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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide To The Universe With Masteringastronomy (6th Edition) 6th Edition

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide To The Universe With Masteringastronomy (6th Edition) - 6th Edition - by Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan - ISBN 9780321598769
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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide To The Un...
6th Edition
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321598769

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Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

0. Charting the Heavens : The Foundations of Astronomy

I. FOUNDATIONS

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

II. 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

III. 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

IV. GALAXIES AND THE UNIVERSE

14. The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space

15. Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe

16. Hubble’s Law 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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