This book explores the entire realm of astrophysical research including historical perspectives, planets, the solar system, formation of galaxies, interstellar medium, spectra and electromagnetic radiation. It includes the lastest astronomical research, and more on night sky naked eye observing
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This highly illustrated textbook for a one-semester introduction to astronomy describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos. This ninth edition is more streamlined than earlier editions, presenting only that material needed by students. Each topic is presented in a patient, engaging manner, and includes the lastest astronomical research.Review:
"A slick introductory textbook that vaguely resembles a really thick Discover magazine. Zeilik...presents each topic in a patient, engaging manner, and even includes some material from his research on astronomy in the historic and prehistoric Pueblo world." Book News
"This is an ideal reference book which can be used in conjunction with lecture material." Astronomy & Space
"The science is accurate and presented in a logical sequence, with concepts stressed more than vocabulary. 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.... anyone seeking a good descriptive overview of astronomy at the dawn of the 21st century should certainly consider using this excellent book." Science Books and Films
"...provides a clearly written introduction to astronomy for undergraduates or interested novices. It is recommended for undergraduate science collections, as well as public libraries providing continuing education resourcesin the sciences." E-Streams
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Book Description Joanna Cotler Books, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 4th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060473746