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Voyages Through the Universe - Media Update - With CD

Voyages Through the Universe - Media Update - With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0495017899

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ISBN13: 978-0495017899
ISBN10: 0495017892
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 06
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2006
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Voyages Through the Universe - Media Update - With CD - 3RD 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495017899

Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison and Sidney Wolff

ISBN13: 978-0495017899
ISBN10: 0495017892
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 06
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

VOYAGES THROUGH THE UNIVERSE provides students and professors with the ideal combination of authors and experience. It is written by an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi) and two distinguished research scientists (Morrison at NASA and Wolff at NOAO). This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies and a student-friendly approach. Through unique group activities and a focus on astronomy as a human endeavor, the authors engage and involve students, helping them both understand and enjoy astronomy. The Media Update features the latest research and most recent discoveries since the original publication of the third edition, including the first pictures from the Huygens landing on Titan, the latest results from the Mars Exploration Rovers, and an updated section about extra solar planets.

Automatically packaged at no additional cost with every new copy of the text, AceAstronomy, Virtual Astronomy Labs, and TheSky(TM) Planetarium Software CD-ROM, the Media Update provides the strongest package of interactive learning tools available for students of astronomy today.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Student.
Preface for the Instructor.
Prologue: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour.
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: Stellar Corpses in Action: Gamma-ray Bursts.
24. The Milky Way Galaxy.
25. Galaxies.
26. Quasars and Active Galaxies.
27. Mapping the Universe.
28. The Big Bang.
29. Astrobiology and the Search for 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.
Star Maps.