The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy

By: McNally, Derek [Editor]

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What is the future of observational astronomy? The effect on astronomy of environmental degradation, from electromagnetic pollution to near-Earth space debris, and the broader implications of jeopardizing this science are explored in this review. Astronomy is acutely vulnerable to environmental pollution. This survey demonstrates, unequivocally, the destructive impact of civilization on current observational astronomy and its future. International astronomers discuss the source and effect of electromagnetic pollution, from optical to radio wavelengths and space debris. Together with specialists from industry, law and elsewhere, they go on to outline possible remedies and the legislation required for successful international regulation of the pollutants. These articles offer an authoritative survey of the pollutants and the steps necessary to regulate them. They provide an essential reference for the professional astronomer, environmentalist and concerned non-specialist.

Title: The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy

Author Name: McNally, Derek [Editor]

Categories: Astronomy,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994-10-28

ISBN Number: 0521450209

ISBN Number 13: 9780521450201

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU20140740