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    Instructors Say Our Non-Majors Astronomy Textbook is Student-Friendly

    Posted by Lindsay White on Nov 10, 2015 1:55:20 PM

    Koupelis7eIn planning for an eighth edition of our best-selling introductory astronomy text for the non-science major, we conducted a revision survey with instructors who are currently or have very recently used the text in their course and instructors who have not adopted the current Seventh Edition. Of the instructors surveyed:

    • 100% of reviewers who are currently using the seventh edition plan to continue using the book and would anticipate adopting a revised edition once it’s available.
    • 3 of 4 reviewers who are not currently using the seventh edition would strongly consider adopting a revised edition once it’s available.

    Specifically, instructors had this to say about the text's organization and student-readability:

    “This text is exceptionally well-organized; I would rate this as one of the strongest points of the textbook.”

    –Professor Todd Krueger, College of the Albemarle

    “This text is excellent at discussing the key ideas of astronomy as models, with strengths and weaknesses. Rather than simply present each idea as a fact to memorize, the author is careful to present alternative models and disprove them. This way, students can start to think like scientists.”

    – Dr. Michael Crosser, Linfield College

    “I and my students have liked previous editions. In 8+ years there has never been even a mildly negative comment about the book from any student.”

    – Dr. A. James Mallmann, Milwaukee School of Engineering

    “In Quest of the Universe, Seventh Edition is thorough, but not overwhelming to a student that is not well-versed in science and math.”

    -Professor Todd Krueger, College of the Albemarle

    Learn more about the best-selling In Quest of the Universe, Seventh Edition by visiting our site.

    Topics: Astronomy, New Edition, In Quest of the Universe, reviews, Science

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