ASTRONOMY THE EVOLVING UNIVERSE BY MICHAEL ZEILIK PDF

Photo Credits. Editorial Reviews A highly illustrated in color textbook for a one-semester introduction to astronomy. It describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos. This edition sixth was includes the latest observations of the Big Bang, key discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope, the views of Venus from the Magellan mission, the start of a new search for extraterrestrial life, and the rediscovery of the comet Swift-Tuttle missing for over a hundred years.

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Photo Credits. Editorial Reviews A highly illustrated in color textbook for a one-semester introduction to astronomy. It describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos. This edition sixth was includes the latest observations of the Big Bang, key discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope, the views of Venus from the Magellan mission, the start of a new search for extraterrestrial life, and the rediscovery of the comet Swift-Tuttle missing for over a hundred years.

Annotation c. Book News, Inc. Chapters follow the Earth-out model Earth, Moon, planets, sun, stars, galaxies with a few unusual additions, such as the chapter "cosmic violence," which covers quasars, gravitational lenses, and active galactic nuclei. Many nice photos and diagrams as well as an extensive glossary are included. Zeilik teaches astronomy at the University of New Mexico; his current research projects focus on astronomy education and astronomy in the historic and prehistoric Pueblo world in the Southwest US.

The photos and figures have been thoughtfully selected and generously sized, and the prose is written in an engagingly colloquial style The text continually explains the significance of what the reader is studying It is recommended for undergraduate science collections, as well as public libraries providing continuing education resourcesin the sciences.

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Part I. Changing Conceptions of the Cosmos 1. From chaos to cosmos 2. The birth of cosmological models 3. The new cosmic order 4. The clockwork universe 5.

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Michael Zeilik has revised the pedagogy of his successful textbook based on recent research in astronomy education. Significantly shorter than the previous edition, the ninth edition is organized into four concept Thoroughly updated and re-conceived, Astronomy, Ninth Edition, equips the introductory astronomy student with the essential tools for understanding the cosmos. Significantly shorter than the previous edition, the ninth edition is organized into four concept clusters: Cosmic Distances, Heavenly Motions, Celestial Light and Spectra, and Scientific Models. Material has been streamlined throughout to make the descriptions, concepts, and explanations clearer. Each chapter ends with a concise summary of the concepts in each cluster. Each chapter contains at least one Celestial Navigator, a concept map that provides a visual guide of major concepts in the chapter and explicity shows their connections.

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