Cosmic Perspective

ISBN-10: 0321505670
ISBN-13: 9780321505675
Edition: 5th 2008
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List price: $130.47
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 864
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

KEY MESSAGE:Building on a long tradition of strong pedagogy and comprehensive presentation,The Cosmic Perspective,Fifth Editionincludes an enhanced art program. This student-friendlynbsp;book is now even more accessible through robust visual pedagogy via newCosmic Contexttwo-page figures, which walknbsp;readers through key processes and summarize the major points of each Part, and via updatedzoom-in figureswhich provide students with a sense of orientation, scale, and relation between images. Renowned for its up-to-date, expert coverage and strong pedagogical support for student learning, theFifth Editionretains and builds on all the features and supplements from previous editions that have helped to make it the #1 most adopted astronomy book. Our Place in the Universe, Discovering the Universe for Yourself, nbsp;The Science of Astronomy, Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity, Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos, Telescopes: Portals of Discovery, Our Solar System, Formation of the Solar System, Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Jovian Planet Systems, Remnants of Rock and Ice:Other Planetary Systems, Our Star, Surveying the Stars, Star Birth, Star Stuff, The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard, Our Galaxy, A Universe of Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe, nbsp;The Beginning of Time, Life in the Universe. For all readers interested in learning the basics of Astronomy. nbsp;

Developing Perspective
Our Place in the Universe
Our Modern View of the Universe
The Scale of the Universe
Spaceship Earth
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
Patterns in the Night Sky
The Reason for Seasons
The Moon, Our Constant Companion
The Ancient Mystery of the Planets
The Science of Astronomy
The Ancient Roots of Science
Ancient Greek Science
The Copernican Revolution
The Nature of Science
Astrolog?
Celestial Timekeeping and Navigatio?
Astronomical Time Period?
Celestial Coordinates and Motion in the Sk?
S1.3
Key Concepts for Astronomy
Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
Describing Motion: Examples from Daily Life
Newtons Laws of Motion
Conservation Laws in Astronomy
The Universal Law of Gravitation
Orbits, Tides, and the Acceleration of Gravity
Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos
Light in Everyday Life
Properties of Light
Properties of Matter
Learning from Light
The Doppler Shift
Telescopes: Portals of Discovery
Eyes and Cameras: Everyday Light Sensors
Telescopes: Giant Eyes
Telescopes and the Atmosphere
Telescopes and Technolog?
Learning from Other Worlds
Our Solar System
Studying the Solar System
Patterns in the Solar System
Spacecraft Exploration of the Solar System
Formation of the Solar System
The Search for Origins
The Birth of the Solar System
The Formation of Planets
The Aftermath of Planet Formation
The Age of the Solar System
Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
Connecting Planetary Interiors and Surfaces
Shaping Planetary Surfaces
Geology of the Moon and Mercury
Geology of Mars
Geology of Venus
The Unique Geology of Earth
Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
Atmospheric Basics
Weather and Climate
Atmospheres of the Moon and Mercury
The Atmospheric History of Mars
The Atmospheric History of Venus
Earths Unique Atmosphere
Jovian Planet Systems
A Different Kind of Planet
A Wealth of Worlds: Satellites of Ice and Rock
Jovian Planet Rings
Remnants of Rock and Ice?
Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto
Asteroids and Meteorites
Comets
Pluto: Lone Dog, or Part of a Pack?
Cosmic Collisions
Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds
Detecting Extrasolar Planets
The Nature of Extrasolar Planets
The Formation of Other Solar Systems
Finding More New World?
A Deeper Look at Nature
Space and Tim?
Einsteins Revolutio?
Relative Motio?
The Reality of Space and Tim?
S2.4

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