© 1983

The New Cosmos


Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. R. C. Smith
    Pages 1-104
  3. R. C. Smith
    Pages 105-218
  4. R. C. Smith
    Pages 219-412
  5. R. C. Smith
    Pages 413-439
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-479

About this book


to the Second Edition The development of astronomy in the last ten years has been nothing short of explosive. This second edition of The New Cosmos, considerably revised and enlarged, tries to share this development with its readers. Let us mention a few key words: from mo on landings, planetary probes, aild continental drift through pulsars, X-ray and y-ray sources, interstellar molecules, quasars, and the structure and evolution of stars and stellar systems right up to cosmological models. As before, the most important task of this book is to give a not too difficult introduction to present-day astronomy and astrophysics, both to the student of astronomy and to the specialist from a neighboring discipline. We therefore draw to the attention of the reader, as an essential part of our description, the numerous illustrations-many of them new-and their detailed captions. As far as possible we link a description of important observations with basic features of the theory. On the other hand, when it comes to detail we often content ourselves with abrief description, leaving the detailed explanation to the specialist literature. The transition to the specialist literature should be eased by the Bibliography at the end of the book. Important new investigations are noted in the text by their year, not so much for historical reasons as to enable the original work to be found in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts (1969 on).


Astronomie astronomy astrophysics cosmology galaxy milky way planet quasar sun

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik und Sternwarte der Universität23 KielFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikDer Universität HeidelbergHeidelberg 1Federal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Physics Building, Astronomy CentreUniversity of SussexFalmer, BrightonEngland
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsLyndon State CollegeLyndonvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The New Cosmos
  • Authors A. Unsöld
    B. Baschek
  • Series Title Heidelberg Science Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-90886-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-1791-4
  • Series ISSN 0073-1595
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIV, 479
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Translation based on the translation by W.H. McCrea of the 1st ed.
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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