This book explores the entire realm of astrophysical research including historical perspectives, planets, the solar system, formation of galaxies, interstellar medium, spectra and electromagnetic radiation. It includes the latest astronomical research, and more on night sky naked-eye observing. Includes comprehensive historical treatment of archeostronomy.
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' … it must rank among the most successful and long-lasting of astronomical textbooks … likely to be of great bebefit to anyone studying the subject at school, and those contemplating teaching an evening class could do a lot worse than to base their course on this text. it is a first class recommendation not only for the student but also for the interested layman.' Robert Argyle, The Observatory
'Zeilik is an academic who has used his research into astronomy education to streamline and focus his textbook, and his experience is readily apparent. It is well structured, with diagrams on most pages and a number of attractive images. … Further activities are contained in a companion book and there are other resources available on a linked web site. This book is easy to read and is a good introduction to popular astronomy. Astronomy Now
This highly illustrated textbook for a one-semester introduction to astronomy describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos. This ninth edition is more streamlined than earlier editions, presenting only that material needed by students. Each topic is presented in a patient, engaging manner, and includes the latest astronomical research.
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Book Description Joanna Cotler Books, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 4th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060473746