The Cosmic Perspective

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Jeffrey O. Bennett
Addison Wesley Longman, Apr 1, 2000 - Science - 698 pages
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In this accessible, student-friendly text, astronomy is treated as a fundamental human endeavor rather than an enterprise reserved for professionals. The authors engage students' curiosity through cutting-edge material that focuses on the themes of human achievement, physics in the universe, continuity of matter, the dynamic systems that sustain life, and astronomy and physics as foundations for our world view.Throughout, the emphasis is on important ideas, with relevant details, techniques, and formulas presented after concepts. A Time Out to Think feature, which encourages students to check their understanding as they read, is just one of many pedagogical aids that reinforce learning. Text discussions are complemented by a distinctive art program, with figures not seen before in astronomy texts. A rich Web site includes student and instructor resources and coverage of current events.

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User Review  - Blair Alexis - Goodreads

Very good textbook. It explains things well and its visuals are very helpful. Read full review

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User Review  - Colleen Earle - Goodreads

This is a superb text book. It has the perfect mix of humour and fun facts. The only thing that's missing is more awesome stories about Tycho Brahe. I highly recommend reading the whole book, especially if it's a required text for an astronomy course. Read full review

Contents

The Universe Discovers Itself
3
The Scale of the Universe
29
Spaceship Earth
47
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