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Title:
Astronomy, from the earth to the universe
Author:
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Saunders College Pub., [1987]

©1987
Physical Description:
xvii, 584 pages, 44, xiv pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780030081149
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

New edition of a copiously illustrated textbook that provides a well- organized introduction to astronomy. After covering the history of the discipline, the author progresses from the study of our solar system to the study of our galaxy, on to galaxy clusters, the universe as a whole, and cosmology. Many of the color photographs in the text come from the best instruments currently available, including the Hubble and the Very Large Array. The text is also very current, often referring to discoveries that have been made in the last few years. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR