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Voyages Through Universe-Media Edition - With CD - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534407438

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ISBN13: 978-0534407438
ISBN10: 0534407439
Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 2001
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ISBN13: 978-0534407438

Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison and Sidney Wolff

ISBN13: 978-0534407438
ISBN10: 0534407439
Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

VOYAGES THROUGH THE UNIVERSE, Second Edition provides readers with the best of both worlds. It is written by two distinguished research scientists, David Morrison and Sidney Wolff and an award-winning astronomy educator, Andrew 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. It is extremely authoritative and up-to-date as well as approachable and accessible to all students. In addition to the full text, Vol 1: VOYAGES THROUGH THE PLANETS, 2nd Edition and Vol 2: VOYAGES TO THE STARS AND GALAXIES, 2nd Edition are now available as complete, stand-alone texts. This allows instructors to choose the book that best fits their needs for any length course on either or both subjects.

Author Bio

Fraknoi, Andrew : Foothill College

Morrison, David : NASA Ames Research Center

Wolff, Sidney : National Optical Astronomy Observatories

Table of Contents

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.
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 A: Astronomy on the World Wide Web.
Appendix B: Sources of Astronomical Information.
Appendix C: Glossary.
Appendix D: Powers-of-Ten Notation.
Appendix E: Units Used in Science.
Appendix F: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy.
Appendix G: Data for the Planets.
Appendix H: Satellites for the Planets.
Appendix I: Upcoming (Total) Eclipses.
Appendix J: The Neatest Stars.
Appendix K: The Brightest Stars.
Appendix L: The Brightest Members of the Local Group.
Appendix M: The Chemical Elements.
Appendix N: The Constellations.
Appendix O: The Messier Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters.
Index.
Star Maps.

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