Astronomy: The Evolving Universe / Edition 7

Astronomy: The Evolving Universe / Edition 7

by Michael Zeilik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471597392

ISBN-13: 9780471597391

Pub. Date: 12/27/1993

Publisher: Wiley

This book explores the entire realm of astrophysical research including historical perspectives, planets, the solar system, formation of galaxies, interstellar medium, spectra and electromagnetic radiation. It includes the latest astronomical research, and more on night sky naked-eye observing. Includes comprehensive historical treatment of archeostronomy.

Overview

This book explores the entire realm of astrophysical research including historical perspectives, planets, the solar system, formation of galaxies, interstellar medium, spectra and electromagnetic radiation. It includes the latest astronomical research, and more on night sky naked-eye observing. Includes comprehensive historical treatment of archeostronomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471597391
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/27/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

CHANGING CONCEPTS OF THE COSMOS.
From Chaos to Cosmos.
The Birth of Cosmological Models.
The New Cosmic Order.
The Clockwork Universe.
The Birth of Astrophysics.
Telescopes and Our Insight to the Cosmos.
Einstein and the Evolving Universe.
THE PLANETS: PAST AND PRESENT.
The Earth: An Evolving Planet.
The Moon and Mercury: Dead Worlds.
Venus and Mars: Evolved Worlds.
The Jovian Planets: Primitive Worlds.
The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System.
THE UNIVERSE OF STARS.
Our Sun: Local Star.
The Stars as Suns.
Starbirth and Interstellar Matter.
Star Lives.
Stardeath.
GALAXIES AND COSMIC EVOLUTION.
The Evolution of the Galaxy.
The Universe of Galaxies.
Cosmic Violence.
Cosmic History.
Bios and Cosmos.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Index.
Photo Credits.

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