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Goldsmith, Donald

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Most widely held works by Donald Goldsmith
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins explores cosmic science's stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe--of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of planets that orbit those stars, and of different forms of life that take us back to the first three seconds and forward through three billion years of life on Earth to today's search for life on other planets. Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins explains the thrilling daily breakthroughs in our knowledge of the universe from dark energy to life on Mars to the mysteries of space and time. Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos revealing what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us
The hunt for life on Mars by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the announcement in 1996 of the discovery of ancient life-forms on Mars, found in a meteorite on Antactica in 1984, and details the controversy that the discovery set off and its scientific and philosophical implications
Scientists confront Velikovsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomers by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the most important astronomical discoveries of the century, and the people who shape our understanding of the universe
The search for life in the universe by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors present the most important facts about astronomy from a uniquely engaging viewpoint: how can we find other advanced civilizations? To address the question, Goldsmith and Owen provide a fascinating description of the history and structure of the universe, and then consider current ideas about the origin and cosmic distribution of life. Their book is an up-to-the-minute account of our understanding of the universe, of the likelihood of life throughout the cosmos, and of the ways in which advanced civilizations can make contact. World-renowned authority on extraterrestrial life Donald Goldsmith gives the reader a solid introduction to the subject, and the revision includes new information from all areas of current astronomical research. No science background is required, and the mathematics level is high-school algebra
Einstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the Universe by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by the award-winning science writer Donald Goldsmith, takes on key questions about the origin and evolution of the cosmos. By clearly laying out what we currently know about the universe as a whole, Goldsmith lets us see firsthand, and judge for ourselves, whether modern cosmology is in a state of crisis. Einstein's Greatest Blunder? puts the biggest subject of all - the story of the universe as scientists understand it - within the grasp of English-speaking
Nemesis : the death-star and other theories of mass extinction by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and French and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents several theories on the possible existence of a small, dim star, "Nemesis," that causes comet showers in our solar system every 26 million years
The runaway universe : the race to find the future of the cosmos by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, astronomers have sought to discover the ultimate fate of the universe. Will the cosmos continue forever in its expansion, which began billions of years ago with the big bang? Or will gravity someday reverse the process, producing a "big crunch?" Within the past few years, two rival groups of astronomers have announced a discovery that seems to resolve the issue: Instead of slowing down, the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. This finding has shaken the science of cosmology to its very foundation." "In The Runaway Universe, astronomer and acclaimed science writer Donald Goldsmith takes us in search of two crucial cosmic parameters, whose true value will determine the rate of the expansion, as well as both the age and the fate of the universe." "This is the story of the astronomers who have stood the world of cosmology on its ear - and of their competitive race to discover the future of the cosmos. It is also an investigation into whether their remarkable findings will stand the test of time."--Jacket
Worlds unnumbered : the search for extrasolar planets by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through four decades of space exploration and ever-better telescopes, astronomers have searched in vain, unable to find even a single planet orbiting any of the myriad of sunlike stars strewn through the Milky Way. All of this changed in October 1995, when astronomers announced the first planet discovered orbiting another sunlike star. Worlds Unnumbered captures the excitement and explains the significance of these new worlds, with an up-to-the-last-planet account that gives the general reader a vivid picture of the new planets - planets that have already amazed astronomers for their colossal size and orbits that seem impossibly close to their respective suns. Many of the new planets are more massive than Jupiter, yet orbit their stars at distances far less than the distance of the sun to its closest planet. With theories of planet formation, the immense difficulties of observing extrasolar planets, and the prospects for future discoveries of Earthlike planets, Worlds Unnumbered's fast-paced narrative provides its readers with key insights into the question that has fascinated humanity for millennia: Are we alone in the cosmos? And if not, how far must we look to find our closest neighbor?
Supernova! : the exploding star of 1987 by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the scientific information gained when a star exploded and became visable to Earth in 1987
Cosmic horizons : understanding the universe by Robert V Wagoner( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the black hole to the infinite universe by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

400 years of the telescope : a journey of science, technology and thought( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container
E=Einstein : his life, his thought and his influence on our culture( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of physics, there has been no greater visionary than Albert Einstein. Through his revolutionary Theory of Relativity, he fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe. But there is more to Einstein than just E=mc2--and this anthology of 30 essays, presented by three renowned scientist/editors, captures his various facets. Complete with more than 125 color illustrations and explanatory sidebars that make the information accessible to the layperson, these revelatory articles explore his life, theories, and legacy. They range from the scientific ("The cosmos according to Einstein," "Time travel in Einstein's universe") to the political ("Einstein as Jew and Zionist," "Einstein and Nazi science") to discussions of his role as an icon ("What's with the hair?").--From publisher description
The space telescope by George B Field( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage to the Milky Way : the future of space exploration by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In its fast-paced narrative, Voyage to the Milky Way will take you through space and time into the depths of our galaxy, revealing mysteries undreamed of by past generations. Describing both the near and far future of our cosmic exploration, Voyage to the Milky Way provides the latest news from the last great frontier - the realms of space that have fascinated humans for centuries and may hold the keys to our future survival."--Jacket
The Quest for extraterrestrial life : a book of readings by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series explores the lives and work of noted modern-day astronomers, taking the viewer into the farthest reaches of outer space in search of black holes, quasars, dark matter, gravity waves, stars and evidence of planets outside our solar system. Intriguing celestial phenomena are examined from the perspectives of the experts: the men and women that are uncovering the secrets of the cosmos. Further, the series focuses not only on professional achievements, but on the scientists' personal lives as well
Mysteries of the Milky Way by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolving universe : an introduction to astronomy by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
Alternative Names
Goldsmit, D.

Goldsmith, Donald

Goldsmith, Donald W.

Goldsmith, Donald W. 1943-

Goldsmith, Donald W. (Donald William)

Goldsmith, Donald William

Gōrudosumisu, Donarudo 1943-

Ǧūldsmīṯ, Dūnāld 1943-

Голдсмит, Д

Голдсмит, Д. (Дональд)

دونالد جولدسميث، 1943-

ゴールドスミス, ドナルド

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The hunt for life on MarsScientists confront VelikovskyThe astronomersThe search for life in the universeEinstein's greatest blunder? : the cosmological constant and other fudge factors in the physics of the UniverseThe runaway universe : the race to find the future of the cosmosWorlds unnumbered : the search for extrasolar planetsE=Einstein : his life, his thought and his influence on our culture