Explorations: Introduction To Astronomy / Edition 7

Explorations: Introduction To Astronomy / Edition 7

by Thomas Arny, Stephen Schneider
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073512222

ISBN-13: 9780073512228

Pub. Date: 02/01/2013

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The seventh edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and

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The seventh edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073512228
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Edition description:
List
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
172,263
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

1 The Cycles of the Sky

2 The Rise of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

3 Gravity and Motion
4 Light and Atoms

Essay 2 Special and General Relativity

5 Telescopes

6 The Earth
Essay 3 Keeping Time

7 The Moon
8 Survey of the Solar System
9 The Terrestrial Planets
10 The Outer Planets
11 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets
12 The Sun, Our Star
13 Measuring the Properties of Stars
14 Stellar Evolution
15 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
16 The Milky Way Galaxy
17 Galaxies
18 Cosmology

Essay 4 Life in the Universe

Answers to "Test Yourself"
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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