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The Resource Picture this! : grasping the dimensions of time and space, by Michael Carroll, with original illustrations by the author

Picture this! : grasping the dimensions of time and space, by Michael Carroll, with original illustrations by the author

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Picture this! : grasping the dimensions of time and space
Title
Picture this!
Title remainder
grasping the dimensions of time and space
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Carroll, with original illustrations by the author
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Astronomical concepts can be truly hard to comprehend, especially those of planetary sizes and distances from Earth and from each other. These concepts are made more comprehensible by the group of illustrations in this book, which put, in scale, side by side extraterrestrial objects with objects on Earth we can more easily relate to. For example, study the pictures of Earth floating above Jupiter's Great Red Spot and the asteroid Itokawa resting beside Toronto's CN Tower. These mind-bending images bring things better into perspective and will help you understand the size and scale of our Solar System. In later chapters, you will be told how close the visionaries of the past came to guessing what today's explorers would find. Astronomer/painter Lucien Rudaux's masterpieces of Mars dust storms anticipated Viking and Mars rover images by nearly a century. Space artist Ludek Pesek envisioned astronauts setting up camp on the lunar surface in scenes hauntingly similar to photos taken by Apollo astronauts decades later. But the real benefit of this work is in better grasping the nature of our universe -- how big it is, now large it is, and how we fit into it
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Michael W.
Dewey number
500.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB500.25
LC item number
.C37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space sciences
  • Planetary science
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Planetary science
  • Space sciences
  • Planets
  • Astronomy
Label
Picture this! : grasping the dimensions of time and space, by Michael Carroll, with original illustrations by the author
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 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
Preface: The Long and the Short of It -- Part One: Our place in the Cosmos -- Chapter One: Asteroids, comets, and our Cosmic landscape -- Chapter Two: Ice dwarfs and tiny Moons -- Chapter Three: The Weirdest Moons, Large and Small -- Chapter Four: A Tour of the Planets -- Chapter Five: Bright, Shining Stars -- Chapter Six: Nebulae, Galaxies, and the Edge of All Things -- Chapter Seven: Understanding Scale in the Universe -- Part Two: Our Place in Time -- Chapter Eight: The Worlds Around Us -- Chapter Nine: Space Travel -- Index
Control code
ocn919107550
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 192 pages
Isbn
9783319249056
Lccn
2016936414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319249056
  • (OCoLC)919107550
Label
Picture this! : grasping the dimensions of time and space, by Michael Carroll, with original illustrations by the author
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 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
Preface: The Long and the Short of It -- Part One: Our place in the Cosmos -- Chapter One: Asteroids, comets, and our Cosmic landscape -- Chapter Two: Ice dwarfs and tiny Moons -- Chapter Three: The Weirdest Moons, Large and Small -- Chapter Four: A Tour of the Planets -- Chapter Five: Bright, Shining Stars -- Chapter Six: Nebulae, Galaxies, and the Edge of All Things -- Chapter Seven: Understanding Scale in the Universe -- Part Two: Our Place in Time -- Chapter Eight: The Worlds Around Us -- Chapter Nine: Space Travel -- Index
Control code
ocn919107550
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 192 pages
Isbn
9783319249056
Lccn
2016936414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319249056
  • (OCoLC)919107550

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