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Astronomy A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

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ISBN-10: 0131007270

ISBN-13: 9780131007277

Edition: 4th 2004

Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

List price: $104.00
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Description:

With an emphasis on critical thinking and visualization, this work includes a technology programme. The multimedia version of the text includes animations, video excerpts and website links. A companion website offers an on-line astronomy archive.
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Foundations
Exploring the Heavens: Introduction
The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos
Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy
Our Planetary System
The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets
Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard
The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts
The Jovian Planets: Giants of the Solar System
Moons, Rings, and Pluto: Small Worlds Among Giants
The Stars
The Sun: Our Parent Star
Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence
The Interstellar Medium: Star Formation in the Milky Way
Stellar Evolution: The Lives and Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter
Galaxies and the Universe
The Milky Way Galaxy: A Grand Design
Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe
Hubblersquo;s Law and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos
Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe
Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?