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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (7th Edition)
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Addison-Wesley, 2012

For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.   With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite your interest with increased coverage of ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)
Dinah L. Moche

Wiley, 2014

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features:      ·Website addresses throughout for the ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
Dinah L. Moche

Wiley, 2009

Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Seventh Edition features: Web ...
  
  











  



  
A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy
Daniel Fleisch, Julia Kregenow

Cambridge University Press, 2013

The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy Today (7th Edition)
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Addison-Wesley, 2010

With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken you to the universe around you. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making “how we know what we know” an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy For Dummies
Stephen P. Maran

For Dummies, 2012

The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, ...
  
  











  



  
Cosmos
Carl Sagan

Ballantine Books, 2013

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy for Amateurs, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about ...
Carolyn Collins Petersen

Adams Media, 2013

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book!  Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is where  Astronomy 101  comes in. It takes you out to the stars and planets and galaxies and discusses some of the latest Big Astronomy discoveries while presenting the basic facts about astronomy and space. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the ...
  
  











  



  
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 2006

Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025. The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (6th Edition)
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Addison-Wesley, 2009

Brief Description: The authors incorporate three themes in this briefer version of their two textbooks; process of science (how we know what we know), the size and scale of the universe as well as the evolution of the universe. A Beginner's Guide emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and a leading-edge technology program. Key Topics: Charting the Heavens: The Foundations of Astronomy, The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern ...
  
  











  



  
Foundations of Astronomy
Michael A. Seeds, Dana Backman

Cengage Learning, 2010

With this newly revised Eleventh Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, the authors' goals are to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating, engaging, and visually vibrant, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? This edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy Today (8th Edition)
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Addison-Wesley, 2013

With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students “how we know what we know.” The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package (7th ...
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Addison-Wesley, 2012

ALERT:  Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you  select the correct ISBN . Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,  you may need a CourseID , provided by your instructor, to register for and use ...
  
  











  



  
Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them
Guy Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis

Cambridge University Press, 2011

With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new spiral binding, this edition is even easier to use outdoors at the telescope and is the ideal beginner's book. Keeping its distinct one-object-per-spread format, this edition is also designed ...
  
  











  



  
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can ...
Michael Driscoll, Meredith Hamilton

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2004

Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. ...
  
  











  



  
Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 1987

Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy that is clear, concise, beautifully illustrated, and very "user friendly" no matter what the child's age.
  
  











  



  
Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier
John Fix

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2010

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier , 6th edition, provides enough content and background in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course. The historical development of astronomy is emphasized to show that astronomy, like other sciences, advances through the efforts of many scientists, and to show how present ideas have been developed.
  
  











  



  
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
Terence Dickinson, Alan Dyer

Firefly Books, 2008

The modern classic, completely updated. The newest edition of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide includes the latest data and answers the questions most often asked by home astronomers, from beginners to experienced stargazers. Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer provide expert guidance on the right types of telescopes and other equipment; photographing the stars through a telescope; and star charts, software and other references. They cover ...
  
  











  



  
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia
DK Publishing

DK Publishing, 2010

Featuring a wealth of never-before-published NASA photographs, charts, stories, and contributions by NASA astronauts and experts, Space: A Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
  
  











  








   



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