The Cosmic Perspective Media Update: With Mastering Astronomy and Starry Night Planetarium Software / Edition 4

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Building on a long tradition of strong pedagogy and streamlined presentation,The Cosmic Perspective, Fourth Edition Media Update now includes an enhanced media package that features the most advanced astronomy tutorial, assessment, and self-study system ever built. The Fourth Edition Media Update includes MasteringAstronomy™, Voyager SkyGazer planetarium software, an updated Astronomy Media Workbook, and an e-book CD-ROM with embedded animations – a convenient additional study resource for readers on the go – all designed to seamlessly incorporate media into lectures and at-home study. The Fourth Edition Media Update is a reader-friendly text that focuses on central ideas and unifying themes to provide a cosmic context.

 Developing Perspective: Our Place in 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. Learning from Other Worlds: Our Planetary 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: Asteroids, Comets, and the Kuiper Belt , Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds. A Deeper Look at Nature: Space and Time, Spacetime and Gravity, Building Blocks of the Universe. StellarAlchemy: 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, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe, The Beginning of Time. Life on Earth and Beyond: Life in the Universe 

For all readers interested in astronomy in a cosmic context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805366471
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 12/29/2006
  • Series: MasteringAstronomy Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 1.94 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Developing Perspective

1. Our Place in the Universe

2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself

3. The Science of Astronomy

S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation

 

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

 

III. Learning from Other Worlds

7. Our Planetary System

8. Formation of the Solar System

9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds

10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds

11. Jovian Planet Systems

12. Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and the Kuiper Belt

13. Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds

 

IV. A Deeper Look at Nature

S2. Space and Time

S3. Spacetime and Gravity

S4. Building Blocks of the Universe

 

V. Stellar Alchemy

14. Our Star

15. Surveying the Stars

16. Star Birth

17. Star Stuff

18. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard

 

VI. Galaxies and Beyond

19. Our Galaxy

20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology

21. Galaxy Evolution

22. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe

23. The Beginning of Time

VII. Life on Earth and Beyond

24. Life in the Universe

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