Cosmos Astronomy in the New Millennium

ISBN-10: 049501303X

ISBN-13: 9780495013037

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Jay Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko combine extensive research experience, teaching experience, and textbook-writing experience to offer a book that is unparalleled in its ability to present the latest science in a way that students can understand. This brief, beautifully illustrated text ? one of the briefest available for the course ? offers concise coverage of a wide range of astronomical topics. The authors have struck a balance between the fundamental concepts and the exciting topics at the forefront of astronomy, conveying the spirit of contemporary astronomy within a big picture context. The authors emphasize the central theme of origins in this text, first by singling out specifics in the headings of each chapter and then by dealing with a variety of relevant material in the text itself. An early discussion of the scientific method stresses an importance on the verification of observations, and sets the stage for the text's consistent focus on astronomy as a science.

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Book details

List price: $235.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/3/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

A Grand Tour of the Heavens
Light, Matter, and Energy: Powering the Universe
Light and Telescopes: Extending Our Senses
Observing the Stars and Planets: Clockwork of the Universe
Gravity and Motion: The Early History of Astronomy
The Terrestrial Planets: Earth, Moon, and Their Relatives
The Jovian Planets: Windswept Giants
Pluto, Comets, and Space Debris
Our Solar System and Others
Our Star: The Sun
Stars: Distant Suns
How Stars Shine: Cosmic Furnaces
The Death of Stars: Stellar Recycling
Black Holes: The End of Space and Time
The Milky Way: Our Home in the Universe
A Universe of Galaxies
Quasars and Active Galaxies
Cosmology: The Birth and Life of the Cosmos
In the Beginning
Life in the Universe
Epilogue
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