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Astronomy : The Solar System and Beyond / With CD-ROM

Astronomy : The Solar System and Beyond / With CD-ROM - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534377649

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ISBN13: 978-0534377649
ISBN10: 0534377645
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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2001
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Astronomy : The Solar System and Beyond / With CD-ROM - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534377649

Michael A. Seeds

ISBN13: 978-0534377649
ISBN10: 0534377645
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This newly revised and updated Second Edition of ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND succeeds in engaging students as it illustrates their place in the universe -- not just their location, but also their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. In a clear and conversational writing style, Seeds shows students how science works, and how scientists depend on evidence to test hypotheses. Through a discussion of this interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the book provides not just a series of facts, but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of astronomical knowledge. Fascinating and vivid, the book conveys the author's love of the subject, shows students how the universe can be described by a small set of physical laws, and illustrates how they can comprehend their place in the universe by understanding these laws and not through memorization of facts. With the math set off in boxes, the book's presentation is flexible and allows instructors to teach to differing student levels. This is the first text from Mike Seeds that uses a planets-first approach.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction: The Scale of the Cosmos.


Chapter 1: The View from Earth.
Chapter 2. The Origin of Modern Astronomy.
Chapter 3. Astronomical Tools.
Chapter 4. Atoms and Starlight.
Chapter 5. The Origin of the Solar System.
Chapter 6. Earth and Its Moon.
Chapter 7. Mercury, Venus, and Mars.
Chapter 8. Worlds of the Outer Solar System.
Chapter 9. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets.
Chapter 10. The Sun -- Our Star.
Chapter 11. The Properties of Stars.
Chapter 12. The Formation and Structure of Stars.
Chapter 13. The Deaths of Stars.
Chapter 14. Neutron Stars and Black Holes.
Chapter 15. The Milky Way Galaxy.
Chapter 16. Galaxies.
Chapter 17. Galaxies with Active Nuclei.
Chapter 18. Cosmology.
Chapter 19. Life on Other Worlds.

Afterword.

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