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Title:
Astronomy : the evolving universe
Author:
Zeilik, Michael.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Ninth edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xx, 552 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Changing conceptions of the cosmos -- From chaos to cosmos -- birth of cosmological models -- new cosmic order -- clockwork universe -- birth of astrophysics -- Telescopes and our insight into the cosmos -- Einstein's vision -- planets : past and present -- Earth : an evolving planet -- Moon and Mercury, Mars and Venus : terrestrial planets -- Jovian planets : primitive worlds -- origin and evolution of the solar system -- universe of stars -- Our sun : local star -- stars as suns -- Starbirth and interstellar matter -- Star lives -- Stardeath -- Galaxies and cosmic evolution -- evolution of the galaxy -- universe of galaxies -- Cosmic violence -- Cosmic history.
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ISBN:
9780521800907
Format :
Book