Essential Cosmic Perspective - With 3.4 Starg. CD / Edition 3

Essential Cosmic Perspective - With 3.4 Starg. CD / Edition 3

ISBN-10:
0805389334
ISBN-13:
9780805389333
Pub. Date:
07/16/2004
Publisher:
Pearson

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Essential Cosmic Perspective - With 3.4 Starg. CD / Edition 3

The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Third Edition, built from the ground up on our new understanding of the universe, has been revised and streamlined to make it easier for readers to navigate and learn from. Chapter openers, headers, callouts, and chapter summaries make learning goals more explicit and tie together important concepts. Key content has been consolidated and reorganized, with a new emphasis on a planet-by-planet approach. The material is linked to everyday life, helping readers develop an appreciation for the scientific method and see how physics and astronomy are foundations for understanding their world. Supplementing the book is an expanded and easy-to-use media package. Developing Perspective, Key Concepts for Astronomy, Learning From Other Worlds, Stars, Galaxies and Beyond, Life on Earth and Beyond. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in issues relating to astronomy.

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ISBN-13: 9780805389333
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/16/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE.

1. Our Place in the Universe.

2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself.

3. The Science of Astronomy.

II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY.

4. Making Sense of the Universe -Understanding Motion, Energy and Gravity.

5. Light - The Cosmic Messenger.

III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS.

6. Our Solar System and Its Origin.

7. Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds.

8. Jovian Planet Systems.

9. Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto.

IV. STARS.

10. Our Star.

11. Other Stars.

12. Star Stuff.

13. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard.

V. GALAXIES AND BEYOND.

14. Our Galaxy.

15. A Universe of Galaxies.

16. Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe.

17. The Beginning of Time.

VI. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND.

18. Life in the Universe: Prospects for Microbes, Civilizations, and Interstellar Travel.

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