9780077345099

Explorations : An Introduction to Astronomy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077345099

  • ISBN10:

    0077345096

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/14/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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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

Preface
Preview: The Cosmic Landscape
The Cycles of the Sky
The Rise of Astronomy
Backyard Astronomy
Gravity and Motion
Light and Atoms
Special and General Relativity
Telescopes
The Earth
Keeping Time
The Moon
Survey of the Solar System
The Terrestrial Planets
The Outer Planets
Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets
The Sun, Our Star
Measuring the Properties of Stars
Stellar Evolution
Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Cosmology
Life in the Universe
Answers to "Test Yourself"
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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