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Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Author: Tilman Spohn
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third edView 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
Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tilman Spohn
ISBN: 9780124158450 0124158455
OCLC Number: 894046884
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: 1311 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: I: The Solar System II: Fundamental Planetary Processes and Properties III: The Sun IV: Earthlike Planets V: Earth and Moon as Planets VI: Asteroids and Comets VII: Giant Planets and their Satellites VIII: Beyond the Planets IX: Exploring the Solar System
Responsibility: ed. by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence V. Johnson.

Abstract:

"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"...Provided by publisher.
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"Huge efforts have been made to explain observations and theories clearly and succinctly and to bring the reader up to date. I recommend the book without reservation." --The Observatory "This Read more...

 
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