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Cosmos Astronomy in the New Millennium

ISBN-10: 0495110485

ISBN-13: 9780495110484

Edition: 3rd 2007

Authors: Jay M. Pasachoff, Alex Filippenko

List price: $235.95
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Concise and beautifully illustrated, THE COSMOS: ASTRONOMY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM, takes you on an exciting, grand tour of the universe, including coverage of our solar system and others, distant suns, black holes, the Milky Way, quasars, and much more. You'll read about the latest advancements in astronomy, such as the Cassini mission to Saturn, gamma ray bursts, and the Deep Impact comet collision. "People in Astronomy" boxes feature interviews with some of today's leading scientists.
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Book details

List price: $235.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 8.25" 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