Discovering The Universe

Author: Neil F. Comins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142925520X
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Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book’s legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

Discovering The Universe

Author: Neil F. Comins
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
ISBN: 9781464144547
Size: 68.30 MB
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The ninth edition develops the main theme, 'the process of scientific discovery', through the clear, accurate presentation of key concepts found in previous editions. Updated with current research and modern theories of solar system formation, an 18-month access card for the planetarium software package Starry Night College is also included.

New Trends In Astronomy Teaching

Author: L. Gouguenheim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521623735
Size: 33.11 MB
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A stimulating review of new trends in astronomy teaching - by experts in teaching astronomy at all levels, from around the world.

Discovering The Essential Universe

Author: Neil F. Comins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429255196
Size: 56.23 MB
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Freeman’s briefest, least expensive introductory astronomy text. Discovering the Essential Universe, Fifth Edition is one of the briefest texts available for the introductory astronomy course, while still providing the wide range of factual topics that are the hallmark of the text and are consistent with most course needs. Discovering the Essential Universe provides up-to-date explanations of core concepts in a flexible and student-friendly text, supported by an impressive collection of multimedia resources developed by astronomy education researchers. It is also up to date, reflecting how our knowledge about the universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate.

Modern Astrometry

Author: Jean Kovalevsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662047306
Size: 77.49 MB
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An introduction to practical astrometry, dealing with the determination of positions, motions, distances and dimensions of celestial bodies ranging from quasars to artificial satellites. For this 2nd edition, the release of the Hipparcos and Tycho catalogs, the rise in CCD astrometry and the adoption of a new celestial reference frame by the IAU led to a significant modification of the text. And, especially, the outlook for astrometry has been completely rewritten.

Lecture Tutorials For Introductory Astronomy

Author: Edward E. Prather
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321820464
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Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy provides a collection of 44 collaborative learning, inquiry-based activities to be used with introductory astronomy courses. Based on education research, these activities are “classroom ready” and lead to deeper, more complete understanding through a series of structured questions that prompt you to use reasoning and identify and correct their misconceptions. All content has been extensively field tested and six new tutorials have been added that respond to reviewer demand, numerous interviews, and nationally conducted workshops.

Discovering The Universe

Author: Neil F. Comins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429230421
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Discovering the Universe: From the Stars to the Planets engages students with an inquiry-based exploration of the universe and the scientific process. Developed with a “big picture” approach, the text first explains how the stars, the galaxies, and the entire universe formed, and then discusses planets and other components of our solar system. Students follow this natural conceptual progression within a proven learning method designed to address misconceptions and build a deep understanding of science and the world around us.

Living Religions

Author: Mary Pat Fisher
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860641480
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Encompassing traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and the new religious movements, this book focuses on the historical development and teachings of each religion and explores how these religions have evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices.

What If The Earth Had Two Moons

Author: Neil F. Comins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312598920
Size: 63.52 MB
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An astronomer and author of the best-selling What If the Moon Didn't Exist explores ten examples of what Earth would be like if conditions in the universe were slightly altered, in a fascinating journey into scientific scenarios.

Universe The Solar System

Author: Roger Freedman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429240164
Size: 75.56 MB
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Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:Introducing AstronomyPlanets and Moons Plus the following chapters:Our Star: The SunThe Search for Extraterrestrial Life