Astronomy Today – Steve McMillan – 5th Edition


For one- or two-semester introductory courses in astronomy. Chaisson/McMillan is a trusted text that offers the most complete and innovative learning package available for introductory astronomy.

The goal of the Fifth Edition is to focus on the process of discovery and to better convey how science is done. Particular attention was given to clearly and concisely presenting scientific terms to the non-science student. Volume 1 includes Chapters 1-16, plus chapter 28. Volume 2 includes Chapters 1-5 plus 16-28.

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  • 1: Charting the Heavens
    2: The Copernican Revolution
    3: Radiation
    4: Spectroscopy
    5: Telescopes
    6: The Solar System
    7: Earth
    8: The Moon and Mercury
    9: Venus
    10: Mars
    11: Jupiter
    12: Saturn
    13: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
    14: Solar System Debris
    15: The Formation of Planetary Systems
    16: The Sun
    17: Red Giants and White Dwarfs
    18: The Interstellar Medium
    19: Star Formation
    20: Stellar Evolution
    21: Stellar Explosions
    22: Neutron Stars and Black Holes
    23: The Milky Way Galaxy
    24: Normal and Active Galaxies
    25: Galaxies and Dark Matter
    26: Cosmology
    27: The Early Universe
    28: Life in the Universe
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