Arny, Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy © 2017, 8e

Bring astronomy to life for students with this new edition of Arny’s Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy. This approachable text is ideal for an introductory astronomy course and includes examples from the world around us to help students understand complex content.

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  • PREVIEW The Cosmic Landscape
  • CHAPTER 1 The Cycles of the Sky
  • CHAPTER 2 The Rise of Astronomy
  • CHAPTER 3 Gravity and Motion
  • CHAPTER 4 Light and Atoms
  • CHAPTER 5 Telescopes
  • CHAPTER 6 The Earth
  • CHAPTER 7 The Moon
  • CHAPTER 8 Survey of the Solar System
  • CHAPTER 9 The Terrestrial Planets
  • CHAPTER 10 The Outer Planets
  • CHAPTER 11 Small Bodies Orbiting the Sun
  • CHAPTER 12 The Sun, Our Star
  • CHAPTER 13 Measuring the Properties of Stars
  • CHAPTER 14 Stellar Evolution
  • CHAPTER 15 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
  • CHAPTER 16 The Milky Way Galaxy
  • CHAPTER 17 Galaxies
  • CHAPTER 18 Cosmology