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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Paul R Weissman; Lucy-Ann McFadden; Torrence V Johnson
Publisher: San Diego ; London : Academic Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifty leading experts from around the world provide a comprehensive overview of solar system science.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Weissman; Lucy-Ann McFadden; Torrence V Johnson
ISBN: 0122268059 9780122268052
OCLC Number: 277686760
Description: 992 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Contributors Foreword by Sally K. Ride Preface Guide to the Encyclopedia The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy The Origin of the Solar System 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 Moon Mars: Atmosphere and Volatile History Mars: Surface and Interior Phobos and Deimos Atmospheres of the Giant Planets Interiors of the Giant Planets Io Titan Triton Outer Planet Icy Satellites Planetary Rings Planetary Magnetospheres Pluto and Charon Physics and Chemistry of Comets Cometary Dynamics The Kuiper Belt Asteroids Near-Earth Asteroids Meteorites Interplanetary Dust and the Zodiacal Cloud The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelenghts Infrared Views the Solar System From Space The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths Planetary Radar Solar System Dynamics Chaotic Motion in the Solar System Planetary Impacts Planetary Volcanism Searching For Other Planetary Systems Planets and the Origin of Life Planetary Exploration Missions Extra-Solar Planets: Searching for Other Planetary Systems Appendix Index
Responsibility: edited by Paul R. Weissman, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence V. Johnson.

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Provides a series of comprehensive articles written by more than 50 planetary and space scientists. This book is illustrated with over 700 photos, drawings, and diagrams, including 36 color plates.  Read more...
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"This reference guide to four decades of exploration and discovery [...] is a valuable resource for academic and large public libraries." --LIBRARY JOURNAL, April 15, 2000 "The 56 contributors to Read more...

 
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