Horizons: Exploring the Universe / Edition 5

Horizons: Exploring the Universe / Edition 5

by Michael A. Seeds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534524346

ISBN-13: 9780534524340

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Wadsworth

In this fully updated new Seventh Edition, Mike Seeds shows students their place in the universe and not just their location, but their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. He also emphasizes how science works as opposed to just teaching facts about astronomy. This enthusiastic author inspires students' imaginations, sense of wonder, and excitement for…  See more details below

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In this fully updated new Seventh Edition, Mike Seeds shows students their place in the universe and not just their location, but their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. He also emphasizes how science works as opposed to just teaching facts about astronomy. This enthusiastic author inspires students' imaginations, sense of wonder, and excitement for new discoveries. At the same time, Seeds strives to arm students with a solid understanding of the process of science. Crafting a story about astronomy, Seeds hopes that students will be able to ask questions of nature and gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534524340
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Astronomy Series
Edition description:
5TH/BK&CD
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 10.85(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1The Scale of the Cosmos1
2The Sky9
3Cycles of the Sky21
4The Origin of Modern Astronomy42
5Astronomical Tools65
6Atoms and Starlight90
7The Sun - Our Star108
8The Properties of Stars124
9The Formation and Structure of Stars147
10The Deaths of Stars175
11Neutron Stars and Black Holes197
12The Milky Way Galaxy214
13Galaxies239
14Galaxies with Active Nuclei259
15Cosmology276
16The Origin of the Solar System298
17The Earthlike Planets320
18Worlds of the Outer Solar System350
19Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets378
20Life on Other Worlds396
Afterword416

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