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By Michael A. Seeds

With their best-selling astronomy textbook, HORIZONS, authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman assist you comprehend your home within the universe--not simply your situation in house yet your position within the unfolding heritage of the actual universe. to accomplish this target, they specializes in important questions: "What Are We?" which highlights your home as a planet dweller in an evolving universe, guiding you to higher comprehend the place we got here from and the way we shaped; and "How will we Know?" which gives insights into how the method of technological know-how can educate us extra approximately what we're.

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