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Neil Comins' Discovering the Universe is highly acclaimed for bringing the excitement of scientific discovery to the one-term astronomy course. Vivid writing and images, conceptual and mathematical support, and a focus on common mistakes and misunderstandings have made the book a longtime classroom bestseller.The new edition captures the current state of our understanding of the cosmos, with new findings, new study help, and an expanded new media/supplements package centered on W.H. Freeman's breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad.
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An exciting new edition that leads the student through the process of scientific discovery in astronomy.About the Author:
Professor Neil F. Comins is on the faculty of the University of Maine. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering physics at Cornell University, a master's degree in physics at the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from University College, Cardiff, Wales. Dr. Comins took over the authorship of "Discovering the Universe" in its Fourth Edition, following the death of William Kaufmann. He is also the author of "Discovering the Essential Universe" and "Discovering the Universe: From the Stars to the Planets." Dr. Comins has also written bestselling books for general audiences, including "What if the Moon Didn't Exist?, " "Heavenly Errors," "The Hazards of Space Travel," and "What if the Earth Had Two Moons?"
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