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Exploring the Sun: Solar Science since Galileo
     

Exploring the Sun: Solar Science since Galileo

by Karl Hufbauer
 

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'This is a book written from the point of view of a historian interested not only in science itself but also in the factors affecting the development of the subject; the individual personalities of the scientists, the political and social influences of the times, and the role of chance and circumstance in some of the great advances.' -- 'Observatory'

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'This is a book written from the point of view of a historian interested not only in science itself but also in the factors affecting the development of the subject; the individual personalities of the scientists, the political and social influences of the times, and the role of chance and circumstance in some of the great advances.' -- 'Observatory'

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An encyclopedic dictionary of some 500 explosives terms arranged alphabetically. German and French equivalents are listed after the English main entry term. Definitions are English. Access to the entries is by the trilingual index. Describes the development of the revolutionary new emulsion slurries as well as new values for the heat of explosion, and destressing blasting. Revised throughout. Essential for thorough chemistry/engineering collections. Acid paper. Hufbauer (history, U. of California, Irvine) traces the development of solar science from the time of Galileo to the age of space research, characterizing the history of the field in terms of three completed epochs and a nearly-completed fourth (the present era, inaugurated by WWII). In two concluding case studies, he illustrates how the innovations since Sputnik have enabled contemporary solar scientists to resolve old questions and pose new ones. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801840982
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
New Series in NASA History
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.19(d)

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