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The Resource Breakthrough! : 100 astronomical images that changed the world, Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany

Breakthrough! : 100 astronomical images that changed the world, Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany

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Breakthrough! : 100 astronomical images that changed the world
Title
Breakthrough!
Title remainder
100 astronomical images that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
Title variation
  • 100 astronomical images that changed the world
  • One hundred astronomical images that changed the world
  • Astronomical images that changed the world
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Language
eng
Summary
"This unique volume by two renowned astrophotographers unveils the science and history behind 100 of the most significant astronomical images of all time. The authors have carefully selected their list of images from across time and technology to bring to the reader the most relevant photographic images spanning all eras of modern astronomical history. Based on scientific evidence today we have an emerging understanding of how Earth and the universe came to be. The road to this knowledge was paved with 175 years of astronomical images acquired by the coupling of two revolutionary technologies--the camera and telescope. With ingenuity and determination humankind would quickly embrace these technologies to tell the story of the cosmos and unravel its mysteries. This book presents in pictures and words a photographic chronology of our aspiration to understand the universe. From the first fledgling attempts to photograph the Moon, planets, and stars to the marvels of orbiting observatories that record the cosmos at energies beyond the range of human vision, astronomers have always relied on images to "break through" to the next level of understanding. A subset of these breakthrough images has profound significance in documenting some of the greatest milestones in modern astronomy"--Back cover
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YDXCP
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Gendler, Robert
Dewey number
522.63
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB121
LC item number
.G44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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GaBany, R. Jay
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  • Astronomical photography
  • Astronomy
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Breakthrough! : 100 astronomical images that changed the world, Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
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Publication
Bar code
31223116658098
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth and evolution of astrophotography -- A series of firsts, from daguerreotypes to dry plates -- The photographic exploration of deep space and the realm of the nebulae -- The universe in color and the transition to electronic imaging -- The Hubble Telescope and the era of satellite observatories -- The multiwavelength universe -- Photographing worlds explored by manned and robotic spacecraft
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 171 pages
Isbn
9783319209722
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015950647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 910412338
  • (OCoLC)910412338
Label
Breakthrough! : 100 astronomical images that changed the world, Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
Publication
Bar code
31223116658098
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth and evolution of astrophotography -- A series of firsts, from daguerreotypes to dry plates -- The photographic exploration of deep space and the realm of the nebulae -- The universe in color and the transition to electronic imaging -- The Hubble Telescope and the era of satellite observatories -- The multiwavelength universe -- Photographing worlds explored by manned and robotic spacecraft
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 171 pages
Isbn
9783319209722
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015950647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 910412338
  • (OCoLC)910412338

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