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Astronomy : The Cosmic Journey / Two CD's

Astronomy : The Cosmic Journey / Two CD's - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534375737

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ISBN13: 978-0534375737
ISBN10: 0534375731
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 94
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 1994
International: No

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Astronomy : The Cosmic Journey / Two CD's - 5TH 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534375737

William K. Hartmann and Chris Impey

ISBN13: 978-0534375737
ISBN10: 0534375731
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 94
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

Major rewrite of the second half of the text with the addition of a new author, Chris Impey. Impey is an active teacher, researcher, cosmologist, and has many observational projects underway on some of the worlds largest telescopes.

  • Major new emphasis on telescopes including an expansion of physics in this chapter.
  • Venus updates with Magellan.
  • Physics of hypernova explosion.
  • New reassessment on distances to galaxies and a major emphasis on dark matter.
  • New material on the measurement of the Hubble constant.
  • Physics of hypernova explosion.
  • New reassessment on distances to galaxies and a major emphasis on dark matter.
  • New material on the measurement of the Hubble constant.

Author Bio

Hartmann, William K. : Planetary Science Institute

William K. Hartmann is known internationally as a planetary astronomer, writer, and painter. He is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona. His research has involved the origin and evolution of planets and studies of the surfaces of Mars, the moon, asteroids, and comets. Asteroid 3341 is named after him in recognition of this work, and in 1998 he was named first recipient of the Carl Sagan medal of the American Astronomical Society for communicating planetary science to the public. He has authored three other astronomy books for Wadsworth/Brooks-Cole, several popular astronomy books, and most recently Mars Underground, a novel about Mars.

Steward, Chris Impey : University of Arizona

Chris Impey Steward is the Deputy Department Head and a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. His research interests center on cosmology and the study of diffuse galaxies, active galaxies, and quasars. He has over 100 research publications in the professional literature, and has had 14 projects approved for observations with the Hubble Space Telescope. His work to develop interactive teaching materials for the Web is supported by a major grant from the National Science Foundation. He is a former Associate Director of the NASA Arizona Space Grant Program, which supports a variety of education and outreach activities. He has won six University awards for undergraduate teaching, and is coauthor of the Brooks/Cole textbook Astronomy: The Cosmic Journey.

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