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Discovering the Universe -Text Only

Discovering the Universe -Text Only - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-1429205191

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Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 2008
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Discovering the Universe -Text Only - 8TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1429205191

Neil F. Comins and William J. Kaufmann

ISBN13: 978-1429205191
ISBN10: 1429205199
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Edition/Copyright: 8TH 08
Publisher: W.H. Freeman

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Discovering the Universeis the bestselling 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,'' the Eighth Edition furthers the book's legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I Understanding Astronomy 1.Discovering the Night Sky What If . . . Earth's Axis Lay on the Ecliptic? 2. Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets 3. Light and Telescopes What If . . . Humans Had Infrared-Sensitive Eyes? 4. Atomic Physics and Spectra

Part II Understanding the Solar System 5. Formation of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems 6. Earth and Moon What If . . . The Moon Didn't Exist? 7. The Other Terrestrial Planets 8. The Outer Planets What If . . . We Lived on a Metal-Poor Earth? 9. Vagabonds of the Solar System 10. The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star

Part III Understanding the Stars 11. Characterizing Stars 12. The Lives of Stars from Birth Through Middle Age What If . . .The Earth Orbited a 1.5 MSun? 13. The Deaths of Stars What If . . . A Supernova Exploded Near Earth? 14. Black Holes: Matters of Gravity

Part IV Understanding the Universe 15. The Milky Way Galaxy 16. Galaxies What If . . . The Solar System Were Located Closer to the Center of the Galaxy? 17. Quasars and Other Active Galaxies 18. Cosmology 19. Astrobiology

Appendices
Glossary Answers to Margin Questions and Computational Questions
Index

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