Horizons: Exploring the Universe (High School Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Michael A. Seeds; Dana Backman
  • ISBN-13: 9781285075891 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 488 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 13th Edition
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The 13th Edition of Horizons: Exploring the Universe is fully updated with the latest discoveries and online resources to meet the needs of today's students. The unique and compelling stars-first organization allows students to see that the planets of our solar system are a natural byproduct of star formation. Focusing on two central questions, "What are we?", and "How Do We Know?" Seeds and Backman help students understand their place in the universe, and how scientists work. The accompanying Enhanced WebAssign includes the most powerful online homework solution, tutorials written by author Michael Seeds, and more. Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0 offers hands-on lab experience with twenty key concepts. Whether you prefer a robust online learning system or interactive virtual labs, Horizons helps students thrive in your introductory astronomy course! Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. - See more at: http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?Ntt=9781133610632||22734431140465668019028696581240884936&N=16&Ntk=APG%7C%7CP_EPI&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial#Overview

Features

  • Text specific "Socratic" tutorials authored by Mike Seeds, consistent with the pedagogy and overall approach of the Seeds/Backman texts.
  • End-of-chapter "Study and Review" gatefolds. These are gatefold inserts in each chapter that include introductory material for the online tutorials; introductory material for the appropriate Virtual Astronomy labs; and new "Great Debates" questions, written by contributing author Michele Montgomery of the University of Central Florida.
  • Mike Seeds' and Dana Backman's conversational and student-friendly writing style, with an emphasis on helping students acquire an understanding of the universe over rote memorization of basic facts.
  • Chapter opener "Guideposts" connect previous and future chapters to the material the students are about to read, highlighting "important questions" within that chapter to help motivate students to read.
  • "Concept art portfolios" combine several ideas over two pages, providing an opportunity for students to process information visually and synthesize individual understanding.
  • "Guided Discovery Figures" lead students through several frames of art to demonstrate processes that occur over time, providing brief guiding comments as though the authors were explaining each frame to the student themselves.
  • "Concept art portfolios" combine several ideas over two pages, providing an opportunity for students to process information visually and synthesize individual understanding.
  • Introductions to the Concept Art spreads alert students that there are a certain number of points to look for and a certain number of new terms identified in the introduction in italics and in the art spreads in bold.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Michael A. Seeds

    Mike Seeds was a professor of physics and astronomy at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from 1970 until his retirement in 2001. In 1989 he received F&M College’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Mike’s love for the history of astronomy led him to create upper-level courses on archaeoastronomy and on the Copernican Revolution (“Changing Concepts of the Universe”). His research interests focused on variable stars and automation of astronomical telescopes. Mike is coauthor with Dana Backman of Horizons: Exploring the Universe, 12th edition (2012); Universe: Solar Systems, Stars, and Galaxies, 7th edition (2012); Stars and Galaxies, 8th edition (2013); The Solar System, 8th edition (2013); and ASTRO, 2nd edition (2013), all published by Cengage. He was senior consultant for creation of the 20-episode telecourse accompanying his book Horizons: Exploring the Universe.

  • Dana Backman

    Dana Backman taught in the physics and astronomy department at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from 1991 until 2003. He invented and taught a course titled “Life in the Universe” in F&M’s interdisciplinary Foundations program. Dana now teaches introductory Solar System astronomy at Santa Clara University and introductory astronomy, astrobiology, and cosmology courses in Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program. His 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. Dana is employed by the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, as director of education and public outreach for SOFIA (the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Dana is coauthor with Mike Seeds of Horizons: Exploring the Universe, 14th edition (2018); Universe: Solar Systems, Stars, and Galaxies, 7th edition (2012); Stars and Galaxies, 8th edition (2013); The Solar System, 8th edition (2013); and ASTRO, 2nd edition (2013), all published by Cengage.

New to this Edition

  • Text specific "Socratic" tutorials authored by Mike Seeds, consistent with the pedagogy and overall approach of the Seeds/Backman texts.
  • End-of-chapter "Study and Review" gatefolds. These are gatefold inserts in each chapter that include introductory material for the online tutorials; introductory material for the appropriate Virtual Astronomy labs; and new "Great Debates" questions, written by contributing author Michele Montgomery of the University of Central Florida.
  • Content has been updated to include new findings and edited for clarity.
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Components

Teacher Components

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