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Research shows that active learning supports deeper, long-term understanding. The Third Edition text and media package gives students more opportunities to interact with astronomy--both in real life and online. The new edition provides all the resources you need to make it easy to incorporate active learning into the classroom.

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Genre: Science
Author: Stacy Palen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2018-01-09
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393631710

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Includes Vocabulary Alert, Working It Out (mathematics), Reading Astronomy News, and Exploration boxes throughout the text.

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Genre: Science
Author: Stacy E. Palen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2011-11-01
File: 485 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393912108

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Author: Stacy Palen
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Release: 2018-09-16
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0393631737

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Genre: Astronomy
Author: Stacy Palen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2017-10
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0393614425

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An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy. How is a galaxy billions of lightyears away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting tour of a universe far larger than we can imagine, cosmologist Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place. Through metaphors and uncomplicated language, Sutter breathes life into the science of astrophysics, unveiling how particles, forces, and fields interplay to create the greatest of cosmic dramas. Touched with the author's characteristic breezy, conversational style--which has made him a breakout hit on venues such as The Weather Channel, the Science Channel, and his own popular Ask a Spaceman! podcast--he conveys the fun and wonder of delving deeply into the physical processes of the natural universe. He weaves together the past and future histories of our universe with grounded descriptions of essential modern-day physics as well as speculations based on the latest research in cosmology. Topics include our place in the Milky Way galaxy; the cosmic web--a vast web-like pattern in which galaxies are arranged; the origins of our universe in the big bang; the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy; how science has dramatically changed our relationship to the cosmos; conjectures about the future of reality as we know it; and more. For anyone who has ever stared at the starry night sky and wondered how we humans on Earth fit into the big picture, this book is an essential roadmap.

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Genre: Science
Author: Paul M. Sutter
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Release: 2018-11-20
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781633884731

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A student-active introduction to the key topics in astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. 'Nature of Science' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and within-text questions require critical thinking through astronomy-based problems.

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Genre: Science
Author: George Greenstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2013-02-18
File: 650 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521192590

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Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a writer and teacher to present an elegant introduction to the structure, history, and enduring mysteries of the universe. Among the cutting-edge phenomena discussed are the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many.

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Genre: Science
Author: Jo Dunkley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2019-04-08
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674984288

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This beginner's guide to the science of astronomy also explores the current work of professionals in the field. 120 color plates. 108 line diagrams.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Iain Nicolson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1999-10-28
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521592704

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If you have ever wanted to understand the basic principles of astronomy and celestial movements, you should read this book. Using pictures of the sky observed from different places on Earth, as well as drawings of ancient astronomical methods and tools, Prof. Sun Kwok tells this story in an entertaining and fascinating way. Since the beginning of human civilization, people have wondered about the structure of the cosmos and our place in the Universe. More than 2,000 years ago, our ancestors knew that the seasons were unequal, the Earth was an unattached object floating in space, and stars existed that they could not see. From celestial observations, they concluded that the Earth was round. Using simple tools and mathematics, ancient astronomers accurately determined the sizes of the Earth and Moon, the distance to the Moon, and the lengths of the months and year. With a clever device called the armillary sphere, Greek astronomers could predict the times of sunrise and sunset on any day of the year, at any place on Earth. They developed sophisticated mathematical models to forecast Mars’ motions hundreds of years into the future. Find out how ancient observers achieved these remarkable feats. With minimal use of mathematics, this book retraces the footsteps of our ancestors, explains their intellectual journeys in simple terms, and explores the philosophical implications of these discoveries.

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Genre: Science
Author: Sun Kwok
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2017-04-22
File: 267 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319541723

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A new look at the first few seconds after the Big Bang—and how research into these moments continues to revolutionize our understanding of our universe Scientists in the past few decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang. At the Edge of Time focuses on what we have recently learned and are still striving to understand about this most essential and mysterious period of time at the beginning of cosmic history. Taking readers into the remarkable world of cosmology, Dan Hooper describes many of the extraordinary and perplexing questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world. Hooper examines how we are using the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments to re-create the conditions of the Big Bang and test promising theories for how and why our universe came to contain so much matter and so little antimatter. We may be poised to finally discover how dark matter was formed during our universe’s first moments, and, with new telescopes, we are also lifting the veil on the era of cosmic inflation, which led to the creation of our world as we know it. Wrestling with the mysteries surrounding the initial moments that followed the Big Bang, At the Edge of Time presents an accessible investigation of our universe and its origin.

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Genre: Science
Author: Dan Hooper
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2019-11-05
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691197005

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