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Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Author: Tilman Spohn; Doris Breuer; Torrence V Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3. edView all editions and formats
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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, third edition provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact - with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tilman Spohn; Doris Breuer; Torrence V Johnson
OCLC Number: 941517294
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: 1 online resource (online resource (xxi, 1311 s.)) : illustrations
Contents: Part I: The Solar System --
Ch. 1 The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy / Paul R. Weissman --
Ch. 2 The Origin of the Solar System / John E. Chambers, Alex N. Halliday --
Ch. 3 Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion / Jack J. Lissauer, Carl D. Murray --
Part II: Fundamental Planetary Processes and Properties --
Ch. 4 Planetary Impacts / Richard A.F. Grieve, Gordon R. Osinski, Livio L. Tornabene --
Ch. 5 Planetary Volcanism / Lionel Wilson --
Ch. 6 Magnetic Field Generation in Planets / Sabine Stanley --
Ch. 7 Planetary Magnetospheres / Margaret Galland Kivelson, Fran Bagenal --
Ch. 8 Rotation of Planets / Véronique Dehant, Tim Van Hoolst --
Ch. 9 Evolution of Planetary Interiors / Nicola Tosi, Doris Breuer, Tilman Spohn --
Ch. 10 Astrobiology / Christopher P. McKay, Wanda L. Davis --
Part III: The Sun --
Ch. 11 The Sun / Markus J. Aschwanden --
Ch. 12 The Solar Wind / J.T. Gosling --
Part IV: Earthlike Planets --
Ch. 13 Mercury / Scott L. Murchie, Ronald J. Vervack Jr., Carolyn M. Ernst, Robert G. Strom --
Ch. 14 Venus: Atmosphere / Fredric W. Taylor, Donald M. Hunten --
Ch. 15 Venus: Surface and Interior / Suzanne E. Smrekar, Ellen R. Stofan, Nils Mueller --
Ch. 16 Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions / David C. Catling --
Ch. 17 Mars: Surface and Interior / Michael H. Carr, James F. Bell III --
Ch. 18 Interior Structure and Evolution of Mars / Tim Van Hoolst, Attilio Rivoldini --
Ch. 19 Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry / Matthew P. Golombek, Harry Y. McSween. Part V: Earth and Moon as Planets --
Ch. 20 Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans / Adam P. Showman, Timothy E. Dowling --
Ch. 21 Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior / David C. Pieri, Adam M. Dziewonski --
Ch. 22 Space Weather / J.G. Luhmann, S.C. Solomon --
Ch. 23 The Moon, Pages 493-538, Harald Hiesinger, Ralf Jaumann --
Ch. 24 Interior of the Moon / Renee C. Weber --
Ch. 25 Lunar Exploration / Ian A. Crawford, Katherine H. Joy, Mahesh Anand --
Part VI: Asteroids, Dust and Comets --
Ch. 26 Main-Belt Asteroids / Daniel T. Britt, Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Larry Lebofsky --
Ch. 27 Near-Earth Objects / Alan W. Harris, Line Drube, Lucy A. McFadden, Richard P. Binzel --
Ch. 28 Meteorites / Michael E. Lipschutz, Ludolf Schultz --
Ch. 29 Dust in the Solar System / Harald Krüger, Eberhard Grün --
Ch. 30 Physics and Chemistry of Comets / John C. Brandt --
Ch. 31 Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics / Harold F. Levison, Luke Dones --
Part VII: Giant Planets and their Satellites --
Ch. 32 Atmospheres of the Giant Planets / Robert A. West --
Ch. 33 Interiors of the Giant Planets / Mark S. Marley, Jonathan J. Fortney --
Ch. 34 Planetary Satellites / Bonnie J. Buratti, Peter C. Thomas --
Ch. 35 Io: The Volcanic Moon / Rosaly M.C. Lopes --
Ch. 36 Europa / Louise M. Prockter, Robert T. Pappalardo --
Ch. 37 Ganymede and Callisto / Geoffrey Collins, Torrence V. Johnson --
Ch. 38 Titan / Athena Coustenis --
Ch. 39 Enceladus / Francis Nimmo, Carolyn Porco --
Ch. 40 Triton / William B. McKinnon, Randolph L. Kirk --
Ch. 41 Planetary Rings / Matthew S. Tiscareno, Matthew M. Hedman. Part VIII: Beyond the Planets --
Ch. 42 Pluto / S. Alan Stern --
Ch. 43 Kuiper Belt: Dynamics / Alessandro Morbidelli, Harold F. Levison --
Ch. 44 Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies / Stephen C. Tegler --
Ch. 45 Extrasolar Planets / Michael Endl --
Part IX: Exploring the Solar System --
Ch. 46 Strategies of Modern Solar System Exploration / Berndt Feuerbacher, Bernhard Hufenbach --
Ch. 47 A History of Solar System Studies / David Leverington --
Ch. 48 X-rays in the Solar System / Anil Bhardwaj, Carey M. Lisse, Konrad Dennerl --
Ch. 49 The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths / Amanda R. Hendrix, Robert M. Nelson, Deborah L. Domingue --
Ch. 50 Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space / Mark V. Sykes --
Ch. 51 New Generation Ground-Based Optical/Infrared Telescopes / Alan T. Tokunaga --
Ch. 52 The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths / Imke de Pater, William S. Kurth --
Ch. 53 Planetary Radar / Catherine D. Neish, Lynn M. Carter --
Ch. 54 Remote Sensing of Chemical Elements Using Nuclear Spectroscopy / Thomas H. Prettyman --
Ch. 55 Probing the Interiors of Planets with Geophysical Tools / W. Bruce Banerdt, Véronique Dehant, Robert Grimm, Matthias Grott, Philippe Lognonné, Suzanne E. Smrekar --
Ch. 56 Planetary Exploration Missions / James D. Burke --
Ch. 57 Exploration and Analysis of Planetary Shape and Topography Using Stereophotogrammetry / Jürgen Oberst, Klaus Gwinner, Frank Preusker.
Responsibility: edited by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence V. Johnson.

Abstract:

The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, third edition provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact - with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. New additions to the third edition will reflect the latest progress and growth in the field, including past and present space missions to the terrestrial planets, the outer solar systems and space telescopes used to detect extrasolar planets.
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