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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716726463
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

I Modern Astronomy 1
1 Discovering the Night Sky 10
2 Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets 36
3 Light and Telescopes 54
4 The Origin and Nature of Light 80
What If ... We Had Infrared-Sensitive Eyes? 97
II The Solar System 99
5 The Earth and Its Moon 110
6 The Other Inner Planets 133
7 The Outer Planets 156
8 Vagabonds of the Solar System 185
9 Our Star, The Sun 205
What If ... The Moon Didn't Exist? 223
III The Stars 225
10 The Nature of Stars 232
11 The Lives of Stars 248
12 The Deaths of Stars 270
13 Black Holes 292
What If ... The Earth Orbited a 1.5-M[actual symbol not reproducible] Sun? 303
IV The Universe 305
14 The Milky Way Galaxy 311
15 Galaxies 323
16 Quasars and Active Galaxies 346
17 Cosmology 361
18 The Search for Extraterrestrial Life 381
What If ... The Earth Were Closer to the Center of the Galaxy? 389
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