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Our worlds : the magnetism and thrill of planetary exploration : as descibed by leading planetary scientists

Author: Alan Stern
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The eight essays range across the breadth of planetary science, from the inner to the outer worlds, from telescopic to robotic exploration, and from computerized armchairs to diving below the Antarctic ice. The stories encompass tales of personal exploration and the fears of a scientist living at the edge of funding difficulties. You will learn about the mountains of the Moon, the craters of Venus, the volcanos of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Stern
ISBN: 0521631645 9780521631648 0521644402 9780521644402
OCLC Number: 39195353
Description: xi, 172 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Exploring Mars / Steve Squyres --
Venus: the way we might have been / Ellen Stofan --
Moonlighting / Carle Pieters --
Small worlds, up close / Clark R. Chapman --
Cruisin' with Comet Halley / Paul Weissman --
Io and I / John Spencer --
Titan: a world seen but darkly / Jonathan Lunine --
Triton is doomed / Bill McKinnon.
Responsibility: S. Alan Stern.
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Written with passion and punch, eight distinguished researchers give a unique insight into planetary science, and describe the most enticing discoveries in their subject.  Read more...

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'In Our Worlds, eight distinguished scientists specialising in the Solar System have bared all, finally letting us in on what it's really like to grapple with space. Each of the authors has a deep, Read more...

 
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