The Resource The Astronomer Jules Janssen : A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics, by Françoise Launay, (electronic resource)

The Astronomer Jules Janssen : A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics, by Françoise Launay, (electronic resource)

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The Astronomer Jules Janssen : A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics
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The Astronomer Jules Janssen
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A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics
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by Françoise Launay
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eng
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Every aspect of the personality of Janssen (1824—1907) – that D’Artagnan of science, this bard of the Sun, and this audacious master builder – is covered here by Françoise Launay, his attentive and equally erudite biographer. A physicist, inventor and builder, Janssen was guided by his energy and curiosity. His research followed two directions: on the one hand the atmospheres of the Earth and the Sun, and on the other, two techniques: spectroscopy and photography. Among his numerous voyages across the globe, he went to Japan in 1874 to follow the transit of Venus in front of the Sun, the same year in which he invented his famous photographic revolver, which was, in truth, a great technical success. To observe the Sun during total eclipses he traveled to the Indies in 1868, to Oran in 1870 (escaping from besieged Paris by balloon!), returned to India in 1871, left for Siam in 1875 and, in 1883, for an island in the Pacific. One can thus understand why Henriette often complained of the solitude in which she was left by her peripatetic husband: “There are men who leave their wives for mistresses; you do it for journeys!” ... Basking in the glow of his success, Janssen was able to undertake the construction of the great astrophysical observatory of which he had dreamed. It was at Meudon that he had it built. From the Preface by Jean-Claude Pecker
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Launay, Françoise
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QB4
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Astrophysics and Space Science Library,
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380
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  • Physics
  • Humanities
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Cultural Heritage
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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The Astronomer Jules Janssen : A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics, by Françoise Launay, (electronic resource)
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Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Childhood and education -- Spectral analysis and telluric lines -- Janssen and the solar flames: the key eclipse of 1868 -- The eclipse of 1870, balloons and patriotic missions -- Janssen and the Sun in majesty: the eclipse of 1871 -- Janssen and cinema: the transit of Venus of 1874 and the revolver photographique -- The foundation of the "Paris Observatory for Physical Astronomy"... located in the Meudon estate -- Janssen, the photographic technician -- From Caroline Island to Washington -- Janssen and Edison’s phonograph -- The saga of the observatory on the summit of Mont Blanc -- Literary salons and educational problems -- Janssen and communication -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index
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XXII, 220p. 75 illus., 23 illus. in color.
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9781461406976
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10.1007/978-1-4614-0697-6
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-0697-6
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The Astronomer Jules Janssen : A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics, by Françoise Launay, (electronic resource)
Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Childhood and education -- Spectral analysis and telluric lines -- Janssen and the solar flames: the key eclipse of 1868 -- The eclipse of 1870, balloons and patriotic missions -- Janssen and the Sun in majesty: the eclipse of 1871 -- Janssen and cinema: the transit of Venus of 1874 and the revolver photographique -- The foundation of the "Paris Observatory for Physical Astronomy"... located in the Meudon estate -- Janssen, the photographic technician -- From Caroline Island to Washington -- Janssen and Edison’s phonograph -- The saga of the observatory on the summit of Mont Blanc -- Literary salons and educational problems -- Janssen and communication -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Extent
XXII, 220p. 75 illus., 23 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781461406976
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-0697-6
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-0697-6

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