Part I. Changing Conceptions of the Cosmos 1. From chaos to cosmos 2. The birth of cosmological models 3.
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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. The birth of astrophysics 6. Telescopes and our insight to the cosmos 7. The Planets: Past and Present 8.
The earth: an evolving planet 9. Moon and Mercury, Mars and Venus: terrestrial planets The Jovian planets: primitive worlds The origin and evolution of the solar system Part III. The Universe of Stars Our sun: local star The stars as suns Starbirth and interstellar matter Star lives Part IV. Galaxies and Cosmic Evolution The evolution of the galaxy The universe of galaxies Cosmic violence Cosmic history Astronomy: The Evolving Universe 9th edition Thoroughly updated and re-conceived, Astronomy, Ninth Edition, equips the introductory astronomy student with the essential tools for understanding the cosmos.
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 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.
Throughout, illustrations have been updated to be clearer and more understandable to the novice student. Reviews " It is recommended for undergraduate science collections, as well as public libraries providing continuing education resources in the sciences.
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
Astronomy the Evolving Universe by Zeilik Michael