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Universe. Stars and galaxies

Author: Roger A Freedman; Robert M Geller; William J Kaufmann
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This is an abbreviated volume of Universe by Freedman et al., focusing on stars and galaxies. Known for their state-of-the-science coverage, the various Universe books place the basics of astronomy  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger A Freedman; Robert M Geller; William J Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781429240154 1429240156 0716795604 9780716795605
OCLC Number: 642623983
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Fourth Edition, contains selected chapters from Freedman, Kaufmann and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition. This is reflected in the chapter numbering. I. INTRODUCING ASTRONOMY 1. Astronomy and the Universe Guest Essay Why Astronomy?, Sandra M. Faber 2. Knowing the Heavens Guest Essay Why Astrology Is Not Science, James Randi 3 Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon Guest Essay Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, Mark Hollabaugh 4 Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets 5 The Nature of Light 6 Optics and Telescopes II. PLANETS AND MOONS 7 Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System 8. Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of our Solar System Scientific American Dangling a COROT, Alexander Hellemens III. STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION 16 Our Star, the Sun 17 The Nature of the Stars 18 The Birth of Stars 19 Stellar Evolution: On and After the Main Sequence 20 Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars 21 Neutron Stars 22 Black Holes IV. GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY 23 Our Galaxy 24 Galaxies 25 Quasars and Active Galaxies 26 Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe Scientific American Dark Forces at Work, David Appell 27 Exploring the Early Universe Scientific American Making Sense of Modern Cosmology, P. James E. Peebles 28 The Search for Extraterrestrial Life Guest Essay A Biologist's View of Astrobiology, Kevin W. Plaxco
Responsibility: Roger A. Freedman, Robert M. Geller, William J. Kaufmann, III.
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