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Preview this title online. Learning Outcomes appear at the beginning of each chapter to help structure student reading and again at the end so students can test their mastery of key concepts. The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos He is now back at Harvard, where he teaches and conducts research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Eric Chaisson Eric Chaisson holds a doctorate in astrophysics from Harvard University, where he spent 10 years on the faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Big Picture feature on each chapter opening spread explains how chapter content fits in with an overall perspective on introductory astronomy, helping students see how each chapter is connected to a broad understanding of the universe.

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Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe, 8th Edition

Star Formation in the Milky Way Astronomy Today, 7th Edition. Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Eric has written 12 books on astronomy and has published nearly scientific papers in professional journals. Includes Chapters The Inner Workings of the Cosmos 3.

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A Spiral in Space About the Author s. With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken students to the universe around them. After Class Tutorials — featuring specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of interactive, educationally effective content — guide your students through the toughest topics in physics.


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Learning Outcomes reflect the American Astronomical Society recommended outcomes.

Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe, 7th Edition

Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources. A Spiral in Space In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan xstronomy student interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy and create a s.mcjillan to scientific understanding with student-friendly art and enhanced pedagogy.

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The hallmark Hints and Feedback sections offer instruction similar to what students would experience in an office hour, allowing them to learn from their mistakes without being given the answer.