Stars and Galaxies Plus Snb V4.0
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|Format:||Paperback, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. (some col.)|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 April 2005|
What astronomers know about our universe changes every day. For the past twenty years, Universe has been the most thrilling way to communicate the excitement of discovery in astronomy, to students of all scientific backgrounds. This edition of "Universe", which contains the full text of chapters 1-18 and 30 gives students the means to explore the Solar system like never before. In addition to covering all the top discoveries, the text and accompanying CD contains spectacular images, captivating writing, and guides students on a fascinating journey around the cosmos and back again.
Table of Contents
Astronomy and the Universe - Knowing the Heavens - Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon - Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets - The Nature of Light - Optics and Telescopes - Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System - Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of our Solar System - Our Star, the Sun - The Nature of the Stars - The Birth of Stars - Stellar Evolution: After the Main Sequence - Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars - Neutron Stars - Black Holes - Our Galaxy - Galaxies - Quasars, Active Galaxies, and Gamma-Ray Bursters - Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe - Exploring the Early Universe - The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
About the Author
ROGER A. FREEDMAN teaches astronomy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA WILLIAM J. KAUFMANN, formerly of San Diego State University, was the author of the first four editions of Universe. His many books include Relativity and Cosmology and Exploration of the Solar System.
|Publisher: ||W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 23.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.10 kg)|