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Cosmic Perspective Media Update with MasteringAstronomy (TM) and Voyager SkyGazer Planetarium Software, The
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COSMIC PERSPECTIVE MEDIA UPDATE WITH MASTERINGASTRONOMY (TM) AND VOYAGER SKYGAZER PLANETARIUM SOFTWARE, THE

MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT BY BENNETT, JEFFREY O.; DONAHUE, MEGAN

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ISBN
9780805366471
IMPRINT
PEARSON EDUCATION (US)
 
 
EDITION
4TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION (US)
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FORMAT
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT
PAGES
736 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 DEC 2006

DESCRIPTION

Building on a long tradition of strong pedagogy and streamlined presentation, The Cosmic Perspective, Fourth Edition Media Update now includes an enhanced media package that features the most advanced astronomy tutorial, assessment, and self-study system ever built. The Fourth Edition Media Update includes MasteringAstronomy (TM), Voyager SkyGazer planetarium software, an updated Astronomy Media Workbook, and an e-book CD-ROM with embedded animations - a convenient additional study resource for students on the go -- all designed to help professors and students seamlessly incorporate media into their lectures and at-home study. MasteringAstronomy's sophisticated analysis of student performance data (including difficulty, time spent, and most common errors) has allowed every item to be systematically refined for quality, educational effectiveness, efficiency of teaching and learning, and assessment accuracy. The Cosmic Lecture Launcher CD-ROM allows professors to integrate animations and interactive tools into classroom lectures, while the Voyager SkyGazer CD-ROM, also included with the text,provides students with the most popular planetarium software to help them learn more about their place in the universe. The Fourth Edition Media Update is a student-friendly text that focuses on central ideas and unifying themes to provide a cosmic context. Renowned for its up-to-date, expert coverage and strong pedagogical support for student learning, the Fourth Edition Media Update retains and builds on all the features and supplements that have helped to make it the #1 most adopted astronomy textbook.

CONTENTS

I. Developing Perspective1. Our Place in the Universe2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation II. Key Concepts for Astronomy 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery III. Learning from Other Worlds 7. Our Planetary System8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and the Kuiper Belt 13. Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds IV. A Deeper Look at NatureS2. Space and TimeS3. Spacetime and GravityS4. Building Blocks of the Universe V. Stellar Alchemy14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard VI. Galaxies and Beyond 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology21. Galaxy Evolution 22. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe 23. The Beginning of Time VII. Life on Earth and Beyond24. Life in the Universe