ISBN-10: 0321503198

ISBN-13: 9780321503190

Edition: 5th 2008

Authors: BENNETT

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In addition to an enhanced art programme, this edition also features new 'See It For Yourself' boxes with practical hands-on activities for in-class use or self-study, and a new subset of 'Process of Science' end-of-chapter questions that challenge students to think through how we know what we know about astronomy.
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Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: PEARSON
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Weight: 3.124

Developing Perspective
Our Place in the Universe
Our Modern View of the Universe
The Scale of the Universe
Spaceship Earth
The Human Adventure of Astronomy
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
Patterns in the Night Sky
The Reason for Seasons
The Moon, Our Constant Companion
The Ancient Mystery of the Planets
The Science of Astronomy
The Ancient Roots of Science
Ancient Greek Science
The Copernican Revolution
The Nature of Science
Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation
Astronomical Time Periods
Celestial Coordinates and Motion in the Sky
Principles of Celestial Navigation
Key Concepts For Astronomy
Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
Describing Motion: Examples from Daily Life
Newton's Laws of Motion
Conservation Laws in Astronomy
The Universal Law of Gravitation
Orbits, Tides, and the Acceleration of Gravity
Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos
Light in Everyday Life
Properties of Light
Properties of Matter
Learning from Light
The Doppler Shift
Telescopes: Portals of Discovery
Eyes and Cameras: Everyday Light Sensors
Telescopes: Giant Eyes
Telescopes and the Atmosphere
Telescopes and Technology
A Deeper Look at Nature
Space and Time
Einstein's Revolution
Relative Motion
The Reality of Space and Time
Toward a New Common Sense
Spacetime and Gravity
Understanding Spacetime
A New View of Gravity
Testing Special Relativity
Hyperspace, Wormholes, and Warp Drive
The Last Word
Building Blocks of the Universe
The Quantum Revolution
Fundamental Particles and Forces
Uncertainty and Exclusion in the Quantum Realm
Key Quantum Effects in Astronomy
Stellar Alchemy
Our Star
A Closer Look at the Sun
The Cosmic Crucible
The Sun-Earth Connection
Surveying the Stars
Properties of Stars
Classifying Stars
Star Clusters
Star Birth
Stellar Nurseries
Stages of Star Birth
Masses of Newborn Stars
Star Stuff
Lives in the Balance
Life as a Low-Mass Star
Life as a High-Mass Star
The Roles of Mass and Mass Exchange
The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
White Dwarfs
Neutron Stars
Black Holes: Gravity's Ultimate Victory
The Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Galaxies and Beyond
Our Galaxy
The Milky Way Revealed
Galactic Recycling
History of the Milky Way
The Mysterious Galactic Center
Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology
Islands of Stars
Distances of Galaxies
Hubble's Law
Galaxy Evolution
Looking Back Through Time
The Lives of Galaxies
Quasars and Other Active Galactic Nuclei
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe
Unseen Influences in the Cosmos
Evidence for Dark Matter
Structure Formation
The Fate of the Universe
The Beginning of Time
The Big Bang
Evidence for the Big Bang
The Big Bang and Inflation
Observing the Big Bang for Yourself
Life on Earth and Beyond
Life in the Universe
Life on Earth
Life in the Solar System
Life Around other Stars
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Interstellar Travel and Its Implications to Civilization
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