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AuthorNew Vision 400 (2008 : Beijing, China)
TitleThe astronomy revolution : 400 years of exploring the cosmos / edited by Donald G. York, Owen Gingerich, Shuang-Nan Zhang
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2012
Descript xxiv, 426 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm


From the language of heaven to the rationale of matter / Tsung-Dao Lee -- Impact of modern telescope development on astronomy / Riccardo Giacconi -- Searching for others earths and life in the universe / Geoffrey W. Marey -- Formation and evolution of galaxies / Ben Moore -- Structure formation in the universe : from the dark side to the first light / Naoki Yoshida -- Overview of supernovae, the explosive death's of stars / Alexei V. Filippenko -- Dark secrets of the gaseous nebulae : highlights from deep spectroscopy / Xiao-Wei Liu -- Can we detect dark matter? / Elliott D. Bloom -- Can we understand dark energy? / Mark Sullivan -- Astrophysical Black Holes in the physical universe / Shuang-Nan Zhang -- Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays / Glennys R. Farrar -- New technologies for radio astronomy / K.Y.Lo, Alan H. Bridle -- Advanced optical techniques in astronomy / Michael Shao -- Scientific opportunities for 30 meter class optical telescopes / Richard S. Ellis -- Impact of astronomy on Chinese society in the days before telescopes / Yi-Long Huang -- Impact of the telescope in the west, 1608-1802 / Owen Gingerich -- Impact of the telescope on astronomy and society in China / Xiao-Chun Sun -- Exoplanet atmospheres and the search for biosignatures / Sara Sager -- What new telescopes can tell us about "other worlds" / Charles A. Beichman -- Multiverse cosmology / Paul C. W. Davies -- Universe of multiverse? / Renata Kallosh, Andrei Linde -- Cosmos and humanity in traditional Chinese thought / Yung Sik Kim -- Laws of nature, moral order, and the intelligibility of the cosmos / Peter Harrison -- Why are the laws of nature as they are? What underlies their existence? / George F.R. Ellis

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