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Astronomy Astronomy Today by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan

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  1. Jan 19, 2013 #1

    Table of Contents:

    I. ASTRONOMY AND THE UNIVERSE
    1. Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy
    2. The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science
    3. Radiation: Information from the Cosmos
    4. Spectroscopy: The Inner Workings of Atoms
    5. Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy

    II. OUR PLANETARY SYSTEM
    6. The Solar System: An Introduction to Comparative Planetology
    7. Earth: Our Home in Space
    8. The Moon and Mercury: Scorched and Battered Worlds
    9. Venus: Earth’s Sister Planet
    10. Mars: A Near Miss for Life?
    11. Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System
    12. Saturn: Spectacular Rings and Mysterious Moons
    13. Uranus and Neptune: The Outer Worlds of the Solar System
    14. Solar System Debris: Keys to Our Origin
    15. The Formation of Planetary Systems: The Solar System and Beyond

    III. STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION
    16. The Sun: Our Parent Star
    17. The Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence
    18. The Interstellar Medium: Gas and Dust among the Stars
    19. Star Formation: A Traumatic Birth
    20. Stellar Evolution: The Life and Death of a Star
    21. Stellar Explosions: Novae, Supernovae, and the Formation of the Elements
    22. Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter

    IV. GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY
    23. The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space
    24. Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe
    25. Galaxies and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos
    26. Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe
    27. The Early Universe: Toward the Beginning of Time
    28. Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?

    Alternate Versions

    •Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-16, 28.
    •Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-5 and 16-28.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2017
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