Stars and Galaxies

ISBN-10: 049538819X
ISBN-13: 9780495388197
Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Michael A. Seeds
List price: $150.95
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Description: With this newly revised sixth edition of STARS AND GALAXIES, author Mike Seeds' goal is to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text will help you answer two  More...

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Book details

List price: $150.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

With this newly revised sixth edition of STARS AND GALAXIES, author Mike Seeds' goal is to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know? Crafting a story about astronomy, Seeds shows you how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world and our place in it. This edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including new data on Jupiter's ring system; new observations of the shapes of stars; new evidence of dark energy, quasars, and galaxy collisions; and a look inside supernova explosions. And for students looking for an interactive alternative to the print text, the FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY Online Version is the ideal solution. The Online Version gives you Web-based access to a digital version of Michael A. Seeds' best-selling astronomy textbook containing the complete text of STARS AND GALAXIES. If your instructor is using the Enhanced WebAssign online homework management system, the Online Version includes access to your homework assignments as well, allowing you to navigate quickly between your homework and the text. Visit www.webassign.net/seeds to learn more.

Dianne Hales is one of the country's most widely published authors of books & articles on health subjects. Her husband, Robert E. Hales, M.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist. He is professor & chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, & the author of more than 125 scientific publications. Together, they are also the co-authors of the definitive, award-winning reference work "Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health."Michael A. Seeds has been Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Franklin and Marshall (F&M) College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1970. In 1989, he received F&M College's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Seeds' love for the history of astronomy led him to create upper-level courses on Archaeoastronomy and Changing Concepts of the Universe. His research interests focus on variable stars and the automation of astronomical telescopes. Mike is coauthor with Dana Backman and Michele Montgomery of HORIZONS HYBRID: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Thirteenth Edition, and UNIVERSE HYBRID: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS AND GALAXIES, Eighth Edition, both published by Cengage Learning. He was Senior Consultant in the creation of the twenty-six-episode telecourse accompanying the book HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Twelfth Edition.

Exploring the Sky
What Are We? How Do We Know?
The Sky
Cycles of the Moon
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Gravity
Light and Telescopes
The Stars
Atoms and Starlight
The Sun
The Family of Stars
The Interstellar Medium
The Formation of Stars
Stellar Evolution
The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
The Universe
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Galaxies with Active Nuclei
Cosmology in the 21st Century
The Solar System
The Origin of the Solar System
Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology
The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds
Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars
Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn
Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets
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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