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ISBN13: 9780393111088
ISBN10: 0393111083
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This extraordinarily readable, cohesive text presents twenty-first century astronomy as a dynamic story of theory building and theory testing, as a fascinating process of observation and discovery. The authors' primary goal is to build students' scientific literacy by emphasizing how science works and why it is relevant, rather than by cataloging a large mass of individual details. With a clear focus on core concepts and carefully crafted pedagogical aids, "21st Century Astronomy" chronicles scientists at work on the most important questions about the Universe, highlighting the excitement of making new discoveries and the puzzlement created by new lines of inquiry. <BR>""One of the most exciting things about astronomy is that sometimes you get up in the morning and discover that we know fundamental things about the Universe that we didn't know the day before. The recent release of the results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite observatory are one of those historical moments.""--Jeff Hester

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ISBN:
9780393111088
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Subject:
Science : Astronomy - General
Author:
Hester, Jeff
Author:
Burstein, David
Author:
Blumenthal, George
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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