9780534378554

Foundations of Astronomy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534378554

  • ISBN10:

    0534378552

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/18/2000
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

PART 1 EXPLORING THE SKY
The Scale of the Cosmos
1(8)
The Sky
9(22)
The Cycles of the Moon
31(21)
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
52(24)
Newton, Einstein, and Gravity
76(22)
Light and Telescopes
98(25)
PART 2 THE STARS
Starlight and Atoms
123(23)
The Sun---Our Star
146(25)
The Family of Stars
171(18)
Binary Stars
189(18)
The Interstellar Medium
207(17)
The Formation of Stars
224(20)
Stellar Evolution
244(24)
The Deaths of Stars
268(22)
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
290(23)
PART 3 THE UNIVERSE
The Milky Way Galaxy
313(26)
Galaxies
339(25)
Galaxies with Active Nuclei
364(24)
Cosmology
388(24)
PART 4 THE SOLAR SYSTEM
The Origin of the Solar System
412(26)
Planet Earth
438(18)
The Moon and Mercury: Airless Worlds
456(23)
Venus and Mars
479(28)
Jupiter and Saturn
507(32)
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
539(26)
Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
565(28)
PART 5 LIFE
Life on Other Worlds
593

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