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Voyages Through Universe : Complete / With Two CDs

Voyages Through Universe : Complete / With Two CDs - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0030259838

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Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 2000
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Voyages Through Universe : Complete / With Two CDs - 2ND 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030259838

Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison and Sidney Wolff

ISBN13: 978-0030259838
ISBN10: 0030259835
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Publisher: Saunders College Division

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Voyages Through the Universe Second Edition provides students and professors with the best of both worlds. It is written by two distinguished research scientists (Morrison and Wolff) and an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi). This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies. Voyages Through the Universe is adopted at a wide range of schools: elite private four-year universities, state schools of all levels, and a variety of two-year schools. It is extremely authoritative and up-to-date as well as approachable and accessible to all students. Besides the full text, volume one (Voyages to the Planets) and volume two (Voyages to the Stars and Galaxies) are now stand-alone, complete texts. This enables instructors to choose the book that best fits their needs for any length course on either or both subjects.

  • Approachable, humorous writing style encourages students to pursue astronomical topics within the text and beyond.
  • Captivating illustrations illuminate classroom discussions, and detailed captions help students understand what the image is really about.
  • Astronomy Basics explains fundamental scientific ideas and processes of astronomy.
  • Seeing for Yourself boxes provide observing exercises requiring little or no equipment.
  • Making Connections boxes connect the enterprise of astronomy to other disciplines.
  • Three separate texts are offered to better suit individual instructors' needs.
  • Surfing the Web offers annotated guidance to the best astronomy on the web.
  • Inter-activity consists of cooperative group activities for lecture or discussion.
  • The latest images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Galileo, the Mars Pathfinder, Global Surveyor missions, and others, as well as the latest astronomical discoveries, are integrated and fully explained.
  • Redshift College Edition, an enhanced version of RedShift 3, the popular planetarium software, contains superior graphics, enhanced explanations, and student guidance. It truly puts the universe at your fingertips.
  • More "down-to-earth" examples and analogies are used to help students relate astronomical concepts to things that happen in their everyday lives.
  • A pre-developed WebCT curriculum that instructors can use "as is" or customize for specific classroom needs is available with the text. WebCT provides free tools that facilitate posting of course content, administration of quizzes and tests, class gradebook management, and Internet communication such as e-mail, threaded discussions and chat.

Author Bio

Fraknoi, Andrew : Foothill College

Morrison, David : NASA Ames Research Center

Wolff, Sidney : National Optical Astronomy Observatories

Ph.D., University of Berkeley, California

Table of Contents

Preface for the Student
Preface for the Instructor
Prologue and Brief Tour of the Universe


1. Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy
2. Orbits and Gravity
3. Earth, Moon, and Sky
4. Radiation and Spectra
5. Astronomical Instruments
6. Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System
7. Earth as a Planet
8. Cratered Worlds: The Moon and Mercury
9. Earth-like Planets: Venus and Mars
10. The Giant Planets
11. Rings, Moons, and Pluto
12. Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System
13. Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System
14. The Sun: Our Star
15. The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse
16. Analyzing Starlight
17. The Stars: A Celestial Census
18. Celestial Distances
19. Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space
20. The Birth of Stars and the Search for Planets
21. Stars: From Adolescence to Old Age
22. The Death of Stars
23. Black Holes and Curved Spacetime
Interlude: Gamma-ray Bursts
24. The Milky Way Galaxy
25. Galaxies
26. Quasars and Active Galaxies
27. The Organization of the Universe
28. The Big Bang


Epilogue: Cosmic Evolution and Life Elsewhere

Appendix 1: Astronomy on the World Wide Web
Appendix 2: Sources of Astronomical Information
Appendix 3: Glossary
Appendix 4: Powers-of-Ten Notation
Appendix 5: Units Used in Science
Appendix 6: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy
Appendix 7: Data for the Planets
Appendix 8: Satellites of the Planets
Appendix 9: Upcoming (Total) Eclipses
Appendix 10: The Nearest Stars
Appendix 11: The Brightest Stars
Appendix 12: The Brightest Members of the Local Group
Appendix 13: The Chemical Elements
Appendix 14: The Constellations
Appendix 15: The Messier Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters

Index

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