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Discovering the Universeis the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book's legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.
Table of Contents
Part I Understanding Astronomy 1.Discovering the Night Sky 2. Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets 3. Light and Telescopes 4. Atomic Physics and Spectra
Part II Understanding the Solar System 5. Formation of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems 6. Earth and Moon 7. The Other Terrestrial Planets 8. The Outer Planet 9. Vagabonds of the Solar System 10. The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star
Part III Understanding the Stars 11. Characterizing Stars 12. The Lives of Stars from Birth Through Middle Age 13. The Deaths of Stars 14. Black Holes: Matters of Gravity
Part IV Understanding the Universe 15. The Milky Way Galaxy 16. Galaxies 17. Quasars and Other Active Galaxies 18. Cosmology 19. Astrobiology
Appendices Glossary Answers to Margin Questions and Computational Questions Index
January 18, 2015
by Kristina Arnold
bought it bc class required it…havent even used it yet
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