Universe: Solar System

Universe: Solar System

by Roger A. Freedman
     
 

Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:
Introducing Astronomy
Planets and Moons
 
Plus the following chapters:
Our Star: The Sun
The Search for Extraterrestrial LifeSee more details below

Overview

Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:
Introducing Astronomy
Planets and Moons
 
Plus the following chapters:
Our Star: The Sun
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901429240160
Publisher:
MacMillan Higher Education
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

I.  Introducing Astronomy
1 Astronomy and the Universe 
Guest Essay: Why Astronomy? Sandra M. Faber   
2 Knowing the Heavens  
Guest Essay: Why Astrology Is Not Science James Randi    
3 Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon    
Guest Essay: Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Mark Hollabaugh 
4 Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets    
5 The Nature of Light  
6 Optics and Telescopes
 
II. Planets and Moons
7 Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System   
8 Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of Our Solar System 
Scientific American: Dangling a COROT, Alexander Hellemans   
9 The Living Earth   
10 Our Barren Moon   
11 Mercury, Venus, and Mars: Earthlike yet Unique   
Scientific American: Father of Spirit and Opportunity, David Appell 
12 Jupiter and Saturn: Lords of the Planets    
13 Jupiter and Saturn’s Satellites of Fire and Ice   
14 Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt: Remote Worlds 
15 Vagabonds of the Solar System 
Guest Essay: Pluto and the Kuiper Belt Scott Sheppard   
 
III. Stars and Stella Evolution
16 Our Star, the Sun   
 
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life   

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