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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
|Here and Now|
|Cycles of the Sky|
|The Origin of Modern Astronomy|
|Light and Telescopes|
|Starlight and Atoms|
|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|
|Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes|
|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 on Other Worlds|
|Units and Astronomical Data|
|Observing the Sky|
|Answers to Even-Numbered Problems|
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