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Cosmic Perspective, The, 8th edition

  • Jeffrey O. Bennett
  • Megan O. Donahue
  • Nick Schneider
  • Mark Voit

Published by Pearson (January 10th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Cosmic Perspective, The: Stars and Galaxies

ISBN-13: 9780134073828

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Overview

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student’s lives.

 

KEY TOPICS: DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE: A Modern View of the Universe; Discovering the Universe For Yourself; The Science of Astronomy; Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation; KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY: Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity; Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos; Telescopes: Portals of Discovery;  A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE:Space and Time; Spacetime and Gravity; Building Blocks of the Universe; STARS; Our Star; Surveying the Stars; Star Birth; Star Stuff; The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard; GALAXIES AND BEYOND: Our Galaxy; Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology; Galaxy Evolution; The Birth of the Universe; Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe; LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND: Life In the Universe;

 

MARKET: For all readers interested in an introductory astronomy.

 

Table of contents

PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE

1. A Modern View of the Universe

2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself

3. The Science of Astronomy

S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation

 

PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY

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

 

PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE

S2. Space and Time

S3. Spacetime and Gravity

S4. Building Blocks of the Universe

 

PART V. STARS

14. Our Star

15. Surveying the Stars

16. Star Birth

17. Star Stuff

18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard

 

PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND

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

 

PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND

24. Life In the Universe

 

Appendixes

Glossary

Credits

Index

 

 

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