The Cosmic Perspective, Brief with Skygazer CD-ROM / Edition 1

The Cosmic Perspective, Brief with Skygazer CD-ROM / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Bennett, Mark Voit, Nicholas Schneider, Megan Donahue
     
 

ISBN-10: 080538037X

ISBN-13: 9780805380378

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805380378
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE.

1. The Universe Discovers Itself.
2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself.

II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY.

3. The Science of Astronomy.
4. A Universe of Matter and Energy.
5. Universal Motion: From Copernicus to Newton.
6. Light: The Cosmic Messenger.

III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS

7. Formation of the Solar System.
8. The Terrestrial Worlds.
9. Jovian Planet Systems.
10. Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto.
11. Earth and Lessons About Life in the Universe.

IV. STELLAR ALCHEMY.

12. Our Star.
13. Stars.
14. Star Stuff.
15. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard.

V. GALAXIES AND BEYOND.

16. Our Galaxy.
17. Galaxies: From Here to the Horizon.
18. Dark Matter.
19. The Beginning of Time.
20. Interstellar Travel.
Appendix A: A Few Mathematical Skills.
Appendix B: The Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix C: Planetary Data.
Appendix D: Stellar Data.

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