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Astronomy Today - With CD - 5th edition

Astronomy Today - With CD (ISBN10: 0131445960; ISBN13: 9780131445963)
ISBN13: 978-0131445963
ISBN10: 0131445960

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0131485167, 978-0131485778
ISBN10: 0131485164, 0131485776

Summary: This straightforward volume presents a broad view of astronomy spanning known facts, evolving ideas, and frontier discoveries. The authors combine qualitative reasoning and analogies with familiar objects and phenomena to awaken readers to the excitement of the universe around them. Incorporates new understanding and emphases in contemporary astronomy, including the latest data on topics ranging from adaptive optics and solar system formation to extrasolar planets an
d the recent missions to Mars. Top-notch illustration program exploits the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum, including images taken at radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, or gamma-ray wavelengths, in addition to visible-light photographs. For anyone interested in learning more about astronomy.
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Summary: This straightforward volume presents a broad view of astronomy spanning known facts, evolving ideas, and frontier discoveries. The authors combine qualitative reasoning and analogies with familiar objects and phenomena to awaken readers to the excitement of the universe around them. Incorporates new understanding and emphases in contemporary astronomy, including the latest data on topics ranging from adaptive optics and solar system formation to extrasolar planets and the recent missions to Mars. Top-notch illustration program exploits the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum, including images taken at radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, or gamma-ray wavelengths, in addition to visible-light photographs. For anyone interested in learning more about astronomy. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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