Astronomy Today, Books A La Carte Edition by Eric ChaissonAstronomy Today, Books A La Carte Edition by Eric Chaisson

Astronomy Today, Books A La Carte Edition

byEric Chaisson, Steve Mcmillan

Loose Leaf | February 8, 2017

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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of MyLab and Mastering platforms exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab and Mastering products. 

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Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe

In this Ninth Edition of  Astronomy Today , authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach students “how we know what we know.” Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help students connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing student interest in current research. New features within Mastering  Astronomy bring these features together and allow students to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy.


Also available with Mastering Astronomy

Mastering  Astronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive pre-lecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics™ instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Astronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills.  Mastering Astronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures.

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0134590341 / 9780134590349  Astronomy Today, Books a la Carte Plus MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package 

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Title:Astronomy Today, Books A La Carte EditionFormat:Loose LeafDimensions:816 pages, 10.7 × 8.3 × 1.1 inPublished:February 8, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134583671

ISBN - 13:9780134583679

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