Foundations of Astronomy
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Authors : Michael A. Seeds; Dana Backman


688 Pages  Hardcover 

13th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008

©2016 , Published


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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Thirteenth Edition, emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In addition to exploring the newest developments and latest discoveries i... more


The authors focus strongly on the scientific method throughout the text, using astronomy as a way to explore and explain fundamental scientific principles and processes. For example, "How Do We Know?" boxes highlight great moments in science from various disciplines to illustrate the logical process... more

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All chapters now feature expanded end-of-chapter summaries and problem sets, as well as new and updated material on important topics such as blackbody radiation, Stefan-Boltzmann law, and Wien's law; the explanation of degenerate matter; and the top-down versus bottom-up galaxy formation hypothesis.... more

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