CliffsQuickReview Astronomy

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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

From planets, stars, and galaxies to the search for extraterrestrial life, CliffsQuickReview Astronomy gives you jargon-free explanations of the fundamentals — including all the latest discoveries and theories. This guide introduces each topic, defines key terms, and carefully walks you through ...

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Overview

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

From planets, stars, and galaxies to the search for extraterrestrial life, CliffsQuickReview Astronomy gives you jargon-free explanations of the fundamentals — including all the latest discoveries and theories. This guide introduces each topic, defines key terms, and carefully walks you through each sample problem step-by-step. In no time, you'll be ready to tackle the key concepts in this book such as

  • The history and science of astronomy
  • Origin and evolution of the solar system
  • Hertzprung-Russel diagram
  • Final end states of stars
  • Types of galaxies and their classification

In plain words and useful formats, CliffsQuickReview Astronomy provides an overview of the universe and every known type of object that exits within it, so that you can use your study time efficiently. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs.

With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764585647
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/11/2000
  • Series: Cliffs Quick Review Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 710,423
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles J. Peterson, Ph.D. worked at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory before joining the University of Missouri in 1978. He has researched star clusters and galaxis as well as the history of astronomy. He has taught introductory and advanced astronomy courses for over 20 years.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Astronomy.

Chapter 2: The Science of Astronomy.

Chapter 3: Observing the Sky.

Chapter 4: The Solar System.

Chapter 5: Earth and Its Moon.

Chapter 6: Other Planets of the Solar System.

Chapter 7: The Sun, a Representative Star.

Chapter 8: Observational Properties of Stars.

Chapter 9: The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram.

Chapter 10: The Structure of Stars.

Chapter 11: Formation and Evolution of Stars.

Chapter 12: Final End States of Stars.

Chapter 13: The Milky Way Galaxy.

Chapter 14: Galaxies.

Chapter 15: The Universe.

Chapter 16: Life in the Universe.

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