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 expe
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 95 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Saunders College Division Year Published: 1995 International: No
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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
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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
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