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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden; Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of the solar system.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic, 2007
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann McFadden; Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
ISBN: 9780120885893 0120885891
OCLC Number: 1058082538
Notes: Previous edition: 1998.
Guide to our solar system, including studies of the Sun, the Earth and the other major planets, the Moon and other natural satellites, planetary rings, comets, asteroids, meteorites, and interplanetary dust. It features new entries on topics such as the oceans on Mars, Quaoar and the discovery of Sedna.
Description: xx, 966 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Details: System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader.
Other Titles: Solar system
Responsibility: editors, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, Torrence V. Johnson.

Abstract:

Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact . It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system.
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