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Voyages Through Universe, Volume 2 - Text Only

Voyages Through Universe, Volume 2 - Text Only - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0155045347

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Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 1997
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Voyages Through Universe, Volume 2 - Text Only - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0155045347

Andrew Fraknoi, Sidney Wolff and David Morrison

ISBN13: 978-0155045347
ISBN10: 0155045342
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Saunders College Division

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Clear, descriptive language, magnificent full-color illustrations, a candid real-world focus, and an integrated conceptual approach make Voyages Through the Universe the ideal introductory paperback text for non-science majors. This first edition has been specifically designed for students awed by the magnificence of astronomy, yet sometimes intimidated by science. The integrated dual-platform Redshift CD-ROM by Maris Multimedia is an exciting component of this text. This award-winning astronomy CD-ROM features a comprehensive planetatium, breathtaking 3-D plante models, more than 700 photos, surface maps of the Earth and moon, and a complete astronomy dictionary - all for only $6 when purchased with the text. Accurate, interesting, and current, this textbook can be used for all levels of introductory astronomy courses.

Key Features

  • Making Connections boxes connect the enterprise of astronomy to other fields of human culture, such as art, poetry, and film.
  • Thinking Ahead questions begin each chapter, stimulating thought about forthcoming material.
  • Voyagers in Astronomy profile noted astronomers of the past and present and detail their personal lives as well as their work.
  • Astronomy Basics explain fundamental science ideas or terms that most other astronomy textbooks assume students already know.
  • Seeing for Yourself observing exercises, requiring little or no equipment, help students become familiar with the sky and everyday astronomical phenomena.
  • Spectacular Illustrations, including many new Hubble Space Telescope images appearing for the first time in a textbook, brilliantly illuminate
  • course material.
  • The Redshift dual-platform CD-ROM is integrated throughout the text. Using Redshift end-of-chapter exercises and questions encourage students to experiment with the CD-ROM and correlate the material on it to important chapter topics.
  • Real-World Analogies provide students with material that is both accessible and interesting.
  • The authors approachable and sometimes humorous writing style inspires students to pursue astronomical issues within the text and beyond.
  • A new appendix of World Wide Web sites refers students to some of the best web sites for astronomy.

Author Bio

Fraknoi, Andrew : Foothill College

Morrison, David : NASA Ames Research Center

Wolff, Sidney : National Optical Astronomy Observatories

Table of Contents

Prologue

14. The Sun: A Garden Variety 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
24. The Milky Way Galaxy
25. Galaxies
26. Quasars and Active Galaxies
27. Structure and Evolution of the Universe
28. The Beginning and End of the Universe

Epilogue: Cosmic Evolution and the Search for Life Elsewhere

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