Horizons: Exploring the Universe with the Sky CD-ROM / Edition 9

Horizons: Exploring the Universe with the Sky CD-ROM / Edition 9

by Michael A. Seeds
     
 


This newly revised and updated Ninth Edition of HORIZONS shows students their place in the universe - not just their location, but also their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. Fascinating and engaging, the book illustrates how science works, and how scientists depend on evidence to test hypotheses. Students will learn to focus on the scientific… See more details below

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This newly revised and updated Ninth Edition of HORIZONS shows students their place in the universe - not just their location, but also their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. Fascinating and engaging, the book illustrates how science works, and how scientists depend on evidence to test hypotheses. Students will learn to focus on the scientific method through the strong central questioning themes of "What are we?" and "How do we know?" Students are also provided with an assessment tool, AceAstronomy, to help test their knowledge of the concepts through assessment, tutorials, and post-tests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495010036
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: THE SKY. 1. The Scale of the Cosmos. 2. The Sky. 3. The Cycles of the Moon. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Astronomical Tools. Part II: THE STARS. 6. Starlight and Atoms. 7. The Sun - Our Star. 8. The Family of Stars. 9. The Formation and Structure of Stars. 10. The Deaths of Stars. 11. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. Part III: THE UNIVERSE OF GALAXIES. 12. The Milky Way Galaxy. 13. Galaxies. 14. Galaxies with Active Nuclei. 15. Cosmology in the 21st Century. Part IV: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 16. The Origin of the Solar System. 17. The Earthlike Planets. 18. Worlds of the Outer Solar System. 19. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets. Part V: LIFE. 20. 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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