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Universe - Text Only

Universe - Text Only - 7th edition

Universe - Text Only - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780716798842

ISBN10: 0716798840

Universe - Text Only by Roger Freedman and William J. Kaufmann - ISBN 9780716798842
Edition: 7TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
International: No
Universe - Text Only by Roger Freedman and William J. Kaufmann - ISBN 9780716798842

ISBN13: 9780716798842

ISBN10: 0716798840

Edition: 7TH 05

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What astronomers know about our universe changes every day. For the past twenty years, Universe has been the most thrilling way to communicate the excitement of discovery in astronomy to students of all scientific backgrounds.

The new edition of Universe gives students the means to explore like never before. In addition to covering all the top discoveries, the text contains spectacular images, captivating writing, and a media and supplements package that guides students on a fascinating journey around the cosmos and back again.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Astronomy and the Universe

2. Knowing the Heavens

3. Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon

4. Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets

5. The Nature of Light

6. Optics and Telescopes

7. Comparative Planetology I: Introducing Our Solar System

8. Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of the Solar System

9. Our Living Earth

10. Our Barren Moon

11. Sun-Scorched Mercury

12. Cloud-Covered Venus

13. Red Planet Mars

14. Jupiter and Saturn

15. The Galilean Satellites of Jupiter

16. The Outer Worlds

17. Vagabonds of the Solar System

18. Our Star, the Sun

19. The Nature of Stars

20. The Birth of Stars

21. Stellar Evolution: After the Main Sequence

22. Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars

23. Neutron Stars

24. Black Holes

25. Our Galaxy

26. Galaxies

27. Quasars, Active Galaxies, and Gamma-Ray Bursters

28. Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe

29. Exploring the Early Universe

30. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life