Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, 8th Edition (in PDF) provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This textbook offers a wealth of features that enhance college student understanding of the process of science and actively engage astronomy students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated 8th Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the turns and twists of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student’s lives.
This etextbook is also available in 2 volumes (not on this site), which can be purchased separately: The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, 8e (includes Chapters 1–13, 14, S1, 24) The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, 8e (includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4–6, S2–S4, 14–24)
Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Astronomy (sold separately). Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, personalized, mobile-optimized, reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets science students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when not online. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class — motivating them to keep learning and keep reading. Mastering Astronomy is the leading online tutorial, homework, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging astronomy students during, before, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure their students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before classes, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources. Astronomy Students can further master concepts after class through homework assignments that provide hints, interactivity, and answer-specific feedback.
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