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Cosmic Perspective (Custom Package) 8th Edition

Cosmic Perspective (Custom Package) - 8th Edition - by Bennett - ISBN 9781323582459
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Cosmic Perspective (Custom Package)
8th Edition
Publisher: PEARSON
ISBN: 9781323582459

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Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy.

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth 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 twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student’s lives.


This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately:

  • The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 14, S1, 24)
  • The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4-6, S2-S4, 14-24)

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