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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780321542632ISBN-10 0321542630
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ISBN-10 0-321-55138-9ISBN-13 978-0-321-55138-2
Author(s): Jeffrey Bennett; Megan Donahue; Nicholas Schneider; Mark Voit
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 864
Description

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive presentation, The Cosmic Perspective, Fifth Edition includes an enhanced art program. This student-friendly text is now even more accessible through robust visual pedagogy via new Cosmic Context two-page illustrations, which walk students through key processes and summarize the major points of each Part, and via updated zoom-in figures which provide students with a sense of orientation, scale, and relation between images. In addition to an enhanced art program, the text also features new See It For Yourself boxes with practical hands-on activities for in-class use or self-study, and a new subset of Process of Science end-of-chapter questions that challenge students to think through how we know what we know about astronomy. Renowned for its up-to-date, expert coverage and strong pedagogical support for student learning, the Fifth Edition retains and builds on all the features and supplements from previous editions that have helped to make it the #1 most adopted astronomy textbook.

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