Discovering the Universe (häftad)
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11st ed. 2019
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
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Discovering the Universe (häftad)

Discovering the Universe

Häftad Engelska, 2019-01-15
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Combining a student-centred approach with the reliability of a familiar and proven text, Discovering The Universe invites students to follow their curiosity and ask questions about astronomy, through features including What If? questions that explore alternative solar systems and universes and Meet the Discoverer interviews with working scientists throughout the text.
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Neil F. Comins is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine and author of popular scientific books, articles, and textbooks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from University College, Cardiff, Wales. He is the author of What If the Earth Had Two Moons?


1: Discovering the Night Sky.- 2: Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets.- 3: Light and Telescopes.- 4: Atomic Physics and Spectra.- 5: Exoplanets and the Formation of Planetary Systems.- 6: Formation of the Solar System.- 7: Earth and the Moon.- 8: The Other Terrestrial Planets.- 9: The Outer Planets.- 10: Vagabonds of the Solar System.- 11: The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star.- 12: Characterizing Stars.- 13: The Lives of Stars from Birth Through Middle Age.- 14: The Deaths of Stars.- 15: Black Holes: Matters of Gravity.- 16: The Milky Way Galaxy.- 17: Galaxies.-18: Quasars and Other.- 19: Cosmology.- 20: Astrobiology.