9780321566942

The Essential Cosmic Perspective with MasteringAstronomy®

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321566942

  • ISBN10:

    0321566947

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

Key Benefit:Based on the most up-to-date astronomical research, The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Fifth Edition retains all of the features that have made this text so popular with new features to help students learn about the process of science and how to interpret visual data. 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:Intended for readers interested in learning the essentials 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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