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Overview

This book describes our gradual awareness of a vast, previously concealed Universe. It is a story of expanding horizons and the discovery of invisible worlds. This voyage of discovery is presented within universal themes, such as invisibility, motion, content, form, impermanence, violence and emptiness, beginnings and ends. These are topics that concern us all, helping us take the Universe personally, so each chapter begins with the human aspect of some of these themes. The book is additionally broadened by including the perceptions of artists, poets and writers, as well as with line drawings that forcefully compact a scientific insight.

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"I read astronomy books both for information and for entertainment. Rarely do I come across one that provides gobs of both. Kenneth Lang’s Parting the Cosmic Veil easily makes that cut. It’s also beautifully written … . This book can be appreciated by the general reader, but its broad, imaginative scope is sure to benefit professionals too, especially those who teach. In short, this is a must read!" (Leif J. Robinson, Sky & Telescope, Vol. 113 (3), March, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387307350
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/6/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Lang has written several books about the Sun, as well as widely used reference works in astronomy and astrophysics. He has carried out radio observations of the active Sun with the Very Large Array in support of the SOHO spacecraft, teaches an extremely popular introductory course about the Sun to Tufts University students with non-scientific majors, and has served for two years as Visiting Senior Scientist in Solar Physics at NASA Headquarters.

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Table of Contents

Cosmic Vision, War and Technology.- Brave New Worlds.- Motion, Content and Form.- The Explosive Universe.- The Fullness of Space.- Epilogue — Origins and Destinies.

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