Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 7

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 7

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by Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321814916

ISBN-13: 9780321814913

Pub. Date: 10/02/2012

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.

With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos.

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For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.

With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite your interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy and create a bridge to scientific understanding with student-friendly art and better learning tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321814913
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
574
Sales rank:
520,804
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

0. Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy

I. FOUNDATIONS

1. The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science

2. Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos

3. Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy

II. OUR PLANETARY SYSTEM

4. The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets

5. Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard

6. The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts

7. The Jovian Planets: Giants of the Solar System

8. Moons, Rings, and Plutoids: Small Worlds Among Giants

III. THE STARS

9. The Sun: Our Parent Star

10. Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence

11. The Interstellar Medium: Star Formation in the Milky Way

12. Stellar Evolution: The Lives and Deaths of Stars

13. Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter

IV. GALAXIES AND THE UNIVERSE

14. The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space

15. Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe

16. Hubble’s Law and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos

17. Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe

18. Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Renting a textbook is always tricky. I'm not sure who formats the content for screens but I will say that this one is off. Its too hard to tell when the page will turn, it doesn't do it smoothly. Some of the graphs and illustrations are hard to read. You can't read it on a nook, ipad or other mobile device, and you can't connect to the 'additional material' that is available as a CD with the actual book. Technical issues aside, this is a great book. It is much deeper than you think - looking at the cover - but it is also very accessible science. If you are using this for class...spend the extra money and rent the actual book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago