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Long praised for its exceptional clarity and captivating art program, this bestselling brief text is perfect for high school astronomy courses. Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the books legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.
 
New Scientific American articles by researchers in the field introduce students to cutting-edge developments in astronomy, helping them make connections between what they read and how its applied. The new edition also includes the latest theories of solar system formation and tools to help students overcome misconceptions.

Synopsis:

Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the books legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

Table of Contents

Preface

 
Part I Understanding Astronomy

1.Discovering the Night Sky

2. Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets

3. Light and Telescopes

4. Atomic Physics and Spectra

 
Part II Understanding the Solar System

5. Formation of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems

6. Earth and Moon

7. The Other Terrestrial Planets

8. The Outer Planet

9. Vagabonds of the Solar System

10. The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star

 

Part III Understanding the Stars

11. Characterizing Stars

12. The Lives of Stars from Birth Through Middle Age

13. The Deaths of Stars

14. Black Holes: Matters of Gravity

 

Part IV  Understanding the Universe

15. The Milky Way Galaxy

16. Galaxies

17. Quasars and Other Active Galaxies

18. Cosmology

19. Astrobiology

 
Appendices

Glossary

Answers to Margin Questions and Computational Questions

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429255202
Author:
Comins, Neil F.
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Author:
Kaufmann, William J.
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Publication Date:
20110601
Binding:
Loose-leaf book
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10.91 x 9.05 x 0.815 in

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Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the books legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.
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