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Title The universe / [editor: Andrew Solway].

Publication Info. Redding, Conn. : Brown Bear Books, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bureau Valley High School Stacks - BVHG-8  523.1 SOL    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County SD 535 - HS Adult Non-Fiction - PCHG-8  523.1 UNI    AVAILABLE
Description 112 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Curriculum connections. 21st century science
Curriculum connections. 21st century science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-109) and index.
Audience Age range: 15-18--Publisher's web site.
Summary Text, photographs, and diagrams explain the major features of the universe, theories relating to its origins and growth, and Earth's place within it. Includes sidebars that explain the relevance of concepts to the science curriculum.
Contents Scale of the universe -- History of the big bang -- The inflationary universe -- The infant universe -- Beginnings of structure -- Formation of galaxies -- Kinds of galaxies -- Structure of galaxies -- The Milky Way -- Clusters and voids -- Active galaxies -- Energy machine -- Interacting galaxies -- Stars and galaxies -- The sun -- Colors and spectra -- Giants and dwarfs -- Binary and multiple stars -- Birth of a star -- On the main sequence -- Post-main sequence -- Stellar nucleosynthesis -- Supernovae -- Neutron stars and pulsars -- Black holes -- Open, flat, or closed -- The accelerating universe -- Accretion of the planets -- Large and small planets -- Planets and their orbits -- Earth and moon -- Inner planets -- Life on Mars? -- Distant companions -- Moons of the outer planets -- Bits and pieces -- Beyond the fringe -- Forming cores -- How atmospheres evolved.
Subject Cosmology -- Textbooks.
Astronomy -- Textbooks.
Added Author Solway, Andrew.
ISBN 9781933834764 hardcover
1933834765 hardcover

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