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Cosmic Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0321558170

ISBN-13: 9780321558176

Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Jeffrey O. Bennett, Megan Donahue, Nicholas Schneider, Mark Voit

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This product contains only the bound textbook and does not include any supplements or media. Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive presentation,The Cosmic Perspective Media Update,Fifth Editionincludes Voyager: SkyGazer planetarium software. This editionrs"s expanded visual pedagogy features new Cosmic Context two-page illustrations that walk students through key processes and summarize the major concepts in each Part. Zoom-in figures also provide students with a sense of orientation, scale, and relation between images. In addition to its enhanced visuals, the text also features See It For Yourself boxes with practical hands-on activities for in-class use or self-study, and a new set of Process of Science end-of-chapter questions that challenge students to think through how we know what we know about astronomy. Renowned for its up-to-date, expert coverage and strong pedagogical support for student learning, theMedia Update Fifth Editionretains and builds on all the features and supplements from previous editions that have helped to make it the most widely adopted astronomy textbook.
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Book details

List price: $70.75
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/5/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 864
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.87" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 3.762
Language: English

Jeffrey BennettJeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. (1981) in biophysics from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. and Ph.D. (1987) in astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school, including more than 50 college classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education. He served two years as a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters, where he created NASA's "IDEAS" program, started a program to fly teachers aboard NASA's airborne observatories (including SOFIA), and worked on numerous educational programs For The Hubble Space Telescope and other space science missions. He also proposed the idea for and helped develop both the Colorado Scale Model Solar System on the CU-Boulder campus And The Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in addition to this astronomy textbook, he has written college-level textbooks in astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics; two books For The general public: on the Cosmic Horizon (Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2001) and Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008); and an award-winning series of children's books that includes Max Goes To The Moon, Max Goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter, and Max's Ice Age Adventure. When not working, he enjoys participating in masters swimming and in the daily adventures of life with his wife, Lisa; his children, Grant and Brooke; and his dog, Cosmo. His personal Website is www.jeffreybennett.com.Seth Shostak earned his B.A. in physics from Princeton University (1965) and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology (1972). He is currently a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, where he helps press the search for intelligent cosmic company. for much of his career, Seth conducted radio astronomy research on galaxies and investigated the fact that these massive objects contain large amounts of unseen mass. He has worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in Groningen, the Netherlands (where he learned to speak bad Dutch). Seth also founded and ran a company that produced computer animation for television. He has written several hundred popular articles on various topics in astronomy, technology, film, and television. A frequent fixture on the lecture circuit, Seth gives approximately 70 talks annually at both educational and corporate institutions, and he is also a frequent commentator on astronomical matters for radio and television. His book Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (National Geographic, 2009) details the latest ideas, as well as the personal experience of his day job. When he's not trying to track down aliens, Seth can often be found behind the microphone, as host of the SETI Institute's weekly, one-hour radio show about science, Are We Alone.