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Astronomy : the cosmic journey

Author: William K Hartmann
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hartmann, William K.
Astronomy.
Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1989
(OCoLC)755158456
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William K Hartmann
ISBN: 0534095763 9780534095765
OCLC Number: 17916262
Description: xx, 694 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prehistoric astronomy: origins of science and superstition --
Historic advances: worlds in the sky --
Discovering the layout of the solar system --
Gravity and the conquest of space --
Light and the spectrum: messages from space --
Earth as a planet --
The moon --
Introducing the planets--Mercury --
Venus --
Mars --
Jupiter and its moons --
The outermost planets and their moons --
Comets, meteors, asteriods, and meteorites --
The origin of the solar system --
The sun: the nature of the nearest star --
Measuring the basic properties of stars --
The systematics of nearby stars: the H-R diagram --
Stellar evolution I: birth and Middle Ages --
Stellar evolution II: Death and transfiguration --
Interstellar atoms, dust, and nebulae --
Companions to stars: binaries, multiples, and possible planetary systems --
Star clusters and associations --
The Milky Way Galaxy --
The local galaxies --
The expanding universe of distant galaxies --
Cosmology: the universe's structure --
Cosmogony: a twentieth-century version of creation --
Life in the universe.
Responsibility: William K. Hartmann.

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