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Astronomy, the evolving universe

Author: Michael Zeilik
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats

This 5th edition contains recent information on the Voyager 2 mission to Uranus, Halley's Comet, superclusters and voids, and the inflationary universe model. Other new material covers image  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zeilik, Michael.
Astronomy, the evolving universe.
New York : Wiley, ©1988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zeilik
ISBN: 0471605239 9780471605232
OCLC Number: 16228245
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 544 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: CHANGING CONCEPTS OF THE COSMOS: From Chaos to Cosmos; The Birth of Cosmological Models; The New Cosmic Order; The Clockwork Universe; The Birth of Astrophysics; Telescopes and Our Insight to the Cosmos; Einstein and the Evolving Universe; THE PLANETS - PAST AND PRESENT: The Earth: An Evolving Planet; The Moon and Mercury: Dead Worlds; Venus and Mars: Evolved Worlds; The Jovian Planets: Primitive Worlds; The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System; THE UNIVERSE OF STARS: Our Sun: Local Star; The Stars as Suns; Starbirth and Interstellar Matter; Star Lives; Stardeath; GALAXIES AND COSMIC EVOLUTION: The Evolution of the Galaxy; The Universe of Galaxies; Cosmic Violence; Cosmic History; Bios and Cosmos; Appendix A: Units; Appendix B: Planetary Data; Appendix C: Physical Constants and Astronomical Data; Appendix D: Nearby Stars; Appendix E: The 25 Brightest Stars; Appendix F: Periodic Table of the Elements; Appendix G: Seasonal Star Charts.
Responsibility: Michael Zeilik.


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