9780073040806

Explorations : An Introduction to Astronomy with Starry Nights Pro CD-ROM (V. 3.1)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073040806

  • ISBN10:

    0073040800

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/22/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This 4th 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

Table of Contents

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 4e

Preface

Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

Part 1 The Night Sky

1 History of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

Part 2 Atoms, Forces, Light, and How We Learn About the Universe

2 Gravity and Motion

3 Light and Atoms

4 Telescopes

Part 3 The Earth and Moon

5 The Earth

Essay 2 Keeping Time

6 The Moon

Part 4 The Solar System

7 Survey of the Solar System

8 The Terrestrial Planets

9 The Outer Planets

10 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets

Part 5 Stars

11 The Sun, Our Star

12 Measuring the Properties of Stars

13 Stellar Evolution

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

Part 6 The Milky Way and Other Galaxies

15 The Milky Way Galaxy

16 Galaxies

17 Cosmology

Essay 3 Life in the Universe

Answers to "Test Yourself"

Appendix

Glossary

Index

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