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2006 Survey of Introductory Astronomy Textbooks
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1.Bruning, D. 2000, “Survey of Introductory Textbooks,” in Cosmos in the Classroom 2000: A Symposium for Teaching Astronomy for Non-Science Majors, A. Fraknoi (Editor), San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
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5.Fraknoi, A. 2005, “Astronomy Textbooks, Used Book Chains, and Big Macs: A Perspective,” Astronomy Education Review 4(1), 145.
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Physical Book, Publisher, and Price Information

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Splits (Text Broken into Two Volumes)

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Splits: Chapter Counts and Listing of Repeated Chapters

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Pedagogical Features (Part I)

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Pedagogical Features (Part II)

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Ancillary Materials Available

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Supplementary Materials Available

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Abstract

Keeping track of current astronomy textbooks is never easy. New editions come frequently, and occasionally books are discontinued. Ancillary materials and publisher Web sites change as well. This survey of introductory astronomy textbooks is intended to help college instructors of “Astronomy 101” select the text for their course. This survey tabulates prices, page counts by topics, pedagogical features of the text, appendixes, Web sites for the texts, and ancillary materials to help instructors narrow the list of textbooks for closer inspection as they make adoption decisions. For instructors who want to try something different, perhaps for a special topics class or a shortened semester, a list of alternative texts is included.

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Scitation: 2006 Survey of Introductory Astronomy Textbooks
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aas/journal/aer/4/2/10.3847/AER2005020
10.3847/AER2005020
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