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Author New Vision 400 (2008 : Beijing, China)

Title The astronomy revolution : 400 years of exploring the cosmos / editors, Donald G. York, Owen Gingerich, Shuang-Nan Zhang
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 412 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction: The New Vision 400 Project; Chapter 1: From the Language of Heaven to the Rationale of Matter; Chapter 2: The Impact of Modern Telescope Development on Astronomy; Chapter 3: Searching for Other Earths and Life in the Universe; The Formation and Evolution of Galaxies; Chapter 5: Structure Formation in the Universe: From the Dark Side to First Light; Chapter 6: An Overview of Supernovae, the Explosive Deaths of Stars; Chapter 7: The Dark Secrets of Gaseous Nebulae: Highlights from Deep Spectroscopy
Chapter 8: Can We Detect Dark Matter?Chapter 9: Can We Understand Dark Energy?; Chapter 10: Astrophysical Black Holes in the Physical Universe; Chapter 11: Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays; Chapter 12: New Technologies for Radio Astronomy; Chapter 13: Advanced Optical Techniques in Astronomy; Chapter 14: Scientific Opportunities for 30-Meter-Class Optical Telescopes; Chapter 15: The Impact of Astronomy on Chinese Society in the Days before Telescopes; Chapter 16: The Impact of the Telescope in the West, 1608-1802; Chapter 17: The Impact of the Telescope on Astronomy and Society in China
Chapter 18: Exoplanet Atmospheres and the Search for BiosignaturesChapter 19: What New Telescopes Can Tell Us about "Other Worlds"; Chapter 20: Multiverse Cosmology; Chapter 21: Universe or Multiverse?; Chapter 22: Cosmos and Humanity in Traditional Chinese Thought; Chapter 23: Laws of Nature, Moral Order, and the Intelligibility of the Cosmos; Chapter 24: Why Are the Laws of Nature as They Are? What Underlies Their Existence?; Appendix: The New Vision 400 Conference; Back Cover
Summary Some 400 years after the first known patent application for a telescope by Hans Lipperhey, The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos surveys the effects of this instrument and explores the questions that have arisen out of scientific research in astronomy and cosmology. Inspired by the international New Vision 400 conference held in Beijing in October 2008, this interdisciplinary volume brings together expanded and updated contributions from 26 esteemed conference speakers and invited others. Looking beyond questions of science to the role of moral responsibility in human civ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lippershey, Hans -- Congresses
Lippershey, Hans
Astronomy -- History -- Congresses
Astronomy -- Technological innovations -- Congresses
Telescopes -- Congresses
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author York, Donald G., 1944-
Gingerich, Owen
Zhang, Shuang-Nan
LC no. 2011030500
ISBN 9781439836019