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The Resource Cosmic discovery : the search, scope, and heritage of astronomy, Martin Harwit, (electronic resource)

Cosmic discovery : the search, scope, and heritage of astronomy, Martin Harwit, (electronic resource)

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Cosmic discovery : the search, scope, and heritage of astronomy
Title
Cosmic discovery
Title remainder
the search, scope, and heritage of astronomy
Statement of responsibility
Martin Harwit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Martin Harwit's influential book, Cosmic Discovery, is rereleased after more than thirty-five years, with a new preface written by the author. The work chronicles the astronomical discoveries up to the late twentieth century and draws conclusions that major discoveries have often been unexpected, unrelated to prevailing astronomical theories and made by outsiders from other fields. One trend alone seems to prevail: major discoveries follow major technological innovations in observational instruments. The author also examines discovery in terms of its political, financial, and sociological contexts, including the role of industry and the military in enabling new technologies, and methods of funding. The challenges encountered by astronomy in the 1980s are remarkably similar to those astronomers face today. Difficulties persist in controlling recurrent cost overruns on planned missions, and in confronting mounting costs in developing observatories for detecting gravitational waves, high-energy cosmic rays, and particles that might explain dark matter.--
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1931-
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Harwit, Martin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
Cosmic discovery : the search, scope, and heritage of astronomy, Martin Harwit, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108655088
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search -- Discoveries -- Observation -- Detection, recognition, and classification of cosmic phenomena -- The fringes of legitimacy : the need for enlightened planning
Control code
CR9781108655088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108655088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1098898326
Label
Cosmic discovery : the search, scope, and heritage of astronomy, Martin Harwit, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108655088
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search -- Discoveries -- Observation -- Detection, recognition, and classification of cosmic phenomena -- The fringes of legitimacy : the need for enlightened planning
Control code
CR9781108655088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108655088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1098898326

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