The Solar System

The Solar System

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By (author) Michael A. Seeds

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  • Publisher: BROOKS/COLE
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 272mm x 18mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: CA
  • ISBN 10: 1439050368
  • ISBN 13: 9781439050361
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, maps, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,763,183

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Fascinating and engaging, "The Solar System, 7e", illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know?

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Part I: EXPLORING THE SKY. 1. Here and Now 2. The Sky. 3. Cycles of the Moon. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Gravity. 6. Light and Telescopes. Part II: THE STARS. 7. Atoms and Starlight. 8. The Sun. Perspective: Origins Part IV: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 19. The Origin of the Solar System. 20. Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology. 21. The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds. 22. Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars. 23. Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn. 24. Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets. 25. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets. Part V: LIFE. 26. Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds. Afterword. Appendix A: Units and Astronomical Data. Appendix B: Observing the Sky. Glossary. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. Index.

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Part I: EXPLORING THE SKY. 1. Here and Now 2. The Sky. 3. Cycles of the Moon. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Gravity. 6. Light and Telescopes. Part II: THE STARS. 7. Atoms and Starlight. 8. The Sun. Perspective: Origins Part IV: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 19. The Origin of the Solar System. 20. Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology. 21. The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds. 22. Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars. 23. Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn. 24. Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets. 25. Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets. Part V: LIFE. 26. Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds. Afterword. Appendix A: Units and Astronomical Data. Appendix B: Observing the Sky. Glossary. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. Index.