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Introduction to astronomy and cosmology

Author: Ian Morison
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. : Wiley, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a modern undergraduate textbook, combining both the theory behind astronomy with the very latest developments.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morison
ISBN: 9780470033333 0470033339 9780470033340 0470033347
OCLC Number: 173718733
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 341 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Astronomy, an observational science --
Our solar system 1 : the sun --
Our solar system 2 : the planets --
Extra-solar planets --
Observing the universe --
The properties of stars --
Stellar evolution : the life and death of stars --
Galaxies and the large scale structure of the universe --
Cosmology : the origin and the evolution of the universe.
Responsibility: Ian Morison.
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