The Physical Universe

An Introduction to Astronomy

Frank H. Shu
University of California, Berkeley


"This is a truly astonishing book, invaluable for anyone with an interest in astronomy and surely the bargain of the year."
---Physics Bulletin

"Just the thing for a first year university science course."
---Nature

"This is a beautiful book in both concept and execution."
---Sky & Telescope

About the Author:
Frank Shu is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley.  He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1968.  Shu has written a number of expository articles for the lay public, and is the author of The Physics of Astrophysics, Volumes I and II.  He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Sinica.

Translated into Greek and Chinese.

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ISBN 978-0-935702-05-7, 584 pages, Copyright 1982, Clothbound.
List Price US$118.00
Publisher's Discount Price US$100.30
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eISBN 978-1-938787-423, 584 pages, Copyright 1982.
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For information on Shu's Physics of Astrophysics, Volume I: Radiation click here.
For information on Shu's Physics of Astrophysics, Volume II: Gas Dynamics click here.

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