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Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology Paperback – December 3, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470033340 ISBN-10: 0470033347 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470033347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470033340
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,513,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The book is beautifully produced and illustrated, and notable for the care that has gone into the choice of appropriate and unusual illustrations. Recommended." (SSR, December 2009)

"This is an up-to-date, well-written, first-year undergraduate textbook ... .Many people will enjoy reading it." (The Observatory Magazine, August 2009)

"A very well thought-out book that lucidly covers a comprehensive range of topics in an attractive format ... .Bang up-to-date, and all cut up into convenient, self-contained sections that can be read in a dip-in, dip-out sort of way." (Astronomy Now, January 2009)

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Introduction to Astronomy & Cosmology is based on a successful course given by the author to give first year university students a thorough grounding in modern astronomy and to describe the techniques that have given rise to many exciting discoveries. The book also aims to show that astronomy is a wonderful showcase for fundamental physics and how it determines the fabric of the Universe.

The Chapters are Organised as Follows:

  • Astronomy, an observational science
  • Our Solar System I - the Sun
  • Our Solar System II - the Planets
  • Extra-solar Planets
  • Observing the Universe
  • The Properties of Stars
  • Stellar Evolution - the life and death of stars
  • Galaxies and the Large Scale Structure of the Universe
  • Cosmology - the origin and evolution of the universe

Every concept is accompanied by worked examples including problems at the end of each chapters. Complex mathematics are not required to use this book.

This highly illustrated textbook, including numerous colour images, though primarily written for undergraduates, will also be of interest to amateur astronomers and students studying astronomy in senior school.


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kori on April 18, 2012
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Honestly, I hardly ever read the textbooks assigned in classes. This is the one that I did read and enjoyed to read. I found it interesting and it really went along well with my lecture material. There are points in the text where the author gets into the math side of astronomy in detail, but if its something you don't understand, you can skim it or skip over it and still not be totally lost in the text.
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