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Astronomy for the Utterly Confused

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ISBN-10: 0071471588

ISBN-13: 9780071471589

Edition: 2007

Authors: Terry Jones, Jeanne Hanson, Jeanne Hanson

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From the solar system and the constellations to space-time, gravity, and quantum physics, this text will take you on a fascinating journey through the cosmos, becoming acquainted with astronomical phenomena and concepts.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Organization of the Text
Where Are We? The Basics
The Universe in Time and Space
The Earth's Place
Our Vantage Point on Earth
Key Concepts and Basic Laws
Solar Systems and How They Form
The Solar Nebula and the Formation of Gas Planets
The Solar Nebula and the Formation of the Rocky Planets and Moons
The Smaller Bodies of Our Solar System
The Sun's Role in Our Solar System
Astrophysics Basics
Origins of the Puzzles of Space-time and Gravity
Down to the Atomic and Subatomic Levels
How These Are Studied
Stars and Galaxies
Star Formation, Star Development
The Death of Stars
Galaxy Formation and Development
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and on to the Future
The Role of Dark Matter
The Role of Dark Energy
The Future of the Universe
Frontiers in Astronomy INDEX