WorldCat Identities

Smith, Robert W. (Robert William) 1952-

Works: 40 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 3,983 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Academic theses  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV1111, 522.2919
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert W Smith
Hubble : imaging space and time by David H DeVorkin( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains full-color images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and discusses the telescope's development and how it works
The space telescope : a study of NASA, science, technology, and politics by Robert W Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the authors trace the history and development of the Space Telescope, due to be launched into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle late in 1989, and which promises to be the most powerful optical telescope ever built
The expanding universe : astronomy's "Great Debate," 1900-1931 by Robert W Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hubble space telescope : imaging the universe by David H DeVorkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Hubble Space Telescope and how it works, who uses it, and why it has forever changed the world's appreciation of the cosmos
The Hubble cosmos : 25 years of new vistas in space by David H DeVorkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To celebrate NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmos fill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 150 photographs including Hubble All-Stars -- the most famous of all the noteworthy images -- The Hubble Cosmos shows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe."--
Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satellite( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contours of space exploration in the latter half of the 20th century owe much to the seminal but hardly singular event of Sputnik. This work looks at how the event changed history in 1957 when the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik
Five-year plan of basic research : co-contaminant chemistry subprogram by J. M Zachara( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hubble revolution by David H DeVorkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bijuaru habburu boenkyo ga mita uchu by David H DeVorkin( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linux appliance design : a hands-on guide to building Linux appliances( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developers familiar with using C language on the Linux platform can use this book to build thinking appliances with Linux. Chapters are separated by text and codes that deal with daemons and those that deal with user interfaces. A sample appliance, the Laddie alarm system, is used to demonstrate techniques throughout the book. The accompanying CD-ROM contains relevant codes
Observations on the diagnosis and pathology of fractures of the neck of the femur by Robert W Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duration of action of heroin hydrochloride in mice : a model of tolerance to narcotic analgesics by Robert W Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Hendrik C. Van de Hulst by H. C. van de Hulst( )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van de Hulst recalls his interest in space science. Discusses Space Science in Holland and the effect of Sputnik. Discusses the foundation of the European Space Research Agency (ESR). Describes the connection between American and European ideas concerning the Large Astronomical Netherlands Satellite (ANS) and knowledge of NASA Large Space Telescope. Describes the Williamsburg Conference of 1976 and the deadlock between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). Discusses changes in IST (Instrument Science Team) and its original organization. Discusses NASA-ESA relations. Describes the effect of NASA's cancellation of the ISPM (International Solar Polar Mission)
Oral history interview with Arthur Adel by Arthur Adel( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background, early life in Brooklyn and Detroit, high school; undergraduate studies at University of Michigan, switch from mathematics to physics. Graduate work at Michigan, 1931-1933; thesis research combines quantum mechanics and infrared spectroscopy. Difficulty finding academic job during Depression; works for Lowell Observatory while at Michigan, 1933-1936; devises long-path absorption cell, research in infrared spectrum of earth's atmosphere. Joins faculty of Johns Hopkins University (Gerhard Dietz), 1935-1936. To Lowell Observatory (Roger Lowell Putnam, V.M. Slipher, E.C. Slipher, C.O. Lampland), 1936; living conditions, constructing the prism spectrometer, studies in earth atmosphere, atmospheric chemistry of Venus, discovery of 20 micron window (Carl Sagan); constructing the grating spectrometer. Adel forced out of Lowell; problems encountered by Adel at Lowell; anti-Semitism. Wartime work in Washington, DC, submarine degaussing (Arthur Bennett), summer 1942. Returns to Michigan, 1941-1945, joins program for training military meteorologists; research to determine causes for failure of lcm radar. Joins McMath-Hulbert Observatory, 1946, discusses staff, autocratic research style. Accepts Air Force contract to build lab at Holloman Air Force Base, Alamagordo, NM to examine effective radiation temperatures of ozone, 1947-1948. Joins faculty of Arizona State College in Flagstaff, 1948; fate of the ozone lab. Air Force funding of Atmospheric Research Observatory at Arizona State College, 1950, establishing a database of ozone research; Yerkes Observatory Symposium, 1947; Gerard Kuiper, Otto Struve. Adel's place in infrared astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Ernest F. Barker; Professor Dennison; Edward Epstein; Henry Giclas; Leo Goldberg; Percival Lowell; Ohren Mohler; Henry Norris Russell; Edward Teller; George Uhlenbeck; Harry Wexler
Oral history interview with Henry Lee Giclas by H. L Giclas( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Flagstaff, Arizona; spends professional life as astronomer in Flagstaff, 1931-1981. Early life in Flagstaff, the Lowell Observatory's place in it, and how he became a research assistant at Lowell, with particular emphasis on V. M. Slipher, the director from 1916-1955. Describes how the Observatory was transformed as a research institution after World War II, due to changing research topics and shifting patterns of patronage
Oral history interview with William Hunter McCrea by William Hunter McCrea( )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers his family background, upbringing, education at the University of Cambridge, and positions at University of Edinburgh, Imperial College, University of Belfast, Royal Holloway College and University of Sussex. The scientific topics discussed include: the development of Newtonian cosmology, the origins and development of steady-state cosmology; work on theories of the solar system. Also prominently mentioned are: Philip Abelson, Luis Walter Alvarez, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Raymond Thayer Birge, Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Ira Sprague Bowen, Sydney Chapman, Karl Taylor Compton, Edward Uhler Condon, Charles Galton Darwin, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Kenneth Dodd, Colonel Dudley, Arthur Stanley Eddington, Robley Dunglison Evans, Enrico Fermi, Richard Phillips Feynman, Ralph Howard Fowler, Friedman, Wolfgang Gentner, Thomas Gold, Sterling E. Hendricks, Fred Hoyle, Edwin Powell Hubble, Henry Hulme, James Jeans, W.O. Kermack, Joseph Larmor, Charles Christian Lauritsen, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, George Lemâitre, Milton Stanley Livingston, Howard J. Lucas, Walter Michels, Edward Arthur Milne, Joe Morris, Arthur A. Noyes, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Linus Pauling, Firth Pierce, George Placzek, Harry Hemley Plaskett, Samuel Ruben, Henry Norris Russell, Ryokishi Sagane, Samson, Erwin Schrödinger, Emilio Gino Segrè, George Paget Thomson, Robert Jamison Van de Graaff, Vladimir Iosifovich Veksler, Warren Weaver, Edmund T. Whittaker, Robert Rathbun Wilson, Charles Thomas Zahn; California Institute of Technology, Cambridge Radio Survey, Germany Kriegsmarine, Great Britain Science Research Council, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory, National Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Princeton University, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Royal Astronomical Society, Universität Göttingen, University of California at Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, and Zeitschrift für Physik
Explorations in earth science : 75 science explorations and cross-curricular connections by Robert W Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Charles Robert O'Dell by C. Robert O'Dell( )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of O'Dell's role as Project Scientist on the Space Telescope Project, including various episodes in the history of the Project: difficulty in securing funding from Congress; how astronomers lobbied for the Telescope; the development of the project between 1977 and 1983, particularly during the crisis of 1980. Also prominently mentioned are: John Bahcall, Eddie Boland, Bob Brown, Margaret Burbidge, John Caldwell, Arthur D. Code, Bob Danielson, George Brooks Field, James Fletcher, Martin Frank, Riccardo Giacconi, Leo Goldberg, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Richard Harm, Noel Hinners, Warren Keller, George Levin, Rene Auguste Lucas, Aden Meinel, Les Meredith, John Earl Naugle, Theodore Bland Norris, Jean Oliver, Nancy Grace Roman, Alois Schardt, Fred Speer, Lyman Spitzer, Mona Tycz, Westphal; Astronomy Missions Board, Galileo (Spacecraft), Goddard Space Flight Center, International Ultraviolet Explorer Observatory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Marshall Space Flight Center, National Science Foundation (U.S.), Orbiting Astronomical Observatory, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Princeton University, Rice Institute, Science Institute, Sky and Telescope, Space Shuttle, United States Congress, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Office of Management and Budget, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, Wide Field Planetary Camera, and Yerkes Observatory
Asian fighting arts by Donn F Draeger( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting arts are as old as man himself and as varied as his languages. In Asia they developed to a degree of effectiveness probably unsurpassed elsewhere in the world. This book explains the relationships between fighting arts, assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and presents new material about hitherto unknown fighting methods. Written by two of the best-known and most widely published authorities in the field, it covers fighting methods and techniques found in eleven Asian countries-fighting techniques that range from the artful Chinese tai-chi and Burmese bando to Japanese jujutsu and the lethal pentjak-silat of Indonesia. Documentation of these has been supplemented with a wealth of fascinating anecdotes. The reader learns of the daring exploits of the Japanese ninja, of Gama, perhaps the greatest of the great Indian wrestlers, of the Indonesian "trance" fighters-and hundreds of other tales that serve to illustrate some of the most deadly fighting systems that the world has known. The volume is illustrated with over two hundred photographs and drawings, many of them depicting combat styles and techniques that have never been seen in the West
Comprehensive Asian fighting arts by Donn F Draeger( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fighting arts of China, Okinawa, Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines
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Hubble : imaging space and time
The space telescope : a study of NASA, science, technology, and politicsThe expanding universe : astronomy's "Great Debate," 1900-1931Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satelliteLinux appliance design : a hands-on guide to building Linux appliancesComprehensive Asian fighting arts
Alternative Names
Smith, Rob. W. 1952-

Smith, Robert 1952-

Smith, Robert W.

Smith, Robert W. 1952-

Smith, Robert William.

Smith, Robert William 1952-

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