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Astronomy : A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

ISBN: 9780130873071 | 0130873071
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
Pub. Date: 7/1/2000

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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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