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Cosmos Astronomy in the New Millennium

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ISBN-10: 049501303X

ISBN-13: 9780495013037

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Jay M. Pasachoff, Alex Filippenko

List price: $235.95
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Jay Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko combine extensive research experience, teaching experience, and textbook-writing experience to offer a book that is unparalleled in its ability to present the latest science in a way that students can understand. This brief, beautifully illustrated text ? one of the briefest available for the course ? offers concise coverage of a wide range of astronomical topics. The authors have struck a balance between the fundamental concepts and the exciting topics at the forefront of astronomy, conveying the spirit of contemporary astronomy within a big picture context. The authors emphasize the central theme of origins in this text, first by singling out specifics in…    
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Book details

List price: $235.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/3/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

A Grand Tour of the Heavens
Light, Matter, and Energy: Powering the Universe
Light and Telescopes: Extending Our Senses
Observing the Stars and Planets: Clockwork of the Universe
Gravity and Motion: The Early History of Astronomy
The Terrestrial Planets: Earth, Moon, and Their Relatives
The Jovian Planets: Windswept Giants
Pluto, Comets, and Space Debris
Our Solar System and Others
Our Star: The Sun
Stars: Distant Suns
How Stars Shine: Cosmic Furnaces
The Death of Stars: Stellar Recycling
Black Holes: The End of Space and Time
The Milky Way: Our Home in the Universe
A Universe of Galaxies
Quasars and Active Galaxies
Cosmology: The Birth and Life of the Cosmos
In the Beginning
Life in the Universe
Epilogue