Pathways to Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0073512249
ISBN-13: 9780073512242
Edition: 4th 2015
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List price: $170.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 2/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Pathways to Astronomy breaks down introductory astronomy into its component parts. The huge and fascinating field of astronomy is divided into 86 units. These units are woven together to flow naturally for the person who wants to read the text like a book, but it is also possible to assign them in different orders, or skip certain units altogether. Professors can customize the units to fit their course needs. They can select individual units for exploration in lecture while assigning easier units for self-study, or they can cover all the units in full depth in a content-rich course. With the short length of units, students can easily digest the material covered in an individual unit before moving onto the next unit.

Margaret E. Beare is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.Stephen Schneider is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's University.

Tom Arny is an Emeritus professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was associated there with the Five College Astronomy Program(comprising faculty from U-Mass, Amhurst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges). Dr. Arny received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. In addition to his interest in astronomy, he has a long-standing fascination with the natural world: weather (especially atmospheric optics such as rainbows), birds, wildflowers, and butterflies.Visit Dr. Arny's website at:http://www.astro.umass.edu/~arny/astro100.html

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