Sirius

  • Auteur: Jay B. Holberg
  • ISBN: 038748941X
  • Date de sortie: 2007-02-22
  • Collection: Springer Science & Business Media
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This book tells two stories. The first and most obvious is why the star known as Sirius has been regarded as an important fixture of the night sky by many civilizations and cultures since the beginnings of history. A second, but related, narrative is the prominent part that Sirius has played in how we came to achieve our current scientific understanding of the nature and fate of the stars. This is the first book to integrate the cultural history of Sirius with modern astrophysics in a way which provides a realistic view of how science progresses over time.

Sirius

  • Auteur: Olaf Stapledon
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  • Date de sortie: 1972
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Sirius

  • Auteur: Jonathan Crown
  • ISBN: 1501145010
  • Date de sortie: 2016-10-04
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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A highly original, tragicomic novel as seen through Sirius, an extraordinary dog who helps his Jewish family escape from Germany to California, becomes a Hollywood star, and ultimately contributes to Hitler’s downfall. Levi, a fox terrier, lives with his family in a grand townhouse in Berlin. Each day he enjoys a walk through the neighborhood, where people greet him by name. But the year is 1938, and Berlin is no longer safe for Levi or the Liliencrons, his Jewish owners. They rename him Sirius, after the constellation, to protect him. One night, Nazi troops storm the city and begin to search houses. Sirius alerts the family, and they manage to flee to California. In his new home, Carl Liliencron becomes a chauffeur and Sirius befriends everyone from Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant to Rita Hayworth and Jack Warner. He is renamed Hercules and becomes a canine movie star. Little does Sirius know that he’ll soon have to perform his most difficult acting role yet, when through a series of exceptional events as World War II unfolds, he winds up at the right hand of Hitler himself. Can Sirius help the German resistance, derail the Führer, and reunite with his family? Or is the cost of peace too high? With charisma, heart, and delightfully spry prose, Sirius is an enchanting fairy tale about love and humanity and a roving exploration of a momentous historical moment. Like My Dog Skip and The Artist, this feel-good novel will make you stand up and cheer.

Sirius Matters

  • Auteur: Noah Brosch
  • ISBN: 140208319X
  • Date de sortie: 2008-05-24
  • Collection: Springer Science & Business Media
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Since very early times Sirius was a point of attraction in the night sky. It served to synchronize calendars in antiquity and was the subject of many myths and legends, including some modern ones. It was perceived as a red star for more than 400 years, but such reports were relegated to the Mediterranean region. Astronomically, Sirius is a very bright star. This, and its present close distance to us, argues in favor of it being the target of detailed studies of stellar structure and evolution. Its binary nature, with a companion that is one of the more massive white dwarfs, is an additional reason for such studies. This book collects the published information on Sirius in an attempt to derive a coherent picture of how this system came to look as it does.

Sirius

  • Auteur: Olaf Stapledon
  • ISBN: 0575128631
  • Date de sortie: 2012-03-19
  • Collection: Hachette UK
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Sirius is Thomas Trelone's great experiment - a huge, handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelone's own family alongside Plaxy, his youngest daughter, Sirius is a truly remarkable and gifted creature. His relationship with the Trelones, particularly with Plaxy, is deep and close, and his inquiring mind ranges across the spectrum of human knowledge and experience. But Sirius isn't human and the conflicts and inner turmoil that torture him cannot be resolved ...

Six from Sirius

  • Auteur: Doug Moench
  • ISBN: 9781933305035
  • Date de sortie: 2005-09-01
  • Collection: Dynamite
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Created in 1984, Six From Sirius featured the incredible pairing of writer/creator Doug Moench and artist/creator Paul Gulacy! The pair - best known for their collaborative run on Marvel Comics' The Master of Kung Fu, among other comic classics - created the series for Marvel's Epic imprint back in the mid-80s. The series, featuring the intergalactic adventures of a team of agents, combined action, intrigue and suspense, all against the backdrop of that final frontier - space!

Sirius

  • Auteur: Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
  • ISBN: 9781357060824
  • Date de sortie: 2016-05-17
  • Collection: Palala Press
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