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Encyclopedia of the Solar System.

Author: Paul Weissman; Lucy-Ann Mcfadden; Torrence Johnson
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. It is useful for professional astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike, as well as for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of our solar system.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Weissman; Lucy-Ann Mcfadden; Torrence Johnson
ISBN: 9780080573137 0080573134
OCLC Number: 437245491
Description: 1 online resource (1011 pages)
Contents: 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; Cha.

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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. It is useful for professional astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike, as well as for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of our solar system.
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