Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

Infrared Astronomy: Book Review

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Just been sent a copy of a nice review of my Infrared Astronomy book from The MidWest Book Review Bookwatch website.

Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat
David L. Clements
CRC Press
6000 NW Broken Sound Parkway NW, #300, Boca Raton, FL 33487
9781482237276, $49.95, http://www.crcpress.com

Most books covering infrared astronomy assume a prior background in advanced math and astronomy, so it’s a surprise to find a physics book that assumes neither, but provides a comprehensive (and comprehendible) overview to infrared and its applications. It considers what this process reveals about heavenly bodies both within and outside the solar system, it develops and provides astronomical techniques and discoveries with the relative lay reader in mind, and Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory pairs history with scientific advancements to provide a fine reference for any who would understand the latest findings on infrared. The fact that it’s accessible by a much wider audience than graduate astronomy readers sets this coverage well apart from competitors, making it a recommendation for students, grads, and even the general reading public with an interest in astronomy.

Thanks for the review!

Click on the cover image to the right and you can buy a copy for yourself.

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Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

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