Encyclopedia of the solar system (Book, 1999) [Portland Community College Library]
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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Paul Robert Weissman; Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; T V Johnson
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A reference guide to the solar system that includes photographs from NASA, over 4,000 entries on different aspects of space, 700 figures and tables, and color plates of the sun, planets, and comets.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Robert Weissman; Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; T V Johnson
ISBN: 0122268059 9780122268052
OCLC Number: 39908966
Description: xviii, 992 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The solar system and its place in the galaxy / Paul R. Weissman --
The origin of the solar system / Patrick M. Cassen and Dorothy S. Woolum --
The sun / Jack B. Zirker --
The solar wind / John T. Gosling --
Mercury / Robert G. Strom --
Venus: atmosphere / Donald M. Hunten --
Venus: surface and interior / James W. Head and Alexander Basilevski --
Earth as a planet: atmosphere and oceans / Timothy E. Dowling --
Earth as a planet: surface and interior / David C. Pieri and Adam M. Dziewonski --
The moon / Stuart Ross Taylor --
Mars: atmosphere and volatile history / Fraser P. Fanale --
Mars: surface and interior / Michael H. Carr --
Phobos and Deimos / Peter C. Thomas --
Atmospheres of the giant planets / Robert A. West --
Interiors of the giant planets / Mark Scott Marley --
Io / Dennis Matson and Diana Blaney --
Titan / Athena Coustenis and Ralph Lorenz --
Triton / William B. McKinnon and Randolph L. Kirk --
Outer planet icy satellites / Bonnie J. Buratti --
Planetary rings / Carolyn C. Porco --
Planetary magnetospheres / Margaret Kivelson and Fran Bagenal --
Pluto and Charon / S. Alan Stern and Roger V. Yelle --
Physics and chemistry of comets / Daniel C. Boice and Walter Huebner --
Cometary dynamics / Julio A. Fernández --The Kuiper belt / Harold F. Levison and Paul R. Weissman --
Asteroids / Daniel T. Britt and Larry A. Lebofsky --
Near-Earth asteroids / Lucy-Ann McFadden --
Meteorites / Michael E. Lipschutz and Ludolf Schultz --
Interplanetary dust and the zodiacal cloud / Eberhard Grün --
The solar system at ultraviolet wavelengths / Robert M. Nelson and Deborah L. Domingue --
Infrared views of the solar system from space / Mark V. Sykes --
The solar system at radio wavelengths / Imke de Pater --
Planetary radar / Steven Ostro --
Solar system dynamics / Martin J. Duncan and Jack J. Lissauer --
Chaotic motion in the solar system / Carl D. Murray --
Planetary impacts / Richard A. F. Grieve and Mark J. Cintala --
Planetary volcanism / Lionel Wilson --
Planets and the origin of life / Christopher P. McKay and Wanda L. Davis --
Planetary exploration missions / Louis Friedman and Robert Kraemer --
Extra-solar planets: searching for other planetary systems / David C. Black.
Responsibility: edited by Paul R. Weissman, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence V. Johnson.


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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