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Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (212 p.) : ill. (some col.)
  • Classical cosmology
  • Early modern cosmology
  • Modern cosmology
  • Contemporary cosmology
  • Looking into the future.
"Cooking Cosmos is an exciting book that traces the history of men's endeavor to understand the Universe, and answers the eternal questions: "Who made this World?" "Where did it come from?" "How and why did it begin?" Thousands of years of continual interaction with nature has brought mankind to the present stage when we have some inkling about the working of nature. We now know that the Earth, our habitat, is only one of the planets orbiting the Sun. The Sun itself is a star among billions of stars in the Universe. We know that our solar system came into existence some 4.5 billion years ago and it is but only a tiny component of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Our Universe contains some 100 billion of galaxies. We know that the Universe itself came into existence with the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago and even now galaxies are receding from each other with ever increasing speed. This book takes you through the intellectual journey of mankind, unraveling the mysteries of the Cosmos. Starting from Aristotle's Earth-centered Universe, it will take you step by step to the Copernican Sun-centered Universe, to Hubble's expanding Universe, to the Big Bang, to the currently accepted accelerating Universe. In the process, the book explores the origin of space-time, black hole, black hole radiation, dark matter, dark energy, quantum gravity, string theory, all in terms comprehensible to general audiences."--Publisher's website.
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (399 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"Distant galaxies encapsulate the various stages of galaxy evolution and formation from over 95% of the development of the universe. As early as twenty-five years ago, little was known about them, however since the first systematic survey was completed in the 1990s, increasing amounts of resources have been devoted to their discovery and research. This book summarises for the first time the numerous techniques used for observing, analysing, and understanding the evolution and formation of these distant galaxies. In this rapidly expanding research field, this text is an every-day companion handbook for graduate students and active researchers. It provides guidelines in sample selection, imaging, integrated spectroscopy and 3D spectroscopy, which help to avoid the numerous pitfalls of observational and analysis techniques in use in extragalactic astronomy. It also paves the way for establishing relations between fundamental properties of distant galaxies. At each step, the reader is assisted with numerous practical examples and ready-to-use methodology to help understand and analyse research. François Hammer worked initially in general relativity and made the first modelling of gravitational lenses prior to their spectroscopic confirmation. Following this, he became co-leader of the first complete survey of distant galaxies, the Canada–France–Redshift Survey. This led to the discovery of the strong decrease of the cosmic star formation density measured from UV light as z=1, which, alongside Hector Flores, they confirmed as bolometric and dust independent. With Mathieu Puech, they then pioneered the 3D spectroscopy of distant galaxies, leading to a major increase of understanding of the dynamic state of distant galaxies evidenced by the scatter of the Tully–Fisher relation. This led them to propose, with the addition to the team of Myriam Rodrigues, that galactic disks may survive or be rebuilt in gas-rich mergers, a scenario that is consistent with contemporary cosmological simulations. Besides extensive observational experience, the authors have led, or are leading, several instruments implemented or to be implemented at the largest telescopes, including VLT/Giraffe, VLT/X-shooter, VLT/MOONS and E-ELT/MOSAIC. They have also developed several observational techniques in adaptive optics, and in sky subtraction for integral field units and fibre instruments."--Publisher's website.
Software/Multimedia
1 computer optical disc : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : map ; 12 cm.)
East Asia Library
Software/Multimedia
1 computer optical disc : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Includes a digitized facsimile of the 1610 Venice edition of Galileo's Sidereus nuncius from the copy in the Warnock Library; the English translation by Albert Van Helden (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989) and a commentary by Van Helden. Text is searchable and displays may be magnified up to 600%.
Special Collections
Software/Multimedia
14 CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in.
A basemap mosaic of the Earth's Moon. The lunar basemap is radiometrically and geometrically controlled, photometrically modeled global image mosaid consisting of more than 43,000 observations from the Clementine spacecraft.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Surface descriptions, GIF images, text captions, and HTML documents for the planets in our solar system.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
CD-ROMs.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
7 CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (14 p. ; 12 cm.)
  • disk 0. Coadded images : southern equatorial sky
  • disk 1. Coadded images : northern equatorial sky
  • disk 5. Single HCON and coadded images : -20⁰ > β > -50⁰
  • disk 6. Single HCON and coadded images : 20⁰ < β < 50⁰
  • disk 7. ISSA reject set : single HCON and coadded images : -20⁰ > ơ > -40⁰
  • disk 8. ISSA reject set : single HCON and coadded images : -20⁰ < ơ < 20⁰
  • disk 9. ISSA reject set : single HCON and coadded images : 20⁰ < ơ < 40⁰.
Infrared intensity images measured at spatial scales larger than about 5' and designed to give relative photometry for objects outside the solar system (not for determining absolute surface brightness of sky). Contains duplicates of the coadded high-altitude images found in the 1991 ISSA. Individual hours confirmation (HCON) images found in the 1991 ISSA are not duplicated in this set. To obtain a full complement of individual HCON images requires the 1991 ISSA.
Contains images covering latitudes within 20⁰ of the ecliptic plane that are of reduced quality compared to the rest of the ISSA fields and are referred as the ISSA Reject Set.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user guide (8 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.)
Database of 267 globe images with catalog of thumbnail images for previewing the entire collection, hints and tips for using images, and a sample map from the Mountain high maps collection of relief maps. Includes 103 high-resolution RGB images at 300dpi (2200 2200 pixels) in TIFF format made up of: 60 globes with white backgrounds; 21 globes with colored backgrounds; 22 backgrounds and masks for halo, star, and cloud effects.
Includes 164 low-resolution images at 72dpi (640 x 480 pixels) in PICT or BMP formats, all with colored backgrounds.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's guide (135 p. ; 23 cm.) + 1 CD-ROM installation disk (3 1/2 in.)
Presents basic astronomical principles, and permits selection and printing of detailed star charts, simulations of astronomical events, and control of conventional or automated telescopes. Level IV also contains several different star catalogs, including the complete Hubble Guide Star Catalog (GSC).
SAL3 (off-campus storage), Stanford Libraries
Software/Multimedia
CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in. + user's guides.
  • pt. 1 (discs 1-61). The southern hemisphere.
Contains compressed digitized Schmidt survey images, astrometric calibration databases, and data access software.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Software/Multimedia
3 computer disks : sd., col. ; 3 1/2 in. + 1 card (21 cm. folded to 10 cm.)
Permits search and display of colored images of the earth as seen from the window of the Space Shuttle Endeavour with related text, world maps, and background reference material for countries of the world.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM ; 4 5/8 in. + 2 computer disks (5 1/4 in.) + 1 user's guide (iii, 109, 39 p. ; 30 cm.)
Contains observed and derived gravity measurements contributed by many national and international organizations in both academia and government. Includes geopolitical base map reference data and software. Derived summary data set descriptions included in manual. Provides histogram, listing, or gridded displays of data and permits retrieval and output of data sets by latitude/longitude or specific regions.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
4 CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (10 p. ; 12 cm.)
  • disk 1. Coadded images
  • disk 2. Fields 1-71, single HCON, and coadded images
  • disk 3. Fields 72-363, single HCON, and coadded images
  • disk 4. Fields 364-430, single HCON, and coadded images.
Infrared intensity images measured at spatial scales larger than about 5' and designed to give relative photometry for objects outside the solar system (not for determining absolute surface brightness of sky). The 162 fields in these discs cover 38% of the sky, with complete coverage of ecliptic latitudes from 50⁰ to 90⁰ and from -50⁰ to -90⁰. Booklet includes map key.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Software/Multimedia
CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in.
  • [1] Magellan mosaicked image data (Aug. 91-Nov. 92)(MG 0002-MG 0006: C1-MIDR + F-MIDR)(MG 0008-MG 0067: C1-Mosaics + F-Mosaics)
  • [2] Magellan altimetry/radiometry data (April 1992) (MG 2001-MG 2010: ARCDR)
  • [3] Magellan global altimetric/radiometic data (MG 3001: ARGDR?)
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)