The cosmic perspective

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Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2004 - Science - 748 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 readers' 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. Text discussions are complemented by a distinctive art program, with figures not seen before in astronomy texts. A rich website includes resources and coverage of current events.

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Contents

Our Place in the Universe
2
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
26
The Science of Astronomy
56
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