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

  • Eric Chaisson, 
  • Steve McMillan

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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: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Table of contents

Brief Contents

    1. Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy
    2. The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
    3. Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos
    4. Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy
    1. The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets
    2. Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard
    3. The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts
    4. The Jovian Planets: Giants of the Solar System
    5. Moons, Rings, and Plutoids: Small Worlds Among Giants
    1. The Sun: Our Parent Star
    2. Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence
    3. The Interstellar Medium: Star Formation in the Milky Way
    4. Stellar Evolution: The Lives and Deaths of Stars
    5. Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter
    1. The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space
    2. Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe
    3. Hubble’s Law and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos
    4. Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe
    5. Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?

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