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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: T Spohn; Doris Breuer; T V Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"This book is filled with the knowledge about our solar system that resulted from all this exploration, whether by spacecraft or by telescopes both in space and earth-bound. All of this new knowledge is based on discoveries made in the interim by scientist-explorers who have followed their inborn human imperative to explore and to understand. Many old mysteries, misunderstandings, and fears that existed 50 years ago  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Spohn; Doris Breuer; T V Johnson
ISBN: 9780124158450 0124158455
OCLC Number: 869066574
Awards: Winner of

2015 PROSE Awards - Winner, Cosmology and Astronomy: Association of American Publishers, Encyclopedia of the Solar System

2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy 2015

Description: xxi, 1311 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I: The solar system --
The solar system and its place in the galaxy / Paul R. Weissman --
The origin of the solar system / John E. Chambers and Alex N. Halliday --
Solar system dynamics : Regular and chaotic motion / Jack J. Lissauer and Carl D. Murray --
Part II: Fundamental planetary processes and properties --
Planetary impacts / Richard A.F. Grieve, Gordon R. Osinski, and Livio L. Tornabene --
Planetary volcanism / Lionel Wilson ; Magnetic field generation in planets /Sabine Stanley --
Planetary magnetospheres / Margaret Galland Kivelson and Fran Bagenal --
Rotation of planets / Véronique Dehant and Tim Van Hoolst --
Evolution of planetary interiors / Nicola Tosi, Doris Breuer, and Tilman Spohn --
Astrobiology / Christopher P. McKay and Wanda L. Davis --
Part III: The sun. --
The sun / Markus J. Aschwanden --
The solar wind / J.T. Gosling --
Part IV: Earthlike planets --
Mercury / Scott L. Murchie, Ronald J. Vervack, Jr., Carolyn M. Ernst, and Robert G. Strom --
Venus : Atmosphere / Fredric W. Taylor and Donald M. Hunten --
Venus : Surface and interior / Suzanne E. Smrekar, Ellen R. Stofan, and Nils Mueller --
Mars atmosphere : History and surface interactions / David C. Catling --
Mars : Surface and interior / Michael H. Carr and James F. Bell, III --
Interior structure and evolution of Mars / Tim Van Hoolst and Attilio Rivoldini --
Mars : Landing site geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry / Matthew P. Golombek and Harry Y. McSween --
Part V: Earth and moon as planets. --
Earth as a planet : Atmosphere and oceans / Adam P. Showman and Timothy E. Dowling --
Earth as a planet : Surface and interior / David Pieri and Adam Dziewonski --
Space weather / J.G. Luhmann and S.C. Solomon --
The moon / Harald Hiesinger and Ralf Jaumann --
Interior of the moon / Renee C. Weber --
Lunar exploration / Ian A. Crawford, Katherine H. Joy, and Mahesh Anand --
Part VI: Asteroids, dust and comets --
Main-belt asteroids / Daniel T. Britt, Guy Consolmango, S.J., and Larry Lebofsky --
Near-earth objects / Alan W. Harris, Line Drube, Lucy A. McFadden and Richard P. Binzel --
Meteorites / Michael E. Lipschutz and Ludolf Schultz --
Dust in the solar system / Harald Krüger and Eberhard Grün --
Physics and chemistry of comets / John C. Brandt --
Comet populations and cometary dynamics / Harold F. Levison and Luke Dones --
Part VII: Giant planets and their satellites --
Atmospheres of the giant planets / Robert A. West --
Interiors of the giant planets / Mark S. Marley and Jonathan J. Fortney --
Planetary satellites / Bonnie J. Buratti and Peter C. Thomas --
Io: The volcanic moon / Rosaly M.C. Lopes --
Europa / Louise M. Prockter and Robert T. Pappalardo --
Ganymede and Callisto / Geoffrey Collins and Torrence V. Johnson --
Titan / Athena Coustenis --
Enceladus / Francis Nimmo and Carolyn Porco --
Triton / William B. McKinnon and Randolph L. Kirk --
Planetary rings / William S. Tiscareno and Matthew M. Hedman --
Part VIII: Beyond the planets. --
Pluto / S. Alan Stern --
Kuiper Belt: dynamics / Alessandro Morbidelli and Harold F. Levison --
Kuiper Belt objects: physical studies / Stephen C. Tegler --
Extrasolar planets / Michael Endl --
Part IX: Exploring the solar system --
Strategies of modern solar system exploration / Berndt Feuerbacher and Bernhard Hufenbach --
A history of solar system studies / David Leverington --
X-rays in the solar system / Anil Bhardwaj, Carey M. Lisse, and Konrad Dennerl --
The solar system at ultraviolet wavelengths / Amanda R. Hendrix, Robert M. Nelson, and Deborah L. Domingue --
Infrared views of the solar system from space / Mark V. Sykes --
New generation ground-based optical/infrared telescopes / Alan T. Tokunaga --
The solar system at radio wavelengths / Imke de Pater and William S. Kurth --
Planetary radar / Catherine D. Neish and Lynn M. Carter --
Remote sensing of chemical elements using nuclear spectroscopy / Thomas H. Prettyman --
Probing the interiors of planets with geophysical tools / W. Bruce Banerdt, Véronique Dehant, Robert Grimm, Matthias Grott, Philippe Lognonném, and Suzann E. Smrekar --
Planetary exploration missions / James D. Burke --
Exploration and analysis of planetary shape and topography using stereophotogrammetry / Jürgen Oberst, Klaus Gwinner and Frank Preusker.
Other Titles: Solar system
Responsibility: edited by Tilman Spohn, Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Berlin, Germany, Doris Breuer, Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Berlin, Germany, Torrence V. Johnson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Pasadena, CA, USA.

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"This book is filled with the knowledge about our solar system that resulted from all this exploration, whether by spacecraft or by telescopes both in space and earth-bound. All of this new knowledge is based on discoveries made in the interim by scientist-explorers who have followed their inborn human imperative to explore and to understand. Many old mysteries, misunderstandings, and fears that existed 50 years ago about what lay beyond the Earth have been eliminated. We now know the major features of the landscape in our cosmic backyard and can look forward to the adventure, excitement, and new knowledge that will result from more in-depth exploration by today's spacecraft, such as those actually exploring the surface of these faraway places, including the Huygens Titan lander and the Mars Exploration rovers, doing things that were unimaginable before the Space Age began. The Encyclopedia of the Solar System is filled with images, illustrations, and charts to aid in understanding. Every object in the solar system is covered by at least one chapter. Other chapters are devoted to the relationships among the objects in the solar system and with the galaxy beyond. The processes that operate on solar system objects, in their atmospheres, on their surfaces, in their interiors, and interactions with space itself are all described in detail. There are chapters on how we explore and learn about the solar system and about the investigations used to make new discoveries. And there are chapters on the history of solar system exploration and the missions that have carried out this enterprise. All written by an international set of world-class scientists using rigorous yet easy-to-understand prose"--
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