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Physics Books, Handbooks and Encyclopedias

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Encyclopedias and Handbooks

AIP physics desk reference.  (Ref 530 C660)  New York : Springer, c2003

Compendium of quantum physics : concepts, experiments, history, and philosophy. (Ref 530.12 G829) New York : Springer, c2009.

Eric Weisstein's World of Physics - Encyclopedia entries for everything physics!

Guide to Information Sources in the Physical Sciences. (Ref 530.016 St45) Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2000.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics. (Ref 530.03 R448) 4 vols. New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1996.

Twentieth century physics. (Ref 530.09 B813) 3 vols. New York : American Institute of Physics Press, c1995.

Engineering

The Engineering handbook.  (Ref 620 D731)  [Piscataway, N.J.] : IEEE Press, c1996

Eshbach's handbook of engineering fundamentals.  (Ref 620 Es33)  New York : Wiley, c1990

Handbook of industrial engineering.  (Ref 658.5 Sa38)  New York : Wiley, c1992

Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the Classical world. (Ref 938 OL2) New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Standard handbook for civil engineers. (Ref 620 R424) New York : McGraw-Hill, c2004. 

Tutorials

ComPADRE - Online course materials, labs, career and internship resources from the American Physical Society.

Learn Physics Today - Online physics tutorial.

Physics 2000 - Interactive tutorial.

Visual Quantum Mechanics - Teaches quantum mechanics through "interactive computer programs and digital multimedia with inexpensive materials and written documents in an activity based environment." Requires Shockwave.

Biography

Includes Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

Famous Physicists - From Yahoo.

Nobel Prize Official Site

Women in Chemistry and Physics: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook. (Ref 540.922 G885) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1993.

Astronomy Books, Handbooks and Web Links

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Encyclopedias and Handbooks

General Astronomy

Astronomical Almanac.  (Ref 528 Am35a) Washington, DC: USGPO. Annual.  Also available online with supplemental material.  

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  (Ref 520.3 M940) Philadelphia: Institute of Physics, 2001.

Encyclopedia of Cosmology: Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology. (Ref 523.103 H4718) New York: Garland, 1993.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. (Ref 215 V317) 2 vols. New York: Macmillan, 2003.

History of Astronomy: An Encyclopedia. (Ref 520.3 L276) New York: Garland, 1997.

Sky Atlases

Astronomy - Choose "Star Dome" for the most current information.

Deep Sky Atlas from the Astronomical Society - Search for a specific object.

NASA Atlas of the Solar System. (Ref Oversize 523.2 G817n) Cambridge: Cambridge, 1997.

Sky and Telescope - Monthly sky highlights.

Sky Atlas, 2000.0: 26 Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres. (Ref Oversize 523.89 T515) Cambridge, MA: Sky, 1981.

Sloan Digital Sky Survey Ambitious project to map the universe.

Uranometria, 2000.0. (Ref 523.89 T151u) 2 vols. Richmond, VA: Willmann-Bell, 1987-1988

Data and Images

 

 

 

 

Google Sky - Select the thumbnail images at the bottom of the display to bring up the planets, the constellations,etc.

NASA - Images, data, space missions, research, and news releases.  Start here; for in-depth information choose “related sites” that lead you to specific missions and NASA Research Centers, for example:

Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Information on space missions, planets, and activities for teachersInternational Astronomical Union, Gazeteer of Planetary Nomenclature
Chandra X-Ray Center
National Space Science Data Center - More data from NASA missions. Categories are astrophysics, space physics, planetary sciences, and earth sciences.
NED - "NASA Extragalactic Database". Information on objects outside our galaxy. Data, images and coordinates. Astronomy Image Viewer.  Images and charts from astronomy journal articles.

SIMBAD - "Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data". A catalog of astronomical objects outside the solar system; Use this if you know an object's official designation and would like its coordinates or other data.

United States Naval Observatory - Find moon phases, sun and moon positions, in short a wonderful online Web almanac from the Astronomical Applications Department's Data Services.

Archaeoastronomy

Center for Archaeoastronomy. Check the “Outside Links” section for The Maya Astronomy Page and Archaeoastronomy Sites to Visit.

International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture - ISAAC.

Astronomy History

Antikythera Mechanism Research Project.  Study of an ancient Greek astronomical calculator

Galileo Project - The life and times of Galileo, from Rice University.

History of Astronomy - From Wikipedia.

Science and Religion

Center for Theology & the Natural Sciences - CTNS's mission is "to promote the creative mutual interaction between contemporary theology and the natural sciences." Affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union. 

Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) - Check out the Links to Other Resources. This institute works "for a dynamic and positive relationship between religion and science."

Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Astrobiology Magazine

SETI Institute

 

Career and Industry Web Links

Professional Physics Associations

American Institute of Physics

American Association of Physics Teachers

American Physical Society

Institute of Physics (UK)

 

Professional Astronomy Organizations

American Astronomy Society .  AAS Job Register.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

International Astronomical Union.

NASA.  NASA Jobs. NASA Internships

Industry Information

National Research Laboratories

U.S. Department of Energy National Research Laboratories: brief reports of the research, press releases, and history of national research laboratories, such as:

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory - This Department of Energy site details many current and past research activities such as the National Ignition Facility and the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative.

Sandia National Laboratory

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) - Cybertour of Fermilab, research done at the lab, and general information on high-energy physics.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) - Intro to SLAC, and information for students and teachers.

European Organization for Nuclear Reserch (CERN) - Info on research being done at the laboratory.

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