Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780321691439
ISBN 13: 0321691431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken you to the universe around you. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making “how we know what we know” an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories, and it has been streamlined to keep you focused on the essentials and to develop an understanding of the “big picture.” Alternate Versions Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-16, 28. Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-5 and 16-28.

Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1198
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9789888407316
ISBN 13: 9888407317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Book Review:

Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either aone-semester or two-semester introductory course (bear in mind, you can customize your version and include only those chapters or sections you will be teaching.) It is made available free of charge in electronic form (and low cost in printed form) to students around the world. If you have ever thrown up your hands in despair over the spiraling cost of astronomy textbooks, you owe your students a good look at this one. Coverage and Scope Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. It is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements of introductory astronomy courses nationwide. Chapter 1: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour Chapter 2: Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy Chapter 3: Orbits and Gravity Chapter 4: Earth, Moon, and Sky Chapter 5: Radiation and Spectra Chapter 6: Astronomical Instruments Chapter 7: Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System Chapter 8: Earth as a Planet Chapter 9: Cratered Worlds Chapter 10: Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars Chapter 11: The Giant Planets Chapter 12: Rings, Moons, and Pluto Chapter 13: Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System Chapter 14: Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System Chapter 15: The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star Chapter 16: The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse Chapter 17: Analyzing Starlight Chapter 18: The Stars: A Celestial Census Chapter 19: Celestial Distances Chapter 20: Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space Chapter 21: The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets outside the Solar System Chapter 22: Stars from Adolescence to Old Age Chapter 23: The Death of Stars Chapter 24: Black Holes and Curved Spacetime Chapter 25: The Milky Way Galaxy Chapter 26: Galaxies Chapter 27: Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes Chapter 28: The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies Chapter 29: The Big Bang Chapter 30: Life in the Universe Appendix A: How to Study for Your Introductory Astronomy Course Appendix B: Astronomy Websites, Pictures, and Apps Appendix C: Scientific Notation Appendix D: Units Used in Science Appendix E: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy Appendix F: Physical and Orbital Data for the Planets Appendix G: Selected Moons of the Planets Appendix H: Upcoming Total Eclipses Appendix I: The Nearest Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and White Dwarfs Appendix J: The Brightest Twenty Stars Appendix K: The Chemical Elements Appendix L: The Constellations Appendix M: Star Charts and Sky Event Resources

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 735
Release: 2013-09-19
ISBN 10: 9780321897619
ISBN 13: 0321897617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students “how we know what we know.” The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories and improved pedagogical features. 0321897617 / 9780321897619 Astronomy Today Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

NightWatch

NightWatch
Author: Terence Dickinson
Publsiher: Firefly Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1552093026
ISBN 13: 9781552093023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NightWatch Book Review:

Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN 10: 9780134450278
ISBN 13: 0134450272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

For courses in Introductory Astronomy. Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe In this Ninth Edition of Astronomy Today , authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach readers "how we know what we know." Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help readers connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing interest in current research. New features within MasteringAstronomy bring these features together and allow readers to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy. Also available with MasteringAstronomy(tm) MasteringAstronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive pre-lecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics(tm) instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific MasteringAstronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. MasteringAstronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0321897617 / 9780321897619 Astronomy Today Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 013458368X
ISBN 13: 9780134583686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

For courses in Introductory Astronomy. Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe In this Ninth Edition of Astronomy Today , authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach readers “how we know what we know.” Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help readers connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing interest in current research. New features within Mastering ™ Astronomy bring these features together and allow readers to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy. Also available with Mastering Astronomy Mastering ™ Astronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive pre-lecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics™ instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Astronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. Mastering Astronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering ™ Astronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Astronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Astronomy, search for: 0321897617 / 9780321897619 Astronomy Today Plus Mastering Astronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Dinah L. Moché
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780394944234
ISBN 13: 0394944232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

An illustrated introduction to planets, stars, and space exploration.

Fundamentals of Astronomy

Fundamentals of Astronomy
Author: C Barbieri
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1420011979
ISBN 13: 9781420011975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Astronomy Book Review:

Providing a broad overview of foundational concepts, Fundamentals of Astronomy covers topics ranging from spherical astronomy to celestial mechanics, closing with two chapters that discuss elements of astronomical photometry and spectroscopy. Supplementary and explanatory notes at the end of each chapter provide references to material published in scientific journals, and solved and unsolved exercises allow students to review their understanding of the material. Broad in coverage, the book presents arguments from classical astronomy, such as spherical astronomy, that form the foundation for future work in the field. Features: Provides an introductory vision of arguments from spherical astronomy to celestial mechanics to astronomical photometry and spectroscopy Presents the information at an introductory level without sacrificing scientific rigor Includes worked examples, references, and Web site evaluations

Astronomy Today Global Edition

Astronomy Today  Global Edition
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1292072660
ISBN 13: 9781292072661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Global Edition Book Review:

With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students “how we know what we know.” Alternate Versions Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Eighth Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1–16, 28. Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Eighth Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1–5 and 16–28.

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy
Author: Ronald L. Snell,Stanley Kurtz,Jonathan Marr
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN 10: 0429647131
ISBN 13: 9780429647130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy Book Review:

As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Courses covering this subject are, therefore, very important in the education of the next generation of scientists who will continue to explore the Cosmos. This textbook, the second of two volumes, presents an extensive introduction to the astrophysical processes that are studied in radio astronomy. Suitable for undergraduate courses on radio astronomy, it discusses the physical phenomena that give rise to radio emissions, presenting examples of astronomical objects, and illustrating how the relevant physical parameters of astronomical sources can be obtained from radio observations. Unlike other radio astronomy textbooks, this book provides students with an understanding of the background and the underlying principles, with derivations available for most of the equations used in the textbook. Features: Presents a clear and concise discussion of the important astronomical concepts and physical processes that give rise to both radio continuum and radio spectral line emission Discusses radio emissions from a variety of astronomical sources and shows how the observed emissions can be used to derive the physical properties of these sources Includes numerous examples using actual data from the literature

Source Book in Astronomy 1900 1950

Source Book in Astronomy  1900 1950
Author: Harlow Shapley
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 9780674821859
ISBN 13: 0674821858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Source Book in Astronomy 1900 1950 Book Review:

The phenomenal growth of modern astronomy, including the invention of the coronagraph and major developments in telescope design and photographic technique, is unparalleled in many centuries. Theories of relativity, the concept and measurement of the expanding universe, the location of sun and planets far from the center of the Milky Way, the exploration of the interiors of stars, the pulsation theory of Cepheid variation, and investigations of interstellar space have profoundly altered the astronomer's approach. These fundamental discoveries are reported in papers by such eminent scientists as Albert Einstein, Sir Arthur S. Eddington, Henry Norris Russell, Sir James Jeans, Meghnad Saha, Otto Struve, Fred L. Whipple, Bernard Lyot, Jan H. Oort, and George Ellery Hale. The Source Book's 69 contributions represent all fields of astronomy. For example, there are reports on the equivalence of mass and energy (E = mc2) of the special theory of relativity; building the 200-inch Palomar telescope; the scattering of galaxies suggesting a rapidly expanding universe; stellar evolution; and the Big Bang and Steady State theories of the universe's origin.

Infrared Astronomy Seeing the Heat

Infrared Astronomy     Seeing the Heat
Author: David L. Clements
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN 10: 148223727X
ISBN 13: 9781482237276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrared Astronomy Seeing the Heat Book Review:

Uncover the Secrets of the Universe Hidden at Wavelengths beyond Our Optical Gaze William Herschel’s discovery of infrared light in 1800 led to the development of astronomy at wavelengths other than the optical. Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory explores the work in astronomy that relies on observations in the infrared. Author David L. Clements, a distinguished academic and science fiction writer, delves into how the universe works, from the planets in our own Solar System to the universe as a whole. The book first presents the major telescopes in the world of observational infrared astronomy, explains how infrared light is detected through various kinds of telescopes, and describes practical problems that send infrared astronomers to the tops of mountains and their telescopes into orbit and beyond. Much of the book focuses on what infrared astronomers find in their observations. You’ll discover what infrared astronomy reveals about the planets, moons, and other bodies that constitute our Solar System; star formation and stellar evolution; the processes that shape galaxies; and dark energy and dark matter. Infrared astronomy has revolutionized our understanding of the universe and has become essential in studying cosmology. Accessible to amateur astronomers, this book presents an overview of the science and technology associated with infrared astronomy. With color figures, it shows you how infrared astronomy provides insights into the workings of the universe that are unavailable at other wavelengths.

Astronomy Through the Ages

Astronomy Through the Ages
Author: Sir Robert Wilson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN 10: 1135737541
ISBN 13: 9781135737542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Through the Ages Book Review:

From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity and quantum mechanics, and of origin and nature of the universe. It conveys not only the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also the human side and the scientific method as practised by Kepler, defined and elucidated by Galileo, and then demonstrated by Newton.

Dictionary of Geophysics Astrophysics and Astronomy

Dictionary of Geophysics  Astrophysics  and Astronomy
Author: Richard A. Matzner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1420050230
ISBN 13: 9781420050233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Geophysics Astrophysics and Astronomy Book Review:

The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly - that readers are familiar with all the terms in professional literature. With over 4,000 definitions and 50 contributing authors, this unique comprehensive dictionary helps scientists to use terminology correctly and to understand papers, articles, and books in which physics-related terms appear.

Textbook on Spherical Astronomy

Textbook on Spherical Astronomy
Author: William Marshall Smart,W. M. Smart,R. M. Green
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 431
Release: 1977-07-07
ISBN 10: 9780521291804
ISBN 13: 0521291801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook on Spherical Astronomy Book Review:

This new revision of a standard work gives a general but comprehensive introduction to positional astronomy. Useful for researchers as well as undergraduates.

Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Author: Houjun Mo,Frank van den Bosch,Simon White
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 0521857937
ISBN 13: 9780521857932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galaxy Formation and Evolution Book Review:

A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Astronomy Today Volume 2

Astronomy Today Volume 2
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN 10: 9780134566214
ISBN 13: 0134566211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics
Author: Pankaj Jain
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 1439885915
ISBN 13: 9781439885918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics Book Review:

Astronomy is the field of science devoted to the study of astronomical objects, such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have gathered a wealth of knowledge about the universe through hundreds of years of painstaking observations. These observations are interpreted by the use of physical and chemical laws familiar to mankind. These interpretations supply information about the nature of these astronomical objects, allowing for the deduction of their surface and interior conditions. The science associated with these interpretations is called astrophysics. An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics offers a comprehensive introduction to astronomy and astrophysics, complete with illustrative examples and illuminating homework problems. Requiring a familiarity with basic physics and mathematics, this undergraduate-level textbook: Addresses key physics concepts relevant to stellar observations, including radiation, electromagnetic spectrum, photometry, continuous and discrete spectrum, and spectral lines Describes instruments used for astronomical observations as well as how the radiation received is characterized and interpreted to determine the properties of stars Examines the structure of stars, the basic equations which explain stars in equilibrium, and the fusion reactions occurring in stellar cores Discusses the evolution of stars, the solar system, the dynamics of galaxies, and the fundamentals of modern cosmology Explores the universe at high redshifts, where it is dominated by objects such as active galaxies Solutions manual and figure slides available with qualifying course adoption An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics teaches students how to interpret the night sky, providing them with a critical understanding of the stars and other heavenly bodies.

The Data Book of Astronomy

The Data Book of Astronomy
Author: Patrick Moore
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 1420033441
ISBN 13: 9781420033441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Data Book of Astronomy Book Review:

Filled with data about the Earth, Moon, the planets, the stars, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep space, this invaluable resource reveals the latest scientific discoveries about black holes, quasars, and the origins of the Universe. It includes maps supported by detailed tables of the names, positions, magnitudes, and spectra of the main stars in each constellation along with key data on galaxies, nebulae, and clusters. MNASSA wrote, "This book fills a niche with detailed astronomical data and concise explanations, all at an accessible level it is an excellent resource, and probably will be the first book I shall reach for.

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy
Author: Michael J. Way,Jeffrey D. Scargle,Kamal M. Ali,Ashok N. Srivastava
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1439841748
ISBN 13: 9781439841747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy Book Review:

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy documents numerous successful collaborations among computer scientists, statisticians, and astronomers who illustrate the application of state-of-the-art machine learning and data mining techniques in astronomy. Due to the massive amount and complexity of data in most scientific disciplines