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Conceptual Astronomy By Michael Zeilik

Conceptual Astronomy

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This volume provides a conceptual approach to the study of astronomy which emphasizes scientific model-making. Concepts are developed slowly from the concrete to the abstract, resulting in a traditional Earth-to-the-universe organization.
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Conceptual Astronomy: A Journey of Ideas by Michael Zeilik

Uses an innovative, imaginative approach to the subject, stressing scientific model making. Develops concepts from the concrete to the abstract, resulting in a traditional earth to universe organization. Identifies 25 basic issues which tie astronomer's current view of the universe together. End-of-chapter summaries unite key terms to key ideas in order to reinforce their relationships for students.

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Table of Contents


Concepts of the Solar System: Motions in the Solar System; The Puzzle of the Planets; Gravitation and the Solar System; The Earth: A Model Planet; Mars and Venus: Earthlike Worlds; The Moon and Mercury: Fossil Worlds; Jovian Planets and Moons: Alien Worlds; Debris and Origin; Concepts of Stellar Evolution: Celestial Light; The Sun: A Model Star; The Stars as Suns; Starbirth; Star Lives; Star Deaths; Concepts of Cosmology: The Milky Way: A Model Galaxy; Normal Galaxies; Active Galaxies and Quasars; The Cosmos: Past and Future; Life in the Cosmos.

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GOR007001586
Conceptual Astronomy: A Journey of Ideas by Michael Zeilik
Michael Zeilik
Used - Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1993-02-04
508
0471509965
9780471509967
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.