New Release Books by Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett is the author of Totality! (2022), Life in the Universe, 5th Edition (2022), Mr. Snuffleupagus (2016), What Is Relativity? (2014) and other 13 books.

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Totality!

release date: Sep 14, 2022
Totality!
Tens of millions of people came out to view the 2017 total solar eclipse, the first in the US in nearly four decades. Now we are approaching an even more exciting, back-to-back pair of US eclipses: an annular eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023 and a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. You won''t want to miss them, and there''s no better way to prepare than to use the free app "Totality by Big Kid Science" (expected to be downloaded and used by millions) and this new book written by the creator of that app. Totality! features a unique combination of rhyme and science that makes it suitable for a wide range of ages. The rhyme has been pedagogically constructed to serve as a mnemonic device for the underlying science explained with illustration and "Big Kid Box" sidebars. The book concludes with a glossary, suggested activities, and a one-page eclipse science summary -- features that will add particular value for parents and teachers learning along with their students or kids. Note: Printed books come with two pairs of eclipse glasses (placed in an envelope inside the front cover), and instructions on their use, that will allow readers to view the eclipse safely.

Life in the Universe, 5th Edition

release date: Aug 30, 2022
Life in the Universe, 5th Edition
The world’s leading textbook on astrobiology—ideal for an introductory one-semester course and now fully revised and updated Are we alone in the cosmos? How are scientists seeking signs of life beyond our home planet? Could we colonize other planets, moons, or even other star systems? This introductory textbook, written by a team of four renowned science communicators, educators, and researchers, tells the amazing story of how modern science is seeking the answers to these and other fascinating questions. They are the questions that are at the heart of the highly interdisciplinary field of astrobiology, the study of life in the universe. Written in an accessible, conversational style for anyone intrigued by the possibilities of life in the solar system and beyond, Life in the Universe is an ideal place to start learning about the latest discoveries and unsolved mysteries in the field. From the most recent missions to Saturn’s moons and our neighboring planet Mars to revolutionary discoveries of thousands of exoplanets, from the puzzle of life’s beginning on Earth to the latest efforts in the search for intelligent life elsewhere, this book captures the imagination and enriches the reader’s understanding of how astronomers, planetary scientists, biologists, and other scientists make progress at the cutting edge of this dynamic field. Enriched with a wealth of engaging features, this textbook brings any citizen of the cosmos up to speed with the scientific quest to discover whether we are alone or part of a universe full of life. An acclaimed text designed to inspire students of all backgrounds to explore foundational questions about life in the cosmosCompletely revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field, including recent exploratory space missions to Mars, frontier exoplanet science, research on the origin of life on Earth, and moreEnriched with helpful learning aids, including in-chapter Think about It questions, optional Do the Math and Special Topic boxes, Movie Madness boxes, end-of-chapter exercises and problems, quick quizzes, and much moreSupported by instructor’s resources, including an illustration package and test bank, available upon request

Mr. Snuffleupagus

release date: May 30, 2016
Mr. Snuffleupagus
Making plain - categorically, the cognitive process of seeing. With either minimal or maximal sensory. Interjecting contemplationability and sensationability allows compartmentability. In turn, labelingability. Also known as scriptability - for the experienceability of those senses.Degrees of ability are determined by those who choose to determine the degrees of their ability when expressed verbally or in writing. Similar to validationability or what some countries refer to as open-mindednesspersonability. To say the letter "J" is not the letter "J" is okay if that''s what you want to say. To say that the letter "J" is not a letter for you but is for someone else is okay if that''s what you want to say - but you have to be okay with the possibilitiesability of them agreeing to disagree.Do not be discouraged by the cognitive process revealing itself to the masses via the written word and its potentialability to obliterate the joy of ice-skating for those who choose to read it. Rather be discouraged by one''s ability to obliterate the joys of ice-skating through narrowmindedability.

What Is Relativity?

release date: Feb 25, 2014
What Is Relativity?
An astrophysicist offers an entertaining introduction to Einstein''s theories, explaining how well they have held up to rigorous testing over the years, and even describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip through a black hole.

Pearson Etext the Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals Access Card

release date: Apr 23, 2019
Pearson Etext the Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals Access Card
A brief path through astronomy that helps students gain an appreciation for astronomy and discovery in science. The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals is the briefest introduction to astronomy in the Bennett series and supports instructors using an active or collaborative approach to teaching. By focusing on the process of science and fundamental concepts of astronomy, The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals allows time for the use of other instructional tools in the course. Each concisely written chapter is formatted into two main sections followed by a Process of Science section, making learning targeted and expectations clear for students. The 3rd Edition of The Cosmic Perspective Fundamentals features major scientific updates, new content that focuses on the possibility of life in the universe, and recent discoveries that provide modern contexts to help students see the relevance of astronomy to their worlds. The authors write and create a wealth of Mastering Astronomy resources that include a new Pearson eText, Dynamic Study Modules, and Interactive PreLecture videos that students can use before, during, and after class, including pre-built assignments that instructors can edit to fit the way they teach. For one-semester courses in introductory astronomy. Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily schedule readings and share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class -- motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. NOTE: This ISBN is for the Pearson eText access card. For students purchasing this product from an online retailer, Pearson eText is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content and should only be purchased when required by your instructor. In addition to your purchase, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson eText.

Beyond UFOs

release date: May 02, 2011
Beyond UFOs
The quest for extraterrestrial life doesn''t happen only in science fiction. This book describes the startling discoveries being made in the very real science of astrobiology, an intriguing new field that blends astronomy, biology, and geology to explore the possibility of life on other planets. Jeffrey Bennett takes readers beyond UFOs to discuss some of the tantalizing questions astrobiologists grapple with every day: What is life and how does it begin? What makes a planet or moon habitable? Is there life on Mars or elsewhere in the solar system? How can life be recognized on distant worlds? Is it likely to be microbial, more biologically complex--or even intelligent? What would such a discovery mean for life here on Earth? Come along on this scientific adventure and learn the astonishing implications of discoveries made in this field for the future of the human race. Bennett, who believes that "science is a way of helping people come to agreement," explains how the search for extraterrestrial life can help bridge the divide that sometimes exists between science and religion, defuse public rancor over the teaching of evolution, and quiet the debate over global warming. He likens humanity today to a troubled adolescent teetering on the edge between self-destruction and a future of virtually limitless possibilities. Beyond UFOs shows why the very quest to find alien life can help us to grow up as a species and chart a course for the stars. In a new afterword, Bennett shares the most recent developments in extrasolar research, and discusses how they might further our quest to find alien life.

Max Goes to the Moon

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Max Goes to the Moon
Taking the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo missions, Max the dog and his friend Tori help set up the first colony on the Moon.

The Cosmic Perspective Modified Mastering Astronomy With Pearson EText Access Code

release date: Jan 04, 2019
The Cosmic Perspective Modified Mastering Astronomy With Pearson EText Access Code
This product features all of the resources of Modified Mastering Astronomy in addition to the Pearson eText. Mastering(TM) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. The fully integrated and complete media package allows instructors to engage students before they come to class, hold them accountable for learning during class, and then confirm that learning after class.

A Global Warming Primer

release date: Sep 01, 2016
A Global Warming Primer
Is human-induced global warming a real threat to our future? Most people will express an opinion on this question, but relatively few can back their opinions with solid evidence. Many times we''ve even heard pundits say "I am not a scientist" to avoid the issue altogether. But the truth is, the basic science is not that difficult. Using a question and answer format, this book will help readers achieve three major goals: To see that anyone can understand the basic science of global warming; To understand the arguments about this issue made by skeptics, so that readers will be able to decide for themselves what to believe; To understand why, despite the "gloom and doom" that often surrounds this topic, the solutions are ones that will not only protect the world for our children and grandchildren, but that will actually lead us to a stronger economy with energy that is cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant than the energy we use today.

Using and Understanding Mathematics: Updated Student's Study Guide and Solutions Manual

release date: Dec 01, 2004

Max Goes to Mars

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Max Goes to Mars
When Max the dog becomes the first canine to embark on a mission to Mars, he makes one of the most important discoveries of all time, in a book that includes facts about Mars.

The Wizard Who Saved the World

release date: Nov 01, 2011
The Wizard Who Saved the World
Longing to become a wizard so that he can magically fight global warming, young Diego realizes that he does not possess magical powers and considers other environmentally friendly careers, in a story complemented by informative scientific sidebars. By the author of Max Goes to the Moon. $25,000 ad/promo.

On Teaching Science

release date: Sep 01, 2014
On Teaching Science
Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K–12 and college, this book explores how students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful techniques for the classroom On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help students learn in any subject at any level but with special focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Though aimed primarily at current and future teachers, the ideas covered will be of interest to anyone involved in education, including parents, school administrators, policymakers, community leaders, and research scientists. The book describes how important it is to instill the notion that learning requires study and effort; presents big picture ideas about teaching; provides general suggestions for successful teaching; and includes pedagogical strategies for success in science teaching. With a combination of personal experience and research-based studies to discuss the current state of education in the United States, the author shows how it can be improved through both individual educators and systemic changes.

Math for Life

release date: Nov 01, 2013
Math for Life
How can we solve the national debt crisis? Should you or your child take on a student loan? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving? Are there viable alternatives to fossil fuels? Could simple policy changes reduce political polarization? These questions may all seem very different, but they share two things in common. First, they are all questions with important implications for either personal success or our success as a nation. Second, they all concern topics that we can fully understand only with the aid of clear quantitative or mathematical thinking. In other words, they are topics for which we need math for life, a kind of math that looks quite different from most of the math that we learn in school, but that is just as (and often more) important. In this book the author simply and clearly explains the key ideas of quantitative reasoning and applies them to all the above questions and many more. He also uses these questions to analyze our current education system, identifying both shortfalls in the teaching of mathematics and solutions for our educational future.

Max Goes to the Space Station

release date: Nov 01, 2013
Max Goes to the Space Station
Max the dog is chosen to visit the international space station, where he becomes a valuable member of the crew.

Max's Ice Age Adventure

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Max's Ice Age Adventure
Max the dog and his friend Tori, after volunteering to test out the latest time machine, are sent back to visit the Ice Age where they marvel at the ice and snowflakes and have a scary encounter with a saber-toothed tiger.

The Essential Cosmic Perspective

release date: Dec 01, 2009
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