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Introducing Astronomy

Author : Iain Nicolson
ISBN : 9781780465159
Genre : Science
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We live on a small planet that revolves round an unexceptional star - the Sun - which is one of the hundred billion stars that populate our galaxy. Of the many billions of galaxies that lie within range of our most powerful telescopes, some are so remote that their light has taken more than 13 billion years to reach us. Iain Nicolson takes the reader on a journey from planet Earth to the boundaries of the observable Universe. He explains the nature of stars, planets and galaxies, what makes them shine and how they are born, evolve and eventually die. He explores the origin of the Universe as a whole and considers whether life may exist on other worlds. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for anyone who is looking for straightforward explanations of what astronomy is all about. It will also serve as an invaluable primer for those who are considering studying the subject more formally.

Exam Prep For An Introduction To Practical Astronomy

Author : David Mason
ISBN : PKEY:QA1648919
Genre : Education
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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

Exam Prep For An Introduction To Practical Astronomy

Author : Dave Mason
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Introduction To Earth And Planetary System Science

Author : Naotatsu Shikazono
ISBN : 9784431540588
Genre : Science
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This book presents basic information on material science (geochemistry, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, etc.), interaction between subsystem consisting earth system (atmosphere, hydrosphere, litho (geo) sphere, biosphere, humans) and in earth-planet system and evolution of earth-planetary system. The nature-humans interactions are described and new view on earth, planets and humans (integration of anthropocentrism and naturecentrism) are presented.

International Symposium On Earth And Environmental Sciences For Future Generations

Author : Jeffrey T. Freymueller
ISBN : 9783319691701
Genre : Science
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This book series is composed of peer-reviewed proceedings of selected symposia organized by the International Association of Geodesy. It deals primarily with topics related to Geodesy Earth Sciences : terrestrial reference frame, Earth gravity field, Geodynamics and Earth rotation, Positioning and engineering applications.

Astronomy Science Of Universe

Author : Kaniz
Genre : Science
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Astronomy is the study of the science of universe including sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, gas, galaxies, gas, dust, cosmology and phenomenon. Astronomy and astrology both are historically related however astrology based on prediction and is no longer recognized as comprising anything to do with astronomy. The book Astronomy: Science of Universe has describing the observations of heavenly bodies. It is also focused to astrophysics. Astrophysics engaged to the study of the physics of astronomy and focuses on the behavior, properties and motion of objects in the space. The book of astronomy offers quick bites into the most significant part of universe science.

Introducing Natural Resources

Author : Graham Park
ISBN : 1780460481
Genre : Nature
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Over the many millennia that the human race has inhabited the planet, a practical use has been found for almost every natural resource that is here. However, since the Industrial Revolution, many of the resources that we have come to rely on are being depleted, some at an alarming rate. The misuse of others, such as fossil fuels, is causing such damage to the environment that measures are being taken at an international level to restrict their use. This book explains how the natural resources of the Earth originated, by outlining the astronomical and geological evolution of the planet in the early period of its existence. The genesis, mode of occurrence, and abundance of the various non-renewable mineral resources are described, together with the methods of extraction, extent of reserves, and any environmental problems. The use of renewable resources - solar energy, air, and water - are then discussed, together with plant and animal life, which are renewable resources - only if properly managed. It concludes with a summary of future issues in resource management. Copiously illustrated, the book is intended for those whose interest in natural resources has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of declining resources or environmental pollution, and who want to better understand the issues involved. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary. (Series: Introducing Earth & Environmental Sciences) [Subject: Earth Science, Natural History, Environmental Studies]

Springboard Which Degree Directory Series

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ISBN : UCAL:$B337559
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Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems And Services

Author : George A. Tsihrintzis
ISBN : 3642221580
Genre : Computers
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This volume contains the Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (IIMSS-2011). IIMSS-2011 comes as a sequel to IIMSS-2008 (Piraeus-Athens, Greece, July 9, 10 and 11, 2008), IIMSS-2009 (Mogliano Veneto (near Venice), Italy, July 15, 16 and 17, 2009) and IIMSS-2010 (Baltimore, USA, July 28, 29, and 30, 2010). This fourth edition of the IIMSS Conference was organized jointly by the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus, Greece and the School of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of South Australia, in conjunction with KES International. At a time when computers are more widespread than ever and computer users range from highly qualified scientists to non-computer-expert professionals and may include people with special needs, interactivity, personalization and adaptivity have become a necessity in modern multimedia systems. Modern intelligent multimedia systems need to be interactive not only through classical modes of interaction where the user inputs information through a keyboard or mouse. They must also support other modes of interaction, such as visual or lingual computer-user interfaces, which render them more attractive, user friendlier, more human-like and more informative. IIMSS is a new series of international scientific conferences aimed at presenting novel research in the fields of intelligent multimedia systems relevant to the development of a new generation of interactive, user-centric services.

Impact Cratering

Author : G. R. Osinski
ISBN : 9781118447321
Genre : Science
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Impact cratering is arguably the most ubiquitous geologicalprocess in the Solar System. It has played an important role inEarth’s history, shaping the geological landscape, affectingthe evolution of life, and generating economic resources. However,it was only in the latter half of the 20th century that theimportance of impact cratering as a geological process wasrecognized and only during the past couple of decades that thestudy of meteorite impact structures has moved into the mainstream.This book seeks to fill a critical gap in the literature byproviding an overview text covering broad aspects of the impactcratering process and aimed at graduate students, professionals andresearchers alike. It introduces readers to the threat and natureof impactors, the impact cratering process, the products, and theeffects – both destructive and beneficial. A series ofchapters on the various techniques used to study impact cratersprovide a foundation for anyone studying impact craters for thefirst time.

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