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The Resource Solar system maps : from antiquity to the space age, Nick Kanas

Solar system maps : from antiquity to the space age, Nick Kanas

Label
Solar system maps : from antiquity to the space age
Title
Solar system maps
Title remainder
from antiquity to the space age
Statement of responsibility
Nick Kanas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, there has been increased interest in our Solar System. This has been prompted by the launching of giant orbiting telescopes and space probes, the discovery of new planetary moons and heavenly bodies that orbit the Sun, and the demotion of Pluto as a planet. In one generation, our place in the heavens has been challenged, but this is not unusual. Throughout history, there have been a number of such world views. Initially, Earth was seen as the center of the universe and surrounded by orbiting planets and stars. Then the Sun became the center of the cosmos. Finally, there was no center, just a vast array of galaxies with individual stars, some with their own retinue of planets. This allowed our Solar System to be differentiated from deep-sky objects, but it didn't lose its mystery as more and more remarkable bodies were discovered within its boundaries
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanas, Nick
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB501
LC item number
.K36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar system
  • Solar system
Label
Solar system maps : from antiquity to the space age, Nick Kanas
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114286587
  • 31223107442254
  • 31223107442247
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pags 311-320) 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
World views and the solar system -- Earth-centered world views in classical Europe -- Non-European world views -- Earth-centered world views in the Middle Ages and Renaissance -- Sun-centered and hybrid world views -- No center : an unbounded universe and the plurality of worlds -- Our expanding solar system : planets and moons -- Our expanding solar system : Pluto, asteroids, and the far reaches -- Popularizing the solar system in the early United States -- Space age images of the solar system
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 331 pages
Isbn
9781461408956
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013945404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • 861479414
  • (OCoLC)861479414
Label
Solar system maps : from antiquity to the space age, Nick Kanas
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114286587
  • 31223107442254
  • 31223107442247
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pags 311-320) 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
World views and the solar system -- Earth-centered world views in classical Europe -- Non-European world views -- Earth-centered world views in the Middle Ages and Renaissance -- Sun-centered and hybrid world views -- No center : an unbounded universe and the plurality of worlds -- Our expanding solar system : planets and moons -- Our expanding solar system : Pluto, asteroids, and the far reaches -- Popularizing the solar system in the early United States -- Space age images of the solar system
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 331 pages
Isbn
9781461408956
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013945404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • 861479414
  • (OCoLC)861479414

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