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Contemporary astronomy

Author: Edward J Devinney; Haywood Smith; Sabatino Sofia
Publisher: Columbus, Ohio : Merrill, 1975.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Devinney; Haywood Smith; Sabatino Sofia
ISBN: 0675087279 9780675087278
OCLC Number: 1364832
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 342 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Principles and practices. The sky --
The beginnings of modern astronomy --
Matter, light, and stars --
Modern observational astronomy --
pt. II. Planets and stars. The solar system --
Basic and observable properties of stars --
Determining the distances of stars --
Finding the basic properties of stars --
Stellar evolution --
pt. III. Galactic astronomy and cosmology. The Milky Way Galaxy --
The external galaxies --
Cosmology --
Appendix 1: Conversions and data --
Appendix 2: The constellations.
Responsibility: Edward J. Devinney, Jr., Haywood Smith, Jr., Sabatino Sofia.

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