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Bartusiak, Marcia 1950-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 181 publications in 7 languages and 11,960 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marcia Bartusiak
A Positron named Priscilla : scientific discovery at the frontier by Marcia Bartusiak( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science at the frontier by Addison Greenwood( )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes--not even light--seemed to confound all logic. This engrossing book tells the story of the fierce black hole debates and the contributions of Einstein and Hawking and other leading thinkers who completely altered our view of the universe. Renowned science writer Marcia Bartusiak shows how the black hole helped revive Einstein's greatest achievement, the general theory of relativity, after decades during which it had been pushed into the shadows. Not until astronomers discovered such surprising new phenomena as neutron stars and black holes did the once-sedate universe transform into an Einsteinian cosmos, filled with sources of titanic energy that can be understood only in the light of relativity. This book celebrates the hundredth anniversary of general relativity, uncovers how the black hole really got its name, and recounts the scientists' frustrating, exhilarating, and at times humorous battles over the acceptance of one of history's most dazzling ideas."--Jacket
The day we found the universe by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the most acclaimed science writers comes a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving into the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible
Einstein's unfinished symphony : listening to the sounds of space-time by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new generation of observatories, now being completed worldwide, will give astronomers not just a new window on the cosmos but a whole new sense with which to explore and experience the heavens above us. Instead of collecting light waves or radio waves, these novel instruments will allow astronomers to at last place their hands upon the fabric of space-time and feel the very rhythms of the universe. These vibrations in space-time-or gravity waves-are the last prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity yet to be observed directly. They are his unfinished symphony, waiting nearly a century to be heard. When they finally reveal themselves to astronomers, we will for the first time be able to hear the cymbal crashes from exploding stars, tune in to the periodic drumbeats from swiftly rotating pulsars, listen to the extended chirps from the merger of two black holes, and eavesdrop on the remnant echoes from the mighty jolt of the Big Bang itself. When Einstein introduced general relativity in 1915, it was hailed as a momentous conceptual achievement. Einstein attained celebrity status. But, once scientists verified what they could of the theory, given the scant experiments available at the time, general relativity became "largely a theoretical curiosity," writes Marcia Bartusiak. Now, after decades of technological advancement, general relativity is being tested with unprecedented accuracy. It even affects our everyday lives. Satellites used by both travelers and soldiers to peg their positions require constant corrections of Einsteinian precision. Meanwhile, the first gravity-wave "telescopes"--Including the LIGO facility-are about to come alive
Through a universe darkly : a cosmic tale of ancient ethers, dark matter, and the fate of the universe by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling adventure and an engrossing history, Through a Universe Darkly introduces the men and women who are peering into the celestial darkness, hoping to uncover the invisible substance whose discovery will unlock the secrets of the universe's composition and finally tell us how galaxies were born, how stars live and die, and whether our universe will end in a conflagration or limp outward to icy nothingness. Faced with the unknown, the world's first philosopher, the ancient Greek Thales, asked, "What is the universe composed of?" And thus started a centuries-long search that has led to the quarks and grand unified theories of modern-day physics. As celestial explorers have relentlessly stretched the boundaries of the star-spangled roof above us, this simple, rudimentary question of what it all is made of continues to perplex astronomers
Archives of the universe : a treasury of astronomy's historic works of discovery by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an unparalleled history of astronomy told through 100 primary documents - form the Maya's first recorded efforts to predict the cycles of Venus to the 1998 paper that posited an accelerating universe. This is essential reading for professional astronomers, science history buffs, and backyard stargazers alike."--Jacket
Thursday's universe by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E=Einstein : his life, his thought and his influence on our culture( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of physics, there has been no greater visionary than Albert Einstein. Through his revolutionary Theory of Relativity, he fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe. But there is more to Einstein than just E=mc²--and this anthology of 30 essays, presented by three renowned scientist/editors, captures his various facets. Complete with more than 125 color illustrations and explanatory sidebars that make the information accessible to the layperson, these revelatory articles explore his life, theories, and legacy. They range from the scientific ("The cosmos according to Einstein," "Time travel in Einstein's universe") to the political ("Einstein as Jew and Zionist," "Einstein and Nazi science") to discussions of his role as an icon ("What's with the hair?").--From publisher description
Einstein's unfinished symphony : the story of a gamble, two black holes, and a new age of astronomy by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new generation of observatories, now being completed worldwide, will give astronomers not just a new window on the cosmos but a whole new sense with which to explore and experience the heavens above us. Instead of collecting light waves or radio waves, these novel instruments will allow astronomers to at last place their hands upon the fabric of space-time and feel the very rhythms of the universe. These vibrations in space-time-or gravity waves-are the last prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity yet to be observed directly. They are his unfinished symphony, waiting nearly a century to be heard. When they finally reveal themselves to astronomers, we will for the first time be able to hear the cymbal crashes from exploding stars, tune in to the periodic drumbeats from swiftly rotating pulsars, listen to the extended chirps from the merger of two black holes, and eavesdrop on the remnant echoes from the mighty jolt of the Big Bang itself. When Einstein introduced general relativity in 1915, it was hailed as a momentous conceptual achievement. Einstein attained celebrity status. But, once scientists verified what they could of the theory, given the scant experiments available at the time, general relativity became "largely a theoretical curiosity," writes Marcia Bartusiak. Now, after decades of technological advancement, general relativity is being tested with unprecedented accuracy. It even affects our everyday lives. Satellites used by both travelers and soldiers to peg their positions require constant corrections of Einsteinian precision. Meanwhile, the first gravity-wave "telescopes"--Including the LIGO facility-are about to come alive
Archives of the universe : 100 discoveries that transformed our understanding of the cosmos by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an unparalleled history of astronomy told through 100 primary documents - form the Maya's first recorded efforts to predict the cycles of Venus to the 1998 paper that posited an accelerating universe. This is essential reading for professional astronomers, science history buffs, and backyard stargazers alike."--BOOK JACKET
Dispatches from planet 3 : thirty-two (brief) tales on the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond by Marcia Bartusiak( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An award-winning science writer presents a captivating collection of cosmological essays for the armchair astronomer. The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological "tales" by multiple award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirty-two concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley and her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the scientist who first discovered radio pulsars. An endlessly fascinating collection that you can dip into in any order, these pieces will transport you to ancient Mars, when water flowed freely across its surface; to the collision of two black holes, a cosmological event that released fifty times more energy than was radiating from every star in the universe; and to the beginning of time itself."--Jacket flap
Black hole : how an idea abandoned by newtonians, hated by einstein, and gambled on by hawking became loved by Marcia Bartusiak( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engrossing book from renowned science writer Marcia Bartusiak tells the story of the fierce black hole debates and the contributions of Einstein, Hawking, and other leading thinkers who completely altered our view of the universe
Einsteins Vermächtnis : der Wettlauf um das letzte Rätsel der Relativitätstheorie by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

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

The day we found the universe by Marcia Bartusiak( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of our most acclaimed science writers, a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving back past the moment of revelation to trace the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible. On January 1, 1925, thity-five-year-old Edwin Hubble announced findings that ultimately established that our universe was a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed, filled with myriad galaxies like our own. It was a realization that reshaped how humans understood their place in the cosmos. Six years later, continuing research by Hubble and others forced Albert Einstein to renounce his own cosmic model and finally accept the astonishing fact that the universe was not immobile but instead expanding. The story of these interwoven discoveries includes battles of will, clever insights, and wrong turns made by the early investigators in this great twentieth-century pursuit, from the luminaries (Einstein, Hubble, Harlow Shapley) to the lesser known, Henrietta Leavitt, who discovered the means to measure the vast dimensions of the cosmos . . . Vesto Slipher, the first and unheralded discoverer of the universe's expansion... Georges Lemaitre, the Jesuit priest who correctly interpreted Einstein's theories in relation to the universe... Milton Humason, who, with only an eighth-grade education, became a world-renowned expert on galaxy motions... and others. Here is the watershed moment in our cosmic history, splendidly arising from the exceptional combination of human curiosity, intelligence, and enterprise
Zwarte gaten : het idee dat de kosmos veranderde by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sinfonía inacabada de Einstein : escuchando los sonidos del espacio-tiempo, la astronomía de ondas gravitatorias by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agujeros negros : cómo una idea abandonada por Newton, odiada por Einstein y retomada por Hawking vuelve a enamorarnos by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than hall a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes--not even light--seemed to confound all logic. This engrossing book tells the story of the fierce black hole debates and the contributions of Einstein and Hawking and other leading thinkers who completely altered our view of the universe. Renowned science writer Marcia Bartusiak shows how the black hole helped revive Einstein's greatest achievement, the general theory of relativity, alter decades during which it had been pushed into the shadows. Not until astronomers discovered such surprising new phenomena as neutron stars and black holes did the once-sedate universe transform into an Einsteinian cosmos, filled with sources of titanic energy that can be understood only in the light of relativity. This book celebrates the hundredth anniversary of general relativity, uncovers how the black hole really got its name, and recounts the scientists' frustrating, exhilarating, and at times humorous battles over the acceptance of one of history's most dazzling ideas."--Jacket
Agujero negro by Marcia Bartusiak( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia y evolución de las ideas y conceptos que dieron lugar al fenómeno físico que conocemos como agujeros negros La noción, por demás extraña, de que existen abismos en el espacio-tiempo de los que no escapa ni la luz, parece ir contra toda lógica. Y es que es difícil concebirlos. No por casualidad, físicos y astrónomos sostuvieron durante más de cincuenta años un acalorado debate sobre la posibilidad de que los mismos existieran en el Universo. Este fascinante libro explica las contribuciones de Einstein, Hawking y las de otros importantes científicos al debate y recrea las batallas--ya frustrantes, ya excitantes, y algunas veces cómicas--que dieron lugar al desarrollo de una de las ideas más deslumbrantes de la historia que cambió por completo nuestra visión del Universo. Marcia Bartusiak, escritora experta en temas de ciencia, revela también cómo el agujero negro ayudó a revivir el mayor logro de Einstein, la teoría general de la relatividad, después de haber sido relegada a una penumbra durante varias décadas. El libro celebra los cien años de la teoría de la relatividad, y da cuenta de la reciente detección de las ondas gravitacionales que comprueban la existencia de los agujeros negros
Bōchō uchū no hakken : habburu no kage ni kieta tenmon gakushatachi by Marcia Bartusiak( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Positron named Priscilla : scientific discovery at the frontier
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Science at the frontierThe day we found the universeEinstein's unfinished symphony : listening to the sounds of space-timeArchives of the universe : a treasury of astronomy's historic works of discoveryE=Einstein : his life, his thought and his influence on our cultureArchives of the universe : 100 discoveries that transformed our understanding of the cosmosLa sinfonía inacabada de Einstein : escuchando los sonidos del espacio-tiempo, la astronomía de ondas gravitatorias
Alternative Names
Bartusiak, Marcia

Bartusiak, Marcia F. 1950-

バトゥーシャク, マーシャ

Languages
English (134)

Spanish (11)

German (4)

Japanese (4)

Polish (3)

Dutch (2)

Turkish (1)