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This text is one of two splits from Seeds' FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY. It contains the introductory and historical astronomy chapters from FOUNDATIONS, as well as all the chapters on stars, galaxies, and cosmology, plus the last chapter in FOUNDATIONS, "Life on Other Worlds." This book teaches stellar astronomy not just by presenting facts, but by building a conceptual framework and then letting the facts fit into that framework. It uses astronomy to show how science works and how physics prescribes the universe.
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Michael A. Seeds has been Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1970. In 1989, he received F&M College's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Seeds' love for the history of astronomy led him to create upper-level courses on Archaeoastronomy and Changing Concepts of the Universe. His research interests focus on variable stars and the automation of astronomical telescopes. Mike is coauthor with Dana Backman and Michele Montgomery of HORIZONS HYBRID: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Thirteenth Edition, and UNIVERSE HYBRID: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS AND GALAXIES, Eighth Edition, both published by Cengage. He was Senior Consultant in the creation of the twenty-six-episode telecourse accompanying the book HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Twelfth Edition.
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Book Description Brooks Cole, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0534375774