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The cosmos : astronomy in the new millennium

Author: Jay M Pasachoff; Alexei V Filippenko
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : No Linguistic Content : Fourth edition
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An exciting introduction to astronomy, the fourth edition of this book uses recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe. Written by two highly experienced and engaging instructors, each chapter has been fully updated, with more than 200 new images throughout, including recent images from space missions and the world's best observatories. The newly redesigned text is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay M Pasachoff; Alexei V Filippenko
ISBN: 9781139169332 1139169335
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139169332
OCLC Number: 1084655977
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 599 pages)
Contents: A grand tour of the heavens --
Light, matter, and energy: powering the universe --
Light and telescopes: extending our senses --
Observing the stars and planets: clockwork of the universe --
Gravitation and motion: the early history of astronomy --
The terrestrial planets: earth, moon, and their relatives --
The jovian planets: windswept giants --
Pluto, comets, and space debris --
Our solar system and others --
Our star: the sun --
Stars: distant suns --
How the stars shine: cosmic furnaces --
The death of stars: recycling --
Black holes: the end of space and time --
The milky way: our home in the universe --
A universe of galaxies --
Quasars and active galaxies --
Cosmology: the birth and life of the cosmos --
In the beginning --
Life in the universe.
Responsibility: Jay M. Pasachoff, Alex Filippenko.

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