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Astronomy

Author: Donald H Menzel; Ching-sung Yü
Publisher: New York, Random House [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald H Menzel; Ching-sung Yü
OCLC Number: 104018
Notes: "A Chanticleer Press edition."
Description: 320 pages illustrations (some color), charts 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The birth of astronomy --
Early astronomy --
The mechanistic universe --
The rebirth of science --
The universe: a panoramic view --
Atoms and radiation --
The instruments of astronomy --
The Earth as a planet --
The moon as a planet --
The Sun, our nearest star --
Eclipses --
The terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Pluto --
The giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune --
Asteroids, comets, and meteors --
The origin of the solar system --
Stars and nebulae --
Variable stars, star clusters, galaxies, and quasars --
The evolution of stars, galaxies and the universe --
Life in the universe --
Constellations and sky maps --
Appendix --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: [by] Donald H. Menzel. Sky maps and illus. by Ching Sung Yü.

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