Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (8th Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780134087702

ISBN-10: 0134087704

Author: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Edition: 8

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Paperback 592 pages
Physics, Astronomy
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Acknowledged author Eric Chaisson wrote Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (8th Edition) comprising 592 pages back in 2016. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0134087704 and 9780134087702. Since then Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (8th Edition) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $43.96 or rent at the marketplace.


For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.

With the Eighth Edition of Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide , trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan bring a renewed freshness and analysis to recent changes in our understanding of the cosmos. As with the other two books in their Astronomy suite (one for two-semester courses and the other, a brief visual book), the authors continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. This new edition ignites reader interest with new discoveries from the latest space missions and a new focus on reader-oriented engagement.

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