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Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:
Introducing Astronomy
Stars and Stellar Evolution
Galaxies and Cosmology

Table of Contents

I.  Introducing Astronomy

1. Astronomy and the Universe 

Guest Essay Why Astronomy? Sandra M. Faber   

2 Knowing the Heavens  

Guest Essay Why Astrology Is Not Science James Randi    

3 Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon    

Guest Essay Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Mark Hollabaugh 

4 Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets    

5 The Nature of Light  

6 Optics and Telescopes

 

II. Planets and Moons

7 Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System

8. Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of our Solar System

Scientific American Dangling a COROT, Alexander Hellemens

 

III. Stars and Stellar Evolution

16 Our Star, the Sun   

17 The Nature of the Stars  

18 The Birth of Stars   

19 Stellar Evolution: On and After the Main Sequence   

20 Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars    

21 Neutron Stars   

22 Black Holes

  

IV. Galaxies and Cosmology

23 Our Galaxy   

24 Galaxies    

25 Quasars and Active Galaxies 

26 Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe   

Scientific American Dark Forces at Work, David Appell    

27 Exploring the Early Universe 

Scientific American Making Sense of Modern Cosmology, P. James E. Peebles 

28 The Search for Extraterrestrial Life   

Guest Essay A Biologists View of Astrobiology, Kevin W. Plaxco

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ISBN:
9781429240154
Author:
Freedman, Roger A.
Publisher:
W.H. Freeman & Company
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Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Kaufmann, William J.
Author:
Freedman, Roger
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Education-General
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Science Reference-General
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
10.88 x 9.07 x 0.79 in

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