Shrouds of the night masks of the Milky Way and our awesome new view of galaxies / by David Block, Kenneth Freeman

Author(s): Block, David L
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Subjects: Galaxies--Pictorial works
Cosmic dust
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Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, NY : Springer, c2008
LC Classification: Q, QB
Table of Contents: Preface / Vera Rubin
Our Choice of Woodcut Initials
Ch. 1. The Grand Stage Before Us: "The Sidereal Messenger" 1
Ch. 2. Cosmic Masks: Shrouds of the Night 5
Ch. 3. Detectives in Chile 19
Ch. 4. Chemical Factories Smaller than a Snowflake 43
Ch. 5. From Seeds to Stars: The Art and Science of Classification 49
Ch. 6. The Dawning of the Photographic Era 97
Ch. 7. John Reynolds: Morphologist Extraordinaire 183
Ch. 8. The Dust Penetrated Universe: Hidden Symmetries 215
Ch. 9. The Grand Bow 255
Ch. 10. Penetrating the Mask of Time 263
Ch. 11. Eyes to the Future: Where Eagles Soar 275
Ch. 12. Planets Orbiting other Stars 335
Ch. 13. The Insignificance of Man? 347
Ch. 14. The Mind of God 361
Ch. 15. Scholium 377
An Epilogue / Bruce Elmegreen 401
Figure Captions 405
Index 433
Alternate Titles: In: SpringerLink (OCoLC)43927870
In: OhioLINK electronic book center (Online) (OCoLC)180989150
Additional Authors: Freeman, Ken, 1940-
Notes: LCCN: 2008931168
ISBN: 9780387789743
ISBN: 038778974X
ISBN: 9780387789750 (e-isbn)
ISBN: 0387789758 (e-isbn)
Includes index
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Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Berlin : Springer, 2008. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader and Internet browser; text in HTML and PDF. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Title from title screen; description based on content as of Aug. 4, 2009. Access restricted to subscribing institution. Also available in print
Physical Description: xix, 441 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 32 cm
OCLC Number: 314175045
ISBN/ISSN: 9780387789743
038778974X
9780387789750
0387789758

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