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Astronomy : the evolving universe

Author: Michael Zeilik
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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This highly illustrated textbook for a one-semester introduction to astronomy describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos. This ninth edition is  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zeilik
ISBN: 0521800900 9780521800907
OCLC Number: 46685453
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 552 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Changing conceptions of the cosmos --
ch. 1. From chaos to cosmos --
ch. 2. The birth of cosmological models --
ch. 3. The new cosmic order --
ch. 4. The clockwork universe --
ch. 5. The birth of astrophysics --
ch. 6. Telescopes and our insight into the cosmos --
ch. 7. Einstein's vision --
pt. 2. The planets : past and present --
ch. 8. The Earth : an evolving planet --
ch. 9. Moon and Mercury, Mars and Venus : terrestrial planets --
ch. 10. The Jovian planets : primitive worlds --
ch. 11. The origin and evolution of the solar system --
pt. 3. The universe of stars --
ch. 12. Our sun : local star --
ch. 13. The stars as suns --
ch. 14. Starbirth and interstellar matter --
ch. 15. Star lives --
ch. 16. Stardeath --
pt. 4. Galaxies and cosmic evolution --
ch. 17. The evolution of the galaxy --
ch. 18. The universe of galaxies --
ch. 19. Cosmic violence --
ch. 20. Cosmic history.
Responsibility: Michael Zeilik.
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