Brightest Diamond in the Night Sky
Springer Praxis Books

von: Jay B. Holberg

29,74 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 05.07.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780387489421
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 250

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The first book to integrate the cultural history of Sirius with modern astrophysics in a way which provides a realistic view of how science progresses over time
Explains how studies of the star Sirius have played a pivotal role in achieving our current understanding of the nature and fate of stars
Demonstrates the importance of Sirius to many civilisations and cultures over thousands of years
Provides an intriguing, in-depth treatment of longstanding Sirius controversies, such as Red Sirius and the story of the Dogon tribe
Contains the results of original historical studies, as well as topical and timely scientific research

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