The Cosmic Perspective with Voyager / Edition 2

The Cosmic Perspective with Voyager / Edition 2

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

ISBN-10: 0805380418

ISBN-13: 9780805380415

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

Astronomical breakthroughs of the last two decades have led to a revolution in the way we understand the universe. The Cosmic Perspective explores these discoveries and carefully weaves together connecting themes to produce a cosmic context. It's complemented by a next-generation media package that focuses on improving understanding of key concepts readers have…  See more details below

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Astronomical breakthroughs of the last two decades have led to a revolution in the way we understand the universe. The Cosmic Perspective explores these discoveries and carefully weaves together connecting themes to produce a cosmic context. It's complemented by a next-generation media package that focuses on improving understanding of key concepts readers have the most problems with -like "Phases of the Moon" and "Stellar Evolution." For college instructors and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805380415
Publisher:
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE.

REVISED! 1. Our Place in the Universe.
REVISED! 2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself.
REVISED! S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation.

II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY.

3. The Science of Astronomy.
4. A Universe of Matter and Energy.
REVISED! 5. Universal Motion: From Copernicus to Newton.
6. Light: The Cosmic Messenger.
REVISED! 7. Telescopes and Spacecraft.

III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS.

8. Formation of the Solar System.
9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the other Terrestrial Worlds.
10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the other Terrestrial Worlds.
11. Jovian Planet Systems.
12. Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto.
REVISED! 13. Planet Earth and Its Lessons on Life in the Universe.

IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE.

S2. Space and Time.
S3. Spacetime and Gravity.
S4. Building Blocks of the Universe.

REVISED! V. STELLAR ALCHEMY.

14. Our Star.
15. Stars.
16. Star Stuff.
17. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard.

VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND.

18. Our Galaxy.
19. Galaxies: From Here to the Horizon.
REVISED! 20. Galaxy Evolution.
REVISED! 21. Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe.
REVISED! 22. The Beginning of Time.
S5. Interstellar Travel.
Appendix A: Useful Numbers.
Appendix B: Useful Formulas.
Appendix C: A Few Mathematical Skills.
Appendix D: The Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix E: Planetary Data.
Appendix F: Stellar Data.
Appendix G: Galaxy Data.
Appendix H: Selected Astronomical Web Sites.
Appendix I: The 88 Constellations.
Appendix J: Star Charts.
Glossary.
Acknowledgements.
Index.

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