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This newly revised and updated Edition of HORIZONS shows readers 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 "What are we?" and "How do we know?"
Table of Contents
Here and Now
Cycles of the Sky
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Light and Telescopes
Starlight and Atoms
The Family of Stars
The Formation and Structure of Stars
The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
The Universe of Galaxies
The Milky Way Galaxy
Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
The Solar System
The Origin of the Solar System
The Terrestrial Planets
The Jovian Planets, Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
Life on Other Worlds
Units and Astronomical Data
Observing the Sky
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
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