Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond / Edition 6

Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond / Edition 6

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by Michael A. Seeds, Dana Backman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495562033

ISBN-13: 9780495562030

Pub. Date: 01/05/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning


With their best-selling astronomy textbook, ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND , authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman help you understand your place in the universe-not just your location in space, but your role in the unfolding history of the physical universe. To achieve this goal, the authors focus on two central questions: "What Are We?," which…  See more details below

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With their best-selling astronomy textbook, ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND , authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman help you understand your place in the universe-not just your location in space, but your role in the unfolding history of the physical universe. To achieve this goal, the authors focus on two central questions: "What Are We?," which highlights your place as a planet dweller in an evolving universe, guiding you to better understand where we came from and how we formed, and "How Do We Know?," which provides insights into how the process of science can teach us more about what we are. Each new copy of the text includes access to Virtual Astronomy Labs, an online, interactive way for you to explore astronomy from your own computer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495562030
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/05/2009
Series:
Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
487
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: THE SKY. 1. Here and Now. 2. The Sky. 3. Cycles of the Sky. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Light and Telescopes. 6. Atoms and Starlight. Part II: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 7. The Solar System: An Overview. 8. Terrestrial Planets. 9. Jovian Planets, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt. 10. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets. 11. The Sun. Part III: THE STARS. 12. The Family of Stars. 13. The Formation and Structure of Stars. 14. The Deaths of Stars. 15. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. Part IV: THE UNIVERSE OF GALAXIES. 16. The Milky Way Galaxy. 17. Galaxies. 18. Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes. 19. Modern Cosmology. Part V: LIFE. 20. Life on Other Worlds.

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