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Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond (with CengageNOW, Virtual Astronomy Labs Printed Access Card) / Edition 5
     

Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond (with CengageNOW, Virtual Astronomy Labs Printed Access Card) / Edition 5

by Michael A. Seeds
 

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ISBN-10: 0495015776

ISBN-13: 9780495015772

Pub. Date: 09/20/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND and its accompanying learning tools CengageNOW and Virtual Astronomy Labs shows you your place in the universe, not just your location, but also your role as a planet dweller in an evolving universe. You will learn to focus on the scientific method through the strong central questioning themes of "What are we?" and "How do

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ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND and its accompanying learning tools CengageNOW and Virtual Astronomy Labs shows you your place in the universe, not just your location, but also your role as a planet dweller in an evolving universe. You will learn to focus on the scientific method through the strong central questioning themes of "What are we?" and "How do we know?" Rather than memorize facts, you will be empowered to create your own understanding of your place in the cosmos. Use CengageNOW to not only enhance your conceptual understanding of the content, but to improve your grade in the course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495015772
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/20/2006
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Scale of the Cosmos. 2. The Sky. 3. The Cycles of the Sky. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Astronomical Instruments. 6. Starlight and Atoms. 7 The Origin of the Solar System. 8 Comparative Planetology of the Terrestrial Planets. 9 Comparative Planetology of the Outer Planets. 10 Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets. 11 The Sun - Our Star. 12 The Family of Stars. 13 The Formation and Structure of Stars. 14 The Deaths of Stars. 15. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. 16. The Milky Way Galaxy. 17. Galaxies. 18. Galaxies with Active Nuclei. 19. Cosmology in the 21st Century. 20. Life on Other Worlds.

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