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Addressing the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, this revised seventh edition of STARS AND GALAXIES helps students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, STARS AND GALAXIES illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, author Michael Seeds provides not only facts but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Coverage includes observations of the shapes of stars; evidence of dark energy, quasars, and galaxy collisions; and a look inside supernova explosions. And whether you choose to assign homework in an online environment, give your students access to an affordable and interactive online text, or do both, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY Online Version (which contains the complete text of STARS AND GALAXIES) is the ideal solution for your course needs. The Online Version gives your students Web-based access to a digital version of Michael A. Seeds' best-selling astronomy textbook as well as the online Enhanced WebAssign® homework management system so you can assign and manage homework online. Visit academic.cengage.com/astronomy/seeds for an interactive demonstration today!
Table of Contents
Exploring The Sky
Here and Now
Cycles of the Moon
The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Light and Telescopes
Atoms and Starlight
The Family of Stars
The Interstellar Medium
The Formation and Structure of Stars
The Deaths of Stars
Neutron Stars and Black Holes
The Milky Way Galaxy
Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
The Solar System
Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds
Units and Astronomical Data
Observing the Sky
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
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