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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe, 7/e

Astronomy:  A Beginner

Author(s):
  • Eric Chaisson
  • Steve McMillan
  • Author: Eric Chaisson
    • ISBN:9789332586871
    • 10 Digit ISBN:933258687X
    • Price:Rs. 899.00
    • Pages:576
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


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    For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses. 

     

    With Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite student interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy and create a bridge to scientific understanding with student-friendly art and enhanced pedagogy.

     

    Table of Content

    PART 1 Foundations xviii
    0 Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy
    1 The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
    2 Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos
    3 Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy
    PART 2 Our Planetary System
    4 The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets
    5 Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard
    6 The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts
    7 The Jovian Planets: Giants of the Solar System
    8 Moons, Rings, and Plutoids: Small Worlds Among Giants
    PART 3 The Stars
    9 The Sun: Our Parent Star
    10 Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence
    11 The Interstellar Medium: Star Formation in the Milky Way
    12 Stellar Evolution: The Lives and Deaths of Stars
    13 Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter
    PART 4 Galaxies and the Universe
    14 The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space
    15 Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe
    16 Galaxies and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos
    17 Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe
    18 Life in the Universe: Are We Alone
     

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    With Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite your interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy and create a bridge to scientific understanding with student-friendly art and better learning tools.