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eText: 
ISBN-10 0321909704ISBN-13 9780321909701
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-321-89761-7ISBN-13 978-0-321-89761-9
Author(s): Eric Chaisson; Steve McMillan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 850
Description

With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students “how we know what we know.” The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories, improved pedagogical features, and new multimedia content in MasteringAstronomy®.

Astronomy Today is available with an interactive Pearson eText and MasteringAstronomy—a market-leading online tutorial and homework system, which has been updated with new content that helps students learn and review more effectively outside of class.

Alternate Versions

  • Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System,Eighth Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1–16, 28.

  • Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies,Eighth Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1–5 and 16–28.

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