21st Century Astronomy, 3/e (Paperback)

Jeff Hester, Bradford Smith, George Blumenthal, Laura Kay, Howard Voss

  • 出版商: W.W.Norton
  • 出版日期: 2010-01-11
  • 售價: $1,280
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,254
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 651
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0393931986
  • ISBN-13: 9780393931983

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With 21st Century Astronomy, students see the universe through the eyes of a scientist.

21st Century Astronomy’s distinctive writing style, superior art, and supporting media package all work together to teach students how science works, help students visualize basic concepts and physical processes, and keep students focused on the “big picture.”

For the Third Edition, the entire text has been reread from a student’s perspective and rewritten to eliminate jargon and ensure that the book’s hallmark tone resounds throughout every chapter. New Visual Analogy icons help students connect the textual analogies used to describe physical processes with the figures that illustrate them, and new AstroTour animations and simulations developed at the University of Nebraska provide students with opportunities for interactive learning.

Table Of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Astronomy

Chapter 1: Why Learn Astronomy?

Chapter 2: Patterns in the Sky—Motions of Earth

Chapter 3: Gravity and Orbits—A Celestial Ballet

Chapter 4: Light

Chapter 5: The Tools of the Astronomer

Part II: The Solar System

Chapter 6: The Birth and Evolution of Planetary Systems

Chapter 7: The Terrestrial Planets and Earth's Moon

Chapter 8: Atmospheres of the Terrestrial Planets

Chapter 9: Worlds of Gas and Liquid—The Giant Planets

Chapter 10: Gravity Is More Than Kepler's Laws

Chapter 11: Planetary Adornments—Moons and Rings

Chapter 12: Dwarf Planets and Small Solar System Bodies

Part III: Stars and Stellar Evolution

Chapter 13: Taking the Measure Of Stars

Chapter 14: A Run-of-the-Mill G Type Star—Our Sun

Chapter 15: Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium

Chapter 16: Stars in the Slow Lane: Low-Mass Stellar Evolution

Chapter 17: Live Fast, Die Young: High Mass Stellar Evolution

Part IV: Galaxies, the Universe, and Cosmology

Chapter 18: Our Expanding Universe

Chapter 19: Galaxies

Chapter 20: The Milky Way—A Normal Spiral Galaxy

Chapter 21: Modern Cosmology

Chapter 22: Structure in the Universe

Chapter 23: Life