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Introducing the planets and their moons

Author: Peter John Cattermole
Publisher: Edinburgh : Dunedin Academic Press Ltd., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The solar system, of which Earth is but a small part, is an amazing collection of bodies, ranging in size from the Sun, through the giant planet Jupiter, to specks of dust left over from the primordial nebula from which the solar system emerged. Excluding the Sun, the eight major planets, together with several dwarf planets and at least 160 orbiting natural satellites, form the main mass of the system. These are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter John Cattermole
ISBN: 9781780460291 1780460295
OCLC Number: 861207708
Description: x, 142 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Contents: The origin of the solar system --
Planets and their orbits --
Planetary differentiation --
Magnetic fields --
Planetary atmospheres --
Geological development of the inner planets --
Volcanism and within the inner solar system --
Earth's moon --
The outer planets --
Outer planet moons, Jupiter and Saturn --
Outer planet moons, Uranus and Neptune.
Other Titles: Planets and their moons
Responsibility: Peter Cattermole.

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A comprehensive, highly illustrated and scientifically sound adult introduction to the solar system reflecting modern research.  Read more...

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