The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe)

3,98 valoración promedio
( 42 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780387765730: The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe)

     The summer of 1908 witnessed the arrival of an unknown space body and an explosion over the Tunguska forest in Central Siberia that could have flattened any major city on Earth. Most people think that the Tunguska event was explained long ago by scientists who study meteorites - that it was either a stony meteorite or the icy core of a comet. But these assumptions are not so tenable as their supporters would like to think. The Tunguska event remains an enigma in its second century of existence as perplexing as it has been throughout the past century. And what Russian scientists have discovered in recent decades is both astounding and reliable, and will cause some eyebrows to be raised.
     The Tunguska Mystery is the first truly comprehensive and popular exposition of this century-long enigma written specially for western readers. It is objective and pays attention to both conventional and unconventional theories of the Tunguska space body's origin. Also, this is the only book written in the English language on Tunguska studies in the former Soviet Union and the new independent states that is entirely based on firsthand accounts of serious researchers directly engaged in these studies. The book's language is simple, The Tunguska Mystery is meant not only for specialists, but first of all for any reader who is interested in the fascinating mysteries of the world we live in.
      As a reader noted on Amazon.com, the book is "very well written. The illustrations and photographs help the reader to understand the great importance of this study. I found this book to be a fine addition to anyone's library. Who does not enjoy a good mystery... a true scientific mystery which may help us someday to protect our Earth from future Tunguska events. I wish to add that it was very enjoyable from beginning to end, with a touch of humor and many interesting facts!"

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Author:

What is Tunguska? This is a region in Central Siberia, where there are several rivers with this word in their names (all tributaries of the Yenisey). But also this is a short designation of one of the most enigmatic events that happened in the 20th century: the flight and explosion of a cosmic body of unknown nature.

The high-altitude explosion that occurred in this region on the morning of June 30, 1908, devastated almost 940 square miles of the taiga, twice as large as the territory of New York City, flattening some 30 million trees. If the Tunguska space body had fallen some five hours later then St-Petersburg would have found itself in the seat of its explosion and the city would have been in ruins. Minutes after the explosion a magnetic storm began, like the geomagnetic disturbances following nuclear explosions in the atmosphere. This was detected by the Magnetographic and Meteorological Observatory in Irkutsk. The storm lasted five hours.

In the former USSR almost every reading person knew the meaning of the word "Tunguska". Not so in the West. Although any Internet search engine will immediately react to the keyword "Tunguska" offering about three million web pages, I regularly meet with western people who have no notion of the Tunguska event. But even those who have heard something about it know little about the subject. Just that a space body fell in Siberia and leveled many trees. They believe that "science has proved" that it was either a stony asteroid or the icy core of a comet. In fact, the picture is not so simple...

The primary problem with the conventional interpretation of the Tunguska event is that there is no trace of either asteroidal or cometary material at the site of the explosion. Usually, authors of Tunguska hypotheses pay careful attention to this fact and try to build a mechanism to explain it, with varying degrees of success. But there is also a serious problem that is generally overlooked: the need to take into consideration all empirical data and to reconstruct the Tunguska event before building any models of it. Such a reconstruction is essential since the consequences of this event are many and varied. Unfortunately, many theorists who try to solve this enigma are aware of only two facts: in 1908 something flew over Siberia and this "something" exploded. Actually there is far more to this story. I personally researched this subject for 40 years and this book presents the wealth of information collected in Russia during the past 100 years.

Those wishing to find out what did in fact happen in Central Siberia in 1908 have to consider the whole body of relevant data; only then will a realistic model of the phenomenon be seen through the apparent chaos of this body of information. And, as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes used to say, "the more bizarre and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined, and the very point which appears to complicate a case is, when duly considered and scientifically handled, the one which is most likely to elucidate it".

During the last century, the public has often read that "The Great Enigma of the Tunguska Meteorite Has Been Solved!" But such statements were premature. Only now do we have the opportunity to solve the problem by harnessing the discovered facts and building a correct picture of the Tunguska event. No more guessing and flawed hypotheses - just objectivity, empiricism and taking into account all reliable data...

From the Back Cover:

What hit Earth in 1908 with the force of 3,000 atomic bombs? Does a century of Russian research provide an answer?

No. But it does lead us down some very interesting paths!

There have been many theories proposed about what struck the taiga in central Siberia, causing millions of trees to topple over and many still-standing trees to lose all their branches. Many expeditions have looked for traces of what hit Earth and have not found much. There is no telltale meteor crater, and no clear evidence of a nuclear blast. In fact, at the epicenter, the trees were found to be still standing! Whatever hit Earth did not reach the ground. It exploded in the air above the ground.

In these pages the efforts put forth by generations of Russian scientists, technicians, and others are documented. What did they find? Was it a meteorite, as had first been thought? Was it an asteroid? Was it a comet? Some support the idea that this was not a "natural" event at all but one caused by the explosion of an alien spaceship trying to land on Earth. Is there any evidence for this? How did the Russian scientific and world community react to this theory?

This mystery has been very difficult to solve, but it is important - perhaps even urgent - to solve it. We live in a very violent universe, and we are extremely vulnerable to its vagaries. How can we prevent another "Tunguska" if we don't even know what it was? And next time, the event might not occur in a remote, barely inhabited region of Earth. It may take many thousands of lives and destroy whole cities.

So do read what this Russian scientist who worked on the Tunguska investigations for many years has to reveal about the search for an answer to the fascinating question: "What hit Tunguska in 1908?"

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Rubtsov, Vladimir
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Nº de ref. de la librería 1627695

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,53
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Vladimir Rubtsov
Editorial: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. (2008)
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Springer-Verlag New York Inc., 2008. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IP-9780387765730

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,56
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Rubtsov, Vladimir
Editorial: Copernicus (2017)
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 13
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Copernicus, 2017. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería 0387765735

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,55
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Rubtsov, Vladimir
Editorial: Copernicus
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 3
Librería
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Copernicus. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0387765735 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.54. Nº de ref. de la librería OTF-S-9780387765730

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,00
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Vladimir Rubtsov
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería POD_9780387765730

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Vladimir Rubtsov
Editorial: Springer-Verlag New York Inc., United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Springer-Verlag New York Inc., United States, 2009. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 2009 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The purpose of the book is a dual one: to detail the nature and results of Tunguska investigations in the former USSR and present-day CIS, and to destroy two long-standing myths still held in the West. The first concerns alleged final solutions that have ostensibly been found in Russia or elsewhere. The second concerns the mistaken belief that there has been little or no progress in understanding the nature of the Tunguska phenomenon. All this is treated by the author in a scholarly and responsible manner. Although the book does present certain unusual findings of Russian and Ukrainian scholars, it is important to stress that this is not a sensational book; it is, rather, a serious exposition of the results of rational investigations into a difficult scientific problem. We are demonstrating the true complexity of the problem that is now entering its second century of existence. Simple meteoritic models cannot explain all the characteristics of this complicated event, and therefore certain so-called unconventional hypotheses about the nature of the Tunguska explosion are to be considered as well. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780387765730

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,04
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Vladimir Rubtsov
Editorial: Springer-Verlag New York Inc., United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Springer-Verlag New York Inc., United States, 2009. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 2009 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The purpose of the book is a dual one: to detail the nature and results of Tunguska investigations in the former USSR and present-day CIS, and to destroy two long-standing myths still held in the West. The first concerns alleged final solutions that have ostensibly been found in Russia or elsewhere. The second concerns the mistaken belief that there has been little or no progress in understanding the nature of the Tunguska phenomenon. All this is treated by the author in a scholarly and responsible manner. Although the book does present certain unusual findings of Russian and Ukrainian scholars, it is important to stress that this is not a sensational book; it is, rather, a serious exposition of the results of rational investigations into a difficult scientific problem. We are demonstrating the true complexity of the problem that is now entering its second century of existence. Simple meteoritic models cannot explain all the characteristics of this complicated event, and therefore certain so-called unconventional hypotheses about the nature of the Tunguska explosion are to be considered as well. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780387765730

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,20
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Vladimir Rubtsov
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, India)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Brand New Original US Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Nº de ref. de la librería AIND-73138

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,60
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De India a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Vladimir Rubtsov
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-FEB-36598

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De India a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Vladimir Rubtsov
ISBN 10: 0387765735 ISBN 13: 9780387765730
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Nº de ref. de la librería SHUB36598

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,92
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De India a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda