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Croswell, Ken

Overview
Works: 18 works in 79 publications in 5 languages and 5,912 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals  History  Pictorial works  Posters  Masses 
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 )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,371 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 )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 866 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 )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of twelve star-gazing activities, one for each month of the year
Magnificent Mars by Ken Croswell( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 576 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
The universe at midnight : observations illuminating the cosmos by Ken Croswell( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 576 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 universe by Ken Croswell( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 546 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 )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 422 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yin he xi by Ken Croswell( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for distant stars in the Milky Way's halo and thick disk by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Łowcy planet : w poszukiwaniu nieznanych światów by Ken Croswell( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monthly guide to the stars by Ken Croswell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The brightest red dwarf by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Planet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems by Ken Croswell( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La tabla periódica de las estrellas by Ken Croswell( )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wondering in the dark : sometimes astronomy's simplest questions are the hardest to answer by Ken Croswell( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mass loss from FU Orionis stars by Ken Croswell( )

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

 
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Planet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems
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크로스웰, 켄

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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 skyMagnificent MarsThe universe at midnight : observations illuminating the cosmosMagnificent universeThe lives of starsPlanet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems