Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 9, 2014

    Aubrey: IMG Best YA Fiction of 2014



    So what is with all the hullabaloo about young adult literature these days? Do we have John Green to blame for getting us sucked in to the tragic... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$154.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Partner Warehouse Astronomy- General

Discovering the Universe -text Only (8TH 08 - Old Edition)

by

Discovering the Universe -text Only (8TH 08 - Old Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 Eighth 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

What If . . . Earths Axis Lay on the Ecliptic?

2. Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets

3. Light and Telescopes

What If . . . Humans Had Infrared-Sensitive Eyes?

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

What If . . . The Moon Didnt Exist?

7. The Other Terrestrial Planets

8. The Outer Planets

What If . . . We Lived on a Metal-Poor Earth?

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

What If . . .The Earth Orbited a 1.5 M Sun?

13. The Deaths of Stars

What If . . . A Supernova Exploded Near Earth?

14. Black Holes: Matters of Gravity

Part IV  Understanding the Universe

15. The Milky Way Galaxy

16. Galaxies

What If . . . The Solar System Were Located Closer to the Center of the Galaxy?

17. Quasars and Other Active Galaxies

18. Cosmology

19. Astrobiology

 
Appendices

Glossary

Answers to Margin Questions and Computational Questions

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429205191
Author:
Comins, Neil F.
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Author:
Kaufmann, William J.
Author:
Comins, Neil F.
Author:
Kaufmann, William J., III
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Eighth Edition
Publication Date:
20080111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10.88 x 9.00 in

Other books you might like

  1. Essentials of Geology Used Trade Paper $23.00

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General
Textbooks » General

Discovering the Universe -text Only (8TH 08 - Old Edition) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$154.00 In Stock
Product details 544 pages W.H. Freeman & Company - English 9781429205191 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.