The Universe and How to See It : A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky

The Universe and How to See It : A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 224 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780762103485
  • DDC分類 520

Table of Contents

How to use this book                               6  (2)
Introduction 8 (2)
Getting Started 10 (20)
Constellation guides 12 (2)
The Changing sky 14 (2)
The celestial sphere 16 (2)
Navigating the skies 18 (2)
Naming the stars 20 (2)
Northern winter and spring 22 (2)
Northern summer and fall 24 (2)
Southern summer and fall 26 (2)
Southern winter and spring 28 (2)
The Solar System 30
The home system 32 (2)
Genesis 34 (2)
Our star, the Sun 36 (2)
The solar cycle 38 (2)
Solar eclipses 40 (2)
The wind from the Sun 42 (2)
Earth-the dynamic planet 44 (2)
Atmospheric phenomena 46 (2)
Meteors 48 (2)
The Moon 50 (2)
Features of the Moon 52 (2)
Mercury-messenger of the gods 54 (2)
Venus-the hostile planet 56 (2)
Mars-the Red planet 58 (2)
On Martian soil 60 (2)
Asteroids 62 (2)
Jupiter-king of the planets 64 (2)
The Galilean Moons 66 (2)
Saturn and its moons 68 (2)
Saturn's rings 70 (2)
Uranus-the turquoise, gas giant 72 (2)
Neptune-a dark and stormy world 74 (2)
Pluto and the Kuiper Belt 76 (2)
Comets 78
Stars and the galaxy 80 (138)
The starry sky 82 (2)
Star distance 84 (2)
Nearby stars 86 (2)
Star colors 88 (2)
Plotting the lives of stars 90 (2)
Stellar evolution 92 (2)
Star birth 94 (2)
Young stars 96 (2)
Sunlike stars 98 (2)
Other solar systems 100(2)
Red and brown dwarfs 102(2)
Stellar heavy weights 104(2)
Multiple stars 106(2)
Introducing variables stars 108(2)
Clouds in space 110(2)
Red giants 112(2)
Pulsating stars 114(2)
Planetary nebulae 116(2)
White dwarfs 118(2)
Supernovae 120(2)
Neutron stars and pulsars 122(2)
Novae 124(2)
Black holes 126(2)
Strange stars 128(2)
Open clusters 130(2)
Globular clusters 132(2)
The Milky Way 134(4)
Beyond the Milky Way 138(22)
Satellite galaxies 140(2)
The Andromeda Galaxy 142(2)
The Local Group 144(2)
Distances to galaxies 146(2)
Types of galaxies 148(2)
Elliptical galaxies 150(2)
Colliding galaxies 152(2)
Clusters and superclusters 154(2)
Active galaxies 156(2)
Quasars and blazars 158(2)
Foundations 160(44)
Introducing cosmology 162(2)
Structure of the universe 164(2)
The expanding cosmos 166(2)
The nature of space-time 168(2)
The moment of creation 170(2)
The elemental furnace 172(2)
The beginnings of structure 174(2)
First stars and galaxies 176(2)
How astronomers work 178(2)
Observatories and telescopes 180(2)
The invisible universe 182(2)
Amateur astronomy 184(2)
Choosing equipment 186(2)
History of astronomy 188(2)
Ancient theories 190(2)
The Copernican revolution 192(2)
Enlightenment astronomy 194(2)
The arrival of astrophysics 196(2)
Einstein and beyond 198(2)
Astronomy from space 200(2)
Probes to the planets 202(2)
Appendices 204(8)
Glossary 212(4)
Celestial object index 216(2)
Index 218(6)
Credits 224