Investigating Astronomy

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Sparked by the latest developments in astronomy education research, Investigating Astronomy focuses on conceptual understanding, visual literacy, and inquiry-based learning.  Tim Slater and Roger Freedman’s concise (15 chapter) text explores core topics to show how astronomers study and decipher the universe’s underlying processes, helping students approach the subject from a professional scientist’s perspective.
 
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Sparked by the latest developments in astronomy education research, Investigating Astronomy focuses on conceptual understanding, visual literacy, and inquiry-based learning.  Tim Slater and Roger Freedman’s concise (15 chapter) text explores core topics to show how astronomers study and decipher the universe’s underlying processes, helping students approach the subject from a professional scientist’s perspective.
 
The new edition features the latest discoveries, new pedagogy and art, and an expanded media/supplements package centered on W.H. Freeman’s breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464140853
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 3/21/2014
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.15 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun, and Moon
2. Decoding the Hidden Messages in Starlight
3. Analyzing Scales and Motions of the Universe
4. Exploring Our Evolving Solar System
5. Uncovering Earth’s Systems
6. Exploring Terrestrial Surface Processes and Atmospheres
7. Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets
8. Looking for Life beyond Earth
9. Probing the Dynamic Sun
10. Observing Properties of Distant Stars
11. Inferring Patterns in Star Life Cycles
12 . Predicting the Violent End of the Largest Stars
13. Exploring Our Galaxy  
14. Investigating Other Galaxies
15. Observing the Evolution of the Universe 

 

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