Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy by Thomas T Arny

Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy

byThomas T Arny, Stephen E Schneider

Paperback | January 31, 2013

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The seventh edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

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Title:Explorations: Introduction to AstronomyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.7 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:January 31, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073512222

ISBN - 13:9780073512228

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Table of Contents

Preface

Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

1 The Cycles of the Sky

2 The Rise of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

3 Gravity and Motion

4 Light and Atoms

Essay 2 Special and General Relativity

5 Telescopes

6 The Earth

Essay 3 Keeping Time

7 The Moon

8 Survey of the Solar System

9 The Terrestrial Planets

10 The Outer Planets

11 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets

12 The Sun, Our Star

13 Measuring the Properties of Stars

14 Stellar Evolution

15 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

16 The Milky Way Galaxy

17 Galaxies

18 Cosmology

Essay 4 Life in the Universe

Answers to "Test Yourself"

Appendix

Glossary

Index