Astronomy - Andrew Fraknoi


By Andrew Fraknoi

  • Release Date: 2016-08-01
  • Genre: Astronomy
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings


Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors. 

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  • Astronomy OpenSTAX

    By ProfessorPlanet8
    Best Introductory Astronomy text so far, and I have been teaching astronomy to college students for 30 years in a planetarium at a community college. It uses the current technology (video and the web), it is inexpensive as an iBook text, and free as a PDF. It is comprehensive and can be adapted for a one or two semester course.
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    By slick cytosol
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  • Can’t adjust font sizes

    By MyNameIsHank
    I have vision issues and like to increase font sizes. This iBook doesn’t seem to allow for that.