Buy Fundamental Astronomy on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. Fundamental Astronomy (–) is an astronomy textbook by Finnish author Hannu Karttunen of University of Turku; Pekka Kröger and Heikki Oja of. Results 1 – 24 of 24 Fundamental Astronomy by Karttunen H. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Fundamental Astronomy

The Solar System Part I. The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially calculus, extensively throughout the work. The wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that fundamentxl be almost impossible for a single-author text From reviews of earlier editions: Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. You will also find augmented sections on the solar funcamental and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology.

Back cover copy Now in its sixth edition this successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. The long chapter on the solar system has been split into ufndamental parts: Looking for beautiful books?


Binary Stars and Stellar Masses. Besides astronomical articles Dr. I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory karttunenn observational astrophysics are concerned.

Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of tables. A new chapter on exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. The text covers all planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Karttunen has published astronomy textbooks and teaching material as well as articles for anthologies and encyclopedias. It has been extensively modernized and extended astrohomy the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.

Fundamental astronomy

Karttunen has also produced a radio lecture series on astronomy. In response to the fact that astronomy has evolved enormously over the last few years, only a few chapters of this book have been left unmodified. The Best Books of We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared frequently on the radio katrtunen talk about astronomy and space research. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Everything is explained clearly and where possible there are helpful diagrams, figures and photos that are there exactly when you need them. Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy.

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The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers. Astronomy Stone Age to the mission to the moon, and, in, the Finnish News Writers Association Tietopoelloe Award for his writings and books for children and young people.

For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory.