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Horizons : Exploring the Universe

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780495010036

ISBN10:
0495010030
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/2/2005
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

This newly revised and updated Ninth Edition of HORIZONS shows students 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?" Students are also provided with an assessment tool, AceAstronomy, to help test their knowledge of the concepts through assessment, tutorials, and post-tests.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Sky
The Scale of the Cosmos
2(10)
The Sky
12(12)
The Stars
14(3)
The Sky and Its Motion
17(7)
Cycles of the Sky
24(22)
The Cycle of the Sun
26(4)
The Cycles of the Moon
30(10)
Astronomical Influences on Earth's Climate
40(6)
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
46(30)
Pre-Copernican Astronomy
48(1)
Copernicus
49(6)
Tycho Brahe
55(2)
Johannes Kepler
57(3)
Galileo Galilei
60(4)
Isaac Newton and Orbital Motion
64(12)
Astronomical Tools
76(26)
Radiation: Information from Space
78(2)
Optical Telescopes
80(10)
Special Instruments
90(2)
Radio Telescopes
92(3)
Astronomy From Space
95(7)
Part 2: The Stars
Starlight and Atoms
102(20)
Atoms
104(2)
The Interaction of Light and Matter
106(3)
Stellar Spectra
109(13)
The Sun--Our Star
122(22)
The Solar Atmosphere
124(5)
Solar Activity
129(6)
Nuclear Fusion in the Sun
135(9)
The Family of Stars
144(28)
Measuring the Distances to Stars
146(2)
Intrinsic Brightness
148(2)
The Diameters of Stars
150(6)
The Masses of Stars
156(5)
A Survey of the Stars
161(11)
The Formation and Structure of Stars
172(28)
The Birth of Stars
174(9)
Fusion in Stars
183(4)
Stellar Structure
187(4)
Main-Sequence Stars
191(5)
The Orion Nebula
196(4)
The Deaths of Stars
200(28)
Giant Stars
202(5)
The Deaths of Lower-Main-Sequence Stars
207(7)
The Evolution of Binary Systems
214(3)
The Deaths of Massive Stars
217(11)
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
228(24)
Neutron Stars
230(10)
Black Holes
240(12)
Part 3: The Universe of Galaxies
The Milky Way Galaxy
252(28)
The Discovery of the Galaxy
254(9)
The Origin of the Milky Way
263(5)
Spiral Arms and Star Formation
268(5)
The Nucleus
273(7)
Galaxies
280(24)
The Family of Galaxies
283(4)
Measuring the Properties of Galaxies
287(8)
The Evolution of Galaxies
295(9)
Galaxies with Active Nuclei
304(20)
Active Galactic Nuclei
306(9)
Quasars
315(9)
Cosmology in the 21st Century
324(30)
Introduction to the Universe
326(10)
The Shape of Space and Time
336(6)
21st-Century Cosmology
342(12)
Part 4: The Solar System
The Origin of the Solar System
354(24)
The Great Chain of Origins
356(5)
A Survey of the Solar System
361(7)
The Story of Planet Building
368(10)
Comparative Planetology of the Terrestrial Planets
378(40)
A Travel Guide to the Terrestrial Planets
380(1)
Earth: Planet of Extremes
381(6)
The Moon
387(8)
Mercury
395(2)
Venus
397(7)
Mars
404(14)
Comparative Planetology of the Outer Planets
418(34)
A Travel Guide to the Outer Planets
420(2)
Jupiter
422(9)
Saturn
431(6)
Uranus
437(5)
Neptune
442(3)
Pluto
445(7)
Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
452(20)
Meteorites
454(4)
Asteroids
458(1)
Comets
459(13)
Part 5: Life
Life on Other Worlds
472(23)
The Nature of Life
474(4)
The Origin of Life
478(9)
Communication with Distant Civilizations
487(8)
Afterword 495(2)
Appendix A Units and Astronomical Data 497(10)
Appendix B Observing the Sky 507(13)
Glossary 520(9)
Answers To Even-Numbered Problems 529(1)
Index 530


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