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This straightforward volume presents a broad view of astronomy spanning known facts, evolving ideas, and frontier discoveries. The authors combine qualitative reasoning and analogies with familiar objects and phenomena to awaken readers to the excitement of the universe around them. Incorporates new understanding and emphases in contemporary astronomy, including the latest data on topics ranging from adaptive optics and solar system formation to extrasolar planets and the recent missions to Mars. Top-notch illustration program exploits the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum, including images taken at radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, or gamma-ray wavelengths, in addition to visible-light photographs. For anyone interested in learning more about astronomy.
Table of Contents
|Chapters 1-16, 28|
|Chapters 1-5, 16-28|
|Astronomy and the Universe|
|Charting The Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy|
|Our Place in Space|
|Scientific Theory and the Scientific Method|
|The ""Obvious"" View|
|Earth's Orbital Motion|
|The Motion of the Moon|
|The Measurement of DistanceChapter Review|
|The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science|
|The Geocentric Universe|
|The Heliocentric Model of th|
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