Cosmic Perspective, The: Pearson New International Edition

  • Pearson Education Limited
  • 2013
  • Paperback
  • 796
  • Sproget er ikke defineret
  • 7
  • 9781292023304

Key Benefit:

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Seventh Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. The text provides a wealth of features that enhance reader skill-building, including new group work exercises that engage readers in active learning, helping them retain concepts longer and build communication skills for the future. The Seventh Edition has also been fully updated to include the latest astronomical observations, results from recent space missions, and new theoretical developments that inform our understanding of the early universe.

This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately:

The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, Seventh Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 24)
The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Seventh Edition (includes Chapters 1-6, S2-S4, 14-24)

Key Topics:

Our Place in the Universe, Discovering the Universe for Yourself, The Science of Astronomy, Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation, Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity, Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos, Telescopes: Portals of Discovery, 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,

Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts, Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds, Space and Time, Spacetime and Gravity, Building Blocks of the Universe, Our Star, Surveying the Stars, Star Birth,

Star Stuff, The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard, Our Galaxy20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology, Galaxy Evolution,

Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe, The Beginning of Time, Life in the Universe

Market: Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of astronomy

611,00 kr.