Horizons: Exploring The Universe, Hybrid (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)
Horizons: Exploring the Universe, Hybrid (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)
Based on their best-selling astronomy textbook, authors Mike Seeds, Dana Backman, and Michele Montgomery present HORIZONS HYBRID: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Thirteenth Edition, to help you understand your place in the universe--not just your location in space but your role in the unfolding history of the physical universe. To achieve this goal, they focus on two central questions: "What Are We?" which highlights your place as a planet dweller in an evolving universe, guiding you to better understand where we came from and how we formed; and "How Do We Know?" which provides insights into how science works and how the process of science can teach us more about what we are.
PART I: EXPLORING THE SKY. 1. Here and Now. Where Are We? When Is Now? Why Study Astronomy? 2. A User's Guide to the Sky. The Stars. The Sky and Its Motion. 3. Cycles of the Sun and Moon. Cycles of the Sun. Astronomical Influences on Earth's Climate. The Changeable Moon. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. Classical Astronomy. The Copernican Revolution. Planetary Motion. Galileo Galilei. Isaac Newton and Orbital Motion. 5. Light and Telescopes....