9780321551382

The Cosmic Perspective Media Update with MasteringAstronomy™

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321551382

  • ISBN10:

    0321551389

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

Key Benefit:Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive presentation,The Cosmic Perspective Media Update,Fifth Editionincludes Voyager: SkyGazer planetarium software, an updated Astronomy Media Workbook, on CD-ROM at no extra charge, and an enhanced MasteringAstronomy trade; online tutorial and assessment system. This editionrs"s expanded visual pedagogy features new Cosmic Context two-page illustrations that walk readers through key processes and summarize the major concepts in each Part. Key Topics: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 and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos, Telescopes: Portals of Discovery, Our Planetary System, Formation of the Solar System, Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Jovian Planet Systems, Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts, Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds, Our Star, Surveying the Stars, Star Birth, Star Stuff, The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard, Our Galaxy, Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology, Galaxy Evolution, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe, The Beginning of Time, Life in the Universe Market Description:Intended for readers interested in learning the basics of astronomy.

Table of Contents

Developing Perspective
Our Place in the Universe
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
The Science of Astronomy
Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation
Key Concepts for Astronomy
Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos
Telescopes: Portals of Discovery
Learning from Other Worlds
Our Planetary System
Formation of the Solar System
Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
Jovian Planet Systems
Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts
Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds
A Deeper Look at Nature
Space and Time
Spacetime and Gravity
Building Blocks of the Universe
Stellar Alchemy
Our Star
Surveying the Stars
Star Birth
Star Stuff
The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
Galaxies and Beyond
Our Galaxy
Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology
Galaxy Evolution
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe
The Beginning of Time
Life on Earth and Beyond
Life in the Universe
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