By Steve B. Howell
By Steve B. Howell
By Milton K. Munitz,F. M. Cornford,Theodor Gomperz,Plato,Lucretius,Claudius Ptolemy,Giordano Bruno,Nicolaus Copernicus,Galileo Galilei
By Theresa Martin
Mrs. Markum, an basic college instructor, arms out clay spheres and asks her category to accessorize them with continents and oceans. One boy, Stan, crushes his sphere flat, insisting that the earth is formed like a pancake. whilst he lands up within the principal's workplace, our narrator units out to persuade Stan - yet as a rule himself - that the earth is around. The boy's arguments diversity from the size of shadows at assorted destinations to ships "sinking" at the horizon, yet Stan rebuts each one element and will not succumb to "common knowledge."
This finely crafted tale brings to existence what your mom regularly informed you: "You got a mind for a reason." Flat Earth, around Earth? teaches childrens to assert "wait a sec" whilst the sq. block does not slot in the around gap. It fosters severe pondering either out and in of technological know-how. The transparent language and sharp, easy common sense make this publication an relaxing, invigorating learn. mom and dad can train their teenagers the worth of wondering obtained knowledge and they will either benefit from the problem of attempting to turn out a not-so-obvious incontrovertible fact that each person takes for granted.
By Edmund C. Sutton
By Nick Kanas
In contemporary years, there was elevated curiosity in our sun process. This has been triggered by way of the launching of huge orbiting telescopes and area probes, the invention of recent planetary moons and heavenly our bodies that orbit the sunlight, and the demotion of Pluto as a planet. in a single new release, our position within the heavens has been challenged, yet this isn't strange. all through heritage, there were a couple of such global perspectives. first and foremost, Earth used to be noticeable because the heart of the universe and surrounded via orbiting planets and stars. Then the solar turned the heart of the cosmos. eventually, there has been no middle, only a sizeable array of galaxies with person stars, a few with their very own retinue of planets. This allowed our sun procedure to be differentiated from deep-sky items, however it didn’t lose its secret as an increasing number of awesome our bodies have been came upon inside of its boundaries.
This publication tells the interesting tale of ways now we have conceptualized and mapped our sun process from antiquity to fashionable occasions. as well as the full textual content, this tale is made extra bright by:
• 162 sun method and planetary maps, diagrams, and pictures (over a 3rd in color);
• direct fees and figures from antiquarian, modern, and house Age files and images that let the reader to trace how people have considered the sunlight method from unique sources;
• 9 tables that examine a few of the international perspectives, relative planetary positions, and parts of the sun method with every one other.
Broad in scope and wealthy in imagery, this e-book will draw the reader into the tale of our sun approach and the way it's been mapped because the starting of recorded time.
By Giancarlo Genta
The twenty fourth century: humankind has develop into a spacefaring civilization, colonizing the sun approach and past. whereas no alien kinds of lifestyles have not begun been encountered during this enlargement into house, colonists all of sudden come upon machines of alien beginning - large robots in a position to reproduce themselves. known as replicators via the colonists, they appear to have yet a unmarried objective: to break all natural existence they arrive involved with.
Since the colonial governments don't have any ability to struggle this threat without delay, they as an alternative promise large rewards to whoever destroys a replicator. for this reason, the frontier draws a brand new form of adventurers, the Hunters, who paintings to discover and ruin the replicators. Mike Edwards, a talented younger upkeep technician and robotics professional at a far off outpost, won't purely develop into one in every of them - yet be the first actual one to free up the key in the back of the replicators’ foundation and undertaking.
The clinical and technical elements underlying the plot - specifically house commute, robotics and self-replicating spacecraft - are brought and mentioned through the writer in an intensive non-technical appendix.
By N.C. Wickramasinghe,Geoffrey Burbidge,J.V. Narlikar
By Robert G. Parr,Yang Weitao
By Yang Gao
For readers from either academia and wishing to pursue their reports and /or careers in planetary robotics, this booklet represents a one-stop travel of the background, evolution, key structures, and applied sciences of this rising field.
The booklet offers a finished creation to the main innovations and applied sciences that support to accomplish self sufficient area platforms for reasonably priced, excessive appearing planetary robot missions. major subject matters lined comprise robot imaginative and prescient, floor navigation, manipulation, venture operations and autonomy, being defined in
both theoretical ideas and useful use cases.
The publication acknowledges the significance of process layout accordingly discusses practices and instruments that support take undertaking innovations to baseline layout recommendations, making it a pragmatic piece of clinical reference fitted to a number of practitioners in planetary robotics.
By Daniel Lingenhöhl,Anja-Elna Blänsdorf
77 unterhaltende Rätsel aus Astronomie, Biologie, Chemie, Geowissenschaften, Mathematik und Physik stellen Ihr Wissen auf die Probe. Die Antworten sind manchmal leicht, manchmal schwer, aber vor allen Dingen oft verblüffend – und schließen Wissenslücken, von denen Sie vielleicht gar nicht wussten, dass Sie sie hatten. Mit einigen Fragen können Sie sogar auf Partys brillieren und die Gäste unterhalten. Doch Vorsicht: Nicht immer liegt die Lösung auf der Hand, und bisweilen kann auch mehr als eine Antwort richtig sein. Ein Ratespaß-Bildungs-Unterhaltungsbuch.