Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies / Edition 7 by Michael A. Seeds | 9781111425678 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies / Edition 7

Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies / Edition 7

by Michael A. Seeds
     
 

ISBN-10: 1111425671

ISBN-13: 9781111425678

Pub. Date: 01/04/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

With their best-selling astronomy textbook, UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS, AND GALAXIES, authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman help you understand your place in the universe—not just your location in space but your role in the unfolding history of the physical universe. To achieve this goal, the authors focus on two central questions: "What Are We?"

Overview

With their best-selling astronomy textbook, UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS, AND GALAXIES, authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman help you understand your place in the universe—not just your location in space but your role in the unfolding history of the physical universe. To achieve this goal, the authors focus on two central questions: "What Are We?" which highlights your place as a planet dweller in an evolving universe, guiding you to better understand where we came from and how we formed; and "How Do We Know?" which provides insights into how the process of science can teach us more about what we are. Each new copy of the text includes access to Virtual Astronomy Labs, an online, interactive way for you to explore astronomy from your own computer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111425678
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Textbooks Available with Cengage YouBook Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: EXPLORING THE SKY. 1. Here and Now. 2. User?s Guide to the Sky. 3. Cycles of the Sun and Moon. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Light and Telescopes. 6. Atoms and Spectra. PART II: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 7. The Sun. 8. The Origin of the Solar System (H12 Ch 15). 9. Earth and Moon (H12 Ch 16). 10. Mercury, Venus, Mars (H12 Ch 17). 11. The Jovian Planets (H12 Ch 18). 12. Meteorites, Asteroids, Comets and the Kuiper Belt (H12 Ch 19). PART III: THE STARS. 13. The Family of Stars (H12 Ch 8). 14. The Formation and Structure of Stars (H12 Ch 9). 15. The Deaths of Stars (H12 Ch 10). 16. Neutron Stars and Black Holes (H12 Ch 11). PART IV: THE UNIVERSE OF GALAXIES. 17. The Milky Way Galaxy (H12 Ch 12). 18. A Universe of Galaxies (H12 Ch 13). 19. Modern Cosmology (H12 Ch 14). PART V: LIFE. 20. Life on Other Worlds.

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