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MindTap® Astronomy, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Seeds/Backman/Montgomery's Horizons: Exploring the Universe, Hybrid, 13th Edition

  • Michael A. Seeds Franklin and Marshall College
  • Dana Backman
  • Michele Montgomery University of Central Florida (UCF)
  • ISBN-10: 1305101847  |  ISBN-13: 9781305101845
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $84.00
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MindTap for Astronomy is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web-apps known as "MindApps" – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience.

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The MindTap™ Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it – and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305101898 | ISBN-13: 9781305101890

    List Price = $84.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.00

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MindTap® Astronomy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, Hybrid  (ISBN-10: 1305101898 | ISBN-13: 9781305101890)

MindTap for Astronomy is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web-apps known as "MindApps" – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience.

List Price = $84.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.00

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MindTap® Astronomy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, Hybrid  (ISBN-10: 1305101898 | ISBN-13: 9781305101890)

MindTap for Astronomy is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps. MindApps range from ReadSpeaker (which reads the text out-loud to students), to Kaltura (allowing you to insert inline video and audio into your curriculum) to ConnectYard (allowing you to create digital "yards" through social media –all without "friending" your students). MindTap is well beyond an eBook, a homework solution or digital supplement, a resource center website, a course delivery platform or a Learning Management System. It is the first in a new category—the Personal Learning Experience.

List Price = $84.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael A. Seeds

Michael A. Seeds has been Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1970. In 1989, he received F&M College's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Seeds' love for the history of astronomy led him to create upper-level courses on Archaeoastronomy and Changing Concepts of the Universe. His research interests focus on variable stars and the automation of astronomical telescopes. Mike is coauthor with Dana Backman and Michele Montgomery of HORIZONS HYBRID: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Thirteenth Edition, and UNIVERSE HYBRID: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS AND GALAXIES, Eighth Edition, both published by Cengage. He was Senior Consultant in the creation of the twenty-six-episode telecourse accompanying the book HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE, Twelfth Edition.

Dana Backman

Dana Backman taught in the physics and astronomy department at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from 1991 until 2003. He invented and taught a course titled “Life in the Universe” in F&M’s interdisciplinary Foundations program. Dana now teaches introductory Solar System astronomy at Santa Clara University and introductory astronomy, astrobiology, and cosmology courses in Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program. His research interests focus on infrared observations of planet formation, models of debris disks around nearby stars, and evolution of the solar system’s Kuiper belt. Dana is employed by the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, as director of education and public outreach for SOFIA (the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Dana is coauthor with Mike Seeds of Horizons: Exploring the Universe, 14th edition (2018); Universe: Solar Systems, Stars, and Galaxies, 7th edition (2012); Stars and Galaxies, 8th edition (2013); The Solar System, 8th edition (2013); and ASTRO, 2nd edition (2013), all published by Cengage.

Michele Montgomery

Since 2004, Michele M. Montgomery has been part of the physics faculty at one of the top three universities with the most undergraduate students, The University of Central Florida. She teaches introductory astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology, galaxies and cosmology courses to large and small audiences, both face-to-face and online. At UCF, she created a Life in the Universe course that is taught each spring as a follow-up to the fall semester's astronomy course. Since 2006, she has been an adjunct professor at Valencia College, an urban college with more than 35,000 students, where she started the astronomy program at the east campus. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of AAS WOMEN, a weekly newsletter product of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA). She is a co-author on 'WOMEN IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (STEM) - Getting Ahead via the Internet' in the book 'WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WEB: HOW THE WEB CREATES ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES' BY SCARECROSS PRESS 2013. With Mike Seeds and Dana Backman, she coauthors HORIZONS HYBRID: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE 13e and UNIVERSE HYBRID: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS, AND GALAXIES, 8e and contributed to HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE 13e AND UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS, AND GALAXIES 7e - all published by Cengage. Dr. Montgomery earned her bachelor's degree in nuclear/mechanical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, master's degree in physics from the University of Alabama, and Ph.D in physics from Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to her career in academia, she was a nuclear engineer for Bechtel Corporation working on projects at DOE's Savannah River Plant and TVA's Browns Ferry nuclear power plant.