Stars and Galaxies, 9th Edition
- Michael A. Seeds
- Dana Backman
- ISBN-10: 1305120787
- ISBN-13: 9781305120785
- 496 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, STARS AND GALAXIES emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science.
PART I: THE SKY.
1. Here and Now.
2. A User's Guide to the Sky.
3. Moon Phases and Eclipses.
4. Origins of Modern Astronomy.
6. Light and Telescopes.
PART II: THE STARS.
7. Atoms and Spectra.
8. The Sun.
9. The Family of Stars.
10. The Interstellar Medium.
11. Formation and Structure of Stars.
12. Stellar Evolution.
13. Deaths of Stars.
14. Neutron Stars and Black Holes.
PART III: GALAXIES AND THE UNIVERSE.
15. The Milky Way Galaxy.
17. Supermassive Black Holes and Active Galaxies.
18. Modern Cosmology.
PART IV: LIFE.
Appendix A: Scientific Units and Astronomical Data.
Appendix B: Star Charts.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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