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Essential Cosmic Perspective
Essential Cosmic Perspective
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805385847
  • ISBN: 0805385843
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

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I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE. 1. Our Place in the Universe. 2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself. II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY. 3. The Science of Astronomy. 4. A Universe of Matter and Energy. 5. Universal Motion. 6. Telescopes and Spacecraft. III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS. 7. Formation of the Solar System. 8. The Terrestrial Worlds. 9. Jovian Planet Systems. 10. Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto. 11. Planet Earth and Its Lessons on Life in the Universe. IV. STELLAR ALCHEMY. 12. Our Star. 13. Stars. 14. Star Stuff. 15. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard. V. GALAXIES AND BEYOND. 16. Our Galaxy. 17. A Universe of Galaxies. 18. Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe. 19. The Beginning of Time. 20. Interstellar Travel and the Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations. APPENDIXES. Appendix A: Useful Numbers. Appendix B: Useful Formulas. Appendix C: A Few Mathematical Skills. Appendix D: The Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix E: Planetary Data. Appendix F: Stellar Data. Appendix G: Galaxy Data. Appendix H: Selected Astronomical Web Sites. Appendix I: The 88 Constellations. Appendix J: Star Charts. Glossary. Acknowledgments & Credits. Index.Bennett, Jeffrey is the author of 'Essential Cosmic Perspective' with ISBN 9780805385847 and ISBN 0805385843.

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