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Astronomy : journey to the cosmic frontier

Author: John D Fix
Publisher: Dubuque, IA : Wm. C. Brown, [1997]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1997 versionView all editions and formats

Here John Fix presents astronomy as a scientific discipline by addressing its quantitative nature and scientific method of inquiry. Historical developments are also included to demonstrate the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Fix
ISBN: 0815130902 9780815130901
OCLC Number: 37240898
Notes: Includes special glasses in pocket for viewing stereoscopic drawings.
Includes views of the night sky in spring, summer, autumn, and winter ([4] p.)--inserted.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Journey's start; patterns in the sky; ancient astronomy; Renaissance astronomy; gravity and motion; light and telescopes; processes at work in the Solar System; the Earth; the Moon; Mercury and Venus; Mars; Jupiter and Saturn; the outer palnets; satellites; solar system debris; basic properties of stars; the Sun; the formation of stars and planets; the evolution of stars; white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; binary star systems; the Milky Way; galaxies; quasars and other active galaxies; galaxy clusters and the structure of the universe; cosmology; life in the universe.
Responsibility: John D. Fix.


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