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Astronomy Today

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ISBN-10: 0131445960

ISBN-13: 9780131445963

Edition: 5th 2005

Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

List price: $118.20
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This textbook takes an 'Earth-out' progression, covering the solar system, followed by the Sun, and then moves on to stars and galaxies. While the text is descriptive (largely conceptual) it does provide quantitative material, including worked examples in optional boxed sections.
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Book details

List price: $118.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 848
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.796
Language: English

Charting The Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy
Our Place in Space
Scientific Theory and the Scientific Method
The ""Obvious"" View
Earth's Orbital Motion
Astronomical Timekeeping
The Motion of the Moon
The Measurement of Distance
Chapter Review
The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
Ancient Astronomy
The Geocentric Universe
The Heliocentric Model of the Solar System
The Birth of Modern Astronomy