9780077210885

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier with Starry Night Pro DVD, version 5.0

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077210885

  • ISBN10:

    0077210883

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-04-26
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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Summary

This is a text for an introductory astronomy course. One of the main goals is to provide a broad enough and deep enough background in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course. This book presumes that most of its readers are not science majors and that they probably have not had a college-level science or mathematics course. The book provides a complete description of current astronomical knowledge, neither at an extreme technical level nor at a level that fails to communicate the quantitative nature of physical science. Finally, the historical development of astronomy is emphasized to show that astronomy, like other sciences, advances through the efforts of many scientists, and to show how present ideas have been developed.

Table of Contents

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 4e
Foreword
Preface
Guided Tour
The Journey Begins
Journey's Start
Patterns in the Sky
Ancient Astronomy
Renaissance Astronomy
Gravity and Motion
Light and Telescopes
Journey Through the Solar System
Overview of the Solar System
The Earth
The Moon
Mercury and Venus
Mars
Jupiter and Saturn
The Outer Planets
Satellites
Solar System Debris
Journey to the Stars
Basic Properties of Stars
The Sun
The Formation of Stars and Planets
The Evolution of Stars
White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
Binary Star Systems
Journey to the Cosmic Frontier
The Milky Way
Galaxies
Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe
Cosmology
Journey in Search of Life
Life in the Universe
Appendixes
Glossary
References
Credits
Index
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