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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Neil Comins' Discovering the Universe is highly acclaimed for bringing the excitement of scientific discovery to the one-term astronomy course. Vivid writing and images, conceptual and mathematical support, and a focus on common mistakes and misunderstandings have made the book a longtime classroom bestseller.
Freeman's breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad. See 'Instructor Resources' and 'Student Resources' for further information. Read more Read less. Product details Paperback: pages Publisher: W. About the Author Neil F. Comins is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine and author of popular scientific books, articles, and textbooks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell and a Ph.
William Kaufmann, one of the best-known popularizers of astronomy has left behind a legacy of nontechnical books through which students, amateurs, and the public learn about some of the most abstract and fascinating research topics of our day. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Free Starry Nights software so so. Verified Purchase. As an amateur astronomer of 40 years I bought this used book as a backup book for my observatory for our astronomy club members and my family to use.
William J. Kaufmann and Neil F. Comins wrote a very good book. Easy to read and lots of great questions for the astronomy student to tackle. William has a good style that reads well, not super advanced technical that would be very good for a senior high school student or freshman college course. Some math and formulas but not too difficult. Lots of great pictures. The book keeps your interest and makes you want to read more as you learn each topic.
I liked the astronomers toolbox where specific astronomy tools and formulas to compute various equations. Also in the back is a great appendix listing data on the planets and their satellites as well as the nearest and visually brightest stars Some of the various topics discussed There are more are Discovering astronomy, Discovering the night sky, Earthly cycles, Eclipses, Gravitation, Origins of the Sun centered universe,Kepler's and Newton's Laws done very well and important!
This is only a partial selection. The authors wrote much more and covered all the important bases. A great read for the average layman without getting too technical. As I said great for a senior high school student or college student taking astronomy It loaded well on my MS Vista laptop.
However I was not impressed with it. Not able to get full screen Messier objects, galaxies, clusters and planets all at one time. I like my Sky 6 Bisque planetarium software much better.
The newer edition is probably better with updates and more info on newer found exoplanets. This older edition at low cost is fine as a backup reference book and a book for students to answer both regular and more advanced astronomy questions. Would of given 5 stars but the free software was just so so Together the package 4 stars.
Try to get the later edition at low cost. If not able to, this older edition is fine as much of the material is still good and will not change. Maybe more information needed on new exoplanets. A good backup observatory book and study guide. This beautiful, full-color, highly-informative textbook has been great for my Astronomy class. Completely up-to-date well, with the exception of the possible two new planets, one of which has been confirmed only recently and definitely since the text's Spring publication , it teaches astronomy equally well to the physics major and the humanities student such as myslef who is taking the class for a science credit.
The authors present the information in a fun way and introduce terms simply for the student. Supplemental material includes an excellent computer program, Starry Night, as well as web resources for reviewing the text material for tests. I highly recommend this text! And so, of course, does my Astronomy teacher.
Love this book, very insightful, well introduced for me to understand. I grew a unique interest in Astronomy as it is very down to earth in breaking down the terminology and understanding of the universe and it's planets. It's not boring, nor is it difficult to understand. The review questions at the end of every chapter help you retain the information more for future exams. My boyfriend suggested checking the internet and it was Amazon to the rescue.
I was able to get it for super cheap and above that, it's really an excellent book. I'd really suggest this to anyone either taking an astronomy class or someone who's just interested in space in general. This is an excellent resource: it has lists of dates for upcoming meteor showers for years to come , explanations for everything you could ever dream of or ask including time travel and possibilities therein , and glossy, beautiful pictures and diagrams easy to follow and understand.
This is a great textbook for an undergraduate student taking an introductory astronomy course. It would also be a good book for someone wanting to learn about astronomy on their own outside of a formal course. The author's style is easy to read and the illustrations and images aid in learning the material. Highly recommended. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.
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Neil Comins. Flyer Further Information Tour Sapling. Recommend to library. Paperback - What If? Questions Inspire student curiosity and invite them to think critically about the way our universe works Guided Discovery goes in-depth on challenging astronomical concepts to help students gain a conceptual understanding through thoughtful analogies and useful perspectives from the history of science Astronomer's Toolbox Allows instructors to incorporate the right amount of quantitative material into their course for their students.
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Combining a student-centered approach with the reliability of a familiar and proven text, Discovering The Universe invites students to follow their curiosity and ask questions about astronomy, through features including What If? Get the e-book, do your homework online, try some quizzes, and more! Read online or offline with all the highlighting and notetaking tools you need to be successful in this course. Learn About E-book. Professor Neil F. Comins is on the faculty of the University of Maine.