Poor Doris, she was like an uprooted tree swirling through the eye of a tornado, one viewer feels, an aquatic Dorothy Gale in a gale. Then she married again and again, but America is sleeping safely with its secrets in the Western night. Radical revisions, mistranslations and multilingual dealings: in Starlight, John Tranter destroys and rebuilds works by poets including Baudelaire, Mallarme, Ashbery and T.S. Eliot. The back story of modern poetry is vigorously interrogated, though the narratives are contemporary and the action takes place in the arena of the here and now. The atmosphere crackles with colloquial energy and the dialogue undercuts itself with a dry wit. Tranter's restless craft is evident in the service of a complex and free-ranging style in this brilliantly playful collection.
This is a book about the physics of stars and starlight. The story of starlight is truly fascinating. Astronomers analyze and interpret the light from stars using photometry and spectroscopy, then inspirational detective work combines with the laws of physics to reveal the temperatures, masses, luminosities and outer structure of these far away points of light. The laws of physics themselves enable us to journey to the very center of a star and to understand its inner structure and source of energy! Starlight provides an in-depth study of stellar astrophysics that requires only basic high school mathematics and physics, making it accessible to all amateur astronomers. Starlight teaches amateur astronomers about the physics of stars and starlight in a friendly, easy-to-read way. The reader will take away a profoundly deeper understanding of this truly fascinating subject – and find his practical observations more rewarding and fulfilling as a result.
As Miranda Stevens turns thirteen, still caught up with horses, change is in the air as her mother is expecting a child, boys begin to show an interest in her, and seventeen-year-old Rose Marie is coming to stay with Laurie.
Astronomical photometry is the science of measuring the brightness and colors of stars and other celestial objects. This authoritative volume traces the fascinating historical development of astronomical photometry from visual techniques at the time of William Herschel in the 1780s to the birth of photometry with charge-coupled devices in the 1970s. In this intriguing survey, the author shows how the advent of new technology has revolutionized the science of photometry at each stage of its development, and what dramatic advances have been achieved despite several major disasters--especially in the practice of photographic photometry. This book also clearly illustrates the critical relationship between the development of a science and the technology it uses.
A stray kitten named Starlight brings together two unlikely lovers, American Alexander Fairbourne, forced to endure London society for the sake of his beloved sister, and Cora MacGillivray, a young Scottish girl and accused Jacobite spy. Original.
(1917) Seven addresses given for love of the star. Contents: Wisdom of the Star; Strength of the Star; Freedom of the Star; Peace of the Star; Joy of the Star; Lovingkindness of the Star; Symbolism of the Star.
William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy
Author: Barbara J. Becker
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Challenging traditional accounts of the origins of astrophysics, this book presents the first scholarly biography of nineteenth-century English amateur astronomer William Huggins (1824–1910). A pioneer in adapting the spectroscope to new astronomical purposes, William Huggins rose to scientific prominence in London and transformed professional astronomy to become a principal founder of the new science of astrophysics. The author re-examines his life and career, exploring unpublished notebooks, correspondence and research projects to expose the boldness of this scientific entrepreneur. While Sir William Huggins is the main focus of the book, the involvement of Lady Margaret Lindsay Huggins (1848–1915) in her husband's research is examined, where it may have been previously overlooked or obscured. Written in an engaging style, this book has broad appeal and will be valuable to scientists, students and anyone interested in the history of astronomy.
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Astronomical Spectroscopy
Author: J. B. Hearnshaw
Pubpsher: CUP Archive
This book presents a detailed pedagogical account of the equation of state and its applications in several important and fast growing topics in theoretical physics, chemistry and engineering. This book is the storv of the analysis of starlight by astronomical spectroscopy. It describes the development of the subject from the time of Joseph Fraunhofer, who, in 1814, used a telescope-mounted prism to observe the spectral light emitted from several bright stars. He discovered that light was missing at certain colours (wavelengths) in the starlight, and these so-called spectral lines were subsequently shown to hold clues to the nature of the stars themselves. The book explains how the classification of stars using their line spectra developed into a major branch of astronomy whilst new methods in astrophysics made possible the approximate quantitative analysis of spectral lines in the 1920s and 1930s. After the Second World War these techniques were considerably improved when computers were programmed to model the structure of the outer layers of stars. Basic concepts in spectroscopy and spectral analysis are also covered and. finally. Dr Hearnshaw comments on the stellar spectroscopy of some individual star.
Don't miss The Starlight Series, six gripping novels in all, about the mishaps and adventures that form a bond of love between two spirited creatures, a girl and a horse. Many of the issues and challenges that face today's youth are interwoven in Miranda's touching and unforgettable story, making it not only entertaining yet also educational. Beautiful cover art and line drawings enhance the story, making for a collector's item to be cherished for years to come. Production of a full length feature film has begun, slated for worldwide theatrical release date of 2005/2006. All combined this makes for a popular selling series for children and adults alike.
In the depths of Vietnam’s jungles, a radioman and a haunted sniper try to survive Jackson has three hundred days left in Vietnam, and he plans to spend them behind a desk, working the radio for a major in a godforsaken firebase not far from the Laos border. But one day, the reality of war visits Jackson in the form of Tom Light, a sniper whose scope is said to have the power to raise the dead. Where Light goes, ambushes follow, and so he has been cursed to wander the jungle alone, his skin growing pale, his boots replaced with sandals. Tom Light is a dangerous man to know, a spooky lost soldier who survives in spite of himself. Jackson wants to learn his secret. Hoping the master sniper can keep him safe, Jackson ventures out with Light. In the jungle they will encounter perils—some real and some hallucinatory. Can the strange sniper’s all-powerful starlight scope will them to stay alive?