BOOKS - THE ESSENTIAL COSMIC PERSPECTIVE, FIFTH EDITION
The world's bestselling textbook series for introductory astronomy -- used successfully by more than 500,000 students!
The Essential Cosmic Perspective is a condensed version of the best-selling textbook The Cosmic Perspective. It is designed primarily for one-semester courses that cover all of astronomy.
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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
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Developing Perspective
Part 3: Learning From Other Worlds
Part 4: Stars
Part 5: Galaxies and Beyond
Part 6: Life on Earth and Beyond