ISBN13:978-0716788713 ISBN10: 0716788713 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0716767510 ISBN10: 0716767511
Summary: Discovering the Universe is the best-selling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme--the process of scientific discovery--readers will encounter spectacular sights, landmark experiments, and recent discoveries, while learning to avoid the pitfalls created by common misconceptions about astronomy. Now enhanced with a powerful technology and image project
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Summary: Discovering the Universe is the best-selling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme--the process of scientific discovery--readers will encounter spectacular sights, landmark experiments, and recent discoveries, while learning to avoid the pitfalls created by common misconceptions about astronomy. Now enhanced with a powerful technology and image projection package, this is the most exciting and effective edition yet. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:W.H. Freeman Published: 02/01/2005 International: No
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1. Discovering the Night Sky 2. Gravitation and the Waltz Of The Planets 3. Light and Telescopes 4. Visible Light And Other Electromagnetic Radiation
Understanding the Solar System
5. Formation of The Solar System and Other Planetary Systems 6. Earth and Moon 7. The Other Terrestrial Planets 8. The Outer Planets 9. Vagabonds of the Solar System 10. The Sun: Our Extraordinary, Ordinary Star
Understanding the Stars
11. The Challenge of Characterizing Stars 12. The Lives of Stars From Birth Through Middle Age 13. The Deaths of Stars 14. Black Holes
Understanding The Universe
15. The Milky Way Galaxy 16. Galaxies 17. Quasars, Active Galaxies, And Gamma-Ray Bursters 18. Cosmology 19. The Search For Extraterrestrial Life
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