BOOKS - THE COSMIC PERSPECTIVE, FIFTH EDITION
The world's bestselling textbook series for introductory astronomy -- used successfully by more than 700,000 students!
We humans have gazed into the sky for countless generations, wondering how our lives are connected to the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars that adorn the heavens. Today, through the science of astronomy, we know that these connections go far deeper than our ancestors ever imagined. This book tells the story of modern astronomy and the new perspective -- The Cosmic Perspective -- with which it allows us to view ourselves and our planet.
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"It is the most refreshing astronomy text I have seen in years." -- Richard Gray, Appalachian State University
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"Student questions have been anticipated by an exceptionally thorough writing style... The explanations of complex concepts are artfully accomplished... I really enjoyed reading it." --John Stolar, West Chester University
"This textbook displays great promise in leading the revolution to bring our astronomy courses back from the brink of entertainment and turn them into core science courses on a subject that everyone finds fascinating." --James Schombert, University of Oregon
"This text is superb -- the best astronomy book I have used in 28 years of teaching the course -- I truly enjoy it." --Anthony Jusick, Stetson University
"You and your coauthors are to be commended for the first TRULY innovative intro astronomy text in many years! Well done!" --Joe Heafner, Catawba Valley Community College
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