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Seeds, Michael A.

Overview
Works: 130 works in 477 publications in 2 languages and 3,879 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Laboratory manuals  History  Outlines and syllabi  Observations 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Michael A Seeds
Foundations of astronomy by Michael A Seeds( Book )

107 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this newly revised 8th edition of Foundations of Astronomy, Mike Seeds' 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 these fundamental questions: "What are we?" and "How do we know?" In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys his 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, Mike shows students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. Mathematics is incorporated into the text-and in separate sections for easy reference, but the book's arguments do not depend on mathematical reasoning, keeping even math-averse students engaged. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, from Mars' buried water to proto-galaxies at the limits of the observable universe
Horizons : exploring the universe by Michael A Seeds( Book )

88 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A useful textbook for an introductory astronomy class, which covers all major ideas in astronomy, from the apparent magnitude scale, to the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, to gamma ray bursts. The authors 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 focuses 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 the process of science can teach us more about what we are
The Solar system by Michael A Seeds( Book )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, THE SOLAR SYSTEM 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."--
Stars and galaxies by Michael A Seeds( Book )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: what are we? How do we know? Discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the author provides not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science
Astronomy : the solar system and beyond by Michael A Seeds( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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. With the use of mathematics set off in boxes, the book's presentation is flexible and allows instructors to teach to differing student levels. This is the only Seeds/Backman text to be written using a traditional planets-first approach. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, from Mars' buried water to proto-galaxies at the limits of the observable universe. (Publisher's blurb)
Astronomy : selected readings( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laboratory exercises in astronomy by Joseph R Holzinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universe : the infinite frontier( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory series featuring leading practitioners, theoreticians and academics in the fields of astronomy, planetary science and astrophysics who described and explain celestial objects and event, giving the history and evolution of thought and ideas about the universe. Includes recent images from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Earth-based telescopes, space observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. Also features scientifically accurate 3-dimensional animation and computer graphics to illustrate complex concepts
Perspectives on Astronomy by Michael A Seeds( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universe : solar systems, stars, and galaxies by Michael A Seeds( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASTRO2 by Dana E Backman( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universe : solar system, stars, and galaxies by Michael A Seeds( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astro by Dana E Backman( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student guide for Astronomy : observations & theories fifth ed. for use with Horizons : exploring the universe, 13th ed. by Denise Cusano( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASTRO 3 by Michael A Seeds( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universe by Michael A Seeds( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student observation guide with laboratory exercises by Joseph R Holzinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizons, hybrid by Dana E Backman( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizons by Michael A Seeds( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early paleozoic biochronology of the great basin, western united states by Michael A Seeds( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Foundations of astronomy Horizons : exploring the universe
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Horizons : exploring the universeThe Solar systemStars and galaxiesAstronomy : the solar system and beyondPerspectives on AstronomyUniverse : solar system, stars, and galaxiesAstroStudent guide for Astronomy : observations & theories fifth ed. for use with Horizons : exploring the universe, 13th ed.Student observation guide with laboratory exercises
Alternative Names
Seeds, Michael A.

Seeds, Michael August 1942-

Seeds, Mike.

Seeds, Mike 1942-

シーズ, マイク

Languages
English (347)

Italian (1)