Astronomy Today Global Edition

Astronomy Today  Global Edition
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1292072660
ISBN 13: 9781292072661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Global Edition Book Review:

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.” Alternate Versions Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Eighth Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1–16, 28. Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Eighth Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1–5 and 16–28.

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780321691439
ISBN 13: 0321691431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

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 and theories, and it has been streamlined to keep you focused on the essentials and to develop an understanding of the “big picture.” Alternate Versions Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-16, 28. Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-5 and 16-28.

Astronomy Today Volume 1

Astronomy Today Volume 1
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN 10: 9780134566221
ISBN 13: 013456622X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Astronomy Today Volume 2

Astronomy Today Volume 2
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN 10: 9780134566214
ISBN 13: 0134566211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1198
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9789888407316
ISBN 13: 9888407317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Book Review:

Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either aone-semester or two-semester introductory course (bear in mind, you can customize your version and include only those chapters or sections you will be teaching.) It is made available free of charge in electronic form (and low cost in printed form) to students around the world. If you have ever thrown up your hands in despair over the spiraling cost of astronomy textbooks, you owe your students a good look at this one. Coverage and Scope Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. It is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements of introductory astronomy courses nationwide. Chapter 1: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour Chapter 2: Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy Chapter 3: Orbits and Gravity Chapter 4: Earth, Moon, and Sky Chapter 5: Radiation and Spectra Chapter 6: Astronomical Instruments Chapter 7: Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System Chapter 8: Earth as a Planet Chapter 9: Cratered Worlds Chapter 10: Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars Chapter 11: The Giant Planets Chapter 12: Rings, Moons, and Pluto Chapter 13: Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System Chapter 14: Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System Chapter 15: The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star Chapter 16: The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse Chapter 17: Analyzing Starlight Chapter 18: The Stars: A Celestial Census Chapter 19: Celestial Distances Chapter 20: Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space Chapter 21: The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets outside the Solar System Chapter 22: Stars from Adolescence to Old Age Chapter 23: The Death of Stars Chapter 24: Black Holes and Curved Spacetime Chapter 25: The Milky Way Galaxy Chapter 26: Galaxies Chapter 27: Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes Chapter 28: The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies Chapter 29: The Big Bang Chapter 30: Life in the Universe Appendix A: How to Study for Your Introductory Astronomy Course Appendix B: Astronomy Websites, Pictures, and Apps Appendix C: Scientific Notation Appendix D: Units Used in Science Appendix E: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy Appendix F: Physical and Orbital Data for the Planets Appendix G: Selected Moons of the Planets Appendix H: Upcoming Total Eclipses Appendix I: The Nearest Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and White Dwarfs Appendix J: The Brightest Twenty Stars Appendix K: The Chemical Elements Appendix L: The Constellations Appendix M: Star Charts and Sky Event Resources

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 013458368X
ISBN 13: 9780134583686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

For courses in Introductory Astronomy. Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe In this Ninth Edition of Astronomy Today , authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach readers “how we know what we know.” Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help readers connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing interest in current research. New features within Mastering ™ Astronomy bring these features together and allow readers to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy. Also available with Mastering Astronomy Mastering ™ Astronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive pre-lecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics™ instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Astronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. Mastering Astronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering ™ Astronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Astronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Astronomy, search for: 0321897617 / 9780321897619 Astronomy Today Plus Mastering Astronomy with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

Visual Astronomy

Visual Astronomy
Author: Panos Photinos
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1627056815
ISBN 13: 9781627056816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Astronomy Book Review:

Visual Astronomy introduces the basics of observational astronomy, a fundamentally limitless opportunity to learn about the universe with your unaided eyes or with tools such as binoculars, telescopes, or cameras. The book explains the essentials of time a

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN 10: 0321909739
ISBN 13: 9780321909732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Book Review:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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 discoveries and theories and improved pedagogical features.

Astronomy Through the Ages

Astronomy Through the Ages
Author: Sir Robert Wilson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN 10: 1135737541
ISBN 13: 9781135737542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Through the Ages Book Review:

From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity and quantum mechanics, and of origin and nature of the universe. It conveys not only the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also the human side and the scientific method as practised by Kepler, defined and elucidated by Galileo, and then demonstrated by Newton.

An Introduction to Radio Astronomy

An Introduction to Radio Astronomy
Author: Bernard F. Burke,Francis Graham-Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 052187808X
ISBN 13: 9780521878081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Radio Astronomy Book Review:

This well-established, graduate-level textbook is a thorough introduction to radio telescopes and techniques for students and researchers new to the subject.

The Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy

The Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy
Author: David Schultz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN 10: 1461430496
ISBN 13: 9781461430490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy Book Review:

The Andromeda Galaxy – Messier’s M31 – has an almost romantic appeal. It is the most distant object and the only extragalactic object that is visible to the unaided human eye. Now known to be about 21⁄2 million light-years away, it appears in the sky to be several times the width of the full Moon under good seeing conditions. The Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy examines the astronomical studies of Andromeda and its importance to our developing knowledge of the universe. The book discusses how M31 was described both by the Ancients, but more importantly, by astronomers from the nineteenth century to the present. While at the start of the twentieth century the universe was thought of as a finite cosmos dominated by the Milky Way, the study of Andromeda galaxy shattered that image, leading ultimately to the conception of an infinite universe of countless galaxies and vast distances. Even today, M31 is a major focal point for new astronomical discoveries, and it also remains one of the most popular (and rewarding) celestial objects for amateur astronomers to observe and study. This book reveals the little-known history of M31 and the scientists who study it. For all who are interested in astronomy, the skies, and perhaps even the origins of the universe, The Andromeda Galaxy and the Rise of Modern Astronomy provides a first-of-its-kind accessible, informative, and highly readable account of how the study and observation of this celestial object has driven the development of astronomy from ancient times to the present.

Astronomy on the Personal Computer

Astronomy on the Personal Computer
Author: Oliver Montenbruck,Thomas Pfleger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 3662029820
ISBN 13: 9783662029824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy on the Personal Computer Book Review:

This long-awaited new edition of Montenbruck and Pfleger's successful book now includes chapters on perturbation calculations and on the calculation of physical ephemerides of the major planets and the sun. The book provides the reader with numerous programs and instructions for time and date calculation and for treating the two-body problem. Each chapter is carefully structured according to topic and closes with the listing of a relevant program, thereby facilitating its use as a practical handbook. The necessary astronomical and numerical fundamentals are also included in the text. The accompanying diskette has equally been completely revised.

Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Eric J. Chaisson,Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-09-12
ISBN 10: 9780321799760
ISBN 13: 0321799763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Book Review:

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringAstronomy does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringAstronomysearch for 0321792998 / 9780321792990 Astronomy: The Universe at a Glance Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package, 1/e: Package consists of: 0321799763 / 9780321799760 Astronomy: The Universe at a Glance, 1/e 0321977432 / 9780321977434 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy: The Universe at a Glance, 1/e MasteringAstronomyshould only be purchased when required by an instructor. A modular and highly visual approach to introductory astronomy Astronomy: The Universe at a Glance takes students on a spectacular journey across the vast cosmos. The Universe at a Glance introduces the structure and nature of the universe while emphasizing both the latest scientific findings and the process of scientific discovery. This new book by trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan reimagines their classic texts in a modularly organized, visual approach to learning. Here, the essential ideas, concepts, and discoveries of contemporary astronomy are presented in 15 chapters, each chapter composed of richly illustrated, two-page spreads designed to visually engage and instruct students. Complete with spectacular graphics and concise, compelling chapters, The Universe at a Glance packs an immense amount of awe-inspiring insights into a brief modular volume. Uniting engaging prose, fascinating details, and easy-to-follow Learning Outcomes, this accessible account of astronomy is flexible and fun, an ideal complement to a dynamic introductory course. The text is integrated with MasteringAstronomy to create an unrivalled learning suite for students and instructors. Also Available with MasteringAstronomy® This title is also available with MasteringAstronomy - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringAstronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Experimental Astronomy

Experimental Astronomy
Author: Jean-Claude Pecker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401033021
ISBN 13: 9789401033022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Astronomy Book Review:

Socrates knew all that was known by his contemporaries. But already in the Middle Ages it was becoming difficult for a single man to have a truly encyclopedic view of all human knowledge. It is true that Pico della Mirandola, Pius II, Leonardo da Vinci, and several other great minds were thoroughly in possession of considerable know ledge, and knew all that one could know, except no doubt for some techniques. The encyclopedists of the 18th century had to be content with an admirable survey: they could not go into details, and their work is a collective one, the specialized science of each collaborator compensating for the insufficiencies of the others. We know very well that our science of today is a science of specialists. Not only is it impossible for anyone person to assimilate the totality of human knowledge, it is impossible even to know ones own discipline perfectly thoroughly. Each year the presses of science pro duce a frightening quantity of printed paper. Even in very limited fields, new journals are created every day, devoted to extremely specialized, often very narrowly defined subjects. It is indeed evident that in a field whose scope extends well beyond astronomical or astrophysical research, it is materially impossible to be informed of everything, even with the richest of libraries at hand.

Understanding the Universe

Understanding the Universe
Author: George Greenstein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN 10: 1139618873
ISBN 13: 9781139618878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Universe Book Review:

A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. 'Nature of Science' and 'Detectives on the Case' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics. By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy. Math is used to make intuitive points and kept simple by using a two-track system to first describe the logic of the calculation followed by a more detailed example. Simple illustrations support the text and step students through concepts visually.

Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Author: Houjun Mo,Frank van den Bosch,Simon White
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 0521857937
ISBN 13: 9780521857932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galaxy Formation and Evolution Book Review:

A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies
Author: Antony Cooke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2006-01-16
ISBN 10: 1846281490
ISBN 13: 9781846281495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies Book Review:

Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.

Cosmic Discovery

Cosmic Discovery
Author: Martin Harwit
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 1108722040
ISBN 13: 9781108722049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmic Discovery Book Review:

Originally published: New York: Basic Books, 1981.

African Cultural Astronomy

African Cultural Astronomy
Author: Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781402066399
ISBN 13: 1402066392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Cultural Astronomy Book Review:

This is the first scholarly collection of articles focused on the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves together astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it includes African myths and legends about the sky, alignments to celestial bodies found at archaeological sites and at places of worship, rock art with celestial imagery, and scientific thinking revealed in local astronomy traditions including ethnomathematics and the creation of calendars.

Pulsar Astronomy

Pulsar Astronomy
Author: Andrew Lyne,Francis Graham-Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 1107010144
ISBN 13: 9781107010147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulsar Astronomy Book Review:

Now in its fourth edition, Pulsar Astronomy provides a thoroughly revised and updated introduction to the field of pulsar astronomy.