Cosmic Perspective, The

Jeffrey O. Bennett , Mark Voit , Megan Donahue , Nicholas O Schneider

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive presentation, The Cosmic Perspective, Fifth Edition includes an enhanced art program. This student-friendly text is now even more accessible through robust visual pedagogy via new Cosmic Context two-page illustrations, which walk students through key processes and summarize the major points of each Part, and via updated zoom-in figures which provide students with a sense of orientation, scale, and relation between images. In addition to an enhanced art program, the text also features new See It For Yourself boxes with practical hands-on activities for in-class use or self-study, and a new subset of Process of Science end-of-chapter questions that challenge students to think through how we know what we know about astronomy. Renowned for its up-to-date, expert coverage and strong pedagogical support for student learning, the Fifth Edition retains and builds on all the features and supplements from previous editions that have helped to make it the #1 most adopted astronomy textbook. The Cosmic Perspective, Fifth Edition, includes the most sophisticated yet easy-to-use astronomy tutorial and assessment system ever built: MasteringAstronomyTM It provides both instructor-assigned homework and a self-study area containing our popular astronomy media that includes Interactive TutorialsTM, Interactive Figures and PhotosTM , quizzes, and more. The Cosmic Lecture Launcher v5.0 CD-ROM includes high resolution JPEGs of all images from the book for improved in-class projection, Interactive Figures and Photos based on figures in the text, PowerPoint(R) Lecture Outlines, and Clicker Quizzes based on the book and book-specific interactive media, plus a variety of additional instructor resources. This unparalleled media package is designed to help professors and students seamlessly incorporate media into their lectures and at-home study.
  • Limba : Engleza
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    PART I DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE

     

    1 Our Place in the Universe

     

    1.1 Our Modern View of the Universe

     

    1.2 The Scale of the Universe

     

    1.3 Spaceship Earth

     

    1.4 The Human Adventure of Astronomy

     

    2 Discovering the Universe for Yourself

     

    2.1 Patterns in the Night Sky

     

    2.2 The Reason for Seasons

     

    2.3 The Moon, Our Constant Companion

     

    2.4 The Ancient Mystery of the Planets

     

    3 The Science of Astronomy

     

    3.1 The Ancient Roots of Science

     

    3.2 Ancient Greek Science

     

    3.3 The Copernican Revolution

     

    3.4 The Nature of Science

     

    3.5 Astrology

     

    S1 Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation

     

    S1.1 Astronomical Time Periods

     

    S1.2 Celestial Coordinates and Motion in the Sky

     

    S1.3 P

  • Data Publicarii : 2008
  • Editie : 5
  • Format : Mixed media product
  • Numar pagini : 864
  • ISBN : 9780321505064
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