ISBN: 978-0-471-98332-3 January 1999 326 Pages
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Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology (Hardcover $202.00)
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Seeing into Space.
The View from Earth.
The Sun, the Stars and Time.
Observation of the Solar System.
Gravity and the Solar System.
The Origin of the Solar System.
A Closer Look at the Terrestrial Planets.
A Closer Look at the Jovian Planets.
Stellar Birth and Early Life.
Stellar Evolution and Death.
"Based on a course for non-astronomers this very clearly set out book will serve the general reader." (Aslib Book Guide, Vol. 64, No. 2)
- A balanced coverage of the field of astronomy
- Many carefully chosen worked examples, student problems and photographs.
- A text that will be of interest to both students and amateur astronomers
- Addresses the needs and requirements of modern scientific astronomy courses not fully catered for by existing US texts