ISBN 10: 0813553504 / ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Gebraucht / Anzahl: 0
Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlich
Alle  Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen

Über dieses Buch

Leider ist dieses Exemplar nicht mehr verfügbar. Wir haben Ihnen weitere Exemplare dieses Titels unten aufgelistet.

Beschreibung:

Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars examines the changes in science that alternative solar, stellar, and galactic arrangements would have brought, and explores the different theologies, astrologies, and methods of tracking time that would have developed to reflect them. Our perception of our surroundings, the number of gods we worship, the symbols we use in art and literature, even the way we form nations and empires are all closely tied to our particular (and accidental) placement in the universe. Upgren also explores the actual ways that human interferences such as light pollution are changing the night sky. From fanciful to foreboding, the scenarios in Many Skies will both delight and inspire reflection, reminding us that ours is but one of many worldviews based on our experience of a universe that is as much a product of accident as it is of intention. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

Über diesen Titel:

Bewertung (bereitgestellt von GoodReads):
3,2 durchschnittlich
(10 Bewertungen)

Inhaltsangabe: What if Earth had several moons or massive rings like Saturn?  What if the Sun were but one star in a double-star or triple-star system?  What if Earth were the only planet circling the Sun? 

These and other imaginative scenarios are the subject of Arthur Upgren's inventive book Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars. Although the night sky as we know it seems eternal and inevitable, Upgren reminds us that, just as easily, it could have been very different.

Had the solar sytem happened to be in the midst of a star cluster, we might have many more bright stars in the sky.  Yet had it been located beyond the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, we might have no stars at all.  If Venus or Mars had a moon as large as ours, we would be able to view it easily with the unaided eye.  Given these or other alternative skies, what might Ptolemy or Copernicus have concluded about the center of the solar sytem and the Sun?

This book not only examines the changes in science that these alternative solar, stellar, and galactic arrangements would have brought, it also explores the different theologies, astrologies, and methods of tracking time that would have developed to reflect them. Our perception of our surroundings, the number of gods we worship, the symbols we use in art and literature, even the way we form nations and empires are all closely tied to our particular (and accidental) placement in the universe.

Many Skies, however, is not merely a fanciful play on what might have been.  Upgren also explores the actual ways that human interferences such as light pollution are changing the night sky.  Our atmosphere, he warns, will appear very different if we have belt of debris circling the globe and blotting out the stars, as will happen if advertisers one day pollute space with brilliant satellites displaying their products.

From fanciful to foreboding, the scenarios in Many Skies will both delight and inspire reflection, reminding us that ours is but one of many worldviews based on our experience of a universe that is as much a product of accident as it is of intention.

Über den Autor: Arthur Upgren is emeritus professor of astronomy at Wesleyan University and senior research scientist at Yale University. He is also the author of several popular books on science and astronomy, including Night Has a Thousand Eyes and The Turtle and the Stars: Observations of an Earthbound Astronomer.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Bibliografische Details




Zustand: New

Beste Suchergebnisse bei AbeBooks

1.

ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Gebraucht Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Big Hearted Books
(Sharon, MA, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items. We ship within 1 business day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34FAI8003LKE

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 8,06
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

2.

Upgren, Arthur
Verlag: Rutgers University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Gebraucht Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Brinkullivan_Books
(Takoma Park, MD, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Rutgers University Press, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Unmarked. General light shelf wear. Very nice copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1412030074

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 4,76
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,71
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

3.

Upgren, Arthur
Verlag: Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Gebraucht PAPERBACK Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Rutgers University Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0813553504 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0813553504Z2

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 10,79
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

4.

Upgren, Arthur
Verlag: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Gebraucht Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Research Ink
(Takoma Park, MD, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: As new. xii + 199 pp. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28708

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 11,53
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,73
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

5.

Arthur Upgren
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Gebraucht Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808135535044.0

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 13,79
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,72
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

6.

Arthur Upgren
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Gebraucht Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808135535043.0

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 14,91
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,72
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

7.

Upgren, Arthur
Verlag: Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Rutgers University Press. Buchzustand: New. Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0813553504

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,91
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,27
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

8.

Arthur Upgren
Verlag: Rutgers University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Neu Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Rutgers University Press, 2012. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CE-9780813553504

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 23,07
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 10,41
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

9.

Arthur Upgren
Verlag: Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Rutgers University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: new. BRAND NEW, Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars, Arthur Upgren, What if Earth had several moons or massive rings like Saturn? What if the Sun were but one star in a double-star or triple-star system? What if Earth were the only planet circling the Sun? These and other imaginative scenarios are the subject of Arthur Upgren's inventive book Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars . Although the night sky as we know it seems eternal and inevitable, Upgren reminds us that, just as easily, it could have been very different. Had the solar system happened to be in the midst of a star cluster, we might have many more bright stars in the sky. Yet had it been located beyond the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, we might have no stars at all. If Venus or Mars had a moon as large as ours, we would be able to view it easily with the unaided eye. Given these or other alternative skies, what might Ptolemy or Copernicus have concluded about the center of the solar system and the Sun? This book not only examines the changes in science that these alternative solar, stellar, and galactic arrangements would have brought, it also explores the different theologies, astrologies, and methods of tracking time that would have developed to reflect them. Our perception of our surroundings, the number of gods we worship, the symbols we use in art and literature, even the way we form nations and empires are all closely tied to our particular (and accidental) placement in the universe. Many Skies , however, is not merely a fanciful play on what might have been. Upgren also explores the actual ways that human interference's such as light pollution are changing the night sky. Our atmosphere, he warns, will appear very different if we have a belt of debris circling the globe and blotting out the stars, as will happen if advertisers one day pollute space with brilliant satellites displaying their products. From fanciful to foreboding, the scenarios in Many Skies will both delight and inspire reflection, reminding us that ours is but one of many world views based on our experience of a universe that is as much a product of accident as it is of intention. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B9780813553504

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 23,29
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 6,87
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

10.

Arthur Upgren
Verlag: Rutgers University Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553504 ISBN 13: 9780813553504
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
The Book Depository US
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Rutgers University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. First Paperback Edition. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What if Earth had several moons or massive rings like Saturn? What if the Sun were but one star in a double-star or triple-star system? What if Earth were the only planet circling the Sun? These and other imaginative scenarios are the subject of Arthur Upgren s inventive book Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars. Although the night sky as we know it seems eternal and inevitable, Upgren reminds us that, just as easily, it could have been very different. Had the solar system happened to be in the midst of a star cluster, we might have many more bright stars in the sky. Yet had it been located beyond the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, we might have no stars at all. If Venus or Mars had a moon as large as ours, we would be able to view it easily with the unaided eye. Given these or other alternative skies, what might Ptolemy or Copernicus have concluded about the center of the solar system and the Sun? This book not only examines the changes in science that these alternative solar, stellar, and galactic arrangements would have brought, it also explores the different theologies, astrologies, and methods of tracking time that would have developed to reflect them. Our perception of our surroundings, the number of gods we worship, the symbols we use in art and literature, even the way we form nations and empires are all closely tied to our particular (and accidental) placement in the universe. Many Skies, however, is not merely a fanciful play on what might have been. Upgren also explores the actual ways that human interference s such as light pollution are changing the night sky. Our atmosphere, he warns, will appear very different if we have a belt of debris circling the globe and blotting out the stars, as will happen if advertisers one day pollute space with brilliant satellites displaying their products. From fanciful to foreboding, the scenarios in Many Skies will both delight and inspire reflection, reminding us that ours is but one of many world views based on our experience of a universe that is as much a product of accident as it is of intention. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAN9780813553504

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 26,53
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Es gibt 16 weitere Exemplare dieses Buches

Alle Suchergebnisse ansehen