9781439050354

Foundations Of Astronomy

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    9781439050354

  • ISBN10:

    143905035X

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Completely current with the newest developments from the field, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, 11e helps readers use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text helps you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? This edition addresses the latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated information on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and much more.

Table of Contents

Exploring The Sky
Here and Now
The Sky
Cycles of the Moon
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Gravity
Light and Telescopes
The Stars
Atoms and Starlight
The Sun
The Family of Stars
The Interstellar Medium
The Formation and Structure of Stars
Stellar Evolution
The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
The Universe
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
Modern Cosmology
The Solar System
The Origin of the Solar System
Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology
The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds
Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars
Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn
Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets
Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
Life
Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds
Afterword
Units and Astronomical Data
Observing the Sky
Glossary
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Index
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