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Discovering the Universe - Text Only

Discovering the Universe - Text Only - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0716788713

Cover of Discovering the Universe - Text Only 7TH 05 (ISBN 978-0716788713)
ISBN13: 978-0716788713
ISBN10: 0716788713
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 05
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 2005
International: No

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Discovering the Universe - Text Only - 7TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716788713

Neil F. Comins and William J. Kaufmann

ISBN13: 978-0716788713
ISBN10: 0716788713
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 05
Publisher: W.H. Freeman

Published: 2005
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

Understanding Astronomy

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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