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Built from the ground up on our new understanding of the universe, The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Fourth Edition, Media Update retains all of the features that have made this book so popular, and includes updated supplements that enhance the book’s pedagogy to make it the most effective book in the astronomy market. This edition features optional quantitative reasoning boxes, basic equations throughout the book, new end-of-chapter problems, and a consolidated math appendix for professors who want to emphasize quantitative understanding in their course. Key figures have been annotated to guide student interpretation of difficult concepts. New two-page Cosmic Context illustration spreads throughout the book, and at the end of every part, visually tie together key concepts from across chapters and put them in context, driving home main ideas in a meaningful way. Our Place in the Universe, Discovering the Universe for Yourself,  The Science of Astronomy, Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity, Light: The Cosmic Messenger, Formation of Planetary Systems: Our Solar System and Beyond, Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds, Jovian Planet System, Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts, Our Star, Surveying the Stars, Star Stuff, The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard, Our Galaxy, Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe, The Beginning of Time, Life in the Universe.  For all readers interested in learning the basics of Astronomy.'

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Part 1:   Developing Perspective

Chapter 1: Our Place in the Universe

Chapter 2: Discovering the Universe for Yourself

Chapter 3: The Science of Astronomy

 

Part 2: Key Concepts for Astronomy

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

Chapter 5: Light: The Cosmic Messenger

 

Part 3: Learning from Other Worlds

Chapter 6: Formation of Planetary Systems: Our Solar System and Beyond

Chapter 7: Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds

Chapter 8: Jovian Planet System

Chapter 9: Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts

 

Part 4: Stars

Chapter 10: Our Star

Chapter 11: Surveying the Stars

Chapter 12: Star Stuff

Chapter 13: The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard

 

Part 5: Galaxies and Beyond

Chapter 14: Our Galaxy

Chapter 15: Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology

Chapter 16: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe

Chapter 17: The Beginning of Time

 

Part 6: Life on Earth and Beyond

Chapter 18: Life in the Universe\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805393927
Author:
Bennett And Donahue / Schneider / Voit
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Bennett, Jeffrey O.
Author:
Bennett, Jeffrey
Author:
Schneider, Nicholas
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Donahue, Megan
Author:
Voit, Mark
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Series:
MasteringAstronomy Series
Publication Date:
20071212
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
550
Dimensions:
11 x 9.5 x 1.8 in 2436 gr

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