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Freemans briefest, least expensive introductory astronomy text.

Discovering the Essential Universe, Fifth Edition is one of the briefest texts available for the introductory astronomy course, while still providing the wide range of factual topics that are the hallmark of the text and are consistent with most course needs. Discovering the Essential Universe provides up-to-date explanations of core concepts in a flexible and student-friendly text, supported by an impressive collection of multimedia resources developed by astronomy education researchers. It is also up to date, reflecting how our knowledge about the universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface 

1 Discovering the Night Sky 

2 Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets

3 Light and Telescopes

4 Formation of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems

5 The Terrestrial Planets and Their Moons

6 The Outer Planets and Their Moons

7 Dwarf Planets and Small Solar System Bodies

8 The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star

9 Characterizing Stars

10 The Lives of Stars

11 The Deaths and Remnants of Stars

12 The Galaxies

13 Cosmology

14 Astrobiology

Appendices

Glossary 

Answers to Margin Questions and Computational Questions

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429255196
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Subject:
General-General
Author:
Comins, Neil F.
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
438
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in

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