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Chaisson, Eric

Overview
Works: 114 works in 463 publications in 4 languages and 10,596 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Constitutions  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Observations  Conference papers and proceedings  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Eric Chaisson
 
Most widely held works by Eric Chaisson
Epic of evolution : seven ages of the cosmos by Eric Chaisson( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,228 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."--Jacket
Relatively speaking : relativity, black holes, and the fate of the universe by Eric Chaisson( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the theory of relativity and its strange predictions--time dilation, length contraction, and curved space
Cosmic dawn : the origins of matter and life by Eric Chaisson( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the evolution of the universe from its creation to the emergence of intelligent life
Astronomy today by Eric Chaisson( Book )

99 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 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
The Hubble wars : astrophysics meets astropolitics in the two-billion-dollar struggle over the Hubble Space Telescope by Eric Chaisson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 1993, NASA launched a much-heralded mission to "fix" Hubble, and shortly thereafter declared that it would now see better than originally expected. Chaisson tests these claims against the evidence of the images produces, and assesses what Hubble means to the goals of future space exploration. With over one hundred black-and-white and full-color photographs, this is an illuminating account of the perils - and possibilities - at the heart of one of the most ambitious scientific enterprises in history, and a provocative inquiry into the place of science in space."--Jacket
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 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy : a beginner's guide to the universe by Eric Chaisson( Book )

65 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 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)
Cosmic evolution : the rise of complexity in nature by Eric J Chaisson( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 649 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
The life era : cosmic selection and conscious evolution by Eric Chaisson( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 535 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 424 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 today by Eric Chaisson( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 191 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)."
Universe : an evolutionary approach to astronomy by Eric Chaisson( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirteenth labor : improving science education by education, and future generations (Forum) Science( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy today by Eric Chaisson( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das unsichtbare Universum : an d. Grenzen d. modernen Astrophysik by George B Field( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 41 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy today by Eric Chaisson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy : a beginner's guide to the universe with MasteringAstronomy by Eric Chaisson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El amanecer cósmico by Eric Chaisson( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Epic of evolution : seven ages of the cosmos
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Relatively speaking : relativity, black holes, and the fate of the universeCosmic dawn : the origins of matter and lifeAstronomy todayThe Hubble wars : astrophysics meets astropolitics in the two-billion-dollar struggle over the Hubble Space TelescopeAstronomy : a beginner's guide to the universeCosmic evolution : the rise of complexity in natureThe life era : cosmic selection and conscious evolutionSmithsonian intimate guide to the cosmos : visualizing the new realities of space
Alternative Names
Chaisson, E.

Chaisson, E. 1946-

Chaisson, E. J. 1946-

Chaisson, Eric

Chaisson Eric J.

Chaisson, Eric J. 1946-

Eric Chaisson American astronomer

Eric Chaisson Amerikaans astronoom

Eric Chaisson astrónomo estadounidense

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チェイソン, エリック

Languages
English (294)

Spanish (10)

German (8)

Japanese (2)