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Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals with Voyager SkyGazer v4.0 College Edition, The

ISBN: 9780321566959 | 0321566955
Edition: 1st
Format: Package
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 10/9/2009

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Key Message: The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentalsis the briefest introduction to astronomy in the Bennett series. It is designed to engage students and motivate them to learn about astronomy and scientific inquiry. Topical Coverageis focused on topics that students are curious about and that are most requested by faculty, such as extrasolar planets, the search for life in the universe, black holes, and dark matter and energy.The Process of Scienceis emphasized throughout the text,and each chapter has a full section devoted to exploring a case study on how the process of science has helped astronomers learn more about the topics in a given chapter. Active Learningis encouraged throughout the text. In-text "Think About It" questions prompt students to think more deeply about the material as they read. See It for Yourself questions encourage students to perform simple astronomy-related activities. Key Topics:A Modern View of the Universe, Understanding the Sky, Changes in Our Perspective, Origin of the Solar System, Terrestrial Planets, The Outer Solar System, Planets Around Other Stars, Our Sun and the Stars, Stellar Lives, The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard, Galaxies, Galaxy Distances and Hubble's Law, The Early Universe, Dark Matter and Energy, Life in the Universe Market:Intended for those interested in a brief introduction to astronomy

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