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9781319115098

Universe: Stars and Galaxies

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319115098

  • ISBN10:

    1319115098

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-01-09
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Universe by Robert M. Geller and Roger Freedman strikes the right balance between scientific rigor, student comprehension, and excitement. Available as the full 27-chapter text or split into Stars and Galaxies and The Solar System, Universe provides all the detail you need to prepare students for engaging with astronomical ideas and theories, while also inviting students to explore through stunning visuals and relatable narratives.

Table of Contents

Stars and Galaxies: 1-8, 16-27
The Solar System:  1-16, 27


1 Astronomy and the Universe
2 Knowing the Heavens
3 Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon
4 Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets
5 The Nature of Light
6 Optics and Telescopes
7 Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System
8 Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of the Solar System
9 The Living Earth
10 Our Barren Moon
11 Mercury, Venus, and Mars: Earthlike yet Unique
12 Jupiter and Saturn: Lords of the Planets
13 Jupiter and Saturn’s Satellites of Fire and Ice
14 Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt: Remote Worlds
15 Vagabonds of the Solar System
16 Our Star, the Sun
17 The Nature of the Stars
18 The Birth of Stars
19 Stellar Evolution: On and After the Main Sequence
20 Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars
21 Black Holes
22 Our Galaxy
23 Galaxies
24 Quasars and Active Galaxies
25 Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
26 Exploring the Early Universe
27 The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

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