In Quest of the Universe: / Edition 2

In Quest of the Universe: / Edition 2

by Karl F. Kuhn, Theo Koupelis
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763706050
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Astronomy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.77(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Quest Ahead1
Ch. 1An Earth-Centered Universe13
Ch. 2A Sun-Centered Universe39
Ch. 3Galileo, Newton, and Einstein63
Ch. 4Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum95
Ch. 5Telescopes: Windows to the Universe121
Ch. 6The Earth-Moon System153
Ch. 7A Planetary Overview197
Ch. 8The Terrestrial Planets227
Ch. 9The Jovian Planets265
Ch. 10Pluto and Solar System Debris305
Ch. 11The Sun337
Ch. 12Measuring the Properties of Stars367
Ch. 13Interstellar Matter and Star Formation401
Ch. 14The Lives and Deaths of Stars423
Ch. 15The Deaths of Massive Stars449
Ch. 16The Milky Way Galaxy479
Ch. 17The Diverse Galaxies507
Ch. 18Cosmology: The Nature of the Universe543

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