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Voyages Through the Universe 1, Complete - Text Only

Voyages Through the Universe 1, Complete - Text Only - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030200533

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Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 1997
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Voyages Through the Universe 1, Complete - Text Only - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030200533

Andrew Fraknoi

ISBN13: 978-0030200533
ISBN10: 0030200539
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.

Table of Contents

Prologue

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: 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: 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

Appendices

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