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Astronomy : Cliff's Quick Review

Astronomy : Cliff's Quick Review - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0764585647

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ISBN13: 978-0764585647
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Publisher: Cliffs Notes, Inc.
Published: 2000
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Astronomy : Cliff's Quick Review - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0764585647

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ISBN13: 978-0764585647
ISBN10: 0764585649
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Cliffs Notes, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

The number of astronomy degrees being earned has increased by 33% since 1986 -- and nearly 15% of all college students will take astronomy at some point. This handy reference uses a variety of figures and illustrations to help students visualize the science of space, turning often confusing math and physics concepts into understandable ideas.

Author Bio

Peterson, Charles J. : University of Missouri

Charles J. Peterson, Ph.D. worked at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory before joining the University of Missouri in 1978. He has researched star clusters and galaxis as well as the history of astronomy. He has taught introductory and advanced astronomy courses for over 20 years.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Astronomy.
Chapter 2: The Science of Astronomy.
Chapter 3: Observing the Sky.
Chapter 4: The Solar System.
Chapter 5: Earth and Its Moon.
Chapter 6: Other Planets of the Solar System.
Chapter 7: The Sun, a Representative Star.
Chapter 8: Observational Properties of Stars.
Chapter 9: The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram.
Chapter 10: The Structure of Stars.
Chapter 11: Formation and Evolution of Stars.
Chapter 12: Final End States of Stars.
Chapter 13: The Milky Way Galaxy.
Chapter 14: Galaxies.
Chapter 15: The Universe.
Chapter 16: Life in the Universe.

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