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Combo: Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy with Connect Access Card and Starry Nights Access Card,9780077942885
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Combo: Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy with Connect Access Card and Starry Nights Access Card

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780077942885

ISBN10:
0077942884
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/3/2010
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 3/3/2010.
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Summary

Arny: Explorations-An Introduction to Astronomy, 6th edition, is built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. This new edition continues to offer the most complete technology/new media support package available. That technology/new media package includes: Interactives, Animations, and introducing Connect - online homework and course management.

Table of Contents

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 6e

Preface

Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

1 The Cycles of the Sky

2 The Rise of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

3 Gravity and Motion

4 Light and Atoms

Essay 2 Special and General Relativity

5 Telescopes

6 The Earth

Essay 3 Keeping Time

7 The Moon

8 Survey of the Solar System

9 The Terrestrial Planets

10 The Outer Planets

11 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets

12 The Sun, Our Star

13 Measuring the Properties of Stars

14 Stellar Evolution

15 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

16 The Milky Way Galaxy

17 Galaxies

18 Cosmology

Essay 4 Life in the Universe

Answers to "Test Yourself"

Appendix

Glossary

Index



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