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Voyages to the Planets

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ISBN-10: 0534395678

ISBN-13: 9780534395674

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison, Sidney Wolff

List price: $141.95
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VOYAGES TO THE PLANETS provides students and professors with the ideal combination of authors and experience. It is written by an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi) and two distinguished research scientists (Morrison at NASA and Wolff at NOAO). This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies and a student-friendly approach. Through unique group activities and a focus on astronomy as a human endeavor, the authors engage and involve students, helping them both understand and enjoy astronomy. The market-leading technology package includes access to InfoTrac College Edition (free!) and TheSky? Student Edition CD-ROM (free!), as well as an optional…    
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Book details

List price: $141.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/30/2003
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 408
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288

Andrew Fraknoi is the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College near San Francisco, where his courses are taken by about 900 students per year. He is also Director of Project ASTRO at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, a national program that forms partnerships between volunteer astronomers and school teachers in their communities. From 1978 to 1992 he was Executive Director of the Society, as well as Editor of MERCURY Magazine and the UNIVERSE IN THE CLASSROOM Newsletter. He has taught astronomy and physics at San Francisco State University, Canada College, and the University of California Extension Division. He is co-author and editor of THE UNIVERSE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS…    

Preface for the Student
Preface for the Instructor
Prologue: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour
Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy
Orbits and Gravity
Earth, Moon, and Sky
Radiation and Spectra
Astronomical Instruments
Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System
Earth as a Planet
Cratered Worlds: The Moon and Mercury
Earth-like Planets: Venus and Mars
The Giant Planets
Rings, Moons, and Pluto
Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System
Cosmic Samples and the Origin of Planetary Systems
The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star
Life in the Universe
Appendices
Astronomy on the World Wide Web
Sources of Astronomical Information
Glossary
Powers-of-Ten Notation
Units Used in Science
Some Useful Constants for Astronomy
Data for the Planets
Selected Satellites of the Planets
Upcoming (Total) Eclipses
The Nearest Stars
The Brightest Stars
The Brightest Members of the Local Group of Galaxies
The Chemical Elements
The Constellations
The Messier Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters
Index