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A Natural History of the Milky Way

Autoren: Chiappini, Cristina, Matteucci, Francesca

  • The first popular science book devoted to explaining the formation and evolution of our Galaxy with an emphasis on its chemistry
  • Explains the origin of the chemical elements with a special focus on the biogenic elements
  • Enables the reader to place the interesting results of recent space missions, such as WMAP and FUSE in context
  • Focuses on a range of hot topics, including the search for earth-like planets and the hunt for the very first stars
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Über dieses Buch

One of the most stunning features of the night sky, and Earth's home, the Mily Way is fertile ground for exploring the mysteries of the universe. This book will provide an overview of how astronomers have attempted to uncover our Galaxy’s past, and how current models of its structure may account for some of the most recent observations. Indeed, the distribution of chemical elements in our Galaxy serves as a ‘fossil record’ of its evolutionary history and is a powerful tool for studying the formation and evolution, not only of the Milky Way, but also of other galaxies.

In their journey through the history of our Galaxy the authors answer many fascinating and intriguing questions, such as: what can the Milky Way tell us about the Big Bang? What were the very first stars like? Are we able to find any of these first stars, still shining today, but born at a time when no metals had been formed and the gas and the Galaxy consisted of only hydrogen and helium? How did the main biogenic elements form and how are they distributed throughout the Galaxy? Are there regions of our Galaxy where Earth-like planets such as ours might more easily form?

The text is addressed to the curious or interested reader and is intended to unveil to a general popular science audience some of the topics about the structure and evolution of our Galaxy which are now the subject of hot debate amongst professional astronomers around the world.

Über die Autor*innen

Cristina Chiappini is a research scientist at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste. Aside from her theoretical work on the Milky Way's formation, she also observes planetary nebulae to trace their contribution to the Galaxy's chemical evolution. When she's not doing research, she enjoys dancing and traveling, especially between Italy and Brazil and the United States.

Francesca Matteucci received a degree in Physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1976, with her thesis titled "A Numerical Model for the Evolution of a Supernove Remnant." She did her Post-Degree fellowship at the National Council of Research (CNR) on the subject of chemical and dynamical evolution of galazies at the Department of Astronomy of Padova University.

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eBook 32,09 €
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  • Die eBook-Version des Titels ist in Kürze verfügbar
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. Juni 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5758-9
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate:
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
Softcover 42,79 €
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
A Natural History of the Milky Way
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Popular Astronomy
Copyright
2021
Verlag
Praxis
Copyright Inhaber
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5758-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5757-2
Buchreihen ISSN
2626-8760
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XV, 285
Themen