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Essential Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package (6th Edition) [Paperback]

Jeffrey O. Bennett , Megan O. Donahue , Nicholas Schneider , Mark Voit
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January 6, 2011 0321715365 978-0321715364 6

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

 

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The Essential Cosmic Perspective with MasteringAstronomy®, Sixth Edition retains all of the features that have made this text so popular and effective. New features and updates based on current research will engage you as you learn about astronomy. The textbook package also includes updated supplements to support the book’s pedagogy, making it the most effective text in the one-semester astronomy market.  

 

The Sixth Edition includes new visual foldout diagrams on the scale of space and time, a key concept in understanding the scope of the universe and individual objects within it. The book also includes Group Work Exercises to foster active participation in class and peer learning.

 

The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Sixth Edition is supported by MasteringAstronomy–an online homework and self-study system that will help students solidify their understanding and prepare for quizzes and exams, and Voyager SkyGazer College Edition v5.0, a planetarium software package that lets students explore the universe from their computer.

 

Package Includes:

  • MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText Student Access Kit
  • Voyager: SkyGazer v 5.0 College Edition Student Access Code Card

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About the Author

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. (1981) in biophysics from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. and Ph.D. (1987) in astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school, including more than 50 college classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education. He served 2 years as a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters, where he created NASA's "IDEAS" program, started a program to fly teachers aboard NASA's airborne observatories (including the recently launched SOFIA observatory), and worked on numerous educational programs for the Hubble Space Telescope and other space science missions. He also proposed the idea for and helped develop both the Colorado Scale Model Solar System on the CU-Boulder campus and the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (He is pictured here with the model Sun.) In addition to this astronomy textbook, he has written college-level textbooks in astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics; two books for the general public, On the Cosmic Horizon (Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2001) and Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008); and an award-winning series of children's books that includes Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter,and Max's Ice Age Adventure. When not working, he enjoys participating in masters swimming and in the daily adventures of life with his wife, Lisa; his children, Grant and Brooke; and his dog, Cosmo. His personal Web site is www.jeffreybennett.com.

 

Megan Donahue

Megan Donahue is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. Her current research is mainly on 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 a B.A. 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, for a thesis on theory and optical observations of intergalactic and intracluster gas. That thesis 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 in optical and X-ray observations as a Carnegie Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, and later as an STScI Institute 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, orienteers, and plays piano and bass guitar whenever her children allow it.

 

Nicholas Schneider

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, with a focus on the odd case of Jupiter's moon Io. He enjoys teaching at all levels and is active in efforts to improve undergraduate astronomy education. Off the job, he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and figuring out how things work.

 

Mark Voit

Mark Voit is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. He earned his B.A. in astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in 1990. He continued his studies at the California Institute of Technology, where he was a research fellow in theoretical astrophysics, and then moved on to Johns Hopkins University as a Hubble Fellow. Before going to Michigan State, Mark worked in the Office of Public Outreach

at the Space Telescope, where he developed museum exhibitions about the Hubble Space Telescope and was the scientist behind NASA’s Hubble Site. His research interests range from interstellar processes in our own galaxy to the clustering of galaxies in the early universe. He is married to coauthor Megan Donahue, and they try to play outdoors with their three children whenever possible, enjoying hiking, camping, running, and orienteering. Mark is also author of the popular book Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley; 6 edition (January 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321715365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321715364
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His extensive experience in research and education includes serving two years as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC; creating research and education projects for the Hubble Space Telescope and other NASA missions; proposing and helping to develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC; and teaching at every level from preschool through graduate school. He is the author of best-selling college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, as well as author of three books for the general public (On the Cosmic Horizon, Beyond UFOs, and Math for Life) and of the award-winning children's books Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter, and The Wizard Who Saved the World. For more information, visit www.jeffreybennett.com.

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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very clear on what you get with the book. January 11, 2013
By Lokana
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book as it was required for my class. I also required the access code to the Mastering Astronomy website. As best I can tell, this access code only comes comes with it when you order the format "Paperback, January 6, 2011". I had assumed that if buying new, all of them would come with the code and I wasn't clear on what the difference is. The only way I figured out that the higher priced one comes with the access code is that it shows up in the title after you select that format. I didn't find this out until realizing the format I ordered didn't come with it and looked at the different formats to find out why. The formats really should have been labeled more clearly, like "Paperback, with access codes" rather than an unclear "Paperback, January 6, 2011". Honestly I'm not even sure what that is supposed to mean.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why lie with title? January 19, 2013
By Hmares
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book thinking it was going to come with the access code as titled. It's a requirement for my class. It didn't come with the book and now I gotta pay an extra 50$ buying it. Misleading title.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I rented this book off of Amazon believing that it would come with the access code as well, but after talking to customer service I was told that it in fact does not. It does not say this anywhere on the product page, and it turned out to be majorly inconvenient. Having known I was ordering just the book, I would have simply bought a used copy from the school bookstore instead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BE WARNED - NO ACCESS CODE (sorta) January 21, 2014
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The book itself is fine, an excellent text book. However, it WILL NOT come with the access code unless you select the proper version of it. I (and many others) didn't notice this until it was too late. However, Amazon refunded me the cost of the book so I could get the correct edition and I'm told they're fixing their product descriptions of it now to warn users of this. So, no harm, no foul! Thanks Amazon.
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By Mo
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No access code included. Returning. So disappointed. Now I have to buy a different book or purchase access code separately. Very upset.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Know what you ARE NOT getting December 16, 2013
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Be aware you DO NOT get the needed code with a rental. It had to be purchased separately, and it cost us another $70 through my daughter's school to get it. It was still cheaper in all with the book rental, but the info on this is very misleading as it states "with e-text access." This is simply false and left her scrambling at the last minute to get the online access.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The title was a lie September 29, 2012
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It came without the electronic part that it promised. It was physically in the title that it had the eText and everything but it did not have it so I had to spend an extra 50 dollars to get it and I ended up spending more than the price of it new.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This item did not meet expectations September 24, 2013
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The title of this book is decieving as it does not actually come wiht the etext or access code. The delivery guy dropped off in my front yard during rain storm and the book as all but ruined by the time I got off work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good textbook
I needed this book for my intro to Astronomy course. The book came about a day earlier than expected, which was great, and in good condition (considering that I bought it for like... Read more
Published 2 months ago by D_RoC
5.0 out of 5 stars Good paper stock AND access code to MAstering Astronomy.
The binder ready version of this book looks very good. Quality paper and vivid graphics. I also received the required access code for Mastering Astronomy too.
Published 3 months ago by F2
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
to whom it may concern, buying this book was a good experience, it was easy to find and easy buying process.
and the book had everything i need, ( access codes).
Published 5 months ago by Alice
1.0 out of 5 stars Packaging and lack of required software codes
Packaging was absolute crap for a NEW book:
Bubble wrap mailing envelope, without any anti-bending measures such as cardboard/box/file folder/granite slab/anything which... Read more
Published 5 months ago by CT Snow Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
The book is what I needed for class and got me an A in my course last semester, pretty good
Published 5 months ago by Isidro Salazar
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong description
It stated that t had mastering astronomy access code with it but the code was already used so i was not able to use it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jarely Rivera
4.0 out of 5 stars Review
I am currently a student who rented this book, it was an excellent choice. and I would highly recommend this to a future student.
Published 6 months ago by Brooke Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely in love!
Used this for an intro astronomy class and was FASCINATED. I continued to read this after the course, and still refer to it.
Published 7 months ago by Carmen
3.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware the fine print from TextBook Warehouse
advertised the additional code pack for online access, but in the fine print it states this isnt available buyer beware of textbook warehouse. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ryan Olson
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT book!
GREAT book! This book has a ton of excellent information about the sun, planets, and solar system. It really goes into depth.
Published 9 months ago by Johni Benda
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