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Synopsis: Astronomy, astrophysics and space research have developed extensively and rapidly in the last few decades. The new opportunities for observation afforded by space travel, the development of high-sensitivity light detectors and the use of powerful computers have revealed new aspects of the fascinating world of galaxies and quasars, stars and planets. The fourth, completely revised edition of The New Cosmos bears witness to this explosive development. It provides a comprehensive but concise introduction to all of astronomy and astrophysics. It stresses observations and theoretical principles equally, requiring of the reader only basic mathematical and scientific background knowledge. Like its predecessors, this edition of The New Cosmos will be welcomed by students and researchers in the fields of astronomy, physics and earth sciences, as well as by serious amateur astronomers.
From the Back Cover:
This new edition of the classic textbook The New Cosmos presents a comprehensive introductory survey of the whole field of astronomy and astrophysics.
Among the topics covered are:
- Classical astronomy and the Solar System
- Instruments and observational methods
- The Sun and the stars
- The Milky Way and other galaxies
- The origin of the Solar System
- The evolution of the Earth and of life
The observational methods and results of astronomical research as well as their theoretical foundations and interrelations are presented in an understandable format. The rapid progress of observational techniques and of theoretical understanding in the past decade are introduced and summarized in this timely and readable volume.
This revised and extended new printing demonstrates the rapid advances in astronomical research and observation in the three years since the appearance of the 5th edition. The most important new results can be found within, providing in particular up-to-date information on our solar system, neutrino radiation from the Sun, the farthest galaxies and quasars and the development of the Universe.
Title: The New Cosmos
Book Condition: Acceptable
Book Description Springer-Verlag, 2001. Condition: Good. 4th. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP104737029
Book Description Springer-Verlag, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 4th. Seller Inventory # DADAX3540525939
Book Description Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K, 1991. Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With slight and inoffensive markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 4273441
Book Description Springer Verlag, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3540525939
Book Description Springer, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: As New. As New. book. Seller Inventory # F5S6-8-Z-3540525939-5