Tenth Edition   ©2014

Discovering the Universe

Neil F. Comins

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-4086-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-4086-0; Format: Paper Text, 656 pages

New Content
• Part II Understanding the Solar System (Chapters 5-9) now incorporate the latest theories of solar system formation, including the Nice Model
• Recent Almanacs and Vital Statistics provide details descriptions of each planet.

All New Look
• Updated Photos throughout
• New Dynamic Summary Art shows interactions between important concepts or the evolution of important objects
• Stunning Redesign makes text more student-friendly and approachable.

New Got It! Questions
This new pedagogical feature is just one more way Discovering the Universe helps students address common misconceptions.

For Fall 2014 Classes! LaunchPad
LaunchPad offers Freeman’s acclaimed media for Discovering the Universe curated and organized for easy assignability, in a breakthrough user interface in which power and simplicity go hand in hand. Used as is or customized, LaunchPad’s prebuilt units let you create a full course in minutes.

Assets integrated into LaunchPad for Discovering the Universe, Tenth Edition include:
• A fully Interactive e-Book comes with powerful study tools for students, video and multimedia content, and easy customization for instructors. Students can search, highlight, and bookmark, making it easier to study and access key content.
• LearningCurve’s powerful adaptive quizzing, game-like format, e-Book links, instant feedback, and the promise of better grades make using LearningCurve a no-brainer.
• Astronomy Tutorials engage students in the process of scientific discovery as they make observations, draw conclusions, and apply their knowledge. These self-guided, concept driven tutorials combine multimedia resources, activities, and assessment questions.
•  Image Map activities use figures and photos from the text to assess key ideas helping students to develop their visual literacy skills. Students must click on the appropriate section(s) of the image and answer corresponding questions.

Additional Online Homework Options
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• Targeted instructional feedback tailored to each individual student’s responses
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• Tech TA assigned to each instructor—a Sapling-trained PhD or Masters level colleague to help with everything from quizzes and assignments, to syllabus planning and tech support