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Stars Above, Earth Below

A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks
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ISBN-13:
9781441916488
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2010
Seiten:
300
Autor:
Tyler Nordgren
Gewicht:
875 g
Format:
244x174x25 mm
Serie:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Springer Praxis Books
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Stars Above, Earth Below examines a range of astronomical topics in relation to the landscapes, processes and cultures which can be seen and experienced within US National Parks. The geological features readers can see are linked to the very latest NASA spacecraft discoveries on other planets and their moons.
The first book to make direct connections between astronomy and the landscapes, processes and cultures one experiences in the US National Parks

Links the geological features readers can see in the National Parks to the very latest NASA spacecraft discoveries on other planets and their moons
Forms a connection between what the reader sees on the ground and in the sky (using photographs and sky charts) to the deeper scientific meaning behind these sights
Come see the Milky Way.- Black hole Sun.- Tides on a cosmic shore.- Worlds of fire and ice.- Red rock planet.- Glaciers and Goldilocks: a tale of three planets.- Autumn Moon.- Our cosmic connection.- Worlds without number.- Far away and long ago: the Universe before you.- Starry sky national park.
Stars Above, Earth Below uses photographs and sky charts to form a connection between what is seen on the ground and in the sky, and looks at the deeper scientific meaning behind these sights. Nordgren describes other objects in the Solar System with features similar to those on Earth and links the geological features seen in the national parks to the very latest NASA spacecraft discoveries on other planets and their moons. Additionally, historical context is discussed to show why we humans (who have lived in and around our national parts for tens of thousands of years) have always been astronomers.
The first book to make direct connections between astronomy and the landscapes, processes and cultures one experiences in the US National Parks
Each chapter ties a specific astronomical phenomenon to a particular National Park or type of park and concludes with a "See for yourself" section that shows you how to see the planets, stars, nebulae, moons, etc. that are described within that chapter
A personal guide showing the reader the astronomical phenomena that you can see for yourself when visiting the U.S. National Parks