Astronomy Today: 2000

Astronomy Today: 2000

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This number one, best-selling astronomy text reflects the most current findings in astronomy using a clear, accurate exposition, market-leading art program, and the most innovative, integrated media program available. A free CD is included with each copy of the text with a multimedia version of the text and links directly to the widely praised Chaisson/McMillan companion web site at The CD contains approximately 35 updates on events and discoveries that have occurred since the print-based book was more

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  • Hardback | 693 pages
  • 220.98 x 274.32 x 2.54mm | 158.76g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130858633
  • 9780130858634

Table of contents

I. ASTRONOMY AND THE UNIVERSE. 1. Charting the Heavens: The Foundation of Astronomy. 2. The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science. 3. Radiation: Information from the Cosmos. 4. Spectroscopy: The Inner Workings of Atom. 5. Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy. II. OUR PLANETARY SYSTEM. 6. The Solar System: An Introduction to Comparative Planetology. 7. The Earth: Our Home in Space. 8. The Moon and Mercury: Scorched and Battered Worlds. 9. Venus: Earths Sister Planet. 10. Mars: A Near Miss for Life? 11. Jupiter: The Giant of the Solar System. 12. Saturn: Spectacular Rings and Mysterious Moons. 13. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto: The Outer Worlds of the Solar System. 14. Solar System Debris: Keys to Our Origin. 15. The Formation of the Solar System: The Birth of Our World. III. STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION. 16. The Sun: Our Parent Star. 17. Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs and the Main Sequence. 18. The Interstellar Medium: Gas and Dust Among the Stars. 19. Star Formation: A Traumatic Birth. 20. Star Evolution: From Middle Age to Death. 21. Stellar Explosions: Novae, Supernovae, and the Formation of the Heavy Elements. 22. Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter. IV. GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY. 23. The Milky Way Galaxy: A Grand Design. 24. Normal Galaxies: The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe. 25. Active Galaxies and Quasars: Limits of the Observable Universe. 26. Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe. 27. The Early Universe: Toward the Beginning of Time. 28. Life in the Universe: Are We Alone? APPENDICES. 1. Scientific Notation. 2. Astronomical Measurement. 3. Tables. Glossary. Index. Answers to Self-Test Questions. Star more

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