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Weird worlds : bizarre bodies of the solar system and beyond

Author: David A Seargent
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2013] ©2013
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Weird Worlds" is the third book in David Seargent's "Weird" series. This book assumes a basic level of astronomical understanding and concentrates on the "odd and interesting" aspects of planetary bodies, including asteroids and moons. From our viewpoint here on Earth, this work features the most unusual features of these worlds and the ways in which they appear "weird" to us. Within our own Solar System, odd facts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Seargent
ISBN: 9781461470632 1461470633 9781461470649 1461470641
OCLC Number: 857547644
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Four Rocks Near the Sun --
Giants of Gas and Ice --
Asteroids, Dwarf Planets and Other Minor Bodies --
Moons Galore! --
Titan: The Weirdest World in the Solar System?! --
Weird Worlds Far Away.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Responsibility: David A.J. Seargent.
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