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In Quest of the Universe - With CD (5TH 07 - Old Edition)

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This volume introduces the subject of astronomy to nonscience majors. Koupelis (U. of Wisconsin-Marathon County) and Kuhn (Eastern Kentucky U.) present astronomy in the traditional order of solar system, stars, and galaxies, emphasizing the historical development of science and technology and moving from the familiar to the less familiar. Revised and updated throughout, this edition contains a new introductory chapter on the night sky, discussion of the criteria for scientific models, expanded information on the dynamo model, important astronomical findings such as the latest discoveries on Mars, and more on Saturn's moons and dark matter. There is also a new section on active and adaptive optics, discussion of the recent IAU decision on the definition of a planet, and other expanded material, as well as new images. Each chapter has a study guide. A CD-ROM is included, with an electronic study guide, practice questions, flash cards, animations, and the Stellarium planetarium software. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Updated and revised, the new Fifth Edition of In Quest of the Universe is a comprehensive introduction to astronomy designed for nonscience majors. The book uses the development of astronomical theories, both historical and current, to show how science works. The authors take a planets-first approach, engaging students with an exploration of our own solar system before moving on to the stars and then to distant galaxies.

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ISBN:
9780763743871
Author:
Koupelis, Theo
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Author:
Koupelis, Theo
Author:
Kuhn, Karl F.
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Textbooks
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Astronomy -- Textbooks.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
648
Dimensions:
10.73x9.03x.93 in. 3.08 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Updated and revised, the new Fifth Edition of In Quest of the Universe is a comprehensive introduction to astronomy designed for nonscience majors. The book uses the development of astronomical theories, both historical and current, to show how science works. The authors take a planets-first approach, engaging students with an exploration of our own solar system before moving on to the stars and then to distant galaxies.
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