21St Century Astronomy 3E : Stars and Galaxies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
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21st Century Astronomy#xE2;#x80;#x99;s distinctive writing style, superior art, and supporting media package all work together to teach students how science works, help students visualize basic concepts and physical processes, and keep students focused on the #xE2;#x80;#x9C;big picture.#xE2;#x80;#x9D; For the Third Edition, the entire text has been reread from a student#xE2;#x80;#x99;s perspective and rewritten to eliminate jargon and ensure that the book#xE2;#x80;#x99;s hallmark tone resounds throughout every chapter. New Visual Analogy icons help students connect the textual analogies used to describe physical processes with the figures that illustrate them, and new AstroTour animations and simulations developed at the University of Nebraska provide students with opportunities for interactive learning.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Astronomy
Why Learn Astronomy?
Patterns in the Sky-Motions of Earth
Gravity and Orbits-A Celestial Ballet
The Tools of the Astronomer
The Solar System
The Birth and Evolution of Planetary Systems
The Terrestrial Planets and Earth's Moon
Atmospheres of the Terrestrial Planets
Worlds of Gas and Liquid-The Giant Planets
Gravity Is More Than Kepler's Laws
Planetary Adornments-Moons and Rings
Dwarf Planets and Small Solar System Bodies
Stars and Stellar Evolution
Taking the Measure Of Stars
A Run-of-the-Mill G Type Star-Our Sun
Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium
Stars in the Slow Lane: Low-Mass Stellar Evolution
Live Fast, Die Young: High Mass Stellar Evolution
Galaxies, the Universe, and Cosmology
Our Expanding Universe
The Milky Way-A Normal Spiral Galaxy
Modern Cosmology
Structure in the Universe
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