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    DescriptionCreated through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, "ASTRO 2e" is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. "ASTRO 2e" employs the same engaging writing style that has become a hallmark of Mike Seeds and Dana Backman's introductory astronomy texts.


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    Title
    Astro2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dana E. Backman, By (author) Michael A. Seeds
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781133950134
    ISBN 10: 1133950132
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC22: 520
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PG
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    LC classification: QB
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    B&T Approval Code: A52010200
    DC23: 520
    Thema V1.0: PG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Cengage Learning, Inc
    Imprint name
    BROOKS/COLE
    Publication date
    11 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    CA
    Author Information
    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 evolution of the solar system's Kuiper Belt. With Mike Seeds, he also coauthored HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Twelfth Edition (2012); UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEMS, STARS, AND GALAXIES, Seventh Edition (2012); and FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY (2013), all published by Cengage Learning. Dr. Backman earned his bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai'i. Michael A. Seeds has been Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1970. In 1989, he received F&M College's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Seeds's 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 of HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Twelfth Edition (2012); UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEMS, STARS, AND GALAXIES, Seventh Edition (2012); and FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY (2013), all published by Cengage Learning.
    Review quote
    1. Scale of the Cosmos. 2. User's Guide to the Sky. 3. Origin of Modern Astronomy. 4. EM Radiation & Telescopes. 5. Sun Light & Sun Atoms. 6. Origin of the Solar System & Exoplanets. 7. The Terrestrial Planets. 8. The Jovian Planets. 9. The Family of Stars. 10. Structure & Formation of Stars. 11. Deaths of Stars. 12. The Milky Way Galaxy. 13. A Universe of Galaxies. 14. Modern Cosmology. 15. Life on Other Worlds.
    Table of contents
    1. Scale of the Cosmos. 2. User's Guide to the Sky. 3. Origin of Modern Astronomy. 4. EM Radiation & Telescopes. 5. Sun Light & Sun Atoms. 6. Origin of the Solar System & Exoplanets. 7. The Terrestrial Planets. 8. The Jovian Planets. 9. The Family of Stars. 10. Structure & Formation of Stars. 11. Deaths of Stars. 12. The Milky Way Galaxy. 13. A Universe of Galaxies. 14. Modern Cosmology. 15. Life on Other Worlds.