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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
ISBN: 9780120885893 0120885891
OCLC Number: 224924045
Description: xx, 966 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: editors, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, Torrence V. Johnson.

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Presents a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact.  Read more...
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"Encyclopedia of the Solar System, as a title, is almost on a par with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and, come to the think of it, the content is almost as mind-blowing."-Satellite Evolution Read more...

 
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