Sixth Edition   ©2015

LaunchPad for Comins' Discovering the Essential Universe (Six Month Access)

Neil F. Comins

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-00213-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-00213-8; Format: LaunchPad


Developed with extensive feedback from instructors and students, W.H. Freeman's new online learning space offers:

  • Pre-built Units for each chapter, curated by experienced educators, with media for that chapter organized and ready to assign or customize to suit your course.
  • All online resources for the text in one location, including an interactive e-book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing (see below), astronomy tutorials, image map activities, and more.
  • Intuitive and useful analytics, with a Gradebook that lets you see how your class is doing individually and as a whole.
  • A streamlined and intuitive interface that lets you build an entire course in minutes.


In a game-like format, LearningCurve adaptive and formative quizzing provides an effective way to get students involved in the coursework. It offers:
  • A unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual
  • A Personalized Study Plan, to guide students
  • Feedback for each question with live links to relevant e-book pages, guiding students to the reading they need to do to improve their areas of weakness.