Voyages to the Planets, Media Update (with CD-ROM, Virtual Astronomy Labs, and AceAstronomy?) / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 50%)
Est. Return Date: 09/08/2014
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 39%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $87.85   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   


VOYAGES THROUGH THE PLANETS, covering our solar system and planets, provides students and professors with the best of both worlds. It is written by two distinguished research scientists, David Morrison and Sidney Wolff and an award-winning astronomy educator, Andrew Fraknoi. This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies. Written in a student-friendly, accessible language, VOYAGES THROUGH THE PLANETS features down-to-earth analogies, superb full-color diagrams and images, and even occasional touches of humor. Readers all around the country are turning to this book with pleasure.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495018100
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/30/2005
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface for the Students. Preface for the Instructors. Prologue and Brief Tour of the Universe (and Beyond). 1. Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy. 2. Orbits and Gravity. 3. Earth, Moon, and Sky. 4. Radiation and Spectra. 5. Astronomical Instruments. 6. Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System. 7. Earth as a Planet. 8. Cratered Worlds: The Moon and Mercury. 9. Earth-like Planets: Venus and Mars. 10. The Giant Planets. 11. Rings, Moons, and Pluto. 12. Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System. 13. Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System. 14. The Sun: Our Star. 15. Epilogue: Cosmic Evolution and Life Elsewhere. Appendix A: Astronomy on the World Wide Web. Appendix B: Sources of Astronomical Information. Appendix C: Glossary. Appendix D: Powers-of-Ten Notation. Appendix E: Units Used in Science. Appendix F: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy. Appendix G: Data for the Planets. Appendix H: Satellites for the Planets. Appendix I: Upcoming (Total) Eclipses. Appendix J: The Chemical Elements. Appendix K: The Constellations. Appendix L: Index. Appendix M: Star Maps.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)