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Universe: The Solar System



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W. H. Freeman
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Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition: Introducing Astronomy Planets and Moons Plus the following chapters: Our Star: The Sun The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Table of Contents

Introducing Astronomy
Astronomy and the Universe
Guest Essay: Why Astronomy?
Knowing the Heavens
Guest Essay: Why Astrology Is Not Science
Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon
Guest Essay: Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy
Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets
The Nature of Light
Optics and Telescopes
Planets and Moons
Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System
Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of Our Solar System
Scientific American: Dangling a COROT
The Living Earth
Our Barren Moon
Mercury, Venus, and Mars: Earthlike yet Unique
Scientific American: Father of Spirit and Opportunity
Jupiter and Saturn: Lords of the Planets
Jupiter and Saturn's Satellites of Fire and Ice
Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt: Remote Worlds
Vagabonds of the Solar System
Guest Essay: Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
Stars and Stella Evolution
Our Star, the Sun
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
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