9780131871656

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131871656

  • ISBN 10:

    013187165X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 01/01/2010
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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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