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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe with MasteringAstronomy

ISBN: 9780131871656 | 013187165X
Edition: 5th
Format: Package
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Pub. Date: 1/1/2010

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A brief, introductory astronomy book designed for readers with little or no scientific background,A Beginner's Guideuses 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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