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ISBN-10 0176639454ISBN-13 9780176639457
ISBN-10 0176503773ISBN-13 9780176503772
Author(s): Backman/Seeds/Ghose/Milosevic-Zdjelar
Publisher: Nelson Education
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 356

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, ASTRO is engaging, accessible and the first Canadian textbook developed for the introductory astronomy market. Created specifically with Canadian learners in mind, this resource accommodates the diverse learning styles of today's students at a value-based price.

The mission of ASTRO is to tell the story of astronomy from a global perspective within a uniquely Canadian context. Canadian astronomers and discoveries that have shaped the field are highlighted throughout, making the subject matter more relevant and interesting to Canadian students.

Adapted by three of Canada’s leading educators, ASTRO employs the same engaging writing style and logical conceptual presentation that has become a hallmark of authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman’s introductory astronomy texts. Shohini Ghose, Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar, and L. Arthur Read bring a wealth of experience to the Canadian edition.

Get online! Accompanying ASTRO is a full supplement package, including free access to premium website CourseMate and NETA (Nelson Education Teaching Advantage) Enriched Instructor's Manual, available online or on the Instructor’s Resource CD (IRCD). Also included on the IRCD are PowerPoint® presentations, a complete Image Library (jpegs of the beautiful and exciting photographs and figures used in the textbook), and a NETA Test Bank that employs the easy-to-use and versatile ExamView® format. With these lecture planning aids, ASTRO is as accommodating to instructors as it is to students.