Robert D. Gehrz
[In Astronomy, cowriters Franklyn M. Branley and Mark R. Chartrand, III and illustrator Helmut K. Wimmer] have taken a refreshing approach in their presentation of astronomy and astrophysics for the nonmathematically oriented undergraduate student. Traditionally, the beginning student is asked to suffer through a lengthy introduction that details the historical development of astronomy….
Astronomy begins with the contents of the universe and the cosmological implications of recent important observations. The reader is thus able to approach the remainder of the text with a clear view of how the microscopic components, such as planets, stars, and galaxies, are related to the macroscopic...
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