Astronomy Today Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, 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 2, 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 III: Stars and Stellar Evolution
16 The Sun: Our Parent Star
17 The Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence
18 The Interstellar Medium: Gas and Dust Among the Stars
19 Star Formation: A Traumatic Birth
20 Stellar Evolution: The Life and Death of a Star
21 Stellar Explosions: Novae, Supernovae, and the Formation of the Elements
22 Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter
PART IV: Galaxies and Cosmology
23 The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space
24 Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe
25 Galaxies and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos
26 Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe
27 The Early Universe: Toward the Beginning of Time
28 Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?
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