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Astronomy Today - Text Only

Astronomy Today - Text Only - 5th edition

Astronomy Today - Text Only - 5th edition

Astronomy Today - Text Only by Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan and S. McMillan - ISBN
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Astronomy Today - Text Only by Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan and S. McMillan - ISBN
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 05

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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.

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