Astronomy Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

ISBN-10: 0073512184
ISBN-13: 9780073512181
Edition: 6th 2011
Authors: John D. Fix
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Book details

List price: $232.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/8/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.554
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
Guided Tour
The Journey Begins
Journey's Start
Patterns in the Sky
Ancient Astronomy
Renaissance Astronomy
Gravity and Motion
Light and Telescopes
Journey Through the Solar System
Overview of the Solar System
The Earth
The Moon
Mercury and Venus
Mars
Jupiter and Saturn
The Outer Planets
Satellites
Solar System Debris
Journey to the Stars
Basic Properties of Stars
The Sun
The Formation of Stars and Planets
The Evolution of Stars
White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
Binary Star Systems
Journey to the Cosmic Frontier
The Milky Way
Galaxies
Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe
Cosmology
Journey in Search of Life
Life in the Universe
Appendixes
Glossary
References
Credits
Index

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