The Cosmic Perspective 2nd edition

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Jeffrey Bennett, Megan Donahue, Nicholas Schneider, and Mark Voit
Publisher: Pearson Education


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  • 1: Our Place in the Universe (3)
  • 2: Discovering the Universe for Yourself (2)
  • S1: Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation
  • 3: The Science of Astronomy
  • 4: A Universe of Matter and Energy (2)
  • 5: Universal Motion: From Copernicus to Newton (2)
  • 6: Light: The Cosmic Messenger (1)
  • 7: Telescopes and Spacecraft (1)
  • 8: Formation of the Solar System (2)
  • 9: Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
  • 10: Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
  • 11: Jovian Planet Systems (1)
  • 12: Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto (1)
  • 13: Planet Earth and Its Lessons on Life in the Universe
  • S2: Space and Time (1)
  • S3: Spacetime and Gravity (1)
  • S4: Building Blocks of the Universe (1)
  • 14: Our Star (2)
  • 15: Stars (2)
  • 16: Star Stuff (1)
  • 17: The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard (1)
  • 18: Our Galaxy
  • 19: Galaxies: From Here to the Horizon (1)
  • 20: Galaxy Evolution
  • 21: Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe
  • 22: The Beginning of Time
  • S5: Interstellar Travel and the Search for Extraterrestial Civilizations

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Chapter S1: Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation
S1 0  
Chapter S2: Space and Time
S2.P 1 02
Chapter S3: Spacetime and Gravity
S3.P 1 05
Chapter S4: Building Blocks of the Universe
S4.P 1 07
Chapter 1: Our Place in the Universe
1.P 3 09 10 14
Chapter 2: Discovering the Universe for Yourself
2.P 2 05 11
Chapter 3: The Science of Astronomy
3 0  
Chapter 4: A Universe of Matter and Energy
4.P 2 11 13
Chapter 5: Universal Motion: From Copernicus to Newton
5.P 2 01 08
Chapter 6: Light: The Cosmic Messenger
6.P 1 10
Chapter 7: Telescopes and Spacecraft
7.P 1 09
Chapter 8: Formation of the Solar System
8.P 2 09 13
Chapter 9: Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
9 0  
Chapter 10: Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
10 0  
Chapter 11: Jovian Planet Systems
11.P 1 09
Chapter 12: Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto
12.P 1 12
Chapter 13: Planet Earth and Its Lessons on Life in the Universe
13 0  
Chapter 14: Our Star
14.P 2 10 13
Chapter 15: Stars
15.P 2 11 13
Chapter 16: Star Stuff
16.P 1 14
Chapter 17: The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
17.P 1 11
Chapter 18: Our Galaxy
18 0  
Chapter 19: Galaxies: From Here to the Horizon
19.P 1 07
Chapter 20: Galaxy Evolution
20 0  
Chapter 21: Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe
21 0  
Chapter 22: The Beginning of Time
22 0  
Total 25