Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

Hardcover | March 8, 2010

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Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 6th edition, provides enough content and background in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course. The historical development of astronomy is emphasized to show that astronomy, like other sciences, advances through the efforts of many scientists, and to show how present ideas have been developed.

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Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 6th edition, provides enough content and background in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course. The historical development of astronomy is emphasized to show that astronomy, like other sciences, advances through the...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 11.2 × 9 × 1.2 inPublished:March 8, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073512184

ISBN - 13:9780073512181

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Table of Contents

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 6e

Foreword

Preface

Guided Tour

Part 1 The Journey Begins

1 Journey's Start

2 Patterns in the Sky

3 Ancient Astronomy

4 Renaissance Astronomy

5 Gravity and Motion

6 Light and Telescopes

Part 2 Journey Through the Solar System

7 Overview of the Solar System

8 The Earth

9 The Moon

10 Mercury and Venus

11 Mars

12 Jupiter and Saturn

13 The Outer Planets

14 Satellites

15 Solar System Debris

Part 3 Journey to the Stars

16 Basic Properties of Stars

17 The Sun

18 The Formation of Stars and Planets

19 The Evolution of Stars

20 White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

21 Binary Star Systems

Part 4 Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

22 The Milky Way

23 Galaxies

24 Quasars and Other Active Galaxies

25 Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe

26 Cosmology

Part 5 Journey in Search of Life

27 Life in the Universe

Appendixes

Glossary

References

Credits

Index