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Overview

Known edition after edition for its state-of-the-science coverage, Universe breaks new ground in its Eighth Edition with added pedagogical support and pioneering media and supplements. It places the basics of astronomy and the process of science within the grasp of introductory students.


Package Universe, Eighth Edition with FREE Starry Night CD!
use Package ISBN 0-7167-9564-7

SPLIT VOLUMES

In addition to the complete 28-chapter version of Universe, two shorter versions are also available:
Universe: The Solar System, Third Edition
(Chapters 1-16 and 28)
0-7167-9563-9; w/FREE Starry Night CD, 0-7167-9562-0

Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Third Edition
(Chapters 1-8 which includes a two-chapter overview of the solar system) and Chapters 16-28)
0-7167-9561-2; w/FREE Starry Night CD, 0-7167-9565-5

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716785842
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 5/14/2007
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 9.09 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introducing Astronomy
1. Astronomy and the Universe
2. Knowing the Heavens
3. Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon
4. Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets
5. The Nature of Light
6. Optics and Telescopes

Part II. Planets and Moons
7. Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System
8. Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of Our Solar System
9. The Living Earth
10. Our Barren Moon
11. Mercury, Venus, and Mars: Earthlike yet Unique
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

Part III. Stars and Stellar Evolution

16. Our Star, the Sun
17. The Nature of the Stars
18. The Birth of Stars
19. Stellar Evolution: After the Main Sequence
20. Stellar Evolution: the Deaths of Stars
21. Neutron Stars
22. Black Holes

Part IV Galaxies and Cosmology
23. Our Galaxy
24. Galaxies
25. Quasars, Active Galaxies, and Gamma-Ray Bursters
26. Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
27. Exploring the Early Universe
28. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

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