The Fourth Edition of The Cosmic Perspective builds on the textbook's long tradition of strong pedagogy and streamlined presentation. Renowned for its up-to-date and expert coverage, this student-friendly text focuses on central ideas and unifying themes to provide a cosmic context. The Fourth Edition features a new straightforward learning program that uses chapter openers, headers, and chapter summaries to make learning goals more explicit and to tie together important concepts. The comprehensive media package has been expanded to help students and professors seamlessly integrate the text's superior media into their classroom presentations, homework, and test review. New interactive figures and interactive photos for each chapter help students visualize complex astronomical concepts and an expanded Cosmic Lecture Launcher CD-ROM features even more material for instructors to incorporate into their lectures.Bennett, Jeffrey O. is the author of 'Cosmic Perspective ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780805392692 and ISBN 0805392696.