Follow this link to skip to the main content

Other Resources (H-R)

Other Resources (H-R)

A - G

S - Z

HISTORY OF GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY

Books

  • "The X-ray Universe", Giacconi, R. & Tucker, W.; Harvard University Press, 1985. Considered to be another 'classic' X-ray astronomy text book. Includes discussion of X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy history and detectors (see Chapter 9) at a level intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • "Voyage Through the Universe: The New Astronomy", Time-Life Books. This volume is one of a series which examines the Universe in all its aspects. General information for the upper high school student (and above), related to the history of X-ray and Gamma-ray astronomy, will be found throughout the text.

**************************************************************

HISTORY OF X-RAY ASTRONOMY

Books

  • "The X-ray Universe", Giacconi, R. & Tucker, W.; Harvard University Press, 1985. Considered to be another 'classic' X-ray astronomy text book. Includes discussion of X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy history and detectors (see Chapter 1) at a level intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • "X-Ray Astronomy", Giacconi, R. & Gursky, H.D.; Reidel Publishing Company. Known as a 'classic' X-ray astronomy text book. Includes discussion of X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy history and detectors (see Chapters 1 & 2) at a level intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • "Voyage Through the Universe: The New Astronomy", Time-Life Books. This volume is one of a series which examines the Universe in all its aspects. General information for the upper high school student (and above), related to the history of X-ray and Gamma-ray astronomy, will be found throughout the text.

  • "The Cosmic Inquirers : Modern Telescopes and Their Makers" by Wallace & Karen Tucker; Harvard University Press (published in the late 80s and so somewhat out of date)

  • "The X-Ray Universe (Harvard Books on Astronomy)" by Wallace Tucker & Ricardo Giacconi (published in the late 80s and so somewhat out of date)

**************************************************************

INFRARED
See MULTIWAVELENGTH ASTRONOMY.

**************************************************************

MULTIWAVELENGTH ASTRONOMY

**************************************************************

NEUTRON STARS

Books

  • Gaustad, John & Zeilik, Michael, Astronomy: The Cosmic Perspective- second edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1990. This text was designed for an introductory astronomy course for upper high school or undergraduate students who want a comprehensive view and understanding of modern astronomy, including neutron stars (see Chapters 20 & 21).

  • Giacconi, R. & Gursky, H., X-Ray Astronomy, D. Reidel Publishing Company. Known as a 'classic' X-ray astronomy text book. Includes discussion of neutron stars (see chapter 4) at a level intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • Giacconi, R. & Tucker, W., The X-ray Universe, Harvard University Press, 1985. Considered to be another 'classic' X-ray astronomy text book. Includes discussion of neutron stars (see Chapter 7) at a level intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • Kaufmann, William J. III, Universe, Freeman and Company, 1994. This book comes highly recommended from both students and scientists. It explains many concepts in astronomy from cosmology to high-energy astrophysics, including information on neutron stars (see Chapter 23). Intended for the upper high school student with a strong science background and interest, or the undergraduate science major taking a basic astronomy course.

  • Levy, David H., A Nature Company Guide: Skywatching, Time-Life Books, 1995. This book provides a general overview and discussion of astronomical objects, including neutron stars. For students in middle school or above.

  • Seward, Frederick D. and Charles, Philip A., Exploring the X-ray Universe, Cambridge University Press, 1995. Explains X-ray astronomy and astrophysics along with its most recent developments. Intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • Voyage Through the Universe: Stars, Time-Life Books. This volume is one of a series which examines the Universe in all its aspects. General information for the upper high school student (and above), related to neutron stars, will be found in the 'Neutron Stars and Black Holes' chapter.

Magazine Articles

  • Wong, Kate. "Neutron Stars Contain Diamond Cores." Scientific American. April 2001.

**************************************************************

PULSARS

Books

  • Gaustad, John & Zeilik, Michael, Astronomy: The Cosmic Perspective- second edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1990. This text was designed for an introductory astronomy course for upper high school or undergraduate students who want a comprehensive view and understanding of modern astronomy, including pulsars (see Chapters 20 & 21).

  • Giacconi, R. & Gursky, H., X-Ray Astronomy, D. Reidel Publishing Company. Known as a 'classic' X-ray astronomy text book. Includes discussion of pulsars (see Chapter 7) at a level intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • Giacconi, R. & Tucker, W., The X-ray Universe, Harvard University Press, 1985. Considered to be another 'classic' X-ray astronomy text book. Includes discussion of pulsars (see Chapter 7) at a level intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • Kaufmann, William J. III, Universe, Freeman and Company, 1994. This book comes highly recommended from both students and scientists. It explains many concepts in astronomy from cosmology to high-energy astrophysics, including information on pulsars (see Chapter 23). Intended for the upper high school student with a strong science background and interest, or the undergraduate science major taking a basic astronomy course.

  • Levy, David H., A Nature Company Guide: Skywatching, Time-Life Books, 1995. This book provides a general overview and discussion of astronomical objects, including pulsars. For students in middle school or above.

  • Lyne, Andrew G., "Pulsar Astronomy", Cambridge University Press. May 1998. Intended for undergraduate students and above. Some equations included.

  • Seward, Frederick D. and Charles, Philip A., Exploring the X-ray Universe, Cambridge University Press, 1995. Explains X-ray astronomy and astrophysics along with its most recent developments. Intended for the undergraduate science major, or above.

  • Voyage Through the Universe: The New Astronomy, Time-Life Books. This volume is one of a series which examines the Universe in all its aspects. General information for the upper high school student (and above), related to pulsars, will be found in the 'An Expanding Spectrum' chapter.

Magazine Articles

  • McNamara, Geoff, "Pulsars in E-Flat", Astronomy Now, May 1995, vol. 9, no. 5. Discusses the discovery of millisecond pulsars. Intended for the high school student interested in science, or above.

**************************************************************

QUASARS

Magazine Articles

  • "Research Review", by Halton C. Arp. Mercury Magazine. Volume 24 #2 March/April 1995. How could quasars get any more mysterious than they already were? Recent observations would make it seem so. Written for non-experts. Accessible for high school students and above.

  • Mone, Greg, "Chandra Exposes Distant Quasar's X-Ray Jet," Scientific American. Feb 2002. High school and up.

**************************************************************

RADIO
See MULTIWAVELENGTH ASTRONOMY

**************************************************************




 

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Goddard