The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals by Megan O. Donahue, Jeffrey O. Bennett, Nicholas Schneider, Mark Voit (Paperback, 2014)
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- DescriptionNOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringAstromy does t come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringAstromy search for 0133858642 / 9780133858648 The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals Plus MasteringAstromy with eText, Access Card Package: Package consists of: *0133889564 / 9780133889567 Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals, The *0133905306 / 9780133905304 MasteringAstromy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals *0321712951 / 9780321712950 Starry Night College Student Access Code Card *0321765184 / 9780321765185 SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card (Integrated component) MasteringAstromy should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For one-semester college courses in Introductory Astromy. Teaching the Process of Science through Astromy Inspired by an activities-based classroom approach, The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals is the briefest introduction to astromy in the Bennett series. By focusing on the process of science and fundamental concepts of astromy, The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals allows time for the use of other instructional tools in the course. Each concisely written chapter is formatted into two main sections followed by a Process of Science section, making learning targeted and expectations clear for students. The Second Edition of The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals presents recent dramatic advances in astromy and how they change our understanding of the cosmos. This new editionfocuses on essential subjects of astromy chosen for their importance to the field, interest, and engagement level, using goal-oriented lessons and practical tools tobring astromy to life. The textbook is w supported in MasteringAstromy to create an unrivalled learning suite for students and instructors.
- Author BiographyJeffrey Bennett JEFFREY BENNETT, a recipient of the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, holds a B.A. in biophysics (UC San Diego), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics (University of Colorado). He specializes in science and math education and has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school. Career highlights including serving 2 years as a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters, where he developed programs to build stronger links between research and education, and proposing and helping to develop the Voyage scale model solar system on the National Mall (Washington, DC). He is the lead author of textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, and of critically acclaimed books for the public including Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008/2011), Math for Life (Bid Kid Science, 2014), What Is Relativity? (Columbia University Press, 2014), and On Teaching Science (Big Kid Science, 2014). In 2014, his five children's books (Max Goes to the Space Station, Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter, and The Wizard Who Saved the World) became the first books launched to the International Space Station for the Story Time From Space program. He lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, children, and dogs. His personal website is www.jeffreybennett.com. Megan Donahue is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her current research is mainly about using X-ray, UV, infrared, and visible light to study clusters of galaxies: their contents-dark matter, hot gas, galaxies, active galactic nuclei-and what they reveal about the contents of the universe and how galaxies form and evolve. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska and received an S.B. in physics from MIT, where she began her research career as an X-ray astronomer. She has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado. Her Ph.D. thesis on theory and optical observations of intergalactic and intracluster gas won the 1993 Trumpler Award from the Astronomical Society for the Pacific for an outstanding astrophysics doctoral dissertation in North America. She continued postdoctoral research as a Carnegie Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, and later as an STScI Fellow at Space Telescope. Megan was a staff astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute until 2003, when she joined the MSU faculty. Megan is married to Mark Voit, and they collaborate on many projects, including this textbook and the raising of their children, Michaela, Sebastian, and Angela. Between the births of Sebastian and Angela, Megan qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon. These days, Megan runs trails, orienteers, and plays piano and bass guitar whenever her children allow it. Nicholas Schneider is an associate professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado and a researcher in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. He received his B.A. in physics and astronomy from Dartmouth College in 1979 and his Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona in 1988. In 1991, he received the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award. His research interests include planetary atmospheres and planetary astronomy. One research focus is the odd case of Jupiter's moon Io. Another is the mystery of Mars's lost atmosphere, which he hopes to answer by serving as science lead on the Imaging UV Spectrograph on NASA's MAVEN mission. Nick enjoys teaching at all levels and is active in efforts to improve undergraduate astronomy education. In 2010, he received the Boulder Faculty Assembly's Teaching Excellence Award. Off the job, Nick enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and figuring out how things work. Mark Voit is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Dea
- Author(s)Jeffrey O. Bennett,Mark Voit,Megan O. Donahue,Nicholas Schneider
- PublisherPearson Education (US)
- Date of Publication24/12/2014
- SubjectAstronomy, Space & Time
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAddison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight680 g
- Width245 mm
- Height276 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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