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Lang, Kenneth R.

Works: 74 works in 434 publications in 5 languages and 11,450 library holdings
Genres: Mathematical formulae  Encyclopedias  Popular works  Chronologies  History  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Observations  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Kenneth R Lang
Most widely held works by Kenneth R Lang
The Cambridge guide to the solar system by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the planets and their moons. Writing at an introductory level appropriate for high school and undergraduate students, Professor Lang leads the reader on a fascinating journey of exploration to the worlds beyond our home planet Earth. The books begins with a short introduction to the history of planetary observation and discovery. The major planets and their moons are then introduced by presenting common properties, processes, and themes. This is followed by chapters which focus on individual planets and other solar system objects, including a comprehensive treatment of the various space missions; from the Apollo missions to the Moon, to recent missions to Jupiter and Mars. Filled with vital facts and information, and illustrated throughout, this book will also appeal to professionals as well as general readers with an interest in planetary science
Sun, earth, and sky by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated book introduces the sun, its physics, and its impact on life here on Earth. Using the most recent results based on radio telescope and satellite observations, the author describes the sun's awesome nuclear energy processes, its mysterious neutrino flux, its seismic activity, its magnetic fields and sunspots, its corona, solar flares and prominences, the solar wind, and the hugely important and multifaceted role of sunlight in both sustaining and endangering life on Planet Earth. Written in a light and friendly style, this is a delightful book for all who wish to understand the latest discoveries about the sun. It would make an ideal gift for all students of astronomy and related disciplines as well as for amateur adaptation of publisher description
Astrophysical formulae : a compendium for the physicist and astrophysicist by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

73 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In general, only derivations for the simpler formulae are included-the extensive list of references point the reader to the sources of long and complicated formulae derivations. Aimed at astronomers and graduate students, this invaluable source is divided into five major sections: 1. Continuum Radiation; 2. Monochromatic(Line) Radiation; 3. Gas Process; 4. Nuclear Astrophysics and High Energy Particles; 5. Astrometry and Cosmology. The excellent table of contents is quite detailed and complements the extensive subject and author indexes. Published 1980
The sun from space by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a comprehensive, up-to-date account of solar astrophysics and how our perception and knowledge of this star have evolved as mankind has elucidated ever more of its mysteries. The emphasis of this second edition of The Sun from Space is on the last decade, which includes the findings of the SOHO, Ulysses, and Yohkoh solar spacecraft missions over an entire 11-year cycle of solar activity, the results of the RHESSI solar spacecraft launched during this interval, the early findings of the recently launched Hinode and STEREO solar spacecraft, and the ACE and Wind spacecraft that extend our investigations of the Sun to its varying input to Earth over the past ten years."--book jacket
The Cambridge encyclopedia of the sun by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sun is our powerhouse, sustaining life on Earth, energizing our planet, and fueling the engine of life. Its warmth drives our weather, lifting water from the seas, and producing winds that drive clouds over the continents. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun is the fundamental, up-to-date reference source of information about this life-enhancing star, covering everything from basic facts to detailed concepts. Organized thematically, chapters feature: -the properties of the Sun as a star -the Sun's place in the Galaxy and the Universe -the science of the Sun's interior -the sun's visible disk -what makes the sun shine. Kenneth Lang also explains solar flares and the solar wind, and their impact on the Earth. Many full-color figures and photographs throughout the book make all the information highly accessible
A companion to astronomy and astrophysics : chronology and glossary with data tables by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Astronomy and Astrophysics is a comprehensive, fundamental, up-to-date reference book. It is filled with vital information and basic facts for amateur astronomers and professional astrophysicists, and for anyone interested in the Universe, from the Earth and other planets to the stars, galaxies and beyond. Although serious and thorough, the language, and ideas will attract the general reader, as well as students and professionals." "Astronomy and Astrophysics consists of two main parts, a Timeline and a Dictionary. The Timeline is a concise history, arranged chronologically, which provides the complete story of cosmic discovery from early Chinese and Greek astronomy to the latest findings of modern astrophysics and robotic spacecraft. It provides a sense of destination and flow in our growing awareness of the Universe. Each entry in the unfolding narrative is written in a concise, light and friendly style, without being weighted down with incomprehensible specialized terms." "The Glossary defines all terms and acronyms related to our celestial science, from important concepts to individual objects and space missions. It is arranged alphabetically and complemented by numerous tables of fundamental data for luminous, well-studied cosmic objects, including the celestial coordinates required to observe them. Line drawings with clear labels and captions are also used to compact a scientific insight. A concise Index cross-references concepts, discoveries, ideas, people, history and time in both the Chronology and Glossary."--Jacket
A Source book in astronomy and astrophysics, 1900-1975 by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and German and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: GingerichOwen: Owen Gingerich is Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science, Emeritus, Department of Astronomy and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The life and death of stars by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Kenneth R. Lang explains the life cycle of stars, from the dense molecular clouds that are stellar nurseries to the enigmatic nebulae that some stars leave behind in their violent ends. Free of mathematical equations and technical jargon, Lang's lively and accessible text provides physical insights into how stars such as our Sun are born, what fuels them and keeps them bright, how they evolve, and the processes by which they eventually die. The book demonstrates the sheer scope and variety of stellar phenomena in the context of the universe as a whole. Boxed focus elements enhance and amplify the discussion for readers who want more depth. Featuring more then 150 figures, including color plates, The Life and Death of Stars is a modern and up-to-date account of stars written for a broad audience, from armchair astronomers and popular-science readers to students and teachers of science
Parting the cosmic veil by Kenneth R Lang( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The discovery of new planets has taken us one step closer to the detection of life outside the Earth, and knowledge of the evolving Universe has been extended back to the beginning of time, pushing the boundaries of knowledge closer to an understanding of the origins and destinies of either the Universe or life. Nevertheless, the ultimate answers to these grand questions still lie hidden behind the Cosmic Veil, and may not be answered by science alone." "Parting the Cosmic Veil is a voyage of discovery, presented within universal themes, such as invisibility, motion, content, form, impermanence, violence, emptiness, beginnings and ends. On a personal level these topic concern us all, as we unveil the Universe in this fascinating book, chapter by chapter. The human aspect of some of the themes is additionally broadened by the perceptions of artists, poets and writers each example chosen for the insight it offers, as well as with line drawings that forcefully provide a scientific insight."--Jacket
Astrophysical data by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects an enormous amount of reference information for astronomers and astrophysicists, ranging from fundamental physical constants to orbital data for selected asteroids. For the Earth and planets, it includes, for example, data on mass, orbits, and atmospheres. There are chapters on the Sun, on stars in general, on bright and nearby stars, and on Wolf-Rayet stars. On a large scale, there are data on star clusters and associations, on region of star formation, and other nebulae of various kinds. Finally, the book includes chapters on dwarf stars, pulsars, interacting binaries, symbiotic stars, supernovae remnants, and x-ray and gamma-ray sources. A companion volume Astrophysical Data: Galaxies will follow
Essential astrophysics by Kenneth R Lang( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the field of astrophysics in lecture-sized chapters of basic physical principles applied to the cosmos. This one-semester overview will be enjoyed by undergraduate students with an interest in the physical sciences, such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering
Wanderers in space : exploration and discovery in the solar system by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flare stars at radio wavelengths by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VLA observations of the coronal plasma by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysical formulae by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a reference source of fundamental formulae in physics and astrophysics. In contrast to most of the usual compendia it carefully explains the physical assumptions entering the formulae. All the important results of physical theories are covered: electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, general relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, and so on. Over 2100 formulae are included, and the original papers for the formulae are cited together with papers on modern applications in a bibliography of over 1900 entries. For this new edition, a chapter on space, time, matter and cosmology has been included and the other chapters have been carefully revised
Astrophysical formulae by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U. radio emission from quiescent filaments by Kenneth R Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge encyclopedia of the sun
Alternative Names
Lang, K. R.

Lang, K.R. 1941-

Lang, K. R. (Kenneth R.)

Lang, K. R. (Kenneth R.), 1941-

Lang, Ken.

Lang, Ken 1941-

Lang, Kenneth R.

Leng, K.

Ленг, К.

ラング, ケネス・R

Sun, earth, and skyAstrophysical formulae : a compendium for the physicist and astrophysicistThe sun from spaceThe Cambridge encyclopedia of the sunA companion to astronomy and astrophysics : chronology and glossary with data tablesA Source book in astronomy and astrophysics, 1900-1975Parting the cosmic veilWanderers in space : exploration and discovery in the solar system