David Weintraub’s How Old is the Universe? offers a wonderfully sweeping history of humankind’s investigation of the universe, perfect for anyone interested in astronomy, no matter what level. Thanks to its accessible narrative and lucid explanations of scientific concepts throughout, Weintraub’s book is also excellently suited for use as a main or supplementary text in any introductory astronomy or astrophysics course.
Instructors will be interested to discover that How Old is the Universe? makes a number of unique offerings to the pedagogical literature:
If you are an instructor and are interested in using How Old Is the Universe? in a course, you can request an examination copy for consideration by using our online form. Furthermore, you can find supplementary teaching materials at a dedicated site, created and maintained by the author:
- PowerPoint lectures, approximately one per chapter;
- Mathematical supplements, approximately one per chapter;
- Homework questions, approximately one set per chapter.
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