Sun Moon Earth

Sun Moon Earth

Author: Tyler Nordgren

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465096466

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 877

With beautiful illustrations and a detailed map, Sun Moon Earth has everything you need to get ready for the next solar eclipse. On April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: a total eclipse of the sun. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events. Greek philosophers discovered eclipses' cause and used them to measure their world and the cosmos beyond. Victorian-era scientists mounted eclipse expeditions during the age of globe-spanning empires. And modern-day physicists continue to use eclipses to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike.

Sun, Moon and Earth

Sun, Moon and Earth

Author: Robin Heath

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802713810

Category: Science

Page: 66

View: 739

Explores the cycles of the sun and moon and discusses early calendars and the work of ancient astronomers and mathematicians.

The Earth-Moon System as a Dynamical Laboratory

The Earth-Moon System as a Dynamical Laboratory

Author: Elisa Maria Alessi

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889630448

Category:

Page: 156

View: 591

The Earth-Moon neighborhood is the scene of a large variety of applications that concern asteroids, lunar exploration and space debris in Earth orbit. In particular, recent efforts by the scientific community have focused on the possibility of extending the human operations beyond the radiation belts; of exploiting in-situ resources, either on the lunar surface or on asteroids retrieved to the vicinity of the Earth; and of mitigating the space debris concern by taking advantage of the lunar perturbation. The characteristic dynamics in the cislunar space represents an opportunity for the mission designer, but also a challenge in terms of theoretical understanding and operational control. This Research Topic covers the Earth-Moon dynamics in its complexity and allure, considering the most relevant aspects for both natural and artificial objects, in order to get a new comprehension of the dynamics at stake along with the operational procedures that can handle it.

Moon! Earth's Best Friend

Moon! Earth's Best Friend

Author: Stacy McAnulty

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781250267504

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 202

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon—told from the perspective of the moon itself. Meet Moon! She's more than just a rock—she’s Earth’s rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she's always facing Earth with the same side!). These two will stick together forever. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Moon in this next celestial "autobiography" in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years and Sun! One in a Billion.

Earth, Sun, Moon

Earth, Sun, Moon

Author: Glen Phelan

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 0792245733

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 821

Explores the motion of Earth and the moon in relation to the sun, and explains why season occur. Identifies factors that cause the moon's phases. Discusses how ancient peoples made innovations such as Stonehenge based on their observations of the sky. Explains what causes solar and lunar eclipses. Identifies ways in which satellites help scientists track data about the earth.

Principles and Practice of Harbour Construction

Principles and Practice of Harbour Construction

Author: William Shield

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058575401

Category: Breakwaters

Page: 299

View: 681

This title sets out the general principles governing the design and construction of harbours and describes the various types of breakwaters and their conventional construction methods.

Your Bedroom is a Solar System!

Your Bedroom is a Solar System!

Author: Hannah Sheldon-Dean

Publisher: Whalen Book Works

ISBN: 9781951511012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 141

Bring outer space into your very own home! With Your Bedroom is a Solar System!, kids can transform an ordinary room into an out-of-this-world experience with reusable, wall-safe (and BPA-free!), glow-in-the-dark stickers of the sun, planets, moon, and stars! Space. It is a subject that has captivated imaginations since the dawn of time, spawning science-fiction tales of alien invasions, catastrophic meteorites, and planet exploration. Your Bedroom is a Solar System! taps into that timeless wonder for everyone from star-gazing kids to real-life astronauts. Within this keepsake-worthy hardcover book you will find more than 50 reusable (and BPA-free) glow-in-the-dark stickers of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in our solar system, as well as illustrations of asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other fascinating parts of the universe such as constellations! Plus,Your Bedroom is a Solar System! is jam-packed with information that every aspiring astronaut needs such as: - Space is completely silent - Many of Uranus’s moons are named after the characters in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Before meteors enter the Earth’s atmosphere, they are called meteoroids - The tides are created by the Sun and Moon’s gravitational pulls - Only 5% of the Universe is visible from Earth - The closest galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy...and it’s 2.5 million light years away - And much, much more! Discover everything you need to know about worlds beyond Earth, from dwarf planets to black holes to supernovas and more! Kids’ book author Hannah Sheldon-Dean guides readers through this solar system and beyond, with scientific fun facts and easy-to-follow directions for stickering your bedroom to look just like the universe at night! Get ready in 3…2…1…blastoff!

Classical Mechanics

Classical Mechanics

Author: Walter Greiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387218519

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 759

Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, this text is based on the highly successful course given by Walter Greiner at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. The two volumes on classical mechanics provide not only a complete survey of the topic but also an enormous number of worked examples and problems to show students clearly how to apply the abstract principles to realistic problems.