9780077636982

Looseleaf Version for Explorations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077636982

  • ISBN10:

    0077636988

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2013-03-25
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

The seventh edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

Table of Contents

Preface

Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

1 The Cycles of the Sky

2 The Rise of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

3 Gravity and Motion

4 Light and Atoms

Essay 2 Special and General Relativity

5 Telescopes

6 The Earth

Essay 3 Keeping Time

7 The Moon

8 Survey of the Solar System

9 The Terrestrial Planets

10 The Outer Planets

11 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets

12 The Sun, Our Star

13 Measuring the Properties of Stars

14 Stellar Evolution

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

16 The Milky Way Galaxy

17 Galaxies

18 Cosmology

Essay 4 Life in the Universe

Answers to "Test Yourself"

Appendix

Glossary

Index

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