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Eric J. Chaisson is an American astrophysicist and science educator best known for his research, teaching and writing on the interdisciplinary science of cosmic evolution. (Closely related subjects include epic of evolution, big history, and astrobiology). He is also noted for his original research on the interstellar clouds and emission nebulae of the Milky Way Galaxy, and for his leadership in improving science education nationally and internationally.

Chaisson earned his PhD at Harvard University in 1972 and has since held appointments at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Johns Hopkins University, and the Space Telescope Science Institute. He is currently director of the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University, where he holds research professorships in the department of physics and in the school of education. As an Associate of the Harvard College Observatory, he also serves with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, where he teaches an annual undergraduate course on the subject of cosmic evolution (cf., web site below).

Chaisson has published more than a hundred papers in the refereed journals and written a dozen books, several of which have won awards, such as the B.J. Bok Prize (Harvard) for astronomical discoveries, the Smith-Weld Prize (Harvard) for literary merit, and the 2007 Kistler Award [1] (Foundation for the Future) for increasing understanding of subjects shaping the future of humanity. He has also won scholarly prizes from Phi Beta Kappa and the American Institute of Physics, a Certificate of Merit from NASA for work on the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as fellowships from the Sloan Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.

Chaisson's major research interests are twofold: His scientific agenda addresses an interdisciplinary, thermodynamic study of physical and biological systems, thereby seeking to understand the origin, evolution, and unification of galaxies, stars, planets, and life in the universe.[Ref 1-5] His educational work engages master teachers and computer animators to create better methods, technological aids, and novel curricula to enthuse teachers, instruct students, and enhance scientific literacy of everyone from grade school to grad school.[Ref 6-9]

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Total Books: 88
Astronomy Today Volume 1 The Solar System
2017 - Astronomy Today Volume 1 the Solar System [9th Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780134566221
ISBN-10: 013456622X
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy Today
2017 - Astronomy Today [9th Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780134450278
ISBN-10: 0134450272
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy Today Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package
2017 - Astronomy Today Plus Masteringastronomy with Etext -- Access Card Package [9th Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780134516318
ISBN-10: 0134516311
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy Today Volume 2 Stars and Galaxies
2017 - Astronomy Today Volume 2 Stars and Galaxies [9th Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780134566214
ISBN-10: 0134566211
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy A Beginner's Guide to the Universe Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package
Astronomy The Universe at a Glance
2015 - Astronomy the Universe at a Glance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321799760
ISBN-10: 0321799763
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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ASTRNMY TODAY VOL 1STARRY NIGHTMST/ETSCI
2013 - Astrnmy Today Vol 1starry Nightmst/etsci (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321988102
ISBN-10: 0321988108
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy A Beginner's Guide to the Universe with MasteringAstronomy
2012 - Astronomy a Beginner's Guide to the Universe with Masteringastronomy [7th Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321814913
ISBN-10: 0321814916
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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Astronomy A Beginner's Guide to the Universe
2012 - Astronomy a Beginner's Guide to the Universe [7th Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321815354
ISBN-10: 0321815351
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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Astronomy Today with MasteringAstronomy
2010 - Astronomy Today with Masteringastronomy [7th Edition - MasteringAstronomy Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780321696236
ISBN-10: 0321696239
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy Today Volume 1 The Solar System with MasteringAstronomy
2010 - Astronomy Today Volume 1 the Solar System with Masteringastronomy [7th Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780321718648
ISBN-10: 032171864X
Genre: Science & Math
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Starry Night  Pro Activities and Observation and Research Projects for Astronomy A Beginner's Guide to the Universe
Astronomy Today Volume 1 The Solar System with MasteringAstronomy Value Pack
2008 - Astronomy Today Volume 1 the Solar System with Masteringastronomy Value Pack [includes Edmund Scientific Star and Planet Locator & Starry Night Pro 6 Student DVD] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321587794
ISBN-10: 0321587790
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy Today Volume 2 Stars and Galaxies with MasteringAstronomy
2008 - Astronomy Today Volume 2 Stars and Galaxies with Masteringastronomy [6th Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780321586995
ISBN-10: 0321586999
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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Astronomy A Beginner's Guide to the Universe Value Pack
2008 - Astronomy a Beginner's Guide to the Universe Value Pack [includes Edmund Scientific Star and Planet Locator & Starry Night Pro 6 Student DVD] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321590671
ISBN-10: 0321590678
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy A Beginner's Guide to the Universe Value Package
2007 - Astronomy a Beginner's Guide to the Universe Value Package [includes Starry Night Pro 6 Student DVD] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780321557469
ISBN-10: 0321557468
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Starry Night Pro Activities  Observation and Research Projects for Astronomy Today
CourseCompass Student Access Kit for Astronomy Today
2007 - Coursecompass Student Access Kit for Astronomy Today (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780132400923
ISBN-10: 0132400928
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2007 - Comets (Paperback)
Astronomy Today Value Package
2007 - Astronomy Today Value Package [includes Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780321525086
ISBN-10: 0321525086
Genre: Science & Math
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Astronomy Today Vol 1 The Solar System
2007 - Astronomy Today Vol 1 the Solar System [6th Edition - Astronomy Today] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780136155492
ISBN-10: 0136155499
Genres: Children's Books, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Astronomy Today Vol 2 Stars and Galaxies
2007 - Astronomy Today Vol 2 Stars and Galaxies [6th Edition - Astronomy Today] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780136155508
ISBN-10: 0136155502
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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