems far and wide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
How to Use This Book.
1: Observing the Universe.
2: Hubble Space Telescope.
3: How Telescopes Work.
4: New Designs.
5: Analyzing Light.
6: Radiations from Space.
7: Infrared Astronomy.
8: Radio Astronomy.
9: Ultraviolet Astronomy.
10: X-Ray Astronomy.
11: Gamma-Ray Astronomy.
12: Unusual Telescopes.
13: Exploring Space.
14: How Rockets Work.
15: Rocket Propulsion.
16: Space Launchers.
17: Launch Centers.
18: Countdown.
19: Satellites and Orbits.
20: Communications Satellites.
21: Navigation Satellites.
22: Meteorology Satellites.
23: Earth Resources Satellites.
24: Military Satellites.
25: Space Debris.
26: Flying to Space.
27: Space Shuttle.
28: International Space Station.
29: Living in Space.
30: Science in Space.
31: Reusable Rockets.
32: Interplanetary Travel.
33: Futuristic Starships.
34: Planets and Moons.
35: Solar System.
36: Exploring the Planets.
37: Birth of the Solar System.
38: Earth.
39: Earth’s Surface.
40: Earth’s Atmosphere.
41: Living Planet.
42: Moon.
43: Lunar Influences.
44: Moon’s Surface.
45: Exploring the Moon.
46: Nearside of the Moon.
47: Farside of the Moon.
48: Mercury.
49: Mercury’s Surface.
50: Venus.
51: Venusian Atmosphere.
52: Venusian Surface.
53: Mars.
54: Search for Life on Mars.
55: Missions to Mars.
56: Surface of Mars.
57: Jupiter.
58: Jupiter’s Atmosphere.
59: Jupiter’s Moons.
60: Saturn.
61: Saturn’s Rings.
62: Saturn’s Moons.
63: Uranus.
64: Neptune.
65: Minor Members.
66: Asteroids.
67: Dwarf Planets.
68: Comets.
69: Meteors.
70: Meteorites.
71: Impacts.
72: The Stars.
73: Inside the Sun.
74: Sun’s Surface.
75: Sun’s Atmosphere.
76: Eclipses of the Sun.
77: Measure of the Stars.
78: Variable Stars.
79: How Far are the Stars?.
80: Properties of Stars.
81: Lifecycle of Stars.
82: Where Stars are Born.
83: Clusters and Doubles.
84: Globular Clusters.
85: Other Solar Systems.
86: Red Giants.
87: Planetary Nebulas.
88: Supernovas.
89: Neutron Stars.
90: Black Holes.
91: Inside a Black Hole.
92: Galaxies and Beyond.
93: Milky Way.
94: Interstellar Medium.
95: Our Local Neighborhood.
96: Perseus Arm.
97: Sagittarius Arm.
98: Heart of the Milky Way.
99: Magellanic Clouds.
100: Local Group.
101: Galaxies.
102: Colliding Galaxies.
103: Clusters of Galaxies.
104: Active Galaxies.
105: Scale of the Universe.
106: Expanding Universe.
107: Big Bang.
108: First Three Minutes.
109: Echoes of the Big Bang.
110: Galaxy Formation.
111: Dark Matter.
112: Shape of Space.
113: Far Future.
114: Life on Other Worlds.
115: Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
116: Practical Stargazing.
117: Spinning Earth.
118: Earth’s Orbit.
119: Daytime Astronomy.
120: Preparing to Stargaze.
121: Mapping the Night Sky.
122: Polar Star Maps.
123: Northern Hemisphere Star Maps June to November.
124: Northern Hemisphere Star Maps December to May.
125: Southern Hemisphere Star Maps September to February.
126: Southern Hemisphere Star Maps March to August.
127: Astronomy Unaided.
128: Auroras and Haloes.
129: Photographing the Night Sky.
130: Binocular Astronomy.
131: Refracting Telescopes.
132: Reflecting Telescopes.
133: Astronomical Names.
134: Astronomy Timeline.
135: Biographies.
Glossary.
Index.
Picture Sources.
Illustrators.
Acknowledgments.