Universe

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Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464124949

Category: Science

Page: 800

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This comprehensive textbook for the two-term course focuses students on not only the foundational concepts of astronomy but on the process of scientific discovery itself—how we know what we know about the cosmos. Engagingly written and filled helpful pedagogical tools, the book also excels at dispelling widely held misconceptions and helping students avoid common pitfalls as they explore the heavens. Thoroughly updated, the new edition features the latest discoveries and new pedagogy, and is supported by an expanded media/supplements package centered on W. H. Freeman’s extraordinary new online course space, LaunchPad.

Discovering the Universe

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Author: Neil F. Comins,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142925520X

Category: Science

Page: 638

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Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book’s legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

Discovering the Universe

With Starry Night College

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Author: Neil F. Comins,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: W.H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781464144547

Category: Cosmology

Page: 544

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The ninth edition develops the main theme, 'the process of scientific discovery', through the clear, accurate presentation of key concepts found in previous editions. Updated with current research and modern theories of solar system formation, an 18-month access card for the planetarium software package Starry Night College is also included.

Horizons: Exploring the Universe, Enhanced

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Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman,Michele M. Montgomery

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305957377

Category: Science

Page: 572

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Now enhanced by new end-of-chapter material in the MindTap online homework system, this new Hybrid version of Mike Seeds', Dana Backman's, and Michele Montgomery's best-selling HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Enhanced Thirteenth Edition, engages students by focusing on two central questions: How Do We Know? which emphasizes the role of evidence in the scientific process, providing insights into how science works; and What Are We? which highlights our place as planet dwellers in an evolving universe, guiding students to ask questions about where we came from and how we formed a perspective that the study of astronomy is uniquely positioned to emphasize. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering the Essential Universe

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Author: Neil F. Comins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429255196

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 1864

Freeman’s briefest, least expensive introductory astronomy text. Discovering the Essential Universe, Fifth Edition is one of the briefest texts available for the introductory astronomy course, while still providing the wide range of factual topics that are the hallmark of the text and are consistent with most course needs. Discovering the Essential Universe provides up-to-date explanations of core concepts in a flexible and student-friendly text, supported by an impressive collection of multimedia resources developed by astronomy education researchers. It is also up to date, reflecting how our knowledge about the universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate.

Foundations of Astronomy

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Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305562399

Category: Science

Page: 688

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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 in the exciting field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, providing both factual information and a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Physical Universe

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Author: Konrad Krauskopf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259664996

Category:

Page: 768

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Universe

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Author: Roger A. Freedman,Robert M. Geller,William J. Kaufmann, III

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9781429259514

Category: Science

Page: 762

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Einstein

His Life and Universe

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Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501171380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 6442

From Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin," comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of a premier icon of his era.

The View From the Center of the Universe

Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos

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Author: Joel R. Primack,Nancy Ellen Abrams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126884

Category: Science

Page: 400

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In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What does this mean for our culture and our personal lives? The answer is revolutionary: a science-based cosmology that allows us to understand the universe as a whole and our extraordinary place in it.

Universe: The Solar System

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Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429240164

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 1544

Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:Introducing AstronomyPlanets and Moons Plus the following chapters:Our Star: The SunThe Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Horizons

Exploring the Universe

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Author: Michael A. Seeds

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 436

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In this revised and updated Sixth Edition, Mike Seeds has two goals. First, he wants to show students their place in the universe-not just their location, but their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. His second goal is to show them how science works. Essentially, HORIZONS can be understood by a principle, organizing theme: the interplay of evidence and hypothesis. Through a discussion of this interplay, Seeds provides not just a series of facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of astronomical knowledge. A good example of this is how a survey of the solar system in Chapter 16 leads to theories that explain the origin of the solar system, which is followed by further evidence in Chapters 17 through 20 that helps students test and generalize theories. Students reading HORIZONS will not only learn about the vast reaches of the universe, they will gain new insight into the human quest to understand it. To enhance students' learning experience, each new copy of the book includes two CD-ROMs: THE SKY™ STUDENT EDITION CD-ROM and VOYAGE THROUGH THE SOLAR SYSTEM CD-ROM, creating the most complete media package available for an astronomy text.

A Thousand Words For Stranger (10th Anniversary Edition)

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Author: Julie E. Czerneda

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440618987

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The tenth anniversary edition of Julie Czerneda's debut science fiction novel, the story of a woman on the run, from the law, her own people, and an unknown pursuer. Her memory taken from her by a stasis block, Sira must stay free long enough to regain her identity and the full use of her telepathic powers-for failure may cost not only her own future but that of her entire race.

The Five Ages of the Universe

Inside the Physics of Eternity

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Author: Fred C. Adams,Greg Laughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143911868X

Category: Science

Page: 288

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As the twentieth century closed, Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin captured the attention of the world by identifying the five ages of time. In The Five Ages of the Universe, Adams and Laughlin demonstrate that we can now understand the complete life story of the cosmos from beginning to end. Adams and Laughlin have been hailed as the creators of the definitive long-term projection of the evolution of the universe. Their achievement is awesome in its scale and profound in its scientific breadth. But The Five Ages of the Universe is more than a handbook of the physical processes that guided our past and will shape our future; it is a truly epic story. Without leaving earth, here is a fantastic voyage to the physics of eternity. It is the only biography of the universe you will ever need.

Stars and Galaxies

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Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713254

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, Stars and Galaxies Eighth Edition 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, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

National Geographic Atlas of the World

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Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),John F. Shupe

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 9780870448355

Category: Atlases

Page: 404

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Contains more than 150,000 entries and revised maps documenting our changing planet, including 20 new countries, such as newly independent Ukraine, each profiled in "Nations of the World."

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Powers of Ten

A Book about the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero

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Author: Philip Morrison,Phylis Morrison,Office of Charles and Ray Eames

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780716760085

Category: Science

Page: 150

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Over 100,000 copies of this spectacular journey have already been sold. In forty-two consecutive scenes, each at a different `power of ten` level of magnification, readers are taken from the dimension of one billion light years to the realm of the atom. The text and other illustrations depict what we can perceive at each progressively smaller level of magnitude. " A brilliant pictorial and textual embodiment of a wonderful idea. " Stephen Jay Gould Videos of Powers of Ten are available from: RITELtd. Cross Tree, Walton Street, Walton in Gordano, Clevedon, Avon BS21 7AW Tel: 01275-340279 Fax: 01275-340327

Universe: Stars and Galaxies

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Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781319042400

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 1133

Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Fifth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann and Geller's Universe, Tenth Edition: Introducing Astronomy Stars and Stellar Evolution Galaxies and Cosmology

Four Laws That Drive the Universe

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Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647632

Category: Science

Page: 144

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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.