Encyclopedia of the Solar System. (E-Book, 2009) [Portland Community College Library]
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Encyclopedia of the Solar System.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System.

Autor: Paul Weissman; Lucy-Ann McFadden; Torrence Johnson
Verlag: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2009.
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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System provides a series of comprehensive and authoritative articles written by more than 50 eminent planetary and space scientists. Each chapter is self-contained yet linked by cross-references to other related chapters. This beautifully designed book is a must for the library of professional astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike, in fact for anyone who wishes to understand the  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
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Weissman, Paul.
Encyclopedia of the Solar System.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2009
Medienart: Dokument, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Internet-Ressource, Computerdatei
Alle Autoren: Paul Weissman; Lucy-Ann McFadden; Torrence Johnson
ISBN: 9780080573137 0080573134
OCLC-Nummer: 1058488582
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (1011 pages)
Inhalt: Front Cover; Encyclopedia of the Solar System; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Guide to the Encyclopedia; Chapter 1. The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy ; Chapter 2. The Origin of the Solar System; Chapter 3. The Sun; Chapter 4. The Solar Wind; Chapter 5. Mercury; Chapter 6. Venus: Atmosphere; Chapter 7. Venus: Surface and Interior; Chapter 8. Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans; Chapter 9. Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior; Chapter 10. The Moon; Chapter 11. Mars: Atmosphere and Volatile History; Chapter 12. Mars: Surface and Interior. Chapter 13. Phobos and DeimosChapter 14. Atmospheres of the Giant Planets; Chapter 15. Interiors of the Giant Planets; Chapter 16. Io; Chapter 17. Titan; Chapter 18. Triton; Chapter 19. Outer Planet Icy Satellites; Chapter 20. Planetary Rings; Chapter 21. Planetary Magnetospheres; Chapter 22. Pluto and Charon; Chapter 23. Physics and Chemistry of Comets; Chapter 24. Cometary Dynamics; Chapter 25. The Kuiper Belt; Chapter 26. Asteroids; Chapter 27. Near-Earth Asteroids; Chapter 28. Meteorites; Chapter 29. Interplanetary Dust and the Zodiacal Cloud. Chapter 30. The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths Chapter 31. Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space ; Chapter 32. The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths; Chapter 33. Planetary Radar; Chapter 34. Solar System Dynamics; Chapter 35. Chaotic Motion in the Solar System; Chapter 36. Planetary Impacts; Chapter 37. Planetary Volcanism; Chapter 38. Planets and the Origin of Life; Chapter 39. Planetary Exploration Missions; Chapter 40. Extra-Solar Planets: Searching for Other Planetary Systems ; Appendix; Index.

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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System provides a series of comprehensive and authoritative articles written by more than 50 eminent planetary and space scientists. Each chapter is self-contained yet linked by cross-references to other related chapters. This beautifully designed book is a must for the library of professional astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike, in fact for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of our solar system. Key Features * Cross-referenced throughout for easy comprehension * Superbly illustrated with over 700 photos, drawings, and diagrams.
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