The Cosmic Perspective: Stars And Galaxies

Paperback | January 7, 2016

byJeffrey O. Bennett, Megan O. Donahue, Nicholas Schneider

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For two-semester courses in astronomy.

 

Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, T The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student’s lives.

 

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  • The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4–6, S2–S4, 14–24.

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For two-semester courses in astronomy.   Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, T The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for n...

Jeffrey Bennett, a recipient of the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, holds a B.A. in biophysics (UC San Diego) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics (University of Colorado). He specializes in science and math education and has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school. Career highlights i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134073827

ISBN - 13:9780134073828

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Table of Contents

PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE

1. A Modern View of the Universe

2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself

3. The Science of Astronomy

S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation

 

PART 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

 

PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE

S2. Space and Time

S3. Spacetime and Gravity

S4. Building Blocks of the Universe

 

PART V. STARS

14. Our Star

15. Surveying the Stars

16. Star Birth

17. Star Stuff

18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard

 

PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND

19. Our Galaxy

20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology

21. Galaxy Evolution

22. The Birth of the Universe

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

 

PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND

24. Life In the Universe

 

Appendixes

Glossary

Credits

Index