Astronomy Today Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies (8th Edition)

With Astronomy this present day, 8th Edition, relied on authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan converse their pleasure approximately astronomy, offering present and thorough technological know-how with insightful pedagogy. The textual content emphasizes serious considering and visualization, and it makes a speciality of the method of medical discovery, educating scholars “how we all know what we know.” The 8th version has been completely up to date with the most recent astronomical discoveries and theories and enhanced pedagogical features.

 

This package deal is composed of:

Astronomy at the present time, quantity 2: Stars and Galaxies, 8th Edition—Focuses totally on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1–5 and 16–28.

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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)

For a iteration, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching advisor has brought thousands of readers world wide to the evening sky. Now this vintage beginner's consultant has been thoroughly revised to carry it modern with the newest discoveries. up to date with the newest, such a lot actual info, new on-line assets, and greater than a hundred new snap shots and images, this 8th variation features:

 

   ·Website addresses all through for the simplest colour photos and astronomy assets online

   ·Technical principles made basic with out mathematics

   ·A attractive up-to-date full-color, modern insert with astonishing images

   ·An interactive structure with studying ambitions, reports, self-tests, and solutions for quick learning

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The Universe Before the Big Bang: Cosmology and String Theory (Astronomers' Universe)

By Maurizio Gasperini

Terms akin to "expanding Universe", "big bang", and "initial singularity", are these days a part of our universal language. the concept that the Universe we realize this day originated from an incredible explosion (big bang) is now renowned and broadly authorised, in any respect degrees, in smooth pop culture. yet what occurs to the Universe earlier than the large bang? And wouldn't it make any feel in any respect to invite the sort of query? in truth, contemporary development in theoretical physics, and particularly in String conception, indicates solutions to the above questions, offering us with mathematical instruments capable in precept to reconstruct the background of the Universe even for occasions sooner than the massive bang.

In the rising cosmological state of affairs the Universe, on the epoch of the massive bang, rather than being a "new born child" was once really a slightly "aged" creature in the midst of its very likely infinitely enduring evolution. the purpose of this booklet is to express this photograph in non-technical language accessibile additionally to non-specialists. the writer, himself a number one cosmologist, attracts consciousness to ongoing and destiny observations that would exhibit relics of an period sooner than the large bang.

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Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

By Carolyn Collins Petersen

Discover the curiosities of the cosmos during this enticing booklet! Too usually, textbooks move into extra element than readers take into account once they are looking to examine a bit anything approximately astronomy. this can be the place Astronomy a hundred and one is available in. It takes you out to the celebrities and planets and galaxies and discusses a few of the newest massive Astronomy discoveries whereas proposing the elemental evidence approximately astronomy and space.
From the massive Bang and nebulae to the Milky manner and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is full of countless numbers of interesting and pleasing astronomy charts and pictures chosen to steer you thru the universe.Whether you're seeking to get to the bottom of the secret at the back of black holes, or simply are looking to study extra approximately your favourite planets, Astronomy a hundred and one has loads of answers--even those you didn't be aware of you have been having a look for.

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Extreme Cosmos: A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe

By Bryan Gaensler

A best astronomer explores the universe throughout the lens of its so much jaw-dropping extremes.

The universe is all approximately extremes, and during this attractive and thought-provoking booklet, astronomer Bryan Gaensler supplies a whirlwind travel of the galaxies, with an emphasis on its quickest, most well-liked, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest, or even loudest parts. From supernova explosions a thousand million instances brighter than the solar to an asteroid the scale of a seashore ball, severe Cosmos bargains a desirable, clean, and proficient viewpoint of the outstanding richness of the universe, and the extraordinary physics that glossy astronomy has published.

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Making Your Own Telescope (Dover Books on Astronomy)

By Allyn J. Thompson

A booklet that has been used with nice good fortune through numerous beginner astronomers, this quantity offers whole and special directions and diverse diagrams displaying the right way to build a homemade telescope. No advanced arithmetic are concerned, and no earlier wisdom of optics or astronomy is required to keep on with the text's step by step instructions, which additionally provide guide within the basics of functional optics.Contents: 1. tale of the Telescope. 2. fabrics and gear. three. replicate Grinding. four. The Pitch Lap. five. Polishing-Testing-Correcting. 6. The Paraboloid. 7. The Diagonal. eight. Tube Parts-Alignment-The Finder. nine. Eyepieces and similar difficulties. 10. The Mounting. eleven. Aluminizing and cleansing. 12. atmosphere Circles-Equatorial Adjustment. thirteen. Optical Principles-Atmosphere-Magnitudes. 14. A moment Telescope. Appendixes. Index.

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The Hades Moon: Pluto in Aspect to the Moon

By Judy Hall

Utilizing mythology, archetypal symbolism, and a wealth of case histories, this learn offers new fabric and perception into the various features of this significant, transformative touch among the Moon and Pluto. corridor explains why Pluto-Moon features are so very important, and provides an outline of the Hades Moon in the course of the indicators and homes. She indicates us the indications and provides functional information regarding flower essences and strategies which can aid humans deal with Hades Moon strength.

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

By Carl Sagan

"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . might be the simplest OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS."
--The Washington put up ebook international (front web page review)

In Cosmos, the overdue astronomer Carl Sagan forged his gaze over the awesome secret of the Universe and made it obtainable to hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world. Now during this wonderful sequel, Carl Sagan completes his progressive trip via area and time.

Future generations will glance again on our epoch because the time whilst the human race ultimately broke right into a extensively new frontier--space. In faded Blue Dot Sagan strains the spellbinding background of our release into the cosmos and assesses the long run that looms earlier than us as we movement out into our personal sun method and directly to far-off galaxies past. The exploration and eventual payment of different worlds is neither a myth nor luxurious, insists Sagan, yet really an important for the survival of the human race.

"TAKES READERS a long way past Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity's destiny within the stars."
--Chicago Tribune

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