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    DescriptionWith their best-selling astronomy textbook, HORIZONS, INTERNATIONAL EDITION, authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman help you understand your place in the universe-not just your location in space, but your role in the unfolding history of the physical universe. To achieve this goal, they focuses on two central questions: What Are We?, which highlights your place as a planet dweller in an evolving universe, guiding you to better understand where we came from and how we formed, and How Do We Know?, which provides insights into how the process of science can teach us more about what we are.

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    Exploring the Universe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael A. Seeds
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 269 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,180 g
    ISBN 13: 9780495560425
    ISBN 10: 0495560421

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    BIC subject category V2: PGK, PG
    DC22: 523.1
    BISAC V2.8: SCI015000
    Thema V1.0: PGK
    Edition statement
    International ed of 11th revised ed
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Cengage Learning, Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    08 February 2009
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    Table of contents
    Part I: THE SKY. 1. Here and Now. 2. The Sky. 3. Cycles of the Sky. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Light and Telescopes. Part II: THE STARS. 6. Starlight and Atoms. 7. The Sun. 8. The Family of Stars. 9. The Formation and Structure of Stars. 10. The Deaths of Stars. 11. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. Part III: THE UNIVERSE OF GALAXIES. 12. The Milky Way Galaxy. 13. Galaxies. 14. Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes. 15. Modern Cosmology. Part IV: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 16. The Origin of the Solar System. 17. The Terrestrial Planets. 18. The Jovian Planets, Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. 19. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets. Part V: LIFE. 20. Life on Other Worlds. Afterword. Appendix A: Units and Astronomical Data. Appendix B: Observing the Sky. Glossary. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. Index.