Clocks in the Sky: The Story of Pulsars / Edition 1

Clocks in the Sky: The Story of Pulsars / Edition 1

by Geoff McNamara
     
 

This book explores the history, subsequent discovery and contemporary research into pulsar astronomy. The story of pulsars is brought right up to date with the recent announcement of a new breed of pulsar, Rotating Radio Transients.

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Overview

This book explores the history, subsequent discovery and contemporary research into pulsar astronomy. The story of pulsars is brought right up to date with the recent announcement of a new breed of pulsar, Rotating Radio Transients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387765600
Publisher:
Praxis
Publication date:
08/16/2008
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

‘Life & Death Among The Stars’.- ‘1932’.- ‘A New Window’.- ’scruff’.- ‘What makes pulsars tick?’.- ‘The Crab’.- ‘Optical Pulsars’.- ‘The Searchers’.- ‘Two by Two’.- ‘Faster’.- ‘Globular Pulsars’.- ‘Pulsar Planets’.- ‘Magnetars’.- ’seeing Double’.- ‘Of Multibeams and RRATs’.- ‘The Future’.

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