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Stars and Galaxies

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ISBN-10: 0538733179

ISBN-13: 9780538733175

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Michael A. Seeds, Dana Backman

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List price: $207.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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…    

Dana Backman works for the SETI Institute of Mountain View, California, as director of outreach for the SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) mission at NASA's Ames Research Center. He also teaches introductory astronomy, astrobiology, and cosmology courses in Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program. From 1991 to 2003, he taught in the physics and astronomy department at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he invented and taught a Life in the Universe course in the interdisciplinary Foundations program. Dr. Backman's research interests focus on infrared observations of planet formation, models of debris disks around nearby stars, and…    

Exploring The Sky
Here and Now
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 and Structure of Stars
Stellar Evolution
The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
The Universe
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
Modern Cosmology
The Solar System
Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds
Afterword
Units and Astronomical Data
Observing the Sky
Glossary
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Index