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Astronomy Today - Text Only

Astronomy Today - Text Only - 5th edition

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Astronomy Today - Text Only - 5TH 05 edition

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Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan and S. McMillan

Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
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.

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