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Re-envisioning the way astronomy is taught, this book focuses on conceptual understanding and inquiry-based learning, while ensuring that common maths problems are addressed. It is a brief, 15-chapter text that employs a variety of activities and experiences to encourage students to think like a scientist.

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Genre: Astronomy
Author: Timothy F. Slater
Publisher:
Release: 2011
File: 395 Pages
ISBN-13: 1464102589

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Now superseded by a newer 4th edition, this astronomy textbook is tailored for a one-semester introductory class aimed at non-science majors. This edition brings the latest astronomical discoveries together with cutting-edge teaching and learning strategies designed specifically to improve student learning and retention.

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Author: Timothy Slater
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2017-08-07
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 1974370003

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Genre: Astronomy
Author: Timothy F. Slater
Publisher:
Release: 2011
File: 393 Pages
ISBN-13: 1429285931

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Tim Slater and Roger Freedman have worked to improve astronomy and overall science education for many years. Now, they’ve partnered to create a new textbook, a re-envisioning of the course, focused on conceptual understanding and inquiry-based learning. Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual Approach to the Universe is a brief, 15-chapter text that employs a variety of activities and experiences to encourage students to think like a scientist.

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Genre: Science
Author: Timothy F. Slater
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Release: 2011-01-28
File: 410 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781464100635

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Genre: Science
Author: Tim Slater
Publisher: W H Freeman & Company
Release: 2011-04-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1429291532

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Author: Jodi E. Asbell-Clarke
Publisher:
Release: 2010-01-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1607202573

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Professor Zdenek Kopal is sixty-seven this year even though his scientific activity, enthusiasm and springy step hardly betray the ad vancement in years. He carne to Manchester as Professor of Astronomy thirty years ago after a very fruitful association of fourteen years with the Harvard Observatory. Much impressed with the young man, Harlow Shapley, who with characteristic insight had recognised in Kopal the qualities that have since made him an outstanding leader in ec1ipsing binary research, had invited him over as a Research Associate. In the subsequent decade Kopal set about the task of introducing analytical rigour in the solution of orbit al elements that hitherto had depended ex c1usively on the semigraphical procedures introduced by Russell and exploited fully by Shapley. These first efforts stimulated publication of the first of his many books on ec1ipsing variables; the Introductian ta the Study of Ec/ipsing Variables summarized these iterative methods and remains a c1assic in this field. Soon after the appearance of this volume in print, Kopal gave a course on this subject for the graduate students at Harvard. I was one of those who had the opportunity to attend it and learn much on the need of care and precision in the practice of photoelectric photometry and the importance of exploiting such data to the fullest extent with methods of increasing resolving power.

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Genre: Science
Author: F.D. Kahn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-12-06
File: 462 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789400985346

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For a general audience interested in solving mysteries in art, history, and literature using the methods of science, 'forensic astronomy' is a thrilling new field of exploration. Astronomical calculations are the basis of the studies, which have the advantage of bringing to readers both evocative images and a better understanding of the skies. Weather facts, volcano studies, topography, tides, historical letters and diaries, famous paintings, military records, and the friendly assistance of experts in related fields add variety, depth, and interest to the work. The chosen topics are selected for their wide public recognition and intrigue, involving artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, and Ansel Adams; historical events such as the Battle of Marathon, the death of Julius Caesar, the American Revolution, and World War II; and literary authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Joyce, and Mary Shelley. This book sets out to answer these mysteries indicated with the means and expertise of astronomy, opening the door to a richer experience of human culture and its relationship with nature. Each subject is carefully analyzed. As an example using the study of sky paintings by Vincent van Gogh, the analytical method would include: - computer calculations of historical skies above France in the 19th century - finding and quoting the clues found in translations of original letters by Van Gogh - making site visits to France to determine the precise locations when Van Gogh set up his easel and what celestial objects are depicted. For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there would be a different kind of mystery to be solved. As an example: - How can the phase of the Moon and time of moonrise help to explain a turning point of the American Civil War - the fatal wounding of Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville in 1863? For each literary reference to astronomy, it was determined which celestial objects were being described and making an argument that the author is describing an actual event. For example, what was the date of the moonlit scene when Mary Shelley first had the idea for her novel “Frankenstein?” These and more fun riddles will enchant and delight the fan of art and astronomy.

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Genre: Science
Author: Donald W. Olson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-10-02
File: 355 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781461484035

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The telescope is literally the world's most far-reaching invention. It can unlock nature's secrets in the remotest corners of the universe. It is a time machine, allowing us to look billions of years into the past for answers to some of our most profound questions. In its 400-year history, the telescope has progressed from a crudely fashioned tube holding a couple of spectacle lenses to colossal structures housed in space-age cathedrals. The history of the telescope is a rich story of ingenuity and perseverance involving some of the most colourful figures of the scientific world. It begins in ancient times, gathers momentum through the Renaissance, with the first recorded telescope bursting onto the scene in the middle of a diplomatic crisis in seventeenth century Holland, and takes us to the limits of space with the cutting-edge telescopes of today. Written by Fred Watson, one of Australia's best-loved astronomers, Stargazer brings the story of the telescope to a general readership for the first time.

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Genre: Science
Author: Fred Watson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release: 2007
File: 358 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781741763928

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A guide to viewing stars, the moon, planets, meteors, comets, and aurora through binoculars. Features a foreword by renowned astronomer and writer David Levy. Includes a complete guide to current binocular brands and models and explains what to look for in each season.

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Genre: Science
Author: Mike D. Reynolds
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Release: 2005-10-25
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780811742528

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