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The new astronomy : opening the electromagnetic window and expanding our view of planet earth ; a meeting to honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th birthday / edited by Wayne Orchiston.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
Dordrecht ; New YorK, NY : Springer, 2005.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xvi, 328 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note:
Internat. conference proceedings. Festschrift.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • From the contents:1. Introduction, Points of View: Shadows, Photons, Planets, and Life, Woodruff T. Sullivan III.- 2. Astrobiology, The Biological Universe Revisited.- 3. History of Astronomy, Grote Reber (1911?2003): A Radio Astronomy Pioneer.- 4. Sundials and Art.
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Publisher's Summary:
This unique work celebrates the 60th birthday of Professor Woodruff Sullivan III (University of Washington, Seattle). The "Woodfest" conference attracted some of the world's leading astrobiologists and historians of astronomy, so it is no surprise this book provides a collection of key papers and reviews on the history of astronomy, astrobiology and sundials. The emphasis on radio astronomy in the historical papers is a fitting reminder that Woody is widely acknowledged as the world's leading authority in this field. But there are also papers on astrobiology, which reflect his intimate involvement in this exciting multidisciplinary field. The papers on sundials reveal another passion and his quest to make Seattle the sundial capital of North America! This book will appeal to professional and amateur astronomers, and is a tribute to one of the world's most remarkable astronomers.
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Series:
Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057 ; v. 334
Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 334.
Subjects:
ISBN:
1402037236
1402037244
9781402037238
9781402037245

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