Explorers of the Southern Sky
by Raymond Haynes and Roslynn Haynes and Richard McGee


Overview - This well-illustrated volume is the most comprehensive account of Australian astronomy to date. It is both an indispensable reference book of the history of astronomy in Australia and a highly readable study of a scientific discipline in the context of emerging nationhood.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This well-illustrated volume is the most comprehensive account of Australian astronomy to date. It is both an indispensable reference book of the history of astronomy in Australia and a highly readable study of a scientific discipline in the context of emerging nationhood. It covers not only the science, but the individuals involved and the social and economic climate in which they worked. Starting from the ancient Aboriginal belief about the Sky World - the earliest known astronomy anywhere in the world - we are led through to the most exciting high-tech current and projected research being carried out at Australia's world-class national astronomy facilities and by groups in Australian universities. All branches of astronomy are covered - optical, infrared, X-ray, gamma ray, microwave, gravitational wave and theoretical - including the contribution of amateur astronomers. The non-technical language, many illustrations and explanatory figures ensure that this guide will appeal to a wide range of readers - including professional astronomers, historians of science students, amateur astronomers and general readers.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521365758
  • ISBN-10: 0521365759
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 542
  • Dimensions: 9.98 x 7.09 x 1.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.85 pounds


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