The Cosmic Perspective

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Edition: 6th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2009-12-16
Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley
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"Interesting, I'm sure Neil DeGrasse Tyson would be proud of me for reading this book."






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The Cosmic Perspective is an engaging, interesting, and very visual textbook. It explains astronomical concepts very clearly and I have enjoyed reading it for my class. The Cosmic Perspective, Sixth Edition provides the most engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. Have you ever looked up at the moon and the stars and wondered why the moon looks a certain way or how far away that bright star is? If you have, you should buy this textbook! Recommended.






The Cosmic Perspective: 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 user reviews.

Summary

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Sixth Edition provides the most engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. The text provides a wealth of features to help enhance student skill building, including new Visual Skills Check end-of-chapter questions that provide an opportunity for students to test their visual interpretation skills, new Cosmic Context Figures that help students synthesize key concepts and processes, and a new comprehensive visual overview of scale to help students explore the scale of time and space.

The Sixth Edition has also been fully updated to include the latest astronomical observations, research, and theoretical developments. The text is supported by the most robust package of instructor.

Two volumes of this text are also available:

-The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, Sixth Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 24)

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

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