Discovering the Universe

ISBN-10: 142925520X

ISBN-13: 9781429255202

Edition: 9th 2011 (Revised)

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Discovering the Universeis the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book's legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.
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Book details

List price: $130.99
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 4/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

Neil F. Comins is the author of What if the Moon Didn't Exist?He has contributed numerous articles to Astronomymagazine and has appeared on radio and television. He is professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine.

Preface
Understanding Astronomy
Discovering the Night Sky
Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets
Light and Telescopes
Atomic Physics and Spectra
Understanding the Solar System
Formation of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems
Earth and Moon
The Other Terrestrial Planets
The Outer Planet
Vagabonds of the Solar System
The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star
Understanding the Stars
Characterizing Stars
The Lives of Stars from Birth Through Middle Age
The Deaths of Stars
Black Holes: Matters of Gravity
Understanding the Universe
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
Cosmology
Astrobiology
Appendices
Glossary
Answers to Margin Questions and Computational Questions
Index
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