Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

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March 8, 2010


Mixed media product, 768 pages


0073512184 / 9780073512181


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Main description

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 6th edition, provides enough content and background in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course. The historical development of astronomy is emphasized to show that astronomy, like other sciences, advances through the efforts of many scientists, and to show how present ideas have been developed.

Table of contents

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 6e Foreword Preface Guided Tour Part 1 The Journey Begins 1 Journey's Start 2 Patterns in the Sky 3 Ancient Astronomy 4 Renaissance Astronomy 5 Gravity and Motion 6 Light and Telescopes Part 2 Journey Through the Solar System 7 Overview of the Solar System 8 The Earth 9 The Moon 10 Mercury and Venus 11 Mars 12 Jupiter and Saturn 13 The Outer Planets 14 Satellites 15 Solar System Debris Part 3 Journey to the Stars 16 Basic Properties of Stars 17 The Sun 18 The Formation of Stars and Planets 19 The Evolution of Stars 20 White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes 21 Binary Star Systems Part 4 Journey to the Cosmic Frontier 22 The Milky Way 23 Galaxies 24 Quasars and Other Active Galaxies 25 Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe 26 Cosmology Part 5 Journey in Search of Life 27 Life in the Universe Appendixes Glossary References Credits Index

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