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Discovering the Essential Universe

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By: Neil F Comins

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Paperback | Mar 2006 | Edition: 3 | #163047 | ISBN: 071674595X
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Based on the most recent edition of Discovering the Universe this popular text is the most concise, least expensive option for introductory astronomy courses. It offers a streamlined presentation of topics with helpful but minimal pedagogy, and media focused on review and exam preparation. The new edition features updated coverage based on recent scientific discoveries, new chapter summaries and end of chapter questions. The award winning Starry Night virtual planetarium software is also available.


Discovering the Night Sky - Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets - Light and Telescopes - Earth and Moon - The Other Planets and Moons - Vagabonds of the Solar System - The Sun - The Nature of Stars - The Lives of Stars from Birth through Middle Age - The Deaths of Stars - The Galaxies - Cosmology - Appendix - Glossary - Review Questions/Answers - Index

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NEIL F. COMINS teaches at the University of Maine, Orono, USA.

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