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Explorations An Introduction to Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0073347221

ISBN-13: 9780073347226

Edition: 5th 2008

Authors: Thomas T. Arny, Stephen E. Schneider

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Arny: "Explorations-An Introduction to Astronomy," 5th edition, is built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. This new edition continues to offer the most complete technology/new media support package available. That technology/new media package includes: 23 Interactives (located on the text ARIS Presentation center); ARIS website (that allows instructors to take their course to the web if they choose); and Starry Night Planetarium Software (packaged free with each new text).
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Book details

List price: $126.88
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 594
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Tom Arny is an Emeritus professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was associated there with the Five College Astronomy Program(comprising faculty from U-Mass, Amhurst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges). Dr. Arny received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. In addition to his interest in astronomy, he has a long-standing fascination with the natural world: weather (especially atmospheric optics such as rainbows), birds, wildflowers, and butterflies.Visit Dr. Arny's website at:http://www.astro.umass.edu/~arny/astro100.html

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 5e Preface Preview: The Cosmic Landscape
The Night Sky
History of Astronomy Essay
Backyard Astronomy
Atoms, Forces, Light, and How We Learn About the Universe
Gravity and Motion
Light and Atoms
Telescopes
The Earth and Moon
The Earth Essay
Keeping Time
The Moon
The Solar System
Survey of the Solar System
The Terrestrial Planets
The Outer Planets
Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets
Stars
The Sun, Our Star
Measuring the Properties of Stars
Stellar Evolution
Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
The Milky Way and Other Galaxies
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Cosmology Essay
Life in the Universe Essay
Space Travel and Special Relativity Answers to "Test Yourself"
Appendix
Glossary
Index