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Chaisson, Eric

Overview
Works: 105 works in 428 publications in 6 languages and 10,515 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Eric Chaisson
 
Most widely held works by Eric Chaisson
Relatively speaking : relativity, black holes, and the fate of the universe by Eric Chaisson( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy today by Eric Chaisson( Book )

102 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This number one, best-selling astronomy text reflects the most current findings in astronomy using a clear, accurate exposition, market-leading art program, and the most innovative, integrated media program available. A free CD is included with each copy of the text with a multimedia version of the text and links directly to the widely praised Chaisson/McMillan companion web site at http://www.prenhall.com/chaisson. The CD contains approximately 35 updates on events and discoveries that have occurred since the print-based book was published
Cosmic dawn : the origins of matter and life by Eric Chaisson( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the evolution of the universe from its creation to the emergence of intelligent life
The Hubble wars : astrophysics meets astropolitics in the two-billion-dollar struggle over the Hubble Space Telescope by Eric Chaisson( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hubble Space Telescope is the largest, most complex, and most powerful observatory ever deployed in space, designed to allow astronomers to look far back into our own cosmic past with unprecedented clarity. Yet from the day it was launched in 1990 - and soon discovered to be semi-blind - Hubble has been at the center of a cosmic-size controversy over who was responsible for its notorious failure to function and what could be done about it." "In 1987, Eric J. Chaisson, an accomplished young astrophysicist, signed on as a senior scientist with the Hubble project. Drawing on the journals of his five-year tenure, he now re-creates the day-to-day struggle over (and often with) the infamously flawed two-billion-dollar recalcitrant beast in the sky. It's a hilarious and frightening story about a three-way war between science, government, and industry (with the military launching guerrilla attacks from the sidelines). Chaisson probes the politics and economics of astronomy and brings to life the human personalities - inside NASA, the international scientific community, and private industry - who do battle in The Hubble Wars." "Writing lucidly about the technology of the telescope itself, Chaisson lets us feel what it's like to be at the controls of the most complex and expensive gadget ever built by humans, and relates the unending tasks devised to deal with "the bird's" eccentricities. Despite its imperfect vision, Hubble is able to see some stars, and Chaisson also explains with a scientist's keen passion the many wondrous discoveries that Hubble has made possible."
The invisible universe : probing the frontiers of astrophysics by George B Field( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and German and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic of evolution : seven ages of the cosmos by Eric Chaisson( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did everything around us - the air, the land, the sea, and the stars - originate? What is the source of order, form, and structure characterizing all material things? These are just some of the grand scientific questions Eric J. Chaisson, author of the classic work Cosmic Dawn, explores in his enthralling and illuminating history of the universe. Explaining new discoveries and a range of cutting-edge ideas and theories, Chaisson provides a creative and coherent synthesis of current scientific thinking on the universe's beginnings. He takes us on a tour of the seven ages of the cosmos, from the formless era of radiation through the origins of human culture. Along the way he examines the development of the most microscopic and the most immense aspects of our universe and the complex ways in which they interact."--BOOK JACKET
Cosmic evolution : the rise of complexity in nature by Eric Chaisson( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are connected to distant space and time not only by our imaginations but also through a common cosmic heritage. Emerging now from modern science is a unified scenario of the cosmos, including ourselves as sentient beings, based on the time-honored concept of change. From galaxies to snowflakes, from stars and planets to life itself, we are beginning to identify an underlying ubiquitous pattern penetrating the fabric of all the natural sciences - a sweepingly encompassing view of the order and structure of every known class of object in our richly endowed universe. This is the subject of Eric Chaisson's new book." "In Cosmic Evolution Chaisson addresses some of the most basic issues we can contemplate: the origin of matter and the origin of life, and the ways matter, life, and radiation interact and change with time. Guided by notions of beauty and symmetry, by the search for simplicity and elegance, by the ambition to explain the widest range of phenomena with the fewest possible principles, Chaisson designs for us an expansive yet intricate model depicting the origin and evolution of all material structures. He shows us that neither new science nor appeals to nonscience are needed to understand the impressive hierarchy of the cosmic evolutionary story, from quark to quasar, from microbe to mind."--Jacket
Astronomy : a beginner's guide to the universe by Eric Chaisson( Book )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to astronomy features an exceptionally clear writing style, an emphasis on critical thinking and visualization, and a leading-edge technology program-including an accompanying full-featured electronic multimedia version of the book and companion Web site. A dynamic art program includes numerous radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray images and transparent full-color overlays. The book presents scientific literacy in the context of astronomy, with the aim of teaching students to think critically and analytically about the physical world and the development of science. The text requires a minimum level of simple algebra and trigonometry. It presents an explanation of key physical principles and techniques like Kepler and Newton's laws, spectroscopy and distance measurement (the cosmic distance ladder is used throughout)
The life era : cosmic selection and conscious evolution by Eric Chaisson( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eric Chaisson continues telling the scenario of cosmic evolution begun with his award winning Cosmic dawn"--Publisher description
Smithsonian intimate guide to the cosmos : visualizing the new realities of space by Dana Berry( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual tour of the cosmos presents photographs and illustrations of astronomical phenomena paired with explanations of the latest space discoveries and theories
Astronomy : a beginner's guide to the universe by Eric Chaisson( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universe : an evolutionary approach to astronomy by Eric Chaisson( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirteenth labor : improving science education by Education and Future Generations Boston Forum on Science( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy today by Eric Chaisson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy today by Eric Chaisson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... [T]he most comprehensive text by this proven team of authors. This twenty-eight chapter text begins with the foundations of the history of science and physics as they relate to astronomy (Part One), then proceeds with an "Earth-out" organization for coverage of the solar system (Part Two), stars and stellar evolution (Part Three), and galaxies and cosmology (Part Four)."
Das unsichtbare Universum : an d. Grenzen d. modernen Astrophysik by George B Field( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic evolution : from Big Bang to humankind by Eric Chaisson( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El amanecer cósmico by Eric Chaisson( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy : the universe at a glance by Eric Chaisson( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New cosmos : an intimate guide to the latest discoveries in space by Dana Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Hubble wars : astrophysics meets astropolitics in the two-billion-dollar struggle over the Hubble Space Telescope
Alternative Names
Chaisson, E.

Chaisson, E. 1946-

Chaisson, E. J. 1946-

Chaisson, Eric

Chaisson, Eric J.

Chaisson, Eric J. 1946-

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チェイソン, エリック

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Astronomy todayCosmic dawn : the origins of matter and lifeThe Hubble wars : astrophysics meets astropolitics in the two-billion-dollar struggle over the Hubble Space TelescopeEpic of evolution : seven ages of the cosmosCosmic evolution : the rise of complexity in natureAstronomy : a beginner's guide to the universeThe life era : cosmic selection and conscious evolutionSmithsonian intimate guide to the cosmos : visualizing the new realities of space