Explorations : An Introduction to Astronomy with Starry Nights Pro CD-ROM (V. 3.1)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This 4th edition, is built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. This new edition continues to offer the most complete technology/new media support package available

Table of Contents

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 4e


Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

Part 1 The Night Sky

1 History of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

Part 2 Atoms, Forces, Light, and How We Learn About the Universe

2 Gravity and Motion

3 Light and Atoms

4 Telescopes

Part 3 The Earth and Moon

5 The Earth

Essay 2 Keeping Time

6 The Moon

Part 4 The Solar System

7 Survey of the Solar System

8 The Terrestrial Planets

9 The Outer Planets

10 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets

Part 5 Stars

11 The Sun, Our Star

12 Measuring the Properties of Stars

13 Stellar Evolution

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

Part 6 The Milky Way and Other Galaxies

15 The Milky Way Galaxy

16 Galaxies

17 Cosmology

Essay 3 Life in the Universe

Answers to "Test Yourself"




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