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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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.
Worth the extra price
I have been learning so much from these openstax books, thank you so much for your work.
Can’t adjust font sizes
I have vision issues and like to increase font sizes. This iBook doesn’t seem to allow for that.