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Freemans briefest, least expensive introductory astronomy text.
Discovering the Essential Universe, Fourth Edition (DEU 4e) is designed to help students overcome common misconceptions about astronomy. It provides up-to-date explanations of core concepts in a flexible and student-friendly text, supported by an impressive collection of multimedia resources developed by astronomy education researchers.
Based on Discovering the Universe, this bestselling text is a shorter, less expensive option with streamlined presentation of topics. While maintaining the themes and approach to astronomy found in the longer text, Discovering the Essential Universe presents only the essential information for students' reference, enrichment, and review with minimal pedagogy and no ties to a media component.