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Overview

Arny: Explorations-An Introduction to Astronomy, 5th edition, is built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. This new edition continues to offer the most complete technology/new media support package available. That technology/new media package includes: 23 Interactives (located on the text ARIS Presentation center); ARIS website (that allows instructors to take their course to the web if they choose); and Starry Night Planetarium Software (packaged free with each new text).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073347226
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
  • Publication date: 9/21/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Arny is an Emeritus professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was associated there with the Five College Astronomy Program(comprising faculty from U-Mass, Amhurst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges). Dr. Arny received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. In addition to his interest in astronomy, he has a long-standing fascination with the natural world: weather (especially atmospheric optics such as rainbows), birds, wildflowers, and butterflies.

Visit Dr. Arny's website at: astro.umass.edu/~arny/astro100.html

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Table of Contents

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 5e


Preface


Preview: The Cosmic Landscape


Part 1 The Night Sky


1 History of Astronomy


Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy


Part 2 Atoms, Forces, Light, and How We Learn About the Universe


2 Gravity and Motion


3 Light and Atoms


4 Telescopes


Part 3 The Earth and Moon


5 The Earth


Essay 2 Keeping Time


6 The Moon


Part 4 The Solar System


7 Survey of the Solar System


8 The Terrestrial Planets


9 The Outer Planets


10 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets


Part 5 Stars


11 The Sun, Our Star


12 Measuring the Properties of Stars


13 Stellar Evolution


14 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes


Part 6 The Milky Way and Other Galaxies


15 The Milky Way Galaxy


16 Galaxies


17 Cosmology


Essay 3 Life in the Universe


Essay 4 Space Travel and Special Relativity


Answers to "Test Yourself"


Appendix


Glossary


Index




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