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From the Sun to the stars
Kaler, James B., author
Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2017]
A sunny day -- The wanderers -- Seeing far -- A celestial tour -- Out of darkness -- An infinite variety -- Star lives -- Other worlds.

"The book begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. The idea is to provide an integrated view of the galaxy and its contents. Along the way we look at spectra, atmospheric phenomena, gravity and the laws of motion, telescopes and how they work, interstellar gas and dust, star birth and death, and planets orbiting other stars. Most popular books tend to focus on one particular topic. From the Sun to the Stars is one of the few that tells the story of the Sun against the background of other stars and other planets and, for that matter, of stars and other planets against the background of the Sun and solar system. This presents the subject with a breadth that few other books can match"--
Kresge QB521 .K27 2016

Deconstructing cosmology
Sanders, Robert H., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Kresge QB981 .S318 2016

Cosmic magnetic fields
Kronberg, Philipp P., 1939- author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Kresge QB462.8 .K76 2016

Time and cosmos in Greco-Roman antiquity
edited by Alexander Jones, including contributions by James Evans and 7 others
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry QB214 .T58 2016

Introduction to cosmology
Ryden, Barbara Sue, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Fundamental observations -- Newton versus Einstein -- Cosmic dynamics -- Model universes -- Measuring cosmological parameters -- Dark matter -- The cosmic microwave background -- Nucleosynthesis and the early universe -- Inflation and the very early universe -- Structure formation: gravitational instability -- Structure formation: baryons and photons.

"The second edition of Introduction to Cosmology is an exciting update of this award-winning textbook. It is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy, but is also useful as a supplementary text at higher levels. It explains modern cosmological concepts, such as dark energy, in the context of the Big Bang theory. Its clear, lucid writing style, with a wealth of useful everyday analogies, makes it exceptionally engaging. Emphasis is placed on the links between theoretical concepts of cosmology and the observable properties of the universe, building deeper physical insights in the reader. The second edition includes recent observational results, fuller descriptions of special and general relativity, expanded discussions of dark energy, and a new chapter on baryonic matter that makes up stars and galaxies. It is an ideal textbook for the era of precision cosmology in the accelerating universe"--
Kresge QB981 .R93 2017

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