Astro by Dana BackmanAstro by Dana Backman


byDana Backman, Michael A. Seeds, Shohini Ghose

Paperback | March 12, 2012

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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.
Dana Backman taught in the physics and astronomy department at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from 1991 until 2003. He invented and taught a course titled "Life in the Universe" in F&M's interdisciplinary Foundations program. Dana now teaches introductory Solar System astronomy at Santa Clara University and ...
Title:AstroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 10.94 × 8.56 × 0.65 inPublished:March 12, 2012Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176503773

ISBN - 13:9780176503772

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Table of Contents

Part One: Exploring The SkyChapter 1: The Scale of the Cosmos: Space and TimeChapter 2: User's Guide to the Sky: Patterns and CyclesChapter 3: The Origin of Modern AstronomyChapter 4: Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments: Extending Humanity's VisionPart Two: The StarsChapter 5: Sun Light and Sun AtomsChapter 6: The Family of StarsChapter 7: The Structure and Formation of StarsChapter 8: The Death of StarsPart Three: Galaxies and CosmologyChapter 9: The Milky Way GalaxyChapter 10: GalaxiesChapter 11: Cosmology in the 21st CenturyPart Four: The Solar SystemChapter 12: The Origin of the Solar SystemChapter 13: Comparative Planetology of the Terrestrial PlanetsChapter 14: Comparative Planetology of the Jovian PlanetsPart Five: LifeChapter 15: Life on Other WorldsAfterwordAppendix A: Units and Astronomical DataAppendix B: Observing the SkyIndex