Explorations Introduction to Astronomy

Author: Thomas Arny
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073513911
Format: PDF, Docs
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The eighth edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

Loose Leaf for Explorations Introduction to Astronomy

Author: Thomas Arny
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259662577
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The eighth edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

Arney Explorations Introduction to Astronomy 2010 6e Student Edition Reinforced Binding

Author: Thomas Arny
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078935473
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy is built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. Accessible writing style allows coverage of technically complex ideas without confusing students. Tom Arny and Steve Schneider give the students a reason to read every sentence! Includes Print Student Edition

Pathways to Astronomy

Author: Stephen Schneider
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077515404
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pathways to Astronomy breaks down introductory astronomy into its component parts. The huge and fascinating field of astronomy is divided into 86 units. These units are woven together to flow naturally for the person who wants to read the text like a book, but it is also possible to assign them in different orders, or skip certain units altogether. Professors can customize the units to fit their course needs. They can select individual units for exploration in lecture while assigning easier units for self-study, or they can cover all the units in full depth in a content-rich course. With the short length of units, students can easily digest the material covered in an individual unit before moving onto the next unit.

Explorations

Author: Thomas Arny
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
ISBN: 9781259060328
Format: PDF, Docs
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The seventh edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

The History of Astronomy A Very Short Introduction

Author: Michael Hoskin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191577731
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Astronomy, perhaps the first of the sciences, was already well developed by the time of Christ. Seventeen centuries later, after Newton showed that the movements of the planets could be explained in terms of gravitation, it became the paradigm for the mathematical sciences. In the nineteenth century the analysis of star-light allowed astrophysicists to determine both the chemical composition and the radial velocities of celestial bodies, while the development of photography enabled distant objects invisible to the human eye, to be studied and measured in comfort. Technical developments during and since the Second World War have greatly enlarged the scope of the science by permitting the study of radiation. This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical astronomy of the Babylonians merged with the Greek geometrical approach to culminate in the Almagest of Ptolemy. This legacy was transmitted to the Latin West via Islam, and led to Copernicus's claim that the Earth is in motion. In justifying this Kepler converted astronomy into a branch of dynamics, leading to Newton's universal law of gravity. The book concludes with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applications of Newton's law, and the first explorations of the universe of stars. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Exploring the Universe A Laboratory Guide for Astronomy

Author: Mike D. Reynolds
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617314102
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Astronomy is a fun and challenging science for students. This manual is intended for one- and two-semester astronomy courses and uses hands-on, engaging activities to get students looking at the sky and developing a lifelong interest in astronomy.