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Orbiting the sun : planets and satellites of the solar system

Author: Fred L Whipple
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
Series: Harvard books on astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Incorporates data collected by the Viking, Mariner, Voyager, Pioneer, and Russian space missions and is accompanied by spectacular photographs.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004.
Orbiting the sun.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)648518828
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred L Whipple
ISBN: 0674641256 9780674641259 0674641264 9780674641266
OCLC Number: 6581486
Notes: "A new and enlarged edition of Earth, moon, and planets."
Includes index.
Description: x, 338 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing the planets --
How the system holds together --
The discoveries of Neptune and Pluto --
Weights and measures --
The Earth --
The Earth as an abode for life --
The Moon's influence on the Earth --
Observing the Moon --
The nature of the Moon --
Pluto, Mercury, and Venus --
Mars --
Great Jupiter and his satellites --
The other giant systems--Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune --
Comparisons among planets and satellites --
Origin and evolution of the Solar System --
Appendix 1. Bode's law --
Appendix 2. Planetary configurations --
Appendix 3. Planetary, satellite, and other data --
Appendix 4. The star chart --
Appendix 5. The planet finder --
Appendix 6. The Moon's age.
Series Title: Harvard books on astronomy.
Responsibility: Fred L. Whipple.

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