Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe, 8th edition

  • Eric Chaisson, 
  • Steve McMillan

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Overview

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide brings the cosmos to life, including discoveries from the latest space missions and recent changes in our understanding of the universe.

Published by Pearson (May 4th 2018) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780135234426

Subject: Astronomy

Category: Astronomy

Table of contents

I: FOUNDATIONS
0. Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy
1. The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
2. Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos
3. Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy

II: OUR PLANETARY SYSTEM
4. The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets
5. Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard
6. The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts
7. The Jovian Planets: Giants of the Solar System
8. Moons, Rings, and Plutoids: Small Worlds Among Giants

III: THE STARS
9. The Sun: Our Parent Star
10. Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence
11. The Interstellar Medium: Star Formation in the Milky Way
12. Stellar Evolution: The Lives and Deaths of Stars
13. Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter

IV: GALAXIES AND THE UNIVERSE
14. The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space
15. Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe
16. Hubble's Law and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos
17. Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe
18. Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?

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