In Quest of the Universe

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2012 - 614 páginas
Every new copy of In Quest of the Universe, Seventh Edition print textbook includes access to the Companion WebsiteDesigned for the nonscience major, In Quest of the Universe, Seventh Edition provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to astronomy, while taking students on an exciting trek through our solar system and beyond. Updated throughout with the latest findings in this fast-paced field, the author unfolds historical and contemporary theories in astronomy to provide a clear account of how the science works. His student-friendly writing style and clear explanations acquaint students with our own solar system before moving on to the stars and distant galaxies. New Comparative Planetology boxes and data table throughout the text examine the similarities and differences in the geology, evolution, and atmospheres of all the planets in our solar system. This rich pedagogy further engages students and motivates them to think critically and develop basic reasoning skills in their studies.New and Key Features of the Seventh Edition:-Updated throughout with the latest discoveries in the field, with new and expanded content found in each chapter.-Added critical thinking and problem solving exercises can be found at the end of each chapter.-New boxes and data tables throughout examine the similarities and differences in the geology, evolution, and atmospheres of all planets in our solar system.-To increase understanding and clarity, sample calculations have been added to mathematical sections-Instructor's materials include PowerPoint Lecture Slides, PowerPoint Image Bank, Test Bank, Instructor's Manual, animations, and more.-The companion Web site, Starlinks, is included with every new copy of the text and includes study quizzes, Exploration Web links, animated flashcards, an online glossary, chapter outlines, a calendar of upcoming astronomical events, a guide to the constellations, and a new math review/tutor.
 

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The Quest Ahead
1
From an EarthCentered to a SunCentered System
38
Gravity and the Rise of Modern Astronomy
69
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
95
Telescopes Windows to the Universe
122
The EarthMoon System
149
A Planetary Overview
177
The Terrestrial Planets
207
Interstellar Matter and Star Formation
366
The Lives and Deaths of LowMass Stars
388
The Deaths of Massive Stars
415
The Milky Way Galaxy
447
A Diversity of Galaxies
473
Cosmology The Nature of the Universe
512
The Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
546
Glossary
557

The Jovian Planets
244
Dwarf Planets and Solar System Debris
277
The Sun
308
Measuring the Properties of Stars
339
Appendices
567
Index
601
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