Foundations of Astronomy, 11th Edition

Book Description

Completely current with the newest developments from the field, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, 11e helps readers use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text helps you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? This edition addresses the latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and much more.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Exploring the Sky
Chapter 1 Here and Now
Chapter 2 The Sky
Chapter 3 Cycles of the Moon
Chapter 4 The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Chapter 5 Gravity
Chapter 6 Light and Telescopes

Part 2: The Stars
Chapter 7 Atoms and Starlight
Chapter 8 The Sun
Chapter 9 The Family of Stars
Chapter 10 The Interstellar Medium
Chapter 11 The Formation and Structure of Stars
Chapter 12 Stellar Evolution
Chapter 13 The Deaths of Stars
Chapter 14 Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Part 3: The Part 3 The Universe
Chapter 15 The Milky Way Galaxy
Chapter 16 Galaxies
Chapter 17 Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
Chapter 18 Modern Cosmology

Part 4: The Solar System
Chapter 19 The Origin of the Solar System
Chapter 20 Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology
Chapter 21 The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds
Chapter 22 Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars
Chapter 23 Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn
Chapter 24 Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets
Chapter 25 Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets

Part 5: Life
Chapter 26 Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds

APPENDIX A: AND ASTRONOMICAL DATA
APPENDIX B: OBSERVING THE SKY

Book Details

  • Title: Foundations of Astronomy, 11th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 672 pages
  • Edition: 11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-01-01
  • ISBN-10: 143905035X
  • ISBN-13: 9781439050354
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