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Cosmic Perspective, The: Stars and Galaxies, 7th Edition

By Jeffrey O. Bennett, Megan O. Donahue, Nicholas Schneider, Mark Voit

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 31, 2012


Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective; Stars and Galaxies, Seventh Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. The text provides a wealth of features that enhance skill-building, including new group work exercises that help you retain concepts longer and build communication skills for the future. The Seventh Edition has also been fully updated to include the latest astronomical observations, results from recent space missions, research, and theoretical developments that inform our understanding of the early universe.


This volume includes Chapters 1-6, S2-S4, and 14-24 of the main text, The Cosmic Perspective, Seventh Edition.


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Table of Contents


1. Our Place in the Universe 

2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself

3. The Science of Astronomy

S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation


4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity

5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos

6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery

S2. Space and Time

S3. Spacetime and Gravity

S4. Building Blocks of the Universe

14. Our Star

15. Surveying the Stars

16. Star Birth

17. Star Stuff

18. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard


19. Our Galaxy

20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology

21. Galaxy Evolution

22. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe

23. The Beginning of Time


24. Life in the Universe


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