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Universe By William J. Kaufmann

Universe

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Thoroughly updated, the fourth edition contains: up-to-date photographs and discoveries including - Hubble Space Telescope images, including central star of NGC 2440; discoveries about Venus and Magellan; and the latest on solar neutrinos, including results from GALLEX and SAGE.
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Universe by William J. Kaufmann

Thoroughly updated, the fourth edition contains: up-to-date photographs and discoveries including - Hubble Space Telescope images, including central star of NGC 2440; discoveries about Venus and Magellan; and the latest on solar neutrinos, including results from GALLEX and SAGE. Each chapter now repeatedly summarizes and reviews the main ideas, with the inclusion of supercomputer simulations of events, for example, chapter 10 has a simulation of the formation of Mercury.

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Table of Contents


Introducing Astronomy. Astronomy and the Universe. Knowing the Heavens. Eclipses and Ancient Astronomy. Gravitation and the Motions of Plants. The Nature of Light and Matter. Optics and Telescopes. Planets and Moons. Our Solar System. Our Living Earth. Our Barren Moon. Sun-Scorched Mercury Cloud-Covered Venus. The Martian Invasion. Jupiter: Lord of the Planets. The Galilean Satellites of Jupiter The Spectacular Saturnian System The Outer Worlds. Interplanetary Vagabonds. Stars and Stellar Evolution. Our Star. The Nature of Stars. The Birth of Stars. Stellar Maturity and Old Age. The Deaths of Stars. Neutron Stars. Black Holes. Galaxies and Cosmology. Our Galaxy. Galaxies. Quasars, Blazers, and Active Galaxies. Cosmology: The Creation and Fate of the Universe. Exploring the Early Universe. Afterword. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life.

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GOR001911038
Universe by William J. Kaufmann
William J. Kaufmann
Used - Very Good
Hardback
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
1993-12-20
626
0716723794
9780716723790
N/A
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