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The Resource Rock legends : the asteroids and their discoverers, Paul Murdin

Rock legends : the asteroids and their discoverers, Paul Murdin

Label
Rock legends : the asteroids and their discoverers
Title
Rock legends
Title remainder
the asteroids and their discoverers
Statement of responsibility
Paul Murdin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book relates the history of asteroid discoveries and christenings, from those of the early pioneering giants of Hersehel and Piazzi to modern-day amateurs. Moving from history and anecdotal information to science, the book's structure is provided by the names of the asteroids, including one named after the author. Free from a need to conform to scientific naming conventions, the names evidence hero-worship, sycophancy, avarice, vanity, whimsy, erudition and wit, revealing the human side of astronomers, especially where controversy has followed the christening. Murdin draws from extensive historical records to explore the debate over these names. Each age reveals its own biases and preferences in the naming process."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murdin, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB651
LC item number
.M87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asteroids
  • Astronomers
  • Asteroids
  • Astronomers
Label
Rock legends : the asteroids and their discoverers, Paul Murdin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-193) and indexes
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
My asteroid, my book -- When the stars fell down -- Finding asteroids by eye -- Finding and investigating asteroids using technology -- Naming and processing -- The catalog and the names it inspires -- At the edge of the solar system -- Filling the gap -- Ruled by the planets -- The chaos of the solar system -- The fate of asteroids
Control code
942379151
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9783319318356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)942379151
Label
Rock legends : the asteroids and their discoverers, Paul Murdin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-193) and indexes
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
My asteroid, my book -- When the stars fell down -- Finding asteroids by eye -- Finding and investigating asteroids using technology -- Naming and processing -- The catalog and the names it inspires -- At the edge of the solar system -- Filling the gap -- Ruled by the planets -- The chaos of the solar system -- The fate of asteroids
Control code
942379151
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9783319318356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)942379151

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