The text takes all of the features that have made Arny Explorations a top-selling textbook and applies them under a stars-first approach.This new edition continues to offer the most complete technology/new media support package available. That technology/new media package includes: 6 NEW Interactives; PowerWeb (web-based research and interactive quizzing - very current); Online Learning Center (that allows instructors to take their course to the web if they choose); and a new CD-ROM that offers new and different text material/animations/links to even further enhance student comprehension.Updated Coverage. Some of the updates include: 1)Revised the Kepler's third law math by adding more explanation and putting the detailed math in a box called "Extending Our Reach: Weighing the Sun."; 2) Added a short section on electromagnetic radiation; 3)The Doppler Shift; 4)Expansion of the Extra-Solar Planets; 5)Cosmological Constant.|VOLUMES! Arny is now available in 2, full color, volumes. Volume 1 covers the Solar System, Volume 2 covers Stars and Galaxies.|6 New Interactives (on the text website and CD-ROM): Each Interactive will allow students to manipulate parameters and gain a better understanding of topics such as Blackbody Radiation, The Bohr Model, Retrograde Motion, Cosmology, Solar System Builder and the H-R Diagram by watching the affect of these manipulations.|FREE Interactive Essential Study Partner CD-ROM. This CD-ROM includes animations, video, audio, links to web sites, and planetarium software. The CD-ROM is hybrid, so it's compatible on both MAC and Windows systems.|"Re-modeling" boxes have been renamed to "The Scientific Method At Work," to better emphasize the function of the Scientific Method in astronomy. These boxes deal with the dynamic nature of scientific models, explaining how new technologies and information lead to the evolution and refinement of our theories.|Analogy Sketches are included in the margins. Analogies are an essential part of the Arny text. Analogy sketches help to further the concept by giving students an image to work with.|PowerWeb subscription included with each new textbook. Harness the assets of the Web to keep your course current with PowerWeb! This online resource provides high quality, peer-reviewed content including up-to-date articles from leading periodicals and journals, current news, weekly updates with assessment, interactive exercises, Web research guide, study tips, and much more!|Comprehensive Web Site: The web site gives instructors the tools they need, and provides study aids and enrichment for students. Instructors will have access to sample syllabi and lecture outlines. The web site will also include animations, hundreds of images, chapter summaries and key terms, web links, scorable practice quizzes, interactive tutorials, and much more.|Accessible writing style that allows coverage of technically complex ideas without confusing students. Tom Arny gives the students a reason to read every sentence.|"Observational Activities": Many additional activities are included that students can try at home or in class. These are scattered throughout the text. These activities grab students attention and make studying a more active learning experience. These could also be used by the instructor for in-class or homework assignments.|Detailed Art. Arny has made a point to take each illustration a step further than the norm. Each illustration in Arny is annotated to describe the small processes that are actually happening within the illustration. Where possible, a photo is inserted next to the illustration for comparison so students can see the process in reality.|This CD-ROM will grab the students' attention and will greatly enhance the coverage of this subject.|These visually remind students what the important analogies are; helps students and instructors locate the analogies in the text.|Students and professors get free access to this powerful Internet-based tool for studying and researching astronomy.|Students and instructors will be better able to quickly incorporate the Internet into their classroom. Students will have a large number of resources at their fingertips on the world wide web.|Students read the text and learn from what they read allowing the professor more class time to explore more concepts.|What this offers the student is a step-by-step explanation of what is going on within the illustration creating greater understanding of the concept.|Would you like to incorporate some technology into your course that lets students investigate and explore difficult topics (Blackbody Radiation, The Bohr Model, Retrograde Motion, Cosmology, Solar System Builder and the H-R Diagram) with the aid of scientifically accurate applets?|Do you want your students to have more resources available to study and learn from? Would your students like to have fun learning while utilizing an interactive CD?|Would you like to have your students have more experience with the scientific method?|Do your students learn better from visualizing the explanation? Do you think analogies will help with that visualization and helping to expand their understanding?|Do you want to incorporate more technology into your class - easily?|Do you find that the internet is becoming a staple in your students learning experience? Or would you even like to simply start experimenting?|Are your students frustrated with their current text not being very "user friendly"? Do they have to read and reread pages to understand the material?|Do you simply not have a lab component and would like to incorporate a lab portion without cost?|Do your students tend to skim through textbooks looking at the illustrations for information when they are studying? Would you like the illustrations to take advantage your students visual learning style?