ISBN 9780534375904,The Universe: The Origins and Evolutions

The Universe: The Origins and Evolutions



Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780534375904

ISBN-10 0534375901


Number of Pages 600 Pages
Language (English)

Production engineering

This streamlined text (21 chapters) provides clarity with coverage of such topics as planetary origins, star formation, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and cosmology. The text introduces and reinforces the concept that stellar and interstellar research have much in common with planetary science and that both are closely related to the formation and evolution of the universe as a whole. Chapter 12 bridges the sections on planets and stars by reviewing the origins of both. The text also contains many features to help students appreciate Earth's role in the universe, including Science and Society boxes that cover the effects of technology on the Earth's atmosphere. Plus, Astronomical Activities and WWW Activities are at the end of each chapter. Voyage Through the Solar System CD-ROM and The SkyO Student Edition CD-ROM are included with each new student copy of the text."