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The Invisible Universe: The Story of Radio Astronomy / Edition 3

The Invisible Universe: The Story of Radio Astronomy / Edition 3

by Gerrit Verschuur


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ISBN-13: 9783319134215
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/23/2015
Series: Astronomers' Universe
Edition description: 3rd ed. 2015
Pages: 259
Sales rank: 906,382
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dr. Gerrit Verschuur is the author of eight books, co-author or editor of 3 text books, has written over 80 scientific research articles, and 90 + popular astronomy articles. He lectures widely on astronomical topics, pioneered the study of the interstellar magnetic field and has been active in radio astronomical studies of interstellar matter for over 45 years. Dr. Verschuur published the first ever, full-length technical paper on the radio search for extraterrestrial intelligence in 1973. He has taught in the physics departments of six different universities world-wide, most recently at the University of Memphis.

Table of Contents

Preface.- What is Radio Astronomy?.- A Science is Born.- The Radio Sun and Planets.- The Galactic Radio Nebulae.- Radio Waves from the Milky Way.- Interstellar Neutral Hydrogen.- Interstellar Molecules.- Pulsars.- The Galactic Superstars.- Radio Galaxies.- Quasars.- The Grand Unification: Active Galactic Nuclei.- Beyond the Quasars Radio Cosmology.- Radio Telescopes in High Places.- Radio Telescopes: The Future.- China Rising.- On the Radio Astronomical Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.- On Growth and Obsolescence.- What Lies Ahead?- Appendix.- Further Reading.- Index.

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