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Voyages to the Stars and Galaxies by Andrew Fraknoi
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Combining the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies and a student-friendly approach this text focuses on astronomy as a human endeavour. It aims to engage and involve students, and help them both understand and enjoy astronomy. The technology package includes free access to "InfoTrac College Edition" and a free CD-ROM, as well as an optional package with "RedShift College Edition" (including animations) along with an accompanying workbook.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Science and the Universe - A Brief Tour; Observing the Sky - The Birth of Astronomy; Orbits and Gravity; Earth, Moon and Sky; Radiation and Spectra; Astronomical Instruments; The Sun - Our Star; The Sun - A Nuclear Powerhouse; Analyzing Starlight; The Stars - A Celestial Census; Celestial Distances; Between the Stars - Gas and Dust in Space; The Birth of Stars and the Search for Planets; Stars - From Adolescence to Old Age; The Death of Stars; Black Holes and Curved Spacetime; Interlude - Stellar Corpses in Action - Gamma-ray Bursts; The Milky Way Galaxy; Galaxies; Quasars and Active Galaxies; Mapping the Universe; The Big Bang; Astrobiology and the Search for Life Elsewhere. Appendices: Astronomy on the World Wide Web; Sources of Astronomical Information; Powers-of-Ten Notation; Units Used in Science; Some Useful Constants for Astronomy; Data for the Planets; Upcoming (Total) Eclipses; The Nearest Stars; The Brightest Stars; Stars with Planets; The Brightest Members of the Local Group; The Chemical Elements; The Constellations; The Messier Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters.
Release date NZ
September 13th, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
3rd Revised edition
Illustrations
index, star maps, glossary
Imprint
Brooks Cole
Pages
475
Dimensions
226x230x22
ISBN-13
9780534395667
Product ID
1819652

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