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Author Schlegel, Eric M. (Eric Matthew), 1954-

Title The restless universe : understanding X-ray astronomy in the age of Chandra and Newton / Eric M. Schlegel
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Preface; Overview; 1. "By three methods we may learn wisdom . . ."; 2. ". . . and know the place for the first time."; 3. ". . . every solution serves only to sharpen the problem, to show us more clearly what we are up against . . ."; 4. "Sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right."; 5. Veritatem dies apertit. (Time discovers the truth.); 6. ". . . a spectrum is worth a thousand pictures."; 7. "We're all nothing but unified arrangements of atoms."
Summary A research astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory offers an engaging introduction to the exciting field of x-ray astronomy. 62 halftones, 31 line illustrations, & 7 color images
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195) and index
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Subject X-ray astronomy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002072755
ISBN 0198033842 (electronic bk.)
1280560142
1423746511 (electronic bk.)
1602568790 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
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