Universe: Stars and Galaxies

ISBN-10: 1429240156

ISBN-13: 9781429240154

Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)

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List price: $105.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 1/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

Introducing Astronomy
Astronomy and the Universe
Guest Essay Why Astronomy?
Knowing the Heavens
Guest Essay Why Astrology Is Not Science
Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon
Guest Essay Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy
Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets
The Nature of Light
Optics and Telescopes
Planets and Moons
Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System
Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of our Solar System
Scientific American Dangling a COROT, Alexander Hellemens
Stars and Stellar Evolution
Our Star, the Sun
The Nature of the Stars
The Birth of Stars
Stellar Evolution: On and After the Main Sequence
Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Galaxies and Cosmology
Our Galaxy
Quasars and Active Galaxies
Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
Scientific American Dark Forces at Work
Exploring the Early Universe
Scientific American Making Sense of Modern Cosmology
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Guest Essay A Biologist's View of Astrobiology
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