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The Resource Rocket science for the rest of us : cutting-edge concepts made simple, written by Ben Gilliand ; consultant, Jack Challoner

Rocket science for the rest of us : cutting-edge concepts made simple, written by Ben Gilliand ; consultant, Jack Challoner

Label
Rocket science for the rest of us : cutting-edge concepts made simple
Title
Rocket science for the rest of us
Title remainder
cutting-edge concepts made simple
Statement of responsibility
written by Ben Gilliand ; consultant, Jack Challoner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Consultant
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand? Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you're looking for! Get a grip on even the most mysterious and complex sciences with Ben Gilliland's guide to dark matter, exo-planets, Planck time, earth sciences, and more
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415546
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilliland, Ben
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL782.5
LC item number
.G468 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Challoner, Jack
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Quantum theory
  • Outer space
  • Earth sciences
  • Dark matter (Astronomy)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Rocket science for the rest of us : cutting-edge concepts made simple, written by Ben Gilliand ; consultant, Jack Challoner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Mysterious universe. How big is the universe? -- The star that redrew the cosmos -- Expanding universe -- Welcome to the multiverse -- We are all doomed! -- Catch up with the stellar speed demons -- Meet the smelly dwarf -- Mercury's secrets -- How to catch a comet -- Saturn's amazing rings -- The search for alien life -- The hostile blue planet -- The space rock that "killed" Pluto -- To boldly go. The first human in space -- Pioneer 10 : the little spacecraft that could -- Voyager : our distant emissary -- Is there life on Mars? -- Colonizing Mars -- Mapping the Milky Way -- Detecting killer asteroids -- Looking beyond Mars for life -- A Webb to catch the oldest stars -- ESA's Rosetta comet chaser -- Gravity lensing to see the cosmos -- Engage warp drive! -- Space : the fatal frontier -- The appliance of science. It is only a theory -- Why does anything exist? -- Leap second -- A weird, almost perfect universe -- What is dark matter? -- Why is gravity so weak? -- Dark matter builds the universe -- We are all made of stars -- The story of the pulsar -- Doing the black hole twist -- Helium shortage -- Death rays from outer space -- Gravity slingshot -- Is glass a liquid? -- Curiosity : science's heart -- Teeny tiny, supersmall stuff. The story of the atom -- Discovering the neutron -- The world of the insanely tiny -- The certainty of uncertainty -- Seeking supersymmetry -- Higgs boson : a bluffer's guide -- Quantum gravity -- X-ray crystallography -- Particle accelerators -- Attack of the micro black holes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781465433657
Lccn
2015297118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
790778033651
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 881041218
  • (OCoLC)881041218
Label
Rocket science for the rest of us : cutting-edge concepts made simple, written by Ben Gilliand ; consultant, Jack Challoner
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Mysterious universe. How big is the universe? -- The star that redrew the cosmos -- Expanding universe -- Welcome to the multiverse -- We are all doomed! -- Catch up with the stellar speed demons -- Meet the smelly dwarf -- Mercury's secrets -- How to catch a comet -- Saturn's amazing rings -- The search for alien life -- The hostile blue planet -- The space rock that "killed" Pluto -- To boldly go. The first human in space -- Pioneer 10 : the little spacecraft that could -- Voyager : our distant emissary -- Is there life on Mars? -- Colonizing Mars -- Mapping the Milky Way -- Detecting killer asteroids -- Looking beyond Mars for life -- A Webb to catch the oldest stars -- ESA's Rosetta comet chaser -- Gravity lensing to see the cosmos -- Engage warp drive! -- Space : the fatal frontier -- The appliance of science. It is only a theory -- Why does anything exist? -- Leap second -- A weird, almost perfect universe -- What is dark matter? -- Why is gravity so weak? -- Dark matter builds the universe -- We are all made of stars -- The story of the pulsar -- Doing the black hole twist -- Helium shortage -- Death rays from outer space -- Gravity slingshot -- Is glass a liquid? -- Curiosity : science's heart -- Teeny tiny, supersmall stuff. The story of the atom -- Discovering the neutron -- The world of the insanely tiny -- The certainty of uncertainty -- Seeking supersymmetry -- Higgs boson : a bluffer's guide -- Quantum gravity -- X-ray crystallography -- Particle accelerators -- Attack of the micro black holes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781465433657
Lccn
2015297118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
790778033651
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 881041218
  • (OCoLC)881041218

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