Astronomy Today

ISBN-10: 0136155502
ISBN-13: 9780136155508
Edition: 6th 2008
List price: $89.40
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Description: This straightforward volume presents a broad view of astronomy spanning known facts, evolving ideas, and frontier discoveries. The authors combine qualitative reasoning and analogies with familiar objects and phenomena to awaken readers to the  More...

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Book details

List price: $89.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.124

This straightforward volume presents a broad view of astronomy spanning known facts, evolving ideas, and frontier discoveries. The authors combine qualitative reasoning and analogies with familiar objects and phenomena to awaken readers to the excitement of the universe around them.Incorporates new understanding and emphases in contemporary astronomy, including the latest data on topics ranging from adaptive optics and solar system formation to extrasolar planets and the recent missions to Mars. Top-notch illustration program exploits the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum, including images taken at radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, or gamma-ray wavelengths, in addition to visible-light photographs.For anyone interested in learning more about astronomy.

Charting The Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy
Our Place in Space
Scientific Theory and the Scientific Method
The ""Obvious"" View
Earth's Orbital Motion
Astronomical Timekeeping
The Motion of the Moon
The Measurement of Distance
Chapter Review
The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
Ancient Astronomy
The Geocentric Universe
The Heliocentric Model of the Solar System
The Birth of Modern Astronomy
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