Table of contents for Astronomy : the evolving universe / Michael Zeilik.


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Part I. Changing Conceptions of the Cosmos: 1. From chaos to cosmos
2. The birth of cosmological models
3. The new cosmic order
4. The clockwork universe
5. The birth of astrophysics
6. Telescopes and our insight to the cosmos
7. Einstein's vision
Part II. The Planets: Past and Present: 8. The earth: an evolving planet
9. Moon and Mercury, Mars and Venus: terrestrial planets
10. The Jovian planets: primitive worlds
11. The origin and evolution of the solar system
Part III. The Universe of Stars: 12. Our sun: local star
13. The stars as suns
14. Starbirth and interstellar matter
15. Star lives
16. Star death
Part IV. Galaxies and Cosmic Evolution: 17. The evolution of the galaxy
18. The universe of galaxies
19. Cosmic violence
20. Cosmic history
Appendix A. Units
Appendix B. Planetary data
Appendix C. Physical constants and astronomical data
Appendix D. Nearby stars in the Hipparcus catalogue
Appendix E. Periodic table of the elements
Expanded glossary
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Astronomy