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The Cambridge photographic guide to the planets

Author: F W Taylor; Geoffrey Briggs
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of recent images of the planets, moons, comets, and asteroids of the solar system; includes a general introduction to the planetary system, its evolution, and origins.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F W Taylor; Geoffrey Briggs
ISBN: 0521781833 9780521781831
OCLC Number: 47727234
Notes: Revised edition of: The Cambridge photographic guide to the planets / Geoffrey Briggs. 1982.
Description: ix, 305 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
[pt. 1]. Introduction --
Origin of the solar system --
Formation of the planets --
Evolution of the planets --
The surfaces of solid planets --
Impact cratering --
Tectonism --
Volcanism --
Gradation --
The atmospheres of the planets --
Evolution --
Thermal state --
Atmospheric circulation --
[pt. 2]. Mercury --
[pt. 3]. Venus --
Volcanic features --
Tectonic features --
Impact craters --
The atmosphere of Venus --
Atmospheric dynamics --
[pt. 4]. Earth and moon --
The moon --
The origin of the moon --
[pt. 5]. Mars --
Interior and shape --
Terrain types --
Volcanism --
Canyons and channels --
The polar regions --
Surface composition --
Evolutionary history --
Atmospheric composition --
Weather and climate --
Life? --
[pt. 6]. Asteroids and comets --
Comets --
[pt. 7]. The Jovian system --
The moons of Jupiter --
The Galilean moons --
Callisto --
Ganymede --
Europa --
Io --
[pt. 8]. The Saturnian system --
The moons of Saturn --
Mimas --
Enceladus --
Tethys, Dione and Rhea --
Titan --
Hyperion --
Iapetus --
Phoebe --
[pt. 9]. The Uranian system --
Rings --
The moons of Uranus --
[pt. 10]. Neptune --
Rings of Neptune --
The Neptunian satellites --
[pt.] 11. Pluto and the edge of the solar system --
The Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt.
Responsibility: F.W. Taylor.
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