9780534524340

Horizons : Exploring the Universe

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534524340

  • ISBN10:

    0534524346

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/30/1997
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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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

EXPLORING THE SKY 1(89)
1 The Scale of the Cosmos
1(8)
2 The Sky
9(12)
3 Cycles of the Sky
21(21)
4 The Origin of Modern Astronomy
42(23)
5 Astronomical Tools
65(25)
THE STARS 90(124)
6 Atoms and Starlight
90(18)
7 The Sun--Our Star
108(16)
8 The Properties of Stars
124(23)
9 The Formation and Structure of Stars
147(28)
10 The Deaths of Stars
175(22)
11 Neutron Stars and Black Holes
197(17)
THE UNIVERSE OF GALAXIES 214(84)
12 The Milky Way Galaxy
214(25)
13 Galaxies
239(20)
14 Galaxies with Active Nuclei
259(17)
15 Cosmology
276(22)
THE SOLAR SYSTEM 298(98)
16 The Origin of the Solar System
298(22)
17 The Earthlike Planets
320(30)
18 Worlds of the Outer Solar System
350(28)
19 Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
378(18)
LIFE 396(20)
20 Life on Other Worlds
396(20)
Afterword 416

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