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Croswell, Ken

Overview
Works: 32 works in 104 publications in 3 languages and 5,667 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals  Science fiction  Children's audiobooks  Pictorial works  History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB820, 523
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ken Croswell
Planet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems by Ken Croswell( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the discovery of a "Jupiter-sized planet circling 51 Pegasi" and a planet rotating "around the star 47 Ursae majoris, and [says] within two years we reached a grand total of seven known alien solar systems in the universe."--Jacket
The alchemy of the heavens : searching for meaning in the Milky Way by Ken Croswell( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Croswell details the last forty years of discoveries concerning the Milky Way and shows how knowledge about the galaxy in particular gives insight into the origins of the universe as a whole
Ten worlds : everything that orbits the sun by Ken Croswell( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn about our solar system."--Source other than the Library of Congress
See the stars : your first guide to the night sky by Ken Croswell( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of twelve star-gazing activities, one for each month of the year
The universe at midnight : observations illuminating the cosmos by Ken Croswell( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents the "story of the discoveries that have revolutionized modern cosmology, while introducing the colorful and inspiring characters behind them."--Jacket
Magnificent Mars by Ken Croswell( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars has long offered the prospect of another living world near Earth. Although NASA's first spacecraft dashed visions of little green men tending canals, recent voyages have painted a picture of an intriguing planet that may have once resembled Earth, with warmth, water, and possibly life. Mars may answer the great question "Are we alone?"; for if Mars, like Earth, gave rise to life, then trillions of other worlds throughout the universe have surely done the same. Harvard-trained astronomer Ken Croswell set the standard for elegance and eloquence with his stunning photographic triumph, Magnificent Universe. Now, with insightful prose and astonishing images, he presents the red planet's full glory in Magnificent Mars, showing volcanoes taller than Mount Everest, spiral-shaped polar caps of ice, and a canyon system that could stretch from Ohio to California. Here is a concise synthesis of the latest research on Mars, accompanied with the very best full-color images, expertly reprocessed to look even better than NASA's own versions, from the Hubble Space Telescope, Viking, Pathfinder, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, and other spacecraft. Highlights include a foldout panorama of the Martian surface; a never-before-published, rainbow-colored topographic map; and a sequence showing a full rotation of Mars, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. Many of these images have never appeared in a book before. Few have ever looked so good. In lyrical prose, Dr. Croswell weaves these stupendous images into a virtual tour of Mars by organizing them around the four elements -- Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. From the northern plains of Vastitas Borealis to the towering Olympus Mons and other volcanoes of the Tharsis bulge, we explore the red planet's geology, topography, and surface. From the frigid climate to the massive dust storms that can engulf the entire globe, we examine the thin Martian atmosphere and the clues it preserves to the planet's wetter past
Magnificent universe by Ken Croswell( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel on a breathtaking tour of the universe through some of the latest astronomical views via a variety of technologically advanced telescopes. 107 photos, 103 full-color. The awesome wonder of the cosmos has inspired the human imagination for millennia: what we learn about the cosmos tells us not just where we are, but who we are and now, at the turn of this millennium, thanks to science and technology that were unimaginable only a century ago, a rich new portrait of our universe has emerged. Magnificent Universe is the most complete, authoritative, and lavish celebration of the heavens ever created. No other book approaches its range of photographs, produced with uncompromising quality on a majestic scale. With more than one hundred full-color portraits, Magnificent Universe allows you to experience for yourself the beauty of the planets, moons, comets, constellations, stellar nurseries, red giants, WP, spiral galaxies, and quasars-all the way to the edge of space and time. Harvard-trained astronomer Ken Croswell stunned readers around the world with his previous book, Planet Quest, which Sir John Maddox called "a thrilling account of the discovery of planets in the solar system and elsewhere that stands out for its human interest and its accuracy." Now, after years of meticulous research, Dr. Croswell has brought together outstanding photographs from leading observatories around the world as well as from an armada of interplanetary spacecraft. Images from the Hubble Space Telescope have been digitally reprocessed to create a degree of definition never seen before. With these superb photographs, he guides us through lucidly organized chapters on the planets, the stars, the galaxies, and the universe. Unique color-coded tables on the planets, moons, brightest stars, nearest stars, and Local Group galaxies appear in a useful reference section, along with a glossary and suggestions for further reading. Magnificent Universe catapults you through the vistas of space that future generations will explore. It is a landmark in the scientific visualization of the cosmos-one that will surely inspire artists, philosophers, and adventures of the next century
The lives of stars by Ken Croswell( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists have discovered a tremendous variety of star types, each with a fascinating biography and a strange fate in store. Using the most beautiful photos of space objects available, Harvard-trained astronomer Ken Croswell leads a tour of the stars the young, the aging, and the dead but still active
Die Jagd nach neuen Planeten : die Suche nach fernen Sonnensystemen und fremdem Leben by Ken Croswell( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catching Andromeda's light by Ken Croswell( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The giant galaxy next door is a lot like ours
Ring Around the Asteroid : between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus lies an unusual piece of rock by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomer Jim Scotti has discovered an asteroid with two rings
Wrong-Way Planet by Tom Powers( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A planet's orbit is supposed to go in the same direction that its star spins, but scientists have discovered a planet that spins backward. And it's also the biggest planet ever found!
Going in circles around Saturn by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information about Saturn's rings and a theory about how they formed
Voyage to Pluto and other real planetary stories by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our planets! Get to know all about Pluto's size, landscape, and more! What are the different phases of the moon? Where did Saturn get its rings? Is the earth really spinning? Learn the answers to these questions, and more!
When stars explode : and other real starry stories by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shining stars! What is a star, anyway? Take a trip through the starry sky to learn all about constellations, what happens when stars explode, and learn more about the star closest to us: the sun!
Snowballs in space : and other real space stories by Tony Helies( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about space! Learn about everything from space junk, to how stars and galaxies were formed. What can we learn about space that could help us in the future? Stories by Tony Helies and Ken Croswell, Ph.D
Wrong-way planet : it's big, bloated, and backward by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A planet's orbit is supposed to go in the same direction that its star spins, but scientists have discovered a planet that spins backward. And it's also the biggest planet ever found!
Driving on Mars : a roving robot named Curiosity explores the Red Planet by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bot Spot installment. The robotic rover Curiosity has been exploring Mars since August 6, 2012. This photo feature describes the robot and some of its discoveries
Voyage to Pluto : at long last, we've seen distant Pluto and its many moons by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Horizons gets a close-up look at Pluto and its moons
Next Stop, Pluto! : this month, a speeding spacecraft will zoom past the farthest world yet by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article contains information about Pluto's size, atmosphere, landscape, and other features. In July, the New Horizons spacecraft will pass by Pluto to take photos, look for new moons, measure Pluto's size, and take its temperature before traveling into the depths of space
 
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Planet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems
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The alchemy of the heavens : searching for meaning in the Milky WayTen worlds : everything that orbits the sunSee the stars : your first guide to the night skyThe universe at midnight : observations illuminating the cosmosMagnificent MarsMagnificent universeThe lives of stars
Alternative Names
크로스웰, 켄

Languages
English (81)

German (9)

Polish (2)