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Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond (Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign)

 
 
 
 
Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond (Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign)
Author: Michael A. Seeds - Dana Backman
ISBN 13: 9780495562030
ISBN 10: 495562033
Edition: 6
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Publication Date: 2009-01-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $274.95
 
 

Seeds (Franklin and Marshall College), who has been writing astronomy textbooks since 1973, and continues to improve his designs, presents a colorful introduction to the subject designed for non-science majors. He conveys his enthusiasm for astronomy throughout his descriptions of basic concepts, the solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and life in the universe, and includes 27 two-page art spreads which illustrate difficult or intriguing topics such as Earth's orbit, modern astronomical telescopes, and the ice rings of Saturn. The CD-ROM contains the student edition of "The Sky," a planetarium program. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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A nicely illustrated introduction for non-science majors. Seeds (Franklin and Marshall College) includes numerous sidebars and end-of- chapter questions and exercises<-->some designed for researching on the Internet. The CD-ROM contains the student edition of The Sky (a planetarium program). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)