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The cosmos : astronomy in the new millennium

Author: Jay M Pasachoff; Alexei V Filippenko
Publisher: Pacific Grove, CA : Thomson-Brooks/Cole, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This brief and illustrated text offers concise coverage of a wide range of astronomical topics. An early discussion of the scientific method stresses its importance in the verification of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay M Pasachoff; Alexei V Filippenko
ISBN: 053439549X 9780534395490 0534395503 9780534395506 0534395511 9780534395513 0534490875 9780534490874
OCLC Number: 52348850
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) + 1 card with online access code
Contents: A grand tour of the heavens --
Light, matter, and energy: powering the universe --
Light and telescopes: extending our senses --
Observing the stars and planets: clockwork of the universe --
Gravitation and motion: the early history of astronomy --
The terrestrial planets: earth, moon, and their relatives --
The Jovian planets: windswept giants --
Pluto, comets, and space debris --
Our solar system and others --
Our star: the sun --
Stars: distant suns --
How the stars shine: cosmic furnaces --
The death of stars: stellar recycling --
Black holes: the end of space and time --
The Milky Way: our home in the universe --
A universe of galaxies --
Quasars and active galaxies --
Cosmology: the birth and life of the cosmos --
In the beginning --
Life in the universe.
Responsibility: Jay M. Pasachoff, Alex Filippenko.

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