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Voyages to Planets, Media Updated Edition - Text Only

Voyages to Planets, Media Updated Edition - Text Only - 3rd edition

Cover of Voyages to Planets, Media Updated Edition - Text Only 3RD 06 (ISBN -)
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 06
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2006
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Voyages to Planets, Media Updated Edition - Text Only - 3RD 06 edition

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Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison and Sidney Wolff

Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 06
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

VOYAGES TO THE PLANETS provides students and professors with the ideal combination of authors and experience. It is written by an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi) and two distinguished research scientists (Morrison at NASA and Wolff at NOAO). This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies and a student-friendly approach. Through unique group activities and a focus on astronomy as a human endeavor, the authors engage and involve students, helping them both understand and enjoy astronomy. The Media Update features the latest research and most recent discoveries since the original publication of the Third Edition, including the first pictures from the Huygens landing on Titan, the latest results from the Mars Exploration Rovers, and the most recent images from the Cassini mission to Saturn.

Table of Contents

1. Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy.
2. Orbits and Gravity.
3. Earth, Moon, and Sky.
4. Radiation and Spectra.
5. Astronomical Instruments.
6. Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System.
7. Earth as a Planet.
8. Cratered Worlds: The Moon and Mercury.
9. Earth-like Planets: Venus and Mars.
10. The Giant Planets.
11. Rings, Moons, and Pluto.
12. Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System.
13. Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System.
14. The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star.
15. Life in the Universe.
Appendix 1: Astronomy on the World Wide Web.
Appendix 2: Sources of Astronomical Information.
Appendix 3: Glossary.
Appendix 4: Powers-of-Ten Notation.
Appendix 5: Units Used in Science.
Appendix 6: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy.
Appendix 7: Data for the Planets.
Appendix 8: Satellites of the Planets.
Appendix 9: Upcoming (Total) Eclipses.
Appendix 10: The Nearest Stars.
Appendix 11: The Brightest Stars.
Appendix 12: The Brightest Members of the Local Group.
Appendix 13: The Chemical Elements.
Appendix 14: The Constellations.
Appendix 15: The Messier Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters.

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