Cosmic Perspective, The, 9th edition

  • Jeffrey O. Bennett, 
  • Megan O. Donahue, 
  • Nicholas Schneider, 
  • Mark Voit

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The Cosmic Perspective fascinates readers — regardless of physics or astronomy background — with the impact of new discoveries on astronomy, science, and life in the universe.

Published by Pearson (May 20th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780135729458

Subject: Astronomy

Category: Cosmic Perspective, The

Table of contents

The Cosmic Perspective, 9th Edition is available in 3 versions:

  • The Cosmic Perspective includes all chapters: CH 1-24 and S1-S4
  • The Cosmic Perspective: Solar System (ISBN: 9780134990774) includes CH1-14, S1, and CH24
  • The Cosmic Perspective: Stars and Galaxies (ISBN: 9780134990781) includes CH1-6, S1-S4, CH14-24


  • 1. A Modern View of the Universe
  • 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself
  • 3. The Science of Astronomy
  • S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation


  • 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
  • 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos
  • 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery


  • 7. Our Planetary System
  • 8. Formation of the Solar System
  • 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
  • 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
  • 11. Jovian Planet Systems
  • 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts
  • 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds


  • S2. Space and Time
  • S3. Spacetime and Gravity
  • S4. Building Blocks of the Universe


  • 14. Our Star
  • 15. Surveying the Stars
  • 16. Star Birth
  • 17. Star Stuff
  • 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard


  • 19. Our Galaxy
  • 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology
  • 21. Galaxy Evolution
  • 22. The Birth of the Universe
  • 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe


  • 24. Life in the Universe


  • Glossary
  • Credits
  • Index

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