Astronomy

Astronomy

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Book - 2004
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For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses. A brief, introductory astronomy text designed for students with little or no scientific background, A Beginner's Guide incorporates an exceptionally clear writing style, an emphasis on critical thinking and visualization, and a leading-edge technology program. The authors present a broad view of astronomy without complex mathematics, yet the text discusses important concepts without simplification. - Over 100 new photos and line drawings - Added throughout the book.-Provides students with exciting visual imagery, holding their interest. - New information - Includes the following new sections and text: a summary of Kirchhoff's laws of spectroscopy; Is Pluto a Planet?; new references to scientific method; new emphasis on cosmic evolution; new examples of astronomical scale; and more. - Gives students a more comprehensive and current text. Assures instructors that they are presenting the best text available. - Greatly revised and updated material - Includes the latest advances in telescope technology; recent satellite observations; implications for theory of solar system formation; observations from the Galileo space probe; expanded
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2004
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780131007277
0131007270
Branch Call Number: 520 C435 4th ed
520 C435 4th ed
Characteristics: xxxiii, [517] p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM
Additional Contributors: McMillan, S. (Stephen), 1955-

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