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Horizons : exploring the universe

Author: Michael A Seeds
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson Brooks/Cole, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Program   Computer File : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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"This newly revised and updated Ninth Edition of HORIZONS shows students their place in the universe - not just their location, but also their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. Fascinating and engaging, the book illustrates how science works, and how scientists depend on evidence to test hypotheses. Students will learn to focus on the scientific method through the strong central questioning themes of  Read more...
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Material Type: Program
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Seeds
ISBN: 0495010030 9780495010036 0495012815 9780495012818 0534490875 9780534490874 0495010049 9780495010043 0534375715 9780534375713
OCLC Number: 61340106
Notes: AceAstronomy passcode card tipped in.
Virtual astronomy laboratories card inserted.
Includes index.
Description: xv, 543 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for CD: Windows: PC running Windows 95/98 or NT; a monitor displaying 256 colors or more; CD-ROM drive; 16 MB of RAM; 50 MB of free disk space (15 MB minimum).; System requirements for CD: Macintosh: Any Power PC or iMac; MacOS 8.6 or later; a monitor displaying 256 colors or more; CD-ROM drive; 16 MB of RAM; 50 MB of free disk space (15 MB minimum).
Contents: 1. Scale of the Cosmos --
2. Sky --
3. Cycles of the Sky --
4. Origin of Modern Astronomy --
5. Astronomical Tools --
6. Atoms and Starlight --
7. Sun --
Our Star --
8. Properties of Stars --
9. Formation and Structure of Stars --
10. Deaths of Stars --
11. Neutron Stars and Black Holes --
12. Milky Way Galaxy --
13. Galaxies --
14. Galaxies with Active Nuclei --
15. Cosmology --
16. Origin of the Solar System --
17. Earthlike Planets --
18. Worlds of the Outer Solar System --
19. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets --
20. Life on Other Worlds.
Responsibility: Michael A. Seeds.

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Shows students their place in the universe, not just their location, but also their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. Illustrates how science works, and how scientists depend on  Read more...

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