Universe: The Solar System
Fifth Edition   ©2013

Universe: The Solar System

Roger Freedman (University of California, Santa Barbara) , Robert Geller (University of California, Santa Barbara) , William J. Kaufmann (late of San Diego State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04246-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04246-2; Format: Paper Text, 576 pages

Stunning New Art Program
• New photos throughout
• 4 Gatefold Centerfold photos highlighting astronomical phenomenon and explanations
New Pedagogy
• ConceptChecks

These questions go beyond reading comprehension, often asking students to draw conclusions informed by but not explicitly mentioned in the text, calling for applied thinking and synthesis of concepts. Answers are provided in the back of the text.
• CalculationtChecks
Appearing only within sections where relevant mathematical reasoning is presented, these exercises give students the opportunity to test themselves by solving different mathematical problems associated with the chapter concepts.

For Fall 2014 Classes! LaunchPad
LaunchPad offers Freeman’s acclaimed media for 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 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.