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Overview

Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:
Introducing Astronomy
Stars and Stellar Evolution
Galaxies and Cosmology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429240154
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 495,170
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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 Hellemens
 
III. Stars and Stellar Evolution
16 Our Star, the Sun   
17 The Nature of the Stars  
18 The Birth of Stars   
19 Stellar Evolution: On and After the Main Sequence   
20 Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars    
21 Neutron Stars   
22 Black Holes
  
IV. Galaxies and Cosmology
23 Our Galaxy   
24 Galaxies    
25 Quasars and Active Galaxies 
26 Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe   
Scientific American Dark Forces at Work, David Appell    
27 Exploring the Early Universe 
Scientific American Making Sense of Modern Cosmology, P. James E. Peebles 
28 The Search for Extraterrestrial Life   
Guest Essay A Biologist’s View of Astrobiology, Kevin W. Plaxco

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