Horizons: Exploring the Universe / Edition 4

Horizons: Exploring the Universe / Edition 4

by Michael A. Seeds
     
 

With 26 textbooks under his belt, Seeds (Franklin and Marshall College) has made a real science of the introductory astronomy text. This seventh edition covers the usual territory (scale of the cosmos, scientific models, cycles of the sky, history of astronomy, modern telescopes, properties of stars, etc.), with the addition of numerous 2-page spreads illustrating… See more details below

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With 26 textbooks under his belt, Seeds (Franklin and Marshall College) has made a real science of the introductory astronomy text. This seventh edition covers the usual territory (scale of the cosmos, scientific models, cycles of the sky, history of astronomy, modern telescopes, properties of stars, etc.), with the addition of numerous 2-page spreads illustrating concepts such as the lighthouse pulsar model and the formation of planetary nebulae. The student version of TheSky on CD-ROM is included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534189365
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Astronomy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
484

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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