Cosmic Perspective

ISBN-10: 0805393927

ISBN-13: 9780805393927

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

List price: $115.00
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KEY MESSAGE: The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised to include more quantitative coverage, an enhanced illustration and photo program, and an unparalleled new media package. Built from the ground up on our new understanding of the universe, the Fourth Edition retains all of the features that have made this text so popular, while adding new features and supplements that enhance the bookrsquo;s pedagogy to make it the strongest text in the one-semester astronomy market. The Fourth Edition features optional quantitative reasoning boxes, basic equations throughout the text, new end-of-chapter problems, and a consolidated math appendix to emphasize quantitative understanding. Key figures have been annotated nbsp;to guide reader interpretation of difficult concepts. New two-page illustrations throughout the text, and at the end of every part, visually tie together key concepts from across chapters to drive home main ideas in a meaningful way.nbsp;nbsp; Developing Perspective:nbsp;Our Place in the Universe,nbsp;Discovering the Universe for Yourself,nbsp;The science of Astronomy. Key Concepts for Astronomy:nbsp;Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity,nbsp;Light: The Cosmic Messenger Our Solar System and Its Origin,nbsp;Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds,nbsp;Jovian Planet Systems,nbsp;Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and the Kuiper Belt. Stars:nbsp;Our Star,nbsp;Surveying the Stars,nbsp;Star Stuff,nbsp;The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard.nbsp;nbsp;Galaxies and Beyond:nbsp;Our Galaxy,nbsp; A Universe of Galaxies,nbsp;Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe,nbsp; The Beginning of Time.nbsp;nbsp;Life on Earth and Beyond:nbsp;Life in the Universe. nbsp;AUDIENCE: For all readers interested in astronomy and a new understanding of the universe.
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List price: $115.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 550
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Developing Perspective
Our Place in the Universe
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
The science of Astronomy
Key Concepts for Astronomy
Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
Light: The Cosmic Messenger
Our Solar System and Its Origin
Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds
Jovian Planet Systems
Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and the Kuiper Belt
Our Star
Surveying the Stars
Star Stuff
The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
Galaxies and Beyond
Our Galaxy
A Universe of Galaxies
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe
The Beginning of Time
Life on Earth and Beyond
Life in the Universe
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