9780495559733

Horizons Exploring the Universe

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495559733

  • ISBN10:

    0495559733

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/2/2009
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

This newly revised and updated Edition of HORIZONS shows readers 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?"

Table of Contents

The Sky
Here and Now
The Sky
Cycles of the Sky
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Light and Telescopes
The Stars
Starlight and Atoms
The Sun
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
Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
Modern Cosmology
The Solar System
The Origin of the Solar System
The Terrestrial Planets
The Jovian Planets, Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
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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