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Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Third Edition is an abbreviated volume of the complete 28-chapter version of Universe. Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Third Edition includes Chapters 1-8 and 16-28; it omits the detailed chapters on the solar system but includes the overview of the solar system in Chapters 7 and 8.

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.

Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Third Edition 0-7167-9561-2; w/FREE Starry Night CD, 0-7167-9565-5

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716795650
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 5/18/2007
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.09 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.85 (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

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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