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The Resource How to die in space : a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena, Paul M. Sutter, PhD

How to die in space : a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena, Paul M. Sutter, PhD

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How to die in space : a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena
Title
How to die in space
Title remainder
a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena
Statement of responsibility
Paul M. Sutter, PhD
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"So you've fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, right? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy? You want to know if there are aliens out there, or how to travel though a wormhole? You want the wonders of the universe revealed before your very eyes? Well stop, because all that will probably kill you. From mundane comets in our solar backyard to exotic remnants of the Big Bang, from dying stars to young galaxies, the universe may be beautiful, but it's treacherous. Using metaphors and easy-to-understand language, How to Die in Space breathes fresh life into astrophysics, unveiling how particles and forces and fields interplay to create the drama in the heavens above us"--
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10895451
Cataloging source
YDX
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1982-
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Sutter, Paul M.
Dewey number
523.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.S88 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Astrophysics
  • Universe
  • Cosmic physics
Target audience
adult
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a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena
Label
How to die in space : a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena, Paul M. Sutter, PhD
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 329-343) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A disclaimer -- Part one: Interplanetary threats. The vacuum ; Asteroids and comets ; Solar flares and coronal mass ejections ; Cosmic rays -- Part two: Interstellar threats. Stellar nurseries ; Stellar-mass black holes ; Planetary nebulae ; White dwarves and novae -- Part three: Intergalactic threats. Supernovae ; Neutron stars and magnetars ; Supermassive black holes ; Quasars and blazars -- Part four: Speculative threats. Cosmic strings and miscellaneous spacetime defects ; Dark matter ; Hostile aliens ; Wormholes -- Epilogue: A final warning
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643134383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1125817218
  • (OCoLC)1125817218
Label
How to die in space : a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena, Paul M. Sutter, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 329-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A disclaimer -- Part one: Interplanetary threats. The vacuum ; Asteroids and comets ; Solar flares and coronal mass ejections ; Cosmic rays -- Part two: Interstellar threats. Stellar nurseries ; Stellar-mass black holes ; Planetary nebulae ; White dwarves and novae -- Part three: Intergalactic threats. Supernovae ; Neutron stars and magnetars ; Supermassive black holes ; Quasars and blazars -- Part four: Speculative threats. Cosmic strings and miscellaneous spacetime defects ; Dark matter ; Hostile aliens ; Wormholes -- Epilogue: A final warning
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xii, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643134383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1125817218
  • (OCoLC)1125817218

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