Warum fällt der Mond nicht vom Himmel?

Ulrich Woelk

Warum fällt der Mond nicht vom Himmel?

Die Gesetze des Universums einfach erklärt

224 pages
Erstmals im Taschenbuch
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-6321-1

ULRICH WOELK
WARUM FÄLLT DER MOND NICHT VOM HIMMEL? Die Gesetze des Universums einfach erklärt/
WHY ISN’T THE MOON FALLING OFF THE SKY? Laws of the Universe Easily Explained
About 140 pages
New in Paperback Spring 2015

“A Book on the sky offers an as comprehensible as funny history of our universe.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung


The Discovery of the Sky

What is the difference between stars and planets? Where in the sky lives God? Why don’t we fall off the globe? Stella asks the same questions as all children. But she is lucky: her father is an astronomer and knows the answers. He gives her binoculars for her first school day so she can look for her lucky star at the firmament. But her quest for her lucky star turns out to be much more complicated than expected, again and again the lights at the sky turn out to be planets or entire starformations. And her father explains to her by and by during her first school year the cosmos. He explains gravitation, how people discovered the heliocentric system, the calendar, navigation systems as well as he tells the story of Galilei.
Ulrich Woelk’s elegantly and clearly written book is also a reflexion on fatherhood. With pride and joy he follows the naïve and direct thoughts of his daughter, understands the logic behind her questions and explanations and he discovers the cosmos anew through the eyes of his child – from the amazement of the shining moon to the understanding of the complexity of our universe.

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Ulrich Woelk

Ulrich Woelk, geboren 1960 in Bonn, studierte in Tübingen Physik. 1991 promovierte er an der Technischen Universität in Berlin. Bis 1994 war er am Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik dieser Universität als theoretischer Astrophysiker mit dem Spezialgebiet Doppelsterne tätig. Heute lebt der freie Schriftsteller in Berlin, ist verheiratet und hat eine Tochter. »Warum fällt der Mond nicht vom Himmel?“ erschien 2008 unter dem Titel »Sternenklar« im DuMont Buchverlag. www.ulrich-woelk.de