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Lemonick, Michael D. 1953-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 77 publications in 3 languages and 4,272 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: QB54, 523.1
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Most widely held works by Michael D Lemonick
Other worlds : the search for life in the universe by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the search for life on other planets; introduces the pioneering researchers who are using technology to explore the universe; and explores how the search for extraterrestrial life affects the way we regard our place in the universe
Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the mid-1990s, astronomers made history when they detected three planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way. The planets were nothing like Earth, however: They were giant gas balls like Jupiter or Saturn. More than five hundred planets have been found since then, yet none of them could support life. Now, armed with more powerful technology, planet hunters are racing to find a true twin of Earth. Science writer Michael D. Lemonick has unique access to these exoplaneteers, as they call themselves, and Mirror Earth unveils their passionate quest. Geoff Marcy, at the University of California, Berkeley, is the world's most successful planet hunter, having found two of the first three extra-solar planets. Bill Borucki, at the NASA Ames Research Center, struggled for more than a decade to launch the Kepler mission--the only planet finder, human or machine, to beat Marcy's record. David Charbonneau, at Harvard, realized that Earths would be much easier to find if he looked at tiny stars called M-dwarfs rather than stars like the Sun--and that he could use backyard telescopes to find them! Unlike those in other races, the competing scientists actually consult and cooperate with one another. But only one will be the first to find Earth's twin. Mirror Earth is poised to narrate this historic event as the discovery is made.--Publisher information
Echo of the big bang by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A tight-knit, high-powered group of scientists and engineers spent eight years building a satellite designed, in effect, to read the genome of the universe. Launched in 2001, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has finally reported in - and it's found things nobody expected." "For more than a year, the WMAP satellite hovered in the cold of deep space, a million miles from Earth, in an effort to determine whether the science of cosmology - the study of the origin and evolution of the universe - has been on the right track for the past two decades. What WMAP was looking for was a barely perceptible pattern of hot and cold spots in the faint whisper of microwave radiation left over from the Big Bang, the event that gave birth to all of space, time, matter, and energy." "The pattern encoded in those microwaves holds the answers to some of the great unanswered questions of cosmology: What is the universe made of? What is its geometry? How much of it consists of this mysterious dark matter and dark energy that continues to baffle astronomers? How fast is it expanding? And did it undergo a period of inflationary hyper-expansion at the very beginning? WMAP has now given definitive answers to these mysteries." "On February 11, 2003, the team of researchers went public with the results. Just some of their extraordinary findings: The universe is 13.7 billion years old. The first stars "turned on" when the universe was only 200 million years old, five times earlier than anyone had thought. It is now certain that a mysterious dark energy dominates the universe." "Michael Lemonick, who had exclusive access to the researches as WMAP gathered its data, here tells the full story of WMAP and its surprising revelations." "This book is both a personal and a scientific tale of discovery. In its pages, readers will come to know the science of cosmology and the people who have finally, seventy-four years after we first learned that the universe is expanding, deciphered its mysteries."--BOOK JACKET
The light at the edge of the universe : leading cosmologists on the brink of a scientific revolution by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since the announcement of the Big Bang theory in the 1970s, cosmologists have been struggling to find answers (and the data to support them) to the question of how the universe evolved from a primitive, albeit unimaginably concentrated burst of energy some 15 billion years ago into today's complicated cosmos of galaxies and stars. Simply put, there are phenomena in deep space that no contemporary model of the universe can account for. Cosmology's most fundamental concepts are being destroyed and re-formed, resulting in a revolution in the field, a state many have called a crisis. Now, prize-winning Time magazine writer Michael D. Lemonick unravels the complicated work surrounding the mysteries of the cosmos by introducing us to the top scientists on the cutting edge
The Georgian star : how William and Caroline Herschel revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to the scientific contributions of Uranus planet discoverer William Herschel and his pioneering sister, Caroline, describes their establishment of surveying techniques that are still in use today, Caroline's cataloguing of nebulae, and William's discovery of infrared radiation
The light at the edge of the universe : dispatches from the front lines of cosmology by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New frontiers of space by Jeffrey Kluger ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the latest scientific findings and discoveries in the solar system and beyond, discussing dark matter, microbial life existing beyond Earth, the discovery of more exoplanets, and the feasibility of space tourism and mining
The universe what we know and what we hope to yet find out ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tape is one of five tapes from the Princeton Adult School's lecture series "The Universe: what we know and what we hope yet to find out" given in the spring 1998 term
Otros mundos : la búsqueda de vida en el universo by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perilous times for the pyramids by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Alaskas. Tale Of Two Villages by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The light at the end of the universe : leading cosmologists on the brink of a scientific revolution by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uchūron no kiki ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Echo of the big bang : with a new epilogue by Michael D Lemonick ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inventing America : the 400th anniversary of Jamestown ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bigguban uchū karano kodama : Tansaki WMAP kaihatsu ni kakeru rīdātachi ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Propuestas innovadoras para la energía ( by Graham P Collins ( )
in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Resumen: Gran parte de la investigación actual persigue un mayor dominio de las energías renovables y un aumento del rendimiento energético. Tales avances son bienvenidos, desde luego, pero lo más probable es que la mayoría de ellos no repercuta en más que en pequeñas mejoras graduales. Un cambio significativo en la producción energética solo vendrá de la mano de ideas completamente innovadoras
Mission to Mars by Jeffrey Kluger ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Otros mundos : la búsqueda de vida en el universo / M.D. Lemonick ; tr. por Miguel Alonso Cambrón by Michael D Lemonick ( )
in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Traducción de: Other worlds. The search for life in the Universe
Lost to the ages by Michael D Lemonick ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lemonick, Michael D.
ルモニック, マイケル・D
レモニック, マイケル・D
Languages
English (53)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
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