The Solar System

Author: Michael Seeds

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495387878

Category: Science

Page: 448

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With this newly revised sixth edition of THE SOLAR SYSTEM, author Mike Seeds' goal is to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know? Crafting a story about astronomy, Seeds shows you how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world and our place in it. This edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including new data on Jupiter's ring system; new observations of the shapes of stars; new evidence of dark energy, quasars, and galaxy collisions; and a look inside supernova explosions. And for students looking for an interactive alternative to the print text, the FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY Online Version is the ideal solution. The Online Version gives you Web-based access to a digital version of Michael A. Seeds' best-selling astronomy textbook containing the complete text of THE SOLAR SYSTEM. If your instructor is using the Enhanced WebAssig online homework management system, the Online Version includes access to your homework assignments as well, allowing you to navigate quickly between your homework and the text. Visit www.webassign.net/seeds to learn more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Horizons: Exploring the Universe

Author: Michael Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495559733

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Fully updated to reflect the latest cutting-edge discoveries, the Eleventh Edition of Mike Seeds' and Dana Backman's best-selling HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE 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. And, because every course is as unique as its instructor-and its students-HORIZONS is supported by a range of teaching and learning solutions that allow you to craft the best course for your approach and course needs. Our innovative instructor resources include WebAssign online homework management and exclusive audience response technology. Students can select from several eBook options, student tutorial systems, or virtual laboratory experiments. HORIZONS provides the ideal foundation-our powerful technology tools are the building blocks that help you customize your course to fit your and your students' needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Unbelievable

7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion

Author: Michael Newton Keas

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504057724

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Unbelievable explodes seven of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion. Michael Newton Keas, a historian of science, lays out the facts to show how far the conventional wisdom departs from reality. He also shows how these myths have proliferated over the past four centuries and exert so much influence today, infiltrating science textbooks and popular culture. The seven myths, Keas shows, amount to little more than religion bashing—especially Christianity bashing. Unbelievable reveals: · Why the “Dark Ages” never happened · Why we didn’t need Christopher Columbus to prove the earth was round · Why Copernicus would be shocked to learn that he supposedly demoted humans from the center of the universe · What everyone gets wrong about Galileo’s clash with the Church, and why it matters today · Why the vastness of the universe does not deal a blow to religious belief in human significance · How the popular account of Giordano Bruno as a “martyr for science” ignores the fact that he was executed for theological reasons, not scientific ones · How a new myth is being positioned to replace religion—a futuristic myth that sounds scientific but isn’t In debunking these myths, Keas shows that the real history is much more interesting than the common narrative of religion at war with science. This accessible and entertaining book offers an invaluable resource to students, scholars, teachers, homeschoolers, and religious believers tired of being portrayed as anti-intellectual and anti-science.
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TARGET IIFT 2018 (Past Papers 2005 - 2017) + 5 Mock Tests 10th Edition

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9388026993

Category:

Page: 524

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TARGET IIFT 2018 - Past (2005 - 2017) + 5 Mock Tests contains the detailed solutions of IIFT Question Papers from 2005 to 2017. The book also contains 5 Mock tests designed exactly as per the latest pattern of IIFT. The book also contains a General Awareness Question Bank containing 100+ MCQ’s involving current issues similar to the ones asked in the actual exam.
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Exam Prep for: Physics, 10th Edition

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
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Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

Save Money, Save the Earth

Author: Jennifer Thorne Amann,Katie Ackerly,Alex Wilson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925202

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 288

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THE MOST COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE GUIDE AVAILABLE TO ENERGY SAVINGS IN THE HOME Praise for the Ninth Edition: A Penny-Wise Guide to 'Buttoning Up Your House' -The New York Times ...the most comprehensive resource to home energy savings that I've seen. Every homeowner and environmentally conscious (or utility paying) renter should have a copy. - Green Living The advice here will also save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. -Better Homes and Gardens The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings has sold nearly a quarter of a million copies. Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, this well-organized and highly readable manual is the definitive reference for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including: - Energy use characteristics - Comparisons between available technologies - Cost-effective repair and replacement options - Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment. This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well valuable pointers on locating grants or incentives offered by local governments and utilities. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending select New Society Publishers books to its readers. This book is one of them. Jennifer Thorne Amann is the Buildings Program Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc., Executive Editor of Environmental Building News, and author of Green Building Products and Your Green Home. Katie Ackerly holds Masters degrees in Architecture and Building Science from UC Berkeley and works for David Baker + Partners, an architecture firm in San Francisco.
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Universe

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

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781319042387

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.
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Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond

Author: Michael Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495562033

Category: Science

Page: 512

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With this newly revised 6th edition of ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND, Mike Seeds and Dana Backman's goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys their love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, The authors show students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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