9780495113584

Horizons: Exploring the Universe

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495113584

  • ISBN10:

    0495113581

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/11/2007
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing
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Summary

With his best-selling astronomy textbook, HORIZONS, author Mike Seeds helps 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, he focuses 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 ThomsonNOW?, an online personalized learning system that will save you time in studying and help you prepare for exams through a series of diagnostic tests and personalized study plans.

Table of Contents

The Sky
The Scale of the Cosmos
The Sky
The Cycles of the Sky
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Astronomical Tools
The Stars
Starlight and Atoms
The Sun?
Our Star
The Family of Stars
The Formation and Structure of Stars
The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
The Universe Of Galaxies
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Galaxies with Active Nuclei
Cosmology in the 21st Century
The Solar System
The Origin of the Solar System
Comparative Planetology of the Terrestrial Planets
Comparative Planetology of the Outer Planets
Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
LIFE
Life on Other Worlds
Afterword
Units and Astronomical Data
Observing the Sky
Glossary
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Index
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