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ISBN-13 9780321928382ISBN-10 0321928385
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ISBN-10 0-321-92808-3ISBN-13 978-0-321-92808-5
Author(s): Jeffrey Bennett; Megan Donahue; Nicholas Schneider; Mark Voit
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 608
Description

For Introductory Astronomy CoursesThe Essential Cosmic Perspective, Seventh Edition gives non-science majors a streamlined, cutting edge introduction to astronomy built on a strong tradition of effective pedagogy and coverage. Focus on student skill building includes new group work exercises that require active participation, helping students retain concepts longer and build communication skills. MasteringAstronomy® works with the text to create a learning program that enables students to learn interactively both in and out of the classroom. This text is a brief version of the authors’ The Cosmic PerspectivePlus MasteringAstronomy. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize learning with MasteringAstronomy: MasteringAstronomy provides students with engaging and interactive experiences that coach them through introductory astronomy with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content.

  • Teach a modern understanding of astronomy with the latest content: Since the previous edition, new discoveries about Exoplanets, planetary formation, dark matter, and the early universe have had a significant impact on our understanding of astronomy. The Seventh Edition incorporates this new content to give students a modern presentation of the science.

  • Foster effective learning with strong pedagogy: Enable students to better understand astronomy with a clear and continually reinforced learning path from chapter opening to end of chapter using dynamic learning tools in the text and in MasteringAstronomy.

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