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Astronomy Today Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies with MasteringAstronomy, 7th Edition

By Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Jul 11, 2010

Description

With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken you to the universe around you. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making “how we know what we know” an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories, and it has been streamlined to keep  you focused on the essentials and to develop an understanding of the “big picture.” Astronomy Today is available with an interactive Pearson eText and MasteringAstronomy®—the most powerful astronomy tutorial and assessment system ever built. 

 

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.

Package Components:

  • MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card
  • Astronomy Today Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Seventh Edition

Table of Contents

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

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

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?

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Package ISBN-13: 9780321728715

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    Simulation Curriculum

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    Marvin L. De Jong

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  • Edmund Scientific Star and Planet Locator
    Edmund Scientific
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Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-321-71865-8

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71865-5

Format: Alternate Binding

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