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ASTRO 3 3rd Edition

Michael A. Seeds, Dana Backman

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2014
  • 416 Pages
Starting At 75.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

Based on ongoing, cutting-edge research into student workflows and preferences, ASTRO 3 from 4LTR Press engages readers of all generations and learning styles. Blending the best of print and digital, ASTRO 3 combines an easy-reference paperback, convenient tear-out Chapter Review Cards, and an innovative online experience –- all at an affordable price. Tools such as intuitive StudyBits™ help students prepare for class and study more effectively as well as visually monitor their own progress. And with the all-new ASTRO Online, students can learn anywhere, anytime, and on most devices. ASTRO 3 is completely up to date with the latest developments from the field. It features reorganized Concept Art spreads as well as new online content like Pop Astronomy and Featured Astronomers. With its straightforward course management, assessments, and analytics for instructors, ASTRO 3 with ASTRO Online integrates seamlessly into your Introduction to Astronomy course.

Michael A. Seeds, Joseph A. Grundy Observatory

Mike Seeds was a professor of physics and astronomy at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from 1970 until his retirement in 2001. In 1989 he received F&M College’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Mike’s love for the history of astronomy led him to create upper-level courses on archaeoastronomy and on the Copernican Revolution (“Changing Concepts of the Universe”). His research interests focused on variable stars and automation of astronomical telescopes. Mike is coauthor with Dana Backman of Horizons: Exploring the Universe, 12th edition (2012); 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. He was senior consultant for creation of the 20-episode telecourse accompanying his book Horizons: Exploring the Universe.

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.
  • Inspired by a comprehensive study of today's learners' unique challenges and workflows, all-new ASTRO Online enables students to study how and when they want -- including on their favorite devices! With the unique StudyBits™ functionality, students easily collect notes and create personalized StudyBits™ from interactive content to help them focus on what's most important. Intuitive tagging and filtering options help students maximize their study efforts as they make flashcards, take practice quizzes, view related content, and track their progress all in one place!
  • Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, ASTRO 3 with ASTRO Online engages students of all generations and learning styles. It integrates seamlessly into your course, while setting the stage for students to think critically about astronomy.
  • Completely up to date, ASTRO 3 reflects the latest research and developments from the field. Updated content includes new coverage of the New Horizons probe and Juno spacecraft (Chapter 7), novae and supernovae (Chapter 11), and life in our solar system (Chapter 15), in addition to updated data, figures, tables, and photos.
  • ASTRO 3 comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, and an interactive digital solution offering study tools and the full text narrative -- all developed with a deep understanding of students' workflow and learning styles. Available as print with online, print only, or online only, ASTRO 3 gives students their choice of format -- all at the same affordable price.
  • Concise yet comprehensive chapters in a cutting-edge design present content in an engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions equip students with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class and test preparation.
  • Extremely student friendly, Concept Art spreads illustrate key terms and concepts and in an easy-to-follow, visually attractive presentation.
1. Here and Now.
2. User's Guide to the Sky: Patterns and Cycles.
3. The Origin of Modern Astronomy.
4. Light and Telescopes.
5. Sun Light and Sun Atoms.
6. The Terrestrial Planets.
7. The Outer Solar System.
8. Origins of the Solar System and Extrasolar Planets.
9. The Family of Stars.
10. Structure and Formation of Stars.
11. The Deaths of Stars.
12. The Milky Way Galaxy.
13. Galaxies: Normal and Active.
14. Modern Cosmology.
15. Life on Other Worlds.
4LTR Online
4LTR Press Online offers an affordable online textbook with flashcards, quizzes, and other study tools accessible from phones, tablets, and laptops.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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