ISBN13:978-0716728269 ISBN10: 0716728265 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0716733928 ISBN10: 0716733927
Summary: Suitable for both one- and two-term courses in introductory astronomy, Bill Kaufmann's Universe is acclaimed for its spectacular images and clear, engaging writing. No other text shows so clearly the thrill of discovery in astronomy, regardless of a student's background in science. With a new co-author, Roger Freedman, this edition brings students closer than ever to how science is made. In addition, they will find new boxes, more guest essays, help with student prec...show moreonceptions, the acclaimed astronomy software "Starry Night," and a web site with late-breaking discoveries. FEATURES
Exciting, authoritative, and fully up-to-date, the lucid writing and lavish full-color artwork share with students the scientific way of knowing.
A flexible part structure and highlighted cross-references let instructors choose what they wish to cover--and when they wish to cover it.
For greater flexibility and student suppport, difficult math and physics are set off in optional boxes--now called Tools of the Astronomers' Trade and Looking Deeper into Astronomy--with extensive worked examples.
Problem-Solving Tips and Tools give students an extra edge in solving the unusual variety of chapter questions.
NEW TO THIS EDITION NEW images from the Mars Pathfinder, Galileo, the Hubble Space Telescope, and ground-based observatories now come with wavelength icons to show students how observations are made. NEW Cautions throughout the text help students past common preconceptions, based on the author's classroom experience. NEW Guest Essays by James ("The Amazing") Randi on the nature of science, Alan Hale on discovering Comet Hale-Bopp, Geoff Marcy on distant planets, and John M. Bachall on the "missing" solar neutrinos show students the personal side of scientific discovery. NEW critical-thinking questions at the start of each chapter motivate students and outline the topics to come. NEW Heavens of Earth boxes and highlighted analogies throughout the text help students relate the ideas of astronomy to everyday experience and important applications. With the fifth edition and its NEW web site, instructors can count on the latest coverage on the planets, the stars, and the chances for life beyond Earth. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 99 Cover: Paperback Publisher:W.H. Freeman Published: 09/28/1998 International: No
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Kaufmann, William J. : San Diego State University
Freedman, Roger : University of California-Santa Barbara
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I. INTRODUCING ASTRONOMY
1. Astronomy and the Universe
"Why Astronomy?" Sandra M. Faber
2. Knowing the Heavens
"Why Astrology Is Not a Science," James Randi
3. Eclipses and Motion of the Moon
4. Gravitation and the Motions of the Planets
5. The Nature of Light and Matter
6. Optics and Telescopes
II. PLANETS AND MOONS
7. Our Solar System
"Alien Planets," Geoff Marcy
8. Our Living Earth
9. Our Barren Moon
10. Sun-Scorched Mercury
11. Cloud-Covered Venus
12. Red Planet Mars
13. Jupiter: Lord of the Planets
14. The Galilean Satellites of Jupiter
15. The Spectacular Saturnian System
16. The Outer Worlds
17. Vagabonds of the Solar System
"Discovering a Comet," Alan Hale
III. STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION
18. Our Star, the Sun
"Searching for Neutrinos Beyond the Textbook," John M. Bachall
19. The Nature of Stars
20. The Birth of Stars
21. Stellar Evolution: After the Main Sequence
22. Stellar Evolution: The Death of Stars
23. Neutron Stars
24. Black Holes
IV. GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY
25. Our Galaxy
"The Great Attractor," Alan Dressler
27. Quasars, Blazars, and Active Galaxies
28. Cosmology: The Creation and Fate of the Universe
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