Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy / Edition 5

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy / Edition 5

by Thomas T. Arny
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McGraw-Hill College

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Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy / Edition 5

Arny: Explorations-An Introduction to Astronomy, 5th edition, is built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. This new edition continues to offer the most complete technology/new media support package available. That technology/new media package includes: 23 Interactives (located on the text ARIS Presentation center); ARIS website (that allows instructors to take their course to the web if they choose); and Starry Night Planetarium Software (packaged free with each new text).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073347226
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Publication date: 09/21/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 5e


Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

Part 1 The Night Sky

1 History of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

Part 2 Atoms, Forces, Light, and How We Learn About the Universe

2 Gravity and Motion

3 Light and Atoms

4 Telescopes

Part 3 The Earth and Moon

5 The Earth

Essay 2 Keeping Time

6 The Moon

Part 4 The Solar System

7 Survey of the Solar System

8 The Terrestrial Planets

9 The Outer Planets

10 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets

Part 5 Stars

11 The Sun, Our Star

12 Measuring the Properties of Stars

13 Stellar Evolution

14 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

Part 6 The Milky Way and Other Galaxies

15 The Milky Way Galaxy

16 Galaxies

17 Cosmology

Essay 3 Life in the Universe

Essay 4 Space Travel and Special Relativity

Answers to "Test Yourself"




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