Foundations of Astronomy / Edition 11
  • Foundations of Astronomy / Edition 11
  • Foundations of Astronomy / Edition 11

Foundations of Astronomy / Edition 11

by Michael A. Seeds, Dana E. Backman
     
 


With this newly revised Eleventh Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, the authors' goals are to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating, engaging, and visually vibrant, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? This edition addresses the newest… See more details below

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With this newly revised Eleventh Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, the authors' goals are to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating, engaging, and visually vibrant, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? This edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated information on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and much more. For students looking for an interactive alternative to the print text, the FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY Online Version delivers the ideal solution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439050354
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Available 2011 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
Edition description:
Eleventh Edition
Pages:
654
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: EXPLORING THE SKY. 1. Here and Now. 2. The Sky. 3. Cycles of the Moon. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Gravity. 6. Light and Telescopes. PART II: THE STARS. 7. Atoms and Starlight. 8. The Sun. 9. The Family of Stars. 10. The Interstellar Medium. 11. The Formation and Structure of Stars. 12. Stellar Evolution. 13. The Deaths of Stars. 14. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. PART III: THE UNIVERSE. 15. The Milky Way Galaxy. 16. Galaxies. 17. Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes. 18. Modern Cosmology. PART IV: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 19. The Origin of the Solar System. 20. Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology. 21. The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds. 22. Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars. 23. Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn. 24. Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets. 25. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets. PART V: LIFE. 26. Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds. Afterword. Appendix A: Units and Astronomical Data. Appendix B: Observing the Sky. Glossary. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. Index.

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