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Jastrow, Robert 1925-2008

Overview
Works: 101 works in 429 publications in 12 languages and 14,465 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Originator, Redactor, Other
Classifications: QB44.2, 520
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Most widely held works by Robert Jastrow
God and the astronomers by Robert Jastrow( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the work of scientists and the astronomical discoveries since 1913 which support the Big Bang theory of the beginning and end of the universe
Until the sun dies by Robert Jastrow( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in 6 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines two great mysteries which have defied science -- the riddle of life and the riddle of creation. In clear language and with vivid imagery it explains the meaning of the lateest discoveries in astronomy, space exploration, and the origin of life, and describes the forces that have shaped the human race and created the power of human intelligence
The enchanted loom : mind in the universe by Robert Jastrow( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van parallellen tussen de evolutionaire ontwikkeling van de menselijke hersenen en de technische ontwikkeling van de computer
Red giants and white dwarfs by Robert Jastrow( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents discussions regarding the origin of the universe, the life and death of stars and the origin of the earth and life
Astronomy: fundamentals and frontiers by Robert Jastrow( Book )

50 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to make nuclear weapons obsolete by Robert Jastrow( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains what the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is and how it works
Red giants and white dwarfs; the evolution of stars, planets, and life by Robert Jastrow( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin was unusual in that he was a scientist who wrote for the general reader. This book contains passages from his nine most important books. From the "Origin", his explanation of natural selection and his summary of the case for evolution; from "The Descent of Man", human intelligence and morality, and his theory of sex differences; and from "Coral Reefs", the wholly original and still accepted theory of the origin of coral atolls
Journey to the stars : space exploration, tomorrow and beyond by Robert Jastrow( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Jastrow discusses the past and future of space exploration, the cosmic mysteries that still await solution, and the possibility of extraterrestrials whose intelligence far outstrips our own
Red giants and white dwarfs; man's descent from the stars by Robert Jastrow( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploration of space by Robert Jastrow( Book )

14 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin of the solar system; proceedings of a conference held at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, January 23-24, 1962 by Robert Jastrow( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin of the Solar System covers the proceedings of the conference held at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York on January 23-24, 1962. The book focuses on the issues related with the origin and development of the solar system, as well as star formation, solar nebula, and protostars. The selection first offers information on the historical review of theories of the origin of the solar system, including the role of turbulence, influence of electric and magnetic effects, and modern tidal theories. The book also ponders on star formation and contraction of the sun toward the main
Origins of life in the universe by Robert Jastrow( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This concise and highly illustrated textbook traces the evolution of the Cosmos from the Big Bang to the development of intelligent life on Earth, conveying clear science in an engaging narrative. By mapping the history of the Universe for introductory science and astrobiology courses for non-science majors, this book allows many of the most fascinating questions in science to be explored. What is the origin of the Universe? How do stars and planets form? How does life begin? How did intelligence arise? Are we alone in the Cosmos? Physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and geology are combined to create a chronicle of events in which the swirling vapors in the primordial cloud of the Universe evolved over billions of years into conscious life. Outlining, the latest discoveries in astrobiology, this textbook is suffused with the excitement of this fast-moving field."--NHBS Environment Bookstore
The Venus atmosphere by Robert Jastrow( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and Polish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific perspectives on the greenhouse problem by Robert Jastrow( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic countdown : what astronomers have learned about the life of the universe by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the new discoveries and revolutionary ideas that have transformed the ancient study of the stars into the complex science of astronomy. Also discusses theories about the beginning of the universe and what is likely to happen to it in the future
Space science : a guide outlining understandings, fundamental concepts, and activities by U.S( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results of experiments in space by Robert Jastrow( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet documents the lecture that was presented as the25th Wright Brothers Lecture for the Institute of Aerospace Sciences, in Washington D. C. Topics discussed include rocket and satellite astronomy, origin of the moon and planets, interior of the earth, atmospheric physics, properties of the upper atmosphere, the magnetosphere, the interplanetary medium and propagation of solar plasma clouds
Stars, planets and life: the evolution of the cosmos by Robert Jastrow( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SDI : the "Star Wars" project by Robert Jastrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Until the sun dies
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Jastrow, R. 1925-2008

Jastrow, R. (Robert)

Jastrow, R. (Robert), 1925-2008

Robert Jastrow Amerikaans astronoom (1925-2008)

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