Astronomy Today Volume 1: The Solar System, 9th edition
Published by Pearson (February 8th 2017) - Copyright © 2018
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For courses in Introductory Astronomy.
Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe
In this 9th Edition of Astronomy Today, Volume 1, authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach students “how we know what we know.” Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help students connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing student interest in current research. New features within Mastering™ Astronomy bring these features together and allow students to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy.
Table of contents
PART I: Astronomy and the Universe
1 Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy
2 The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
3 Radiation: Information from the Cosmos
4 Spectroscopy: The Inner Workings of Atoms
5 Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy
PART II: Our Planetary System
6 The Solar System: Comparative Planetology and Formation Models
7 Earth: Our Home in Space
8 The Moon and Mercury: Scorched and Battered Worlds
9 Venus: Earth’s Sister Planet
10 Mars: A Near Miss for Life?
11 Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System
12 Saturn: Spectacular Rings and Mysterious Moons
13 Uranus and Neptune: The Outer Worlds of the Solar System
14 Solar System Debris: Keys to Our Origin
15 Exoplanets: Planetary Systems Beyond Our Own
PART III: Stars and Stellar Evolution
16 The Sun: Our Parent Star
PART IV: Galaxies and Cosmology
28 Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?
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