Astronomy Today / Edition 3

Astronomy Today / Edition 3

by Eric J. Chaisson, McMillan Steve
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130801003

ISBN-13: 9780130801005

Pub. Date: 08/01/1998

Publisher: Pearson

Chaisson/McMillan's writing style and pedagogically driven art program are recognized as being scientifically accurate yet accessible to non-science majors. The integrated media program contains the market's only E-book. It provides readers with innovative and interactive tools to learn and test their understanding of astronomy concepts.Topics covered include

Overview

Chaisson/McMillan's writing style and pedagogically driven art program are recognized as being scientifically accurate yet accessible to non-science majors. The integrated media program contains the market's only E-book. It provides readers with innovative and interactive tools to learn and test their understanding of astronomy concepts.Topics covered include Astronomy and the Universe, Our Planetay System, Stars and Stellar Evolution, Galaxies and Cosmology, and more.For one or two-semester introductory astronomy course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130801005
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
661
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.19(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 ASTRONOMY AND THE UNIVERSE 3(126)
1 CHARTING THE HEAVENS: The Foundations of Astronomy
3(26)
2 THE COPERNICAN REVOLUTION: The Birth of Modern Science
29(26)
3 RADIATION: Information from the Cosmos
55(22)
4 SPECTROSCOPY: The Inner Workings of Atoms
77(20)
5 TELESCOPES: The Tools of Astronomy
97(32)
PART 2 OUR PLANETARY SYSTEM 129(224)
6 THE SOLAR SYSTEM: An Introduction to Comparative Planetology
129(18)
7 EARTH: Our Home in Space
147(28)
8 THE MOON AND MERCURY: Scorched and Battered Worlds
175(28)
9 VENUS: Earth's Sister Planet
203(20)
10 MARS: A Near Miss for Life?
223(20)
11 JUPITER: Giant of the Solar System
243(22)
12 SATURN: Spectacular Rings and Mysterious Moons
265(22)
13 URANUS, NEPTUNE, AND PLUTO: The Outer Worlds of the Solar System
287(26)
14 SOLAR SYSTEM DEBRIS: Keys to Our Origin
313(24)
15 THE FORMATION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM: The Birth of Our World
337(16)
PART 3 STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION 353(166)
16 THE SUN: Our Parent Star
353(26)
17 MEASURING THE STARS: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence
379(26)
18 THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM: Gas and Dust Among the Stars
405(20)
19 STAR FORMATION: A Traumatic Birth
425(22)
20 STELLAR EVOLUTION: From Middle Age to Death
447(24)
21 STELLAR EXPLOSIONS: Novae, Supernovae, and the Formation of the Heavy Elements
471(22)
22 NEUTRON STARS AND BLACK HOLES: Strange States of Matter
493(26)
PART 4 GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY 519
23 THE MILKY WAY GALAXY: A Grand Design
519(28)
24 NORMAL GALAXIES: The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe
547(28)
25 ACTIVE GALAXIES AND QUASARS: Limits of the Observable Universe
575(28)
26 COSMOLOGY: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe
603(22)
27 THE EARLY UNIVERSE: Toward the Beginning of Time
625(22)
28 LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: Are We Alone?
647

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