Publisher: Wikibooks 2009
The progress of technology has dramatically improved our understanding of the universe, revealing a richer tapestry than had ever been imagined before. This wikibook introduces the advanced secondary or beginning university student to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity, presenting astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
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by Martin V. Zombeck - Cambridge University Press
This handbook is an essential reference for space astronomy and astrophysics. It covers topics such as atomic physics, nuclear physics, relativity, plasma physics, electromagnetism, mathematics, probability and statistics, and geophysics.
by Charles J. White - J. Wiley
I present the main principles of Astronomy in a form adapted to the elementary course of instruction which is commonly given at colleges and the higher grades of academies. I selected those topics which seemed to me to be the most important.
by Nick Strobel - astronomynotes.com
The notes cover: astronomy's place in the scientific endeavor, scientific method, astronomy without a telescope, history of astronomy, Newton's law of gravity, relativity theories, electromagnetic radiation, telescopes, solar system, the stars, etc.
by David Peck Todd - American Book Company
Contents: Language of Astronomy; Philosophy of the Celestial Sphere; Stars in their Courses; Earth as a Globe; Earth Turns on its Axis; Earth Revolves Round the Sun; Astronomy of Navigation; Observatory and its Instruments; The Moon; The Sun; etc.