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Encyclopedia of the Solar System.

Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden; Paul Weissman; Torrence Johnson
Publisher: Academic Press 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The "Encyclopedia of the Solar System 2nd Edition" is a completely revised and updated reference 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. Each chapter in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann McFadden; Paul Weissman; Torrence Johnson
ISBN: 1281003557 9781281003553
OCLC Number: 823826762
Description: 1 online resource (992 pages)

Abstract:

The "Encyclopedia of the Solar System 2nd Edition" is a completely revised and updated reference 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. Each chapter in the Encyclopedia provides a scholarly overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers, from researchers to the interested general public. There is over 50 per cent new material and it is superbly illustrated with over 700 full-color photos, drawings, and diagrams. It provides more than 40 thematically organized chapters by more than 50 eminent contributors. There are convenient glossaries of over 500 technical terms introduce each chapter. It is cross-referenced throughout for easy comprehension.
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