The Cosmic Perspective PDF/EPUB î The Cosmic MOBI

The Cosmic Perspective A truly wonderful and comprehensive introduction to astronomy and cosmology Great for anyone interested in the ualitative side of the universe though there are great separate sections that explain the mathematics as well This was a perfect start for a self study course in cosmology Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage The Cosmic Perspective Sixth Edition provides the most engaging and up to date introduction to astronomy for non science majors The text provides a wealth of features to help enhance student skill building including new Visual Skills Check end of chapter uestions that provide an opportunity for students to test their visual interpretation skills new Cosmic Context Figures that help students synthesize key concepts and processes and a new comprehensive visual overview of scale to help students explore the scale of time and space The Sixth Edition has also been fully updated to include the latest astronomical observations research and theoretical developments The text is supported by the most robust package of instructor Two volumes of this text are also availableThe Cosmic Perspective The Solar System Sixth Edition includes Chapters 1 13 24The Cosmic Perspective Stars Galaxies and Cosmology Sixth Edition includes Chapters 1 6 S2 S4 14 24 Obviously I didn't fully read this but when you spend hours dedicated to reading something even only large chunks of it it feels so unfair not to include it in your book goal despite not reading it cover to cover Still feel like I'm cheating This might be the best textbook I read in my university career one of the few worth reading from cover to cover Anyone looking to increase their understanding on the universe we live in should read this book The explanations are clear and concise not too bogged down by mathematical minutiae but also not fluffy like most popular science books on the subject This is exactly what an introductory astronomy text should be Read this book for my intro to astronomy class which was a lab class that I enjoyed This book gives you the information necessary for the course such as how it has a lot of visuals all throughout and is simple to understand I used this book for my astronomy class and used it mostly as a review tool Very helpful supplementary book to the class lecture This was a reuired book for my Intro to Astronomy I and Astronomy class I thought this book was interesting enough to sit through my class And read as much as I can throughout the semester Reading this book didn't bother me much since I am a huge fan of space and any type of science whatever science it is I get pulled in This is an excellent textbook Its readable relates to the real world reader with excellent graphics pictures and associated animations to clarify material The designation of some chapters S1 S2 Etc was a bit confusing; just number them like all the others The review material optional activities and further reading suggestions were really helpful Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them Jules VerneThe difference between astronomy and astrology lies not simply one being a scientific discipline while the other is not The greater difference is that astronomy represents the triumph of human imagination All the apparent symbols in the tarot cards or the daily vague predictions of the zodiac signs at the back of the newspapers seem hopelessly childish when compared with the massive storms in Jupiter the bizarre state of a neutron star or the hugely expansive supercluster which houses clusters consisting tens of galaxies with each galaxy containing billions of stars among which our sun is one of those in the periphery of a galaxy called the Milky Way This textbook systematizes my previous knowledge but in the vast majority of times I learn new things from it With all the photos pictures and diagram I sometimes wonder that textbook is a better popular science book than the ones in the market which are usually stuffed with anecdotes blurs the scientific details This is a long book and it took me several months to finish it It is certainly worth it when for example every time I go out and feel the warmth of sunlight knowing that after it is first produced in the sun's core it took thousands of years to radiate out of the sun and then reaches the Earth In other words the sunlight is actually thousands of years old There is something uplifting in that In terms of textbooks really not a bad read Actually if I'm honest this is the only textbook I have ever actually read through And when I say read I mean I read most of it but I'm counting it as a read book because I saw a different review where the author said they read most of it so they were counting it and I was like Yup makes sense I too will do thatI know I know saying the author said they is improper grammar Sue mePlease don't sue me I'm a poor student who shelled out a lot of money on the book that this review is about and instead of working I was reading said book Which was ok And I want to add it to my book goal One of THE best textbooks I have ever encountered across a wide range of subjects Used it for an undergrad Intro to Astronomy course One of the few textbooks I have actually read than half of and enjoyed Extremely interesting content presented in a straight forward and entertaining way The structure of book and the way things are explained made it very easy to understand Also great pictures diagrams summaries interesting facts and practice problems I could not have asked for a better primer to astronomy

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