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Mitton, Simon 1946-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 342 publications in 13 languages and 12,269 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Atlases  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB43.2, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Mitton
The Cambridge encyclopaedia of astronomy by A. C Fabian( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in 6 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a broad survey of astronomy including new findings on binary stars, neutron stars, and black holes, and includes a star atlas and an outline of physics
Heart of darkness : unraveling the mysteries of the invisible universe by J. P Ostriker( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate."--Jacket
The young Oxford book of astronomy by Simon Mitton( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of astronomy explains its goal and methods, discusses each planet in the solar system, and describes the life cycle of a star
Exploring the galaxies by Simon Mitton( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit 36 abbildungen und 22 Tafeln
The Crab Nebula by Simon Mitton( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daytime star, the story of our sun by Simon Mitton( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict in the cosmos : Fred Hoyle's life in science by Simon Mitton( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography tells the story of Hoyle's life as well as his science. His most important work focused on the evolution of stars, the origin of the chemical elements, the nature of gravitational forces, and the origin of life on Earth
The Scholastic encyclopedia of space by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the many aspects of space, including the origin and nature of the universe, space travel, the solar system, and methods of observing the night sky
Active galactic nuclei : based on the proceedings of a NATO advanced study institute held at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, August 1977 by Simon Mitton( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitleg over het heelal, de sterren en het zonnestelsel, voorzien van veel kleurenfoto's. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar
Observatories of the world by Siegfried Marx( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge scientific minds by P. M Harman( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cambridge Scientific Minds provides a portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University over the past 400 years, including accounts of the work of three of the greatest figures in the entire history of science, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and James Clerk Maxwell." "The chronological balance reflects the increasing importance of science in the recent history of the University. The book comprises personal memoirs and historical essays, including contributions by leading Cambridge scientists. Cambridge Scientific Minds will be of interest not only to graduates of the University, science students, and historians of science, but to anyone wishing to gain an insight into some of the greatest scientific minds in history."--Jacket
Concise book of astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to astronomy and the universe. Includes suggestions for simple observations and projects such as observing bright stars and making a shadow clock
Invitation to astronomy by Simon Mitton( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and evolution of close binary systems : symposium no. 73 held in Cambridge, England, 28 July-1 August, 1975 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Hoyle : a life in science by Simon Mitton( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific life of Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) was truly unparalleled. During his career he wrote groundbreaking scientific papers and caused bitter disputes in the scientific community with his revolutionary theories. Hoyle is best known for showing that we are all, literally, made of stardust in his paper explaining how carbon, and then all the heavier elements, were created by nuclear reactions inside stars. However, he constantly courted controversy and two years later he followed this with his 'steady state' theory of the universe. This challenged another model of the universe, which Hoyle called the 'big bang' theory. Fred Hoyle was also famous amongst the general public. He popularised his research through radio and television broadcasts and wrote best-selling novels. Written from personal accounts and interviews with Hoyle's contemporaries, this book gives valuable personal insights into Fred Hoyle and his unforgettable life
Star atlas by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the back off the watch : a personal memoir by Thomas Gold( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gold (1920-2004) had a curious mind that liked to solve problems. He was one of the most remarkable astrophysicists in the second half of the twentieth century, and he attracted controversy throughout his career. Based on a full-length autobiography left behind by Thomas Gold, this book was edited by the astrophysicist and historian of science, Simon Mitton (University of Cambridge). The book is a retrospective on Goldâs remarkable life. He fled from Vienna in 1933, eventually settling in England and completing an engineering degree at Trinity College in Cambridge. During the war, he worked on naval radar research alongside Fred Hoyle and Hermann Bondi â" which, in an unlikely chain of events, eventually led to his working with them on steady-state cosmology. In 1968, shortly after their discovery, he provided the explanation of pulsars as rotating neutron stars. In his final position at Cornell, he and his colleagues persuaded the US Defense Department to fund the conversion of the giant radio telescope at Arecibo in Puerto Rico into a superb instrument for radio astronomy. Goldâs interests covered physiology, astronomy, cosmology, geophysics, and engineering. Written in an intriguing style and with an equally intriguing foreword by Freeman Dyson, this book constitutes an important historical document, made accessible to all those interested in the history of science. Â
Georges Lemaître : Life, Science and Legacy by Rodney D Holder( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2011 marked the 80th anniversary of Georges Lemaître's primeval atom model of the universe, forerunner of the modern day Big Bang theory. Prompted by this momentous anniversary the Royal Astronomical Society decided to publish a volume of essays on the life, work and faith of this great cosmologist, who was also a Roman Catholic priest. The papers presented in this book examine in detail the historical, cosmological, philosophical and theological issues surrounding the development of the Big Bang theory from its beginnings in the pioneering work of Lemaître through to the modern day.This book offers the best account in English of Lemaître's life and work. It will be appreciated by professionals and graduate students interested in the history of cosmology
Magnetospheric plasma physics : the impact of Jim Dungey's research( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes good background reading for much of modern magnetospheric physics. Its origin was a Festspiel for Professor Jim Dungey, former professor in the Physics Department at Imperial College on the occasion of his 90th birthday, 30 January 2013. Remarkably, although he retired 30 years ago, his pioneering and, often, maverick work in the 50ℓ́ℓs through to the 70ℓ́ℓs on solar terrestrial physics is probably more widely appreciated today than when he retired. Dungey was a theoretical plasma physicist. The book covers how his reconnection model of the magnetosphere evolved to become the standard model of solar-terrestrial coupling. Dungeyℓ́ℓs open magnetosphere model now underpins a holistic picture explaining not only the magnetic and plasma structure of the magnetosphere, but also its dynamics which can be monitored in real time. The book also shows how modern day simulation of solar terrestrial coupling can reproduce the real time evolution of the solar terrestrial system in ways undreamt of in 1961 when Dungeyℓ́ℓs epoch-making paper was published. Further contributions on current Earth magnetosphere research and space plasma physics included in this book show how Dungeyℓ́ℓs basic ideas have remained explanative 50 years on. But the Festspiel also introduced some advances that possibly Dungey had not foreseen. One of the contributions presented in this book is on the variety of magnetospheres of the solar system which have been seen directly during the space age, discussing the variations in spatial scale and reconnection time scale and comparing them in respect of Earth, Mercury, the giant planets as well as Ganymede
 
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Conflict in the cosmos : Fred Hoyle's life in science
Alternative Names
Mitton, S.

Mitton, S. 1946-

Mitton, S. (Simon)

Mitton, S. (Simon), 1946-

Mitton, Saĭmon 1946-

Mitton, Simon

Simon Mitton astronome

Simon Mitton astrónomo británico

Simon Mitton British astronomer

Simon Mitton Brits astronoom

Миттон, С 1946-

Миттон, С. (Симон), 1946-

サイモン・ミットン

ミットン, S

ミットン, サイモン

密頓

密頓 1946-

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Conflict in the cosmos : Fred Hoyle's life in scienceThe Scholastic encyclopedia of spaceDiscovering astronomyCambridge scientific mindsStructure and evolution of close binary systems : symposium no. 73 held in Cambridge, England, 28 July-1 August, 1975Fred Hoyle : a life in science