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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 )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,194 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 )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 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 )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomers by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 1,059 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 )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 1,013 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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthlings
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 741 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
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 725 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
Worlds unnumbered : the search for extrasolar planets by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 714 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 )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 662 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 )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary following the history of the telescope from the days of Copernicus to recent findings from the Hubble Telescope; 400 Years of the Telescope opens in 17th century Florence, Italy, with Galileo training his spyglass on the heavens and discovering that Jupiter has four moons; Venus has phases like the Moon; and most shocking of all: the Earth is not the center of the universe
E=Einstein : his life, his thought and his influence on our culture( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 505 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 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information regarding the capabilities of the Space Telescope and its scientific mission
Voyage to the Milky Way : the future of space exploration by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 435 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 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysteries of the Milky Way by Donald Goldsmith( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores fascinating questions concerning what is known about the Milky Way galaxy and phenomena such as jetstars, poxed stars, and other planetary systems
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance
 
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Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
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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
Alternative Names
Goldsmit, D.

Goldsmith, Donald

Goldsmith, Donald W.

Goldsmith, Donald W. 1943-

Goldsmith, Donald W. (Donald William)

Goldsmith, Donald William

Goldsmith, Donald William, 1943-

Gōrudosumisu, Donarudo 1943-

Ǧūldsmīṯ, Dūnāld 1943-

Голдсмит, Д

Голдсмит, Д. (Дональд)

دونالد جولدسميث، 1943-

골드스미스, 도널드

도널드, 골드스미스

ゴールドスミス, ドナルド

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