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Astronomy today

Author: Eric Chaisson; S McMillan
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8e, Global editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Chaisson; S McMillan
ISBN: 9781292057736 1292057734
OCLC Number: 894126075
Notes: Includes index.
"Authorized adaptation from the United States edition, entitled Astronomy today, 8th edition, ISBN 978-0-321-90167-5 by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan, published by Pearson Education ©2014"--Title page verso.
"Pearson global edition"--Back cover.
Description: 825 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 28 cm
Contents: I. ASTRONOMY AND THE UNIVERSE1. Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy2. The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science3. Radiation: Information from the Cosmos4. Spectroscopy: The Inner Workings of Atoms5. Telescopes: The Tools of AstronomyII. OUR PLANETARY SYSTEM6. The Solar System: Comparative Planetology and Formation Models7. Earth: Our Home in Space8. The Moon and Mercury: Scorched and Battered Worlds9. Venus: Earth's Sister Planet10. Mars: A Near Miss for Life?11. Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System12. Saturn: Spectacular Rings and Mysterious Moons13. Uranus and Neptune: The Outer Worlds of the Solar System14. Solar System Debris: Keys to Our Origin15. Exoplanets: Planetary Systems Beyond Our Own.III. STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION 16. The Sun: Our Parent Star17. The Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence18. The Interstellar Medium: Gas and Dust among the Stars19. Star Formation: A Traumatic Birth20. Stellar Evolution: The Life and Death of a Star21. Stellar Explosions: Novae, Supernovae, and the Formation of the Elements22. Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of MatterIV. GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY23. The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space24. Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe25. Galaxies and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos26. Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe27. The Early Universe: Toward the Beginning of Time 28. Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?
Responsibility: Eric Chaisson, Harvard University, Steve McMillan, Drexel University.

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