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Astronomy The Solar System and Beyond

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ISBN-10: 0534563090

ISBN-13: 9780534563097

Edition: 1999

Authors: Michael A. Seeds

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List price: $102.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 9/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long
Weight: 2.244

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.

The Astronomer's Sky
Introduction: The Scale of the Cosmosp. 1
The View from Earthp. 10
The Origin of Modern Astronomyp. 38
Astronomical Toolsp. 64
Atoms and Starlightp. 88
The Solar System
The Origin of the Solar Systemp. 102
Earth and Its Moonp. 126
Mercury, Venus, and Marsp. 147
Worlds of the Outer Solar Systemp. 175
Meteorites, Asteroids, and Cometsp. 206
The Stars
The Sun--Our Starp. 225
The Family of Starsp. 247
The Formation and Structure of Starsp. 276
The Deaths of Starsp. 302
Neutron Stars and Black Holesp. 326
The Universe
The Milky Way Galaxyp. 347
Galaxiesp. 372
Galaxies with Active Nucleip. 394
Cosmologyp. 413
Life in the Universe
Life on Other Worldsp. 439
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