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The Essential Cosmic Perspective with MasteringAstronomy

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780321505682

ISBN10:
0321505689
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

Key Message: Built from the ground up on our new understanding of the universe,The Essential Cosmic Perspective,Fourth Edition, Media Updateretains all of the features that have made this book so popular, and includes updated supplements that enhance the bookrs"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. 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: 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. Market Description:For all 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
Key Concepts for Astronomy
Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
Light : The Cosmic Messenger
Learning from Other Worlds
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
Stars
Our Star
Surveying the Stars
Star Stuff
The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
Galaxies and Beyond
Our Galaxy
Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology
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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