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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Thoroughly updated and revised, In Quest of the Universe, Fifth Edition, is
the most comprehensive, one-semester introductory level astronomy text
available. The authors' clear, concise writing style introduces non-science
majors to the general methods of science. Students will discover how science
progresses as they follow the development of early astronomical concepts
through to the very latest refinement of our current models. A "planets first"
approach engages them in an exploration of our own solar system, starting with
a chapter on the "backyard" night sky, before introducing the latest
information on the Pluto controversy and recent discoveries on Mars. The Fifth
Edition's encompassing approach to astronomy and the scientific method makes
this text essential for introductory astronomy courses.