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Essential Cosmic Perspective, The, 7th Edition

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

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Jan 1, 2014

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For Introductory Astronomy Courses

The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Seventh Edition gives non-science majors a streamlined, cutting edge introduction to astronomy built on a strong tradition of effective pedagogy and coverage. Focus on skill building includes new group work exercises that require active participation, helping you to retain concepts longer and build communication skills. MasteringAstronomy® works with the text to create a learning program that enables you to learn interactively both in and out of the classroom.

This text is a brief version of the authors’ The Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy.

This program will provide a better learning experience for you. Here’s how:

Personalize learning with MasteringAstronomy: MasteringAstronomy provides you with engaging and interactive experiences that coach you through introductory astronomy with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content.
Gain a modern understanding of astronomy with the latest content: Since the previous edition, new discoveries about Exoplanets, planetary formation, dark matter, and the early universe have had a significant impact on our understanding of astronomy. The Seventh Edition incorporates this new content to give you a modern presentation of the science.
Learn effectively: Better understand astronomy with a clear and continually reinforced learning path from chapter opening to end of chapter using dynamic learning tools in the text and in MasteringAstronomy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE
1. A Modern View of the Universe
2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself
3. The Science of Astronomy
 
II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY
4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
5. Light: The Cosmic Messenger
 
III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS
6. Formation of the Solar System
7. Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds
8. Jovian Planet System
9. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts
10. Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds
 
IV. STARS

11. Our Star
12. Surveying the Stars
13. Star Stuff
14. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
 
V. GALAXIES AND BEYOND

15. Our Galaxy
16. A Universe of Galaxies
17. The Birth of the Universe
18. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe
 
VI. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND
19. Life in the Universe
 

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