Encyclopedia of the solar system (Book, 2007) [Portland Community College Library]
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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

Presents a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact.

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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann McFadden
ISBN: 0120885891 9780120885893
OCLC Number: 255340395
Description: XX, 966 Seiten : zahlreiche Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Preface Foreword The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy The Origin of the Solar System A History of Solar System Studies The Sun The Solar Wind Mercury Venus: Atmosphere Venus: Surface and Interior Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior The Sun-Earth Connection The Moon Meteorites Near-Earth Objects Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interaction Mars: Surface and Interior Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry Main-Belt Asteroids Planetary Satellites Atmospheres of the Giant Planets Interiors of the Giant Planets Io: The Volcanic Moon Europa Ganymede and Callisto Titan Triton Planetary Rings Planetary Magnetospheres Pluto and Charon Physics and Chemistry of Comets Cometary Dynamics Kuiper Belt: Dynamics Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies Solar System Dust X-Rays in the Solar System The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths New Generation Optical/Infrared Telescopes Planetary Radar Semote Chemical Analysis Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion Planetary Impacts Planetary Volcanism Planets and the Origin of Life Planetary Exploration Missions Extra-Solar Planets Appendices Glossary Index
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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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