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The essential cosmic perspective

Author: Jeffrey O Bennett; M Donahue; Nicholas Schneider; Mark Voit
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey O Bennett; M Donahue; Nicholas Schneider; Mark Voit
ISBN: 9780321928085 0321928083 9780321927842 0321927842
OCLC Number: 855209553
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Developing perspective. A modern view of 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 the solar system ; Earth and the terrestrial worlds ; Jovian planet systems ; Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets : their nature, orbits, and impacts ; Other planetary systems : the new science of distant worlds --
Stars. Our star ; Surveying the stars ; Star stuff ; The bizarre stellar graveyard --
Galaxies and beyond. Our galaxy ; A universe of galaxies ; The birth of the universe ; Dark matter, dark energy, and the fate of the universe --
Life on earth and beyond. Life in the universe.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Bennett, University of Colorado at Boulder, Megan Donahue, Michigan State University, Nicholas Schneider, University of Colorado at Boulder, Mark Voit, Michigan State University.

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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.

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