Stars and Galaxies

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Authors : Michael A. Seeds; Dana Backman


496 Pages  Paperback 

9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008

©2016, Published


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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, STARS AND GALAXIES emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, auth... more


The authors' thematic emphasis on the scientific method is emphasized throughout. "How Do We Know?" boxes highlight great moments in science from various disciplines to illustrate the logical processes scientists use to learn about nature. End-of-section "Doing Science" features offer a carefully de... more

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All chapters have been extensively revised with expanded end-of-chapter summaries and problem sets. Substantive changes include the discussion of blackbody radiation, Stefan-Boltzmann law, and Wien's law, the explanation of degenerate matter, the top-down versus bottom-up galaxy formation hypothesis... more