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Astronomy for the Utterly Confused : Utterly Confused - Dr. Terry Jones

Astronomy for the Utterly Confused

Utterly Confused

Paperback

Published: 22nd December 2006
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A fun, fascinating, accessible introduction to astronomy basics

In this latest installment in the bestselling Utterly Confused series, an astronomy professor and a popular science writer team up to fill you in on all the essentials of modern astronomy. From the solar system and the constellations to space-time, gravity, and quantum physics, you'll go on a fascinating journey through the cosmos, becoming acquainted with the most recent astronomical phenomena and concepts, and dozens of fun facts.

Preface
Acknowledgment
Organization of the Text
Where Are We? The Basics
The Universe in Time and Space
The Earth's Place
Our Vantage Point on Earth
Key Concepts and Basic Laws
Solar Systems and How They Form
The Solar Nebula and the Formation of Gas Planets
The Solar Nebula and the Formation of the Rocky Planets and Moons
The Smaller Bodies of Our Solar System
The Sun's Role in Our Solar System
Astrophysics Basics
Origins of the Puzzles of Space-time and Gravity
Down to the Atomic and Subatomic Levels
How These Are Studied
Stars and Galaxies
Star Formation, Star Development
The Death of Stars
Galaxy Formation and Development
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and on to the Future
The Role of Dark Matter
The Role of Dark Energy
The Future of the Universe
Frontiers in Astronomy INDEX
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ISBN: 9780071471589
ISBN-10: 0071471588
Series: Utterly Confused
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd December 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1