Unfolding our universe

Iain Nicolson ; original illustrations by Mark McLellan

Unfolding Our Universe is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to astronomy. With a clear, crisp text and beautiful colour illustrations, it takes readers to the heart of the Universe - explaining the facts, concepts, methods and frontiers of astronomical science. The book can be read right through without referring to any mathematics. For the more ambitious reader, key points are developed in more detail and basic mathematics provided in self-contained boxes. A unique feature of Unfolding Our Universe is the careful balance it strikes between the basics of the subject and its frontiers. Step by step, it carefully assembles a complete understanding of astronomy. Full colour throughout and a very readable text make this book a delight for the casual reader to browse, while the clear and concise explanations will appeal to amateur astronomers, science teachers and college and university students seeking a no-nonsense introduction to astronomy.

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  • Foreword
  • 1. Overview of the universe
  • 2. Observing the universe
  • 3. The moving sky
  • 4. Orbits and gravity
  • 5. The earth-moon system
  • 6. Worlds beyond - the planets
  • 7. Wandering fragments: minor members of the solar system
  • 8. The sun - our neighborhood star
  • 9. Stars - basic properties
  • 10. Nebulae and the birth of stars and planets
  • 11. Stellar life cycles
  • 12. Collapsing, exploding and interacting stars
  • 13. The Milky Way and other galaxies
  • 14. Active Galaxies and Quasars
  • 15. Cosmology: beginnings and endings
  • 16. Wider issues
  • Appendices: 1. Units of measurement and physical constants
  • 2. Solar system data
  • 3. The brightest and nearest stars.

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書名 Unfolding our universe
著作者等 Nicolson, Iain
McLellan, Mark
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 ix, 294 p.
大きさ 29 cm
ISBN 0521592704
NCID BA45204415
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国