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Discovering the Essential Universe - 3rd edition

Discovering the Essential Universe (ISBN10: 071674595X; ISBN13: 9780716745952)
ISBN13: 978-0716745952
ISBN10: 071674595X

Summary: Based on the most recent edition of Discovering the Universe (©2006), this bestselling text is the most concise, least expensive option for introductory astronomy courses. Based on the themes and approach to astronomy found in the longer text.

Thorough updating, including the latest information on:
  • Extra-solar planets and the new technique (gravitational lensing) for observing them
  • Ti
    tan's surface from the Cassini spacecraft
  • Evidence of water on Mars from the Rovers
  • New Kuiper belt objects, such as Sedna
  • The role of neutron star mergers in the formation of heavy elements
  • A companion galaxy that that is being devoured by the Milky Way
  • New observations on the dark matter believed to bind galaxies
  • Origins of gamma ray bursts
  • Recent discoveries in cosmology, including a discussion of the accelerating universe
New chapter summariesand end-of-chapter questions, recapping of the main objectives of each chapter and by giving students a review source for exams.
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Summary: Based on the most recent edition of Discovering the Universe (©2006), this bestselling text is the most concise, least expensive option for introductory astronomy courses. Based on the themes and approach to astronomy found in the longer text.

Thorough updating, including the latest information on:
  • Extra-solar planets and the new technique (gravitational lensing) for observing them
  • Titan's surface from the Cassini spacecraft
  • Evidence of water on Mars from the Rovers
  • New Kuiper belt objects, such as Sedna
  • The role of neutron star mergers in the formation of heavy elements
  • A companion galaxy that that is being devoured by the Milky Way
  • New observations on the dark matter believed to bind galaxies
  • Origins of gamma ray bursts
  • Recent discoveries in cosmology, including a discussion of the accelerating universe
New chapter summariesand end-of-chapter questions, recapping of the main objectives of each chapter and by giving students a review source for exams. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 06
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Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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