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Voyages Through Universe, Volume 2 - Text Only - 97 edition

Voyages Through Universe, Volume 2 - Text Only (ISBN10: 0155045342; ISBN13: 9780155045347)
ISBN13: 978-0155045347
ISBN10: 0155045342

Summary: Clear, descriptive language, magnificent full-color illustrations, a candid real-world focus, and an integrated conceptual approach make Voyages Through the Universe the ideal introductory paperback text for non-science majors. This first edition has been specifically designed for students awed by the magnificence of astronomy, yet sometimes intimidated by science. The integrated dual-platform Redshift CD-ROM by Maris Multimedia is an exciting component of this text.
This award-winning astronomy CD-ROM features a comprehensive planetatium, breathtaking 3-D plante models, more than 700 photos, surface maps of the Earth and moon, and a complete astronomy dictionary - all for only $6 when purchased with the text. Accurate, interesting, and current, this textbook can be used for all levels of introductory astronomy courses.

Key Features
  • Making Connections boxes connect the enterprise of astronomy to other fields of human culture, such as art, poetry, and film.
  • Thinking Ahead questions begin each chapter, stimulating thought about forthcoming material.
  • Voyagers in Astronomy profile noted astronomers of the past and present and detail their personal lives as well as their work.
  • Astronomy Basics explain fundamental science ideas or terms that most other astronomy textbooks assume students already know.
  • Seeing for Yourself observing exercises, requiring little or no equipment, help students become familiar with the sky and everyday astronomical phenomena.
  • Spectacular Illustrations, including many new Hubble Space Telescope images appearing for the first time in a textbook, brilliantly illuminate
  • course material.
  • The Redshift dual-platform CD-ROM is integrated throughout the text. Using Redshift end-of-chapter exercises and questions encourage students to experiment with the CD-ROM and correlate the material on it to important chapter topics.
  • Real-World Analogies provide students with material that is both accessible and interesting.
  • The authors approachable and sometimes humorous writing style inspires students to pursue astronomical issues within the text and beyond.
  • A new appendix of World Wide Web sites refers students to some of the best web sites for astronomy.
...show more
Summary: Clear, descriptive language, magnificent full-color illustrations, a candid real-world focus, and an integrated conceptual approach make Voyages Through the Universe the ideal introductory paperback text for non-science majors. This first edition has been specifically designed for students awed by the magnificence of astronomy, yet sometimes intimidated by science. The integrated dual-platform Redshift CD-ROM by Maris Multimedia is an exciting component of this text. This award-winning astronomy CD-ROM features a comprehensive planetatium, breathtaking 3-D plante models, more than 700 photos, surface maps of the Earth and moon, and a complete astronomy dictionary - all for only $6 when purchased with the text. Accurate, interesting, and current, this textbook can be used for all levels of introductory astronomy courses.

Key Features
  • Making Connections boxes connect the enterprise of astronomy to other fields of human culture, such as art, poetry, and film.
  • Thinking Ahead questions begin each chapter, stimulating thought about forthcoming material.
  • Voyagers in Astronomy profile noted astronomers of the past and present and detail their personal lives as well as their work.
  • Astronomy Basics explain fundamental science ideas or terms that most other astronomy textbooks assume students already know.
  • Seeing for Yourself observing exercises, requiring little or no equipment, help students become familiar with the sky and everyday astronomical phenomena.
  • Spectacular Illustrations, including many new Hubble Space Telescope images appearing for the first time in a textbook, brilliantly illuminate
  • course material.
  • The Redshift dual-platform CD-ROM is integrated throughout the text. Using Redshift end-of-chapter exercises and questions encourage students to experiment with the CD-ROM and correlate the material on it to important chapter topics.
  • Real-World Analogies provide students with material that is both accessible and interesting.
  • The authors approachable and sometimes humorous writing style inspires students to pursue astronomical issues within the text and beyond.
  • A new appendix of World Wide Web sites refers students to some of the best web sites for astronomy.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
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Publisher: Saunders College Division
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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