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880 Pages | 733 line drawings and colour halftones

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198825821

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Astronomy: The Human Quest for Understanding

Dale Ostlie

  • Develops critical thinking skills throughout the text to help students learn to distinguish between false claims that derive from faulty evidence or conjecture and verifiable statements based on expert research and study
  • Emphasises the crucial role of science and its integration into modern society
  • Strives to prompt curiosity in the reader, by demonstrating that our understanding of the universe is far from complete
  • Features some basic mathematics, together with interpretive language, and supplemented with numerous examples
  • Additional tutorials are provided on the book's companion website
  • Features end-of-chapter exercises to reinforce learning and embed understanding
  • Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website