Also available in full-color in paperback (ISBN 978-1478169383) and as an e-book. Note that this paperback edition is black and white.
This book provides a highly visual introduction to a variety of basic astronomy concepts:
- Overview of the Solar System
- Understanding the Lunar Phases
- Understanding Solar and Lunar Eclipses
- Understanding the Seasons
- Evidence that the Earth is Round
- Models of Our Solar System
- Laws of Motion in Astronomy
- Beyond Our Solar System
This edition is black and white. This book features numerous NASA space photos. (NASA did not participate in the writing or publication of this eBook.) Many diagrams, like the heliocentric and geocentric models or explaining the phases of the moon, were constructed by combining together NASA space photos instead of simply drawing circles.
The content is suitable for a general interest audience, as well as those who may be learning astronomy and are looking for some supplemental instruction that is highly visual and focused on a variety of fundamental concepts.
Teachers who purchase one copy of this book or borrow one copy of this book from a library may reproduce selected pages for the purpose of teaching astronomy concepts to their own students.
This book is also available in a full-color edition.