Cosmic Perspective, The, 10th edition

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

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Hallmark features of this title

  • The Process of Science is a unifying theme throughout the text and explicitly reinforced in each chapter.
  • A cosmic framework helps students explore our place in the universe and better understand the unique challenges of applying scientific processes to phenomena across local, galactic and cosmic scales.
  • Comparative planetology helps students understand how each planet is unique as well as how all planets are connected through fundamental cosmic principles.
  • The Big Picture helps put what students learn into the context of a broader perspective on ourselves, our planet and prospects for life beyond Earth.

Published by Pearson (May 24th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780138185251

Subject: Astronomy

Category: The Cosmic Perspective

Table of contents

  1. A Modern View of the Universe
  2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself
  3. The Science of Astronomy
  • S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation
  1. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
  2. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos
  3. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery
  4. Our Planetary System
  5. Formation of the Solar System
  6. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
  7. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
  8. Jovian Planet Systems
  9. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts
  10. Exoplanets: The New Science of Distant Worlds
  • S2. Space and Time
  • S3. Spacetime and Gravity
  • S4. Building Blocks of the Universe
  1. Our Star
  2. Surveying the Stars
  3. Star Birth
  4. Star Stuff
  5. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
  6. Our Galaxy
  7. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology
  8. Galaxy Evolution
  9. The Birth of the Universe
  10. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe
  11. Life in the Universe

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