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Investigating Astronomy: Model Building and Critical Thinking

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By: Bernard McNamara, Chris Burnham and Bill Bridges

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #94081 | ISBN: 0815143370
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About this book

learning aid designed to augment any introductory textbook.


Contents

Skill-Building ExercisesAstronomical Facts: How Do We Know?Viewing Pictures in a Different WayReading Tables: The Search for Life on EarthReading FiguresMathematical Relations to LoveKeeping Things in ProportionRatio Exercise: Relative Sizes within the Solar SystemThe Geocentric CosmologyViewing the Universe: A Starting PlaceA More Rounded View of the EarthA Step Toward a More Complicated Universe: The Motion of MarsThe Phases of Venus and the Collapse of the Ptolemaic ModelSummary:Geocentric ModelThe Heliocentric CosmologyThe Heliocentric ModelThe Size of the Solar SystemGetting into the Swing of ThingsOur Home: Planet EarthViewing the Moon's EnvironmentModels of the Origin of the MoonThe Sun at a GlanceThe Origin of the Solar SystemSummary:Heliocentric CosmologyThe Stellar-Based CosmologyThe Sun as a StarHow Far Away Are the Stars?The Nearby StarsStellar RelationsStellar Positions in the HR DiagramStellar-Based EvolutionSummary:Stellar-based CosomologyThe Galactic CosmologyThe Material Between the StarsViewing Our SkyOur Location in the GalaxyProperties of Our GalaxySummary:Galactic CosmologyThe Extragalactic CosmologyGalaxy TypesOur Corner of the UniverseSummary:Extragalactic CosmologyThe Current CosmologyDistances to Galaxies: Hubble's LawThe Age of the UniverseThe Big Bang Model Summary:Big Bang CosmologyAppendix

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