Explorations An Introduction to Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0077345096

ISBN-13: 9780077345099

Edition: 6th 2010

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Book details

List price: $186.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 9/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.036
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

Preface
Preview: The Cosmic Landscape
The Cycles of the Sky
The Rise of Astronomy
Backyard Astronomy
Gravity and Motion
Light and Atoms
Special and General Relativity
Telescopes
The Earth
Keeping Time
The Moon
Survey of the Solar System
The Terrestrial Planets
The Outer Planets
Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets
The Sun, Our Star
Measuring the Properties of Stars
Stellar Evolution
Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Cosmology
Life in the Universe
Answers to "Test Yourself"
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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