9780073347226

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy with Starry Night Pro DVD, version 5.0

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073347226

  • ISBN10:

    0073347221

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/13/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy is well known for its writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. New topics include coverage of recent missions, discussion of newly defined dwarf planets, Plutos new status and the effects of special relativity on space travel.

Table of Contents

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 5e Preface Preview: The Cosmic Landscape
The Night Sky
History of Astronomy Essay
Backyard Astronomy
Atoms, Forces, Light, and How We Learn About the Universe
Gravity and Motion
Light and Atoms
Telescopes
The Earth and Moon
The Earth Essay
Keeping Time
The Moon
The Solar System
Survey of the Solar System
The Terrestrial Planets
The Outer Planets
Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets
Stars
The Sun, Our Star
Measuring the Properties of Stars
Stellar Evolution
Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
The Milky Way and Other Galaxies
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Cosmology Essay
Life in the Universe Essay
Space Travel and Special Relativity Answers to "Test Yourself"
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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