This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
"Who has not gazed with wonder at the night sky? The great canopy of stars stretching overhead suggests that our world is part of a vastly larger cosmos. But how large is it? Where do we fit in? And how did it all begin? These questions have puzzled stargazers for thousands of years, and the search for answers helped spark the great advances of the Scientific Revolution in the 16th and 17th centuries. But only in our own time has the full picture of the true immensity, variety, and surpassing strangeness of the universe come into focus.There is no doubt that we live in a golden age of astronomy. At this moment, space probes are flying to staggeringly distant destinations, experiments are underway to test bold ideas about the cosmos, and powerful new tools are probing the nature of matter. Astronomers everywhere are watching the skies with high-tech instruments, searching for clues that will extend our knowledge of the universe. Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition is a nontechnical description of where that picture stands today. Much has happened in astronomy in a few short years. Many of these discoveries are scientifically sophisticated, but the comprehensive scope of this course allows you to absorb the background you need to grasp such exciting recent developments. In 96 fascinating lessons, you'll survey the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy, from the constellations drawn by the ancients to the latest reports from planetary probes in our solar system.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. GUIDEBOOK NOT INCLUDED. DVDs 2007. Seller Inventory # 0KVBKH005DYY
Book Description The Teaching Company, 2006. Audio Book (DVD). Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. DVD Volume 1 of 2 in good condition has some wear on outside cover but DVD looks good on inside. Only Disc 1-8. Seller Inventory # ABE-1510958154448
Book Description The Teaching Company, 2006. DVD. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_202456564
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Ready for quick shipment to any US location by Experienced seller. CDs and Access codes may not be included as is the case with most used books. Seller Inventory # 392746
Book Description The Teaching Company, 2006. DVD. Condition: Good. 2nd. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1598032747q