Back to skip links

Purchase eTextbooks at the new VitalSource web site. Product options and pricing may differ. Shop Now

Additional product details

ISBN-10 0321918614ISBN-13 9780321918611
ISBN-10 0321839552ISBN-13 9780321839558
Author(s): Jeffrey Bennett; Megan Donahue; Nicholas Schneider; Mark Voit
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 832

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Seventh Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. The text provides a wealth of features that enhance student skill-building, including new group work exercises that engage students in active learning, helping them retain concepts longer and build communication skills for the future. The Seventh Edition has also been fully updated to include the latest astronomical observations, results from recent space missions, and new theoretical developments that inform our understanding of the early universe.


This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately:

  • The CosmicPerspective: The Solar System, Seventh Edition (includes Chapters 1—13, 24)

  • The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology,Seventh Edition (includes Chapters 1—6, S2—S4, 14—24)