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Abell's Exploration of the Universe

Abell's Exploration of the Universe - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0030010347

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ISBN13: 978-0030010347
ISBN10: 0030010349
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 95
Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 1995
International: No

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Abell's Exploration of the Universe - 7TH 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030010347

David Morrison, Sidney Wolff and Andrew Fraknoi

ISBN13: 978-0030010347
ISBN10: 0030010349
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 95
Publisher: Saunders College Division

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

Revision of this hardcover comprehensive, traditional introduction to astronomy suitable for one- or two-term course. Optional sections provide added mathematical analysis to varied topics. Seventh Edition includes coverage of the successful repair of the Hubble Space Telescope, the discovery of a satellite around the asteroid Ida and the collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. Andrew Fraknoi adds his extensive experience in astronomy education to this edition.

Author Bio

Morrison, David :

NASA Ames Research Center (Ph.D., Harvard University)


Wolff, Sidney :

National Optical Astronomy Observatories (Ph.D., University of Berkeley, California)


Fraknoi, Andrew : Foothill College

Table of Contents

1. Early Astronomy: Myth and Science

2. Copernicus and the Heliocentric Hypothesis

3. Gravitation: Action at a Distance

4. Gravitation in the Planetary System

5. The Celestial Clockwork

6. The Moon and the Planets in the Sky

7. Light: Messenger from Space

8. Special Relativity: A Conflict Brought to Light

9. Optical Astronomy

10. New Windows on the Universe

11. The Planetary System

12. Earth as a Planet

13. Cratered Worlds: Moon and Mercury

14. Mars: The Planet Most Like Earth

15. Venus: The Hottest Planet

16. The Outer Planets

17. Satellites and Rings

18. Asteroids and Impacts

19. Comets and Interplanetary Dust

20. Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System

21. Surveying the Heavens

22. Analyzing Starlight

23. Binary Systems: Weighing and Measuring the Stars

24. The Stars: A Celestial Census

25. Between to Stars: Gas and Dust in Space

26. The Sun: An Oridnary Star

27. The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse

28. The Birth of the Stars

29. Star Clusters: Tests of the Stellar Evolution

30. Evolution and Death of Old Stars

31. General Relativity: Curved Spacetime and Black Holes

32. The Milky Way Galaxy

33. Galaxies

34. Structure and Evolution of the Universe

35. The Big Bang

Epilogue

Appendices

Index