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The Essential Cosmic Perspective
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Addison-Wesley
Publication date January 1, 2014
Pages 525
Binding Paperback
Edition 7
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780321928085
ISBN-10 0321928083
Dimensions 0.75 by 10 by 11 in.
Weight 3.10 lbs.
Original list price $176.20
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For Introductory Astronomy Courses

The 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 skill building includes new group work exercises that require active participation, helping you to retain concepts longer and build communication skills. MasteringAstronomy® works with the text to create a learning program that enables you to learn interactively both in and out of the classroom.

This text is a brief version of the authors’ The Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy.

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With Jeffrey Bennett, Nicholas Schneider, Mark Voit | 7 edition from Addison-Wesley (January 1, 2014)
9780321928085 | details & prices | 525 pages | 10.00 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $176.20
About: Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringAstronomy does not come packaged with this content.
With Jeffrey Bennett, Nicholas Schneider, Mark Voit | 6 edition from Addison-Wesley (December 19, 2010)
9780321718235 | details & prices | 533 pages | 9.50 × 10.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.95 lbs | List price $165.60
About: The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Sixth Edition retains all of the features that have made this text so popular and effective.
With Jeffrey Bennett, Nicholas Schneider, Mark Voit | 5th edition from Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co (January 6, 2009)
9780321580887 | details & prices | 533 pages | 9.75 × 10.75 × 1.00 in. | 3.00 lbs | List price $140.60
About: Built from the ground up on our new understanding of the universe, this reader-friendly book focuses on central ideas and unifying themes to provide a concise cosmic context.
With Jeffrey Bennett | 4th edition from Addison-Wesley (December 30, 2006)
9789990225556 | details & prices | List price $0.02

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