Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (5th Edition)

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (5th Edition)

Benjamin Cummings

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  • Publish Date: 2006-03-06
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Eric Chaisson;Steve McMillan


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A brief, introductory astronomy book designed for readers with little or no scientific background, A Beginner's Guide uses an exceptionally clear writing style. The authors present a broad view of astronomy without complex mathematics, yet the book discusses important concepts without simplification. The book's organization follows the popular and effective “Earth-Out” progression, starting with our planet and then moving through the solar system. A study of the Sun as a model star follows, then the book covers the Milky Way Galaxy, cosmology, and the universe as a whole. Because of its easy-to-read yet comprehensive coverage of astronomy, this book can serve as excellent reference material for those readers interested in learning about our universe. Personal Response System: Through a partnership with Interwrite PRS, this text is available with the PRS clicker system. The Instructor Resource Center on CD-ROM contains conceptual clicker questions in PowerPoint.


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