Astronomy: The Cosmic Journey

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1978 - Science - 536 pages
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This hybrid text/Web product is a comprehensive introduction to astronomy, covering all of the major topics in a thorough, yet concise approach. The authors take students on a threefold journey through history (where they see how humans slowly developed our present picture of the universe); through space, from Earth outward (where they see how our expanding frontiers have revealed the geography of our universe); and through cosmic time (where they travel back through cosmic time).. Through these themes, the book's content connects science and the humanities, without treating science as just an assortment of physical facts. The authors thoughtfully link astronomy to human concerns such as stewardship of the Earth and different ways of obtaining knowledge. Astronomy: The Cosmic Journey is comprised of a softcover text and a complete, enhanced, and integrated Web version (via WebTutor Advantage Plus) that will be continuously updated.

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Contents

The Early Discoveries
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The Sun and Its Radiation 214 Spectroscopic Discoveries 214 Com
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IHsrorerieis mary 30 Concepts 30 Problems 30 Advanced Problems 31 Projects 31
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