What astronomers know about our universe changes every day. For the past twenty years, Universe has been the most thrilling way to communicate the excitement of discovery in astronomy, to students of all scientific backgrounds.
What astronomers know about our universe changes every day. For the past twenty years, Universe has been the most thrilling way to communicate the excitement of discovery in astronomy, to students of all scientific backgrounds. This edition of Universe which contains the full text of chapters 1-8 and 18-30 gives students the means to explore the stars and galaxies like never before. In addition to covering all the top discoveries, the text and accompanying CD contains spectacular images, captivating writing, and guides students on a fascinating journey around the cosmos and back again.
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Roger A. Freedman teaches astronomy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA William J. Kaufmann, formerly of San Diego State University, was the author of the first four editions of Universe. His many books include Relativity and Cosmology and Exploration of the Solar System.
Table of Contents
Astronomy and the Universe; Knowing the Heavens; Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon; Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets; The Nature of Light; Optics and Telescopes; Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System; Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of our Solar System; Our Star, the Sun; The Nature of the Stars; The Birth of Stars; Stellar Evolution: After the Main Sequence; Stellar Evolution: The Deaths of Stars; Neutron Stars; Black Holes; Our Galaxy; Galaxies; Quasars, Active Galaxies, and Gamma-Ray Bursters; Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe; Exploring the Early Universe; The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Universe: Stars and Galaxies by Roger A. Freedman
Roger A. Freedman
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