The Minor Planets – Zigel

In this post, we will see the book The Minor Planet by F. Zigel.

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About the book

Studies of the asteroids and their relationship to meteroids and comets are discussed, and details are given on the more interesting asteroids. Direct astronomical observation and laboratory data on meteorites, singly and in combination, are used to study the asteroids. The real and apparent motion and orbits are described, along with asteroid family identification and the three-body problem. The characteristics are given of the Trojan group, Eros, Ganymede and its group, Hidalgo, Icarus, and the Amor, Apollo, Adonis, and Hermes group. the small bodies in the solar system are identified as asteroids, comets, and products of their destruction (meteorites, meteoric bodies, and cosmic dust), and their physical characteristics and composition are outlined. The composition of tektites and locations of discovery are discussed, and it is felt that they are most likely to be glassy meteorites. The hypothetical planet Phaeton is also considered and it is pointed out that the problem of the origin of the asteroid belt is still unsolved.

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Where did that group of minor planets come from, revolving around the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter? Are the minor planets related to the meteorites that strike the Earth? What role could the minor planets play in the plans for the conquest of space? These are a few of the questions discussed in this book by F. Yu. Zigel.

The reader will also learn about the history of the study of asteroids, modern methods of investigating them, and about some of the interesting minor planets— Icarus, Hermes, Eros and others.

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The book was translated to English from the Russian “Malyye Planety”  Nauka Press, Moscow, 1969 by NASA in 1972.

The Internet Archive Link

Note: There are many translations of space-technology and astronomy/astrophysics related Russian books done under Technical Translations of NASA Technical Documents. Do explore this collection.

Bonus: These two articles may be of interest in the same subject area

Meteors – Development of Meteoric Astronomy in the USSR by S. Levin

Sputniks and Meteors by B. Levin

The above two articles are part of Defense Technical Information Archive which also has loads of translations from Russian sources.

Contents

ASTEROIDS – THEIR SIGNIFICANCE TODAY 1

SOME HISTORY 4

METHODS OF STUDYING THE MINOR PLANETS 15

THE MOTION AND ORBITS OF THE ASTEROIDS 23

IMPORTANT ASTEROIDS 29

THE PHYSICAL NATURE OF THE MINOR PLANETS 38

SMALL BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM 49

ASTEROIDS IN THE LABORATORY 64

THE ENIGMA OF TEKTITES 77

WAS THERE EVER A PLANET PHAETON? 83

ASTEROIDS AND ASTRONAUTICS 99

REFERENCES 102

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Wonders of the Night Sky – Zigel

In this post, we will see the book Wonders of the Night Sky by F. Zigel.

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About the book

This is a book about astronomical observations of the night sky. At an elementary level it tells about unusual stars, star clusters and nebulae. There are stories of how the constellations originated, and the sights of each one arc explained. In short, this is a beginner’s guide to the constellations. It is an observational ’guide so that reading the text should always be accompanied by night-time observations of the starry sky. (From the front jacket.)

About the author

The author, Felix Zigel, is a Candidate of Physico-Mathematical Sciences. He graduated from Moscow University in 1942 and received his Candidate Degree in astronomy in 1948 at the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Since 1943 he has been teaching higher mathematics and astronomy at a number of higher educational institutions. At present he is Associate Professor at the Moscow Aviation Institute.

Since 1948 F. Zigel has written a dozen popular science books and over a hundred essays and articles on astronomy and the exploration of space, including “The Mystery of Mars”, “The Young Astronomer”, “The Mysteries of the Universe”, “The Stars Lead to Infinity”, “Radio Waves from the Cosmos”, and others.

F. Zigel has, over the years, successfully combined teaching and writing with research in the field of astronomy.

The book was translated from the Russian by George Yankovsky and was published by Mir in 1968.

The Internet Archive Links

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Link 3 Link 4 (not so clean BW copies, credits to the original uploader and guptaji)

CONTENTS

WHY KNOW THE CONSTELLATIONS 7

THE NAMES OF THE CONSTELLATIONS 9

A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE NIGHT SKY 15

HOW TO STUDY THE CONSTELLATIONS 33

WHERE AND WHEN? 49

THE CIRCUMPOLAR CONSTELLATIONS 66

CONSTELLATIONS OF THE AUTUMN SKY 94

CONSTELLATIONS OF THE WINTER SKY 118

CONSTELLATIONS OF THE SPRING SKY 146

CONSTELLATIONS OF THE SUMMER SKY 160

THE NIGHT SKY OF ANTARCTICA 190

THE MILKY WAY AND THE ZODIAC 196

APPENDICES 200

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The Structure Of Atoms And Molecules – Kondryatev

In this post, we will see the book The Structure Of Atoms And Molecules by V. Kondryatev.

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About the book

The book covers a wide range of topics regarding the quantum mechanical structure of atoms and molecules. The book starts from the basics of elementary particles, and quantum phenomena. In chapter 2, the atomic nuclear structure is explored. The third chapter deals with the electronic structure of atoms. Chapter 4 explores the theories of atomic structure. Chapters 5 and 8 deal with atomic and molecular spectra respectively. Chapter 6 deals with the atom in a force field, while chapter 7 deals with chemical forces and molecules. Chapters 9 and 10 look at the properties of atoms and molecules.

The book was translated from the Russian by G. Yankovsky and was designed by V. Dober. The book was published by Foreign Languages Publishing House in 1967.

We have cleaned, bookmarked the copy by PLI on the Internet Archive (linked below). Two pages (334-335) are missing from the scan.

The Internet Archive Link

The Internet Archive Link (Public Library of India)

Contents

Chapter 1 ELECTRONS AND QUANTA

1. The Elementary Electric Charge 7
Ions in solutions (7).
Ions in gases (8).

2. Specific Charge and Mass of an Electron 9
Cathode rays (9).
Specific electronic charge (10).
Electronic mass (11).

3. Thermionic Emission 12
Thermionic current as a function of applied potential difference (12). Richardson’s equation (15).
Field-induced electron emission (16).

4. Black-Body Radiation 17
The laws of thermal radiation (17).
Light quanta (20).

5. The Photoelectric Effect 22
Photoelectrons (22).
Quantum theory of the photoelectric effect (23).

6. Compton Effect 25

7. Wave-Particle Duality 30
Wave and corpuscular optics (30).
Wave properties of particles (32).

Chapter 2 ATOMIC NUCLEUS

8. Nuclear Charge 36
Scattering of a-particles (36).
Scattering of X-rays (38).

9. Size of the Nucleus 39

10. Radioactive Transformations of the Elements 44
Radioactive families (44).
Isotopes (47).

11. Artificial Nuclear Disintegration 51
Nuclear reactions (51).
Neutron (52).
Positron (56).

12. Structure of the Atomic Nucleus 59
Proton-neutron theory of the nucleus (59).
Theory of 𝛂-decay (64).

13. Dynamics of the Atomic Nucleus 67
Energetics of nuclear transformations (67).
Energies of nuclear reac­tions (69).
Stable and unstable isobaric nuclei (70).

14. Nuclear Forces 74
Properties of nuclear forces (74).
Nature of nuclear forces (78).
Sub­-atomic particles (82).

15. The a-Decay of Nuclei 83
Potential barrier of a nucleus (83).
Theory of 𝛂-decay of nuclei (87).

16. Nuclear Energy Levels 91
Nuclear energy levels and spectra of 𝛂-, 𝛃-, and 𝛄-rays (91).
Mean lifetime of excited nuclei (94).
Nuclear isomerism (96).
Nuclear excitation in inelastic collisions with neutrons and charged particles (97).
Brent-Wigner formulas (102).

17. Fission of Heavy Nuclei 103
Fission reaction of atomic nuclei (103).
Theory of nuclear fission (110).
Nuclear chain reaction (114).

18. Thermonuclear Reactions 118

Chapter 3 ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF ATOMS

19. Ionisation Potentials and Groups of Electrons in Atoms 122
Ionisation potentials of atoms (122).
Electron affinity (123).
Electron groups (124).

20. Periodic System of Elements 128

21. Atomic Energy Levels spectra 132
Spectrum of the H atom and of ions with one electron (132).
The experiments of Franck and Hertz (137).
Spectra of alkali metals (139).
X-ray spectra (142).

22. Mechanical Model of the Atom 145
Bohr-Sommerfeld theory (145).
Atom (ion) with one electron (148).
Positronium. Mesonic atoms (152).
Atoms of the alkaline elements (154).
Magnetic properties of the atom in the Bohr-Sommerfeld theory (162).
Intrinsic contradictions of the Bohr theory (165).

Chapter 4 THE QUANTUM-MECHANICAL THEORY OF THE ATOM

23. Wave Equation 168
Amplitude equation (168).
Physical meaning of the wave function (170).
Free-particle motion (172).
Schrodinger equation (174).

24. Atom (Ion) with One Electron 175
Solution of the Schrodinger equation (175).
Atoms of alkaline elements and the quantum characteristic of spectral terms (179).
Orbital and spin angular momenta (185).
Wave model of the atom (189).

25. Two-Electron Atom (Ion) 194 Solution of the problem of an atom (ion) with two electrons by perturba­tion theory (193).
Exchange degeneracy (198). Spin function. Pauli principle (200).
Atom (ion) with large number of electrons (203).

Chapter 5 THE SPECTROSCOPY OF ATOMS

26. Systematics of Atomic States 206
Multiplet (fine) structure of atomic terms. Atom (ion) with one outer electron (206).
Fine structure of the terms of an atom(ion) with two outer electrons(208).
Terms of atoms with any number of electrons (213).
Natural multiplets (215).
Hyperfine structure of terms (221).

27. Genesis of the Periodic System of Elements 225

28. Intensity of Spectral Lines 233
Probabilities of radioactive quantum transitions in the atom (233).
Selection rules (236).
Average lifetime of excited atoms (239).

29. Atomic Spectra 241
Atomic spectra of alkaline elements (241).
Helium spectrum (244).
Mercury spectrum (247).
Applications of atomic spectroscopy (249).

Chapter 6 THE ATOM IN A FORCE FIELD

30. Zeeman Effect 251
Normal Zeeman effect (251).
Anomalous Zeeman effect (252).
Paschen- Back effect (256).

31. Stark Effect 261
Stark effect in hydrogen (261).
Stark effect in complex atoms (265).
Stark effect in a molecular Field (269).

Chapter 7 THE NATURE OF CHEMICAL FORCES. THE MOLECULE

32. Electrovalent Bond 271
Electronic concepts in chemistry (271).
Kossel theory (273).
The theory of ionic molecules (276).

33. Covalent Bond 284
Theory of the hydrogen molecule (284).
The method of electron pairs (288).
Atomic and ionic molecules (294).

34. Theory of Valency 300
Valence theory (within the framework of the electron-pair theory) (300). Hybridisation (305).
Sigma- and pi-bonds (306).
Directed valency (307).
Valence theory (within the framework of the method of molecular orbits) (310).

Chapter 8 MOLECULAR SPECTRA

35. Electronic Terms of Molecules 317
Origin of molecular terms (317).
Systematics of terms of diatomic molecules (318).
Properties of symmetry of molecular terms (324).
Hund’s cases of molecular terms (327).
Selection rules (336).
Terms of complex molecules (337).

36. Rotational Terms 338
Rotational terms of diatomic molecules (338).
Fine structure of rota­tional terms (341).
Properties of symmetry of rotational terms (343).
Selection rules (345).
Ortho- and para-states (346).
Rotational terms of complex molecules (347).

37. Vibrational Terms 350
Natural vibrational frequencies of molecules (350).
Vibrational terms of a diatomic molecule (352).
Vibrational terms of polyatomic molecules (358).
Torsional oscillations (361).
Inversion (362).

38. Rotational and Rotation-Vibration Molecular Spectra 364
Rotational spectra (364).
Rotation-vibration spectra (367).
Intensity distribution in bands (absorption spectrum) (373).

39. Raman Spectra 376
Vibrational Raman spectrum (376).
The theory of Raman scattering of light (378).
Rotational Raman spectra (380).

40. Electronic Spectra of molecules 382
Vibrational structure of the spectrum (382).
Intensity distribution in the Dolanders system of bands (386).
Fine (rotational) structure of spectra (388).
The isotope effect in spectra (392).
Nuclear spin and intensity alternation in spectra (394).

41. Continuous and Diffuse Spectra 397
Continuous spectra (397).
Predissociation (401).

42. Some Applications of Molecular Spectroscopy 407
Molecular spectral analysis (407).
Thermodynamic applications of molec­ular spectroscopy (411).
Electronic Spectra of Molecules

Chapter 9 ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES

43. Ionisation of Atoms and Molecules 417
Thermal ionisation of gases (417).
Ionisation by electron and ion impact (419).
Photoionisation of gases (424).

44. Polarisation of Electronic Shells 426
Polarisation in a constant electric field (426).
Polarisation in an alternating field. Refraction (427).
Anisotropy of polarisability and molecular structure (431).
On the mutual interaction of atoms in molecules (437).

45. Intermolecular Forces in Gases 444
Intermolecular hydrogen bond (444).
The nature of van der Waals forces (445).
Van der Waals molecules (450).

46. Dipole Moments of Molecules 452
Measuring dipole moments (452).
A vector dipole model of a molecule (456).
Dipole moments and free rotation of polar groups (462).

47. Magnetic Properties of Molecules 465
Diamagnetism (465).
Paramagnetism (467).
Magnetochemistry (471).

Chapter 10 MOLECULAR CONSTANTS

48. Geometrical Constants 474
Dimensions of molecules (474).
Intramolecular distances (476).
Molecular structure (487).

49. Energy Constants of Molecules 493
Methods for determining bond energies (493).
Bond dissociation ener­gies (503).
Proton affinity (509).
Average bond energies and the rule of additivity of bond energies (510).
Bond energies in conjugated systems (515).
Double-bond character (517).

50. Vibrational Frequencies of molecules 519
Relations between vibrational frequencies (519).
Characteristic frequencies (524)

Subject index 527

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Philosophical Problems of Elementary Particle Physics – Kuznetsov, Omel’Yanovskii (Eds.)

In this post, we will see a volume Philosophical problems of elementary particle physics – edited by I. V. Kuznetsov and M. E. Omel’Yanovskii.

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About the book

The study of microprocesses has brought to light previously unknown features of physical experimentation which are of considerable philosophical significance. The revision of ideas resulting from the penetration into the world of elementary particles has also raised the problem of the role of visualization and models in the cognition of deep levels of reality. Refinement of the methods of theoretical physics in the course of research into microprocesses has led to the discovery of an unexpected correlation between the theory of elementary particles and information theory.The discovery of a connecting link between these two theories makes it possible to draw important gnoseological conclusions concerning the role of abstract mathematical concepts in the cognition of deep levels of structure of matter. Such are the problems discussed in the present book, which is the fruit of joint efforts of philosophers and physicists. Use is made of the material of the Theoretical Conference on Philosophical Problems of Elementary
Particle Physics held by the Scientific Council on Philosophical Problems of Natural Science in April 1962.

The authors and editors are keenly aware of the controversial nature of some of the views expressed in this book. This is indeed understandable: the development of the fundamental problems of elementary particle physics is very far from complete, and therefore many of the statements are inevitably of a highly tentative nature. But it is precisely in order to help this branch of science make further progress that a wide exchange of views on the philosophical problems of elementary particle physics is necessary.

The papers collected in this book differ to some extent in type of exposition, reflecting the stylistic peculiarities of each author. The editors thought it unnecessary to eradicate these peculiarities. The fact that this book is the first of its kind in the literature explains, to some extent, its inherent defects.

Although the book treats very difficult problems, the authors and editors have taken pains to ensure that its content be accessible to a wide circle of readers. They hope that this effort has not been unsuccessful and that the book will attract the attention of all those who are interested in the progress of modern science and in the philosophical problems with which it is faced.

The book was translated from the Russian by A. Sen and R. N. Sen. and was published by Israel Programme for Scientific Translations in 1965.

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Contents

FOREWORD

PART 1 GENERAL PROBLEMS

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN PHYSICAL THEORIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS I. V. Kuznetsov

CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENT OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLE THEORY V. B. Berestetskii

CERTAIN FEATURES SPECIFIC TO THE QUANTUM THEORY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES V. Ya. Fainberg

THE PROBLEMS OF MODERN ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS OF THE MICRO WORLD V. A. Ambartsumyan

PART 2 STRUCTURE

PROBLEMS OF THE STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES D. I. Blokhintsev

THE PROBLEM OF THE ELEMENTARITY OF PARTICLES IN QUANTUM PHYSICS M. E. Omel’yanovskii

CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES AND THE PROBLEM OF THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER N. F. Ovchinnikov

THE PROBLEM OF THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES Ya. P. Terletskii

A CRITERION OF RELATIVE ELEMENTARITY B. Ya. Pakhomov

PART 3 SPACE AND TIME

A PHILOSOPHICAL EVALUATION OF MODERN IDEAS CONCERNING THE PROPERTIES OF SPACE AND TIME IN THE MICROWORLD S. T. Melyukhin

SPACE-TIME QUANTIZATION IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLES THEORY I. S. Shapiro

THE PROBLEM OF SPACE AND TIME IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS R. A. Aronov

PART 4 CAUSALITY AND REGULARITY

QUANTUM PHYSICS AND THE TRANSMUTABILITY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES M. E. Omel’yanovskii

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AS COGNITION OF INCREASINGLY PROFOUND REGULARITIES OF THE MICROWORLD A. A. Sokolov

AN EVALUATION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF STATISTICAL REGULARITIES IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS Yu. V. Sachkov

CAUSALITY AND DETERMINISM IN QUANTUM THEORY G. A. Svechnikov

THE POSSIBILITY OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF A JOINT COORDINATE-MOMENTUM REPRESENTATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS A.A. Tyapkin

PART 5 SOME METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN MICROWORLD PHYSICS G.B. Zhdanov

VISUALIZABILITY AND MODELS IN THE THEORY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES I.B. Novik

THE THEORY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND INFORMATION THEORY I. A. Akchurin

APPENDIX

THEORETICAL CONFERENCE ON THE PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS V.I. Skurlatov

EXPLANATORY LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS OF U.S.S.R. INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS APPEARING IN THIS TEXT

The book was translated from the Russian by A. Sen and R. N. Sen. and was published by Israel Programme for Scientific Translations in 1965.

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Contents

FOREWORD

PART 1 GENERAL PROBLEMS

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN PHYSICAL THEORIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS I. V. Kuznetsov

CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENT OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLE THEORY V. B. Berestetskii

CERTAIN FEATURES SPECIFIC TO THE QUANTUM THEORY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES V. Ya. Fainberg

THE PROBLEMS OF MODERN ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS OF THE MICRO WORLD V. A. Ambartsumyan

PART 2 STRUCTURE

PROBLEMS OF THE STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES D. I. Blokhintsev

THE PROBLEM OF THE ELEMENTARITY OF PARTICLES IN QUANTUM PHYSICS M. E. Omel’yanovskii

CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES AND THE PROBLEM OF THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER N. F. Ovchinnikov

THE PROBLEM OF THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES Ya. P. Terletskii

A CRITERION OF RELATIVE ELEMENTARITY B. Ya. Pakhomov

PART 3 SPACE AND TIME

A PHILOSOPHICAL EVALUATION OF MODERN IDEAS CONCERNING THE PROPERTIES OF SPACE AND TIME IN THE MICROWORLD S. T. Melyukhin

SPACE-TIME QUANTIZATION IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLES THEORY I. S. Shapiro

THE PROBLEM OF SPACE AND TIME IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS R. A. Aronov

PART 4 CAUSALITY AND REGULARITY

QUANTUM PHYSICS AND THE TRANSMUTABILITY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES M. E. Omel’yanovskii

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AS COGNITION OF INCREASINGLY PROFOUND REGULARITIES OF THE MICROWORLD A. A. Sokolov

AN EVALUATION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF STATISTICAL REGULARITIES IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS Yu. V. Sachkov

CAUSALITY AND DETERMINISM IN QUANTUM THEORY G. A. Svechnikov

THE POSSIBILITY OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF A JOINT COORDINATE-MOMENTUM REPRESENTATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS A.A. Tyapkin

PART 5 SOME METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

THEORY AND EXPERIMENT INMICROWORLD PHYSICS G.B. Zhdanov

VISUALIZABILITY AND MODELS IN THE THEORY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES I.B. Novik

THE THEORY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND INFORMATION THEORY I. A. Akchurin

APPENDIX

THEORETICAL CONFERENCE ON THE PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS V.I. Skurlatov

EXPLANATORY LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS OF U.S.S.R. INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS APPEARING IN THIS TEXT

 

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Little Mathematics Library – Remarkable Curves (Persian)

In the Little Mathematics Library series we will see a Persian version of the book Remarkable Curves, by A. I. Markushevich.

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This book has been written mainly for high school students, but it will also be helpful to anyone studying on their own whose mathematical education is confined to high school mathematics. The book is based on a lecture I gave to Moscow schoolchildren of grades 7 and 8 (13 and 14 years old).

In preparing the lecture for publication I expanded the material,while at the same time trying not to make the treatment any less accessible. The most substantial addition is Section 13 on the ellipse, hyperbola and parabola viewed as conic sections.

For the sake of brevity most of the results on curves are given with-
out proof, although in many cases their proofs could have been given
in a form that readers could understand.

The book was translated to Persian by S. Valeri and was first published by Mir in 1983.

The Internet Archive Link

Credits to @farsibooks | Bagher Ketabdar, we may get some more Farsi books in the future.

You can check their Persian uploads on the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/@bagher_ketabdar

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A Bookful of Beasts – Mayakovsky

In this post, we will see the book A Bookful of Beasts by Vladimir Mayakovsky.

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About the book

The book is a picture book that describes various animals like elephants, llamas, giraffes, penguins, monkeys, camels, crocodiles, zebras, pelicans, bison, ostriches, elks. The simple but fabulous illustrations are something that will make anyone like them.

 

English version: The book was translated from the Russian by Avril Pyman and illustrations are by N. Charushin, published by Progress in 1978.  Note: the English version has highly saturated colours with a bluish tinge over all the images.

Telugu version: Titled పుస్తకం నిండా జంతువులే! (Pustakam Ninda Janthuvule!), translated by ?? published by Progress in 1982.

Do let us know if there are any other languages in which this book is available.

The Internet Archive English Link Telugu Link

(All credits to Guptaji)

 

PS: Please help with the name of the Telugu translator.

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What The Bat Told Us – Zubkov

In this post, we will see the book What the Bat Told Us by Boris Zubkov.

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About the book

The book describes physiology and adaptations in animals which have inspired human inventions. There is a term for these innovations called as Biomimetics. The book introduces these themes in a manner which makes it interesting. Technologies and tools such as the battering ram, bridges, parachutes, axes, wings, radars, thermal imaging, etc. are discussed with their natural counterparts.

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The book was translated from the Russian by Eleanor Yankowskaya and the illustrations are by B. Kyshtymov. The book was published by Malysh in 1981.

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