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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Academic Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of the solar system.
Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Academic Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006937972
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
ISBN: 9781849722933 1849722935
OCLC Number: 813246809
Notes: Titre de l'écran titre (visionné le 26 septembre 2012).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (440 éléments) : 1791 images, fichiers numériques
Contents: The Solar System and its Place in the Galaxy / Paul R. Weissman --
The Origin of the Solar System / Alex N. Halliday and John E. Chambers --
A History of Solar System Studies / David Leverington --
The Sun / Markus J. Aschwanden --
The Solar Wind / John T. Gosling --
Mercury / Robert G. Strom --
Venus: Atmosphere / Donald M. Hunten --
Venus: Surface and Interior / Suzanne E. Smrekar and Ellen R. Stofan --
Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans / Timothy E. Dowling and Adam P. Showman --
Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior / David C. Pieri and Adam M. Dziewonski --
The Sun-Earth Connection / Janet G. Luhmann and Stanley C. Solomon --
The Moon / Stuart Ross Taylor --
Meteorites / Michael E. Lipschutz and Ludolf Schultz --
Near-Earth Objects / Lucy A. McFadden and Richard P. Binzel --
Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions / David C. Catling and Conway Leovy --
Mars: Surface and Interior / Michael H. Carr --
Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry / Matthew P. Golombek and Harry Y. McSween, Jr. --
Main-Belt Asteroids / Daniel T. Britt and Guy Colsolmagno, and Larry Lebofsky --
Planetary Satellites / Bonnie J. Buratti and Peter C. Thomas --
Atmospheres of the Giant Planets / Robert A. West --
Interiors of the Giant Planets / Mark S. Marley and Jonathan J. Fortney --
Io: The Volcanic Moon / Rosaly M.C. Lopes --
Europa / Louise M. Prockter and Robert T. Pappalardo --
Ganymede and Callisto / Geoffrey Collins and Torrence V. Johnson. Titan / Athena Coustenis --
Triton / William B. McKinnon and Randolph L. Kirk --
Planetary Rings / Carolyn C. Porco and Douglas P. Hamilton --
Planetary Magneto spheres / Margaret Galland Kivelson and Fran Bagenal --
Pluto / S. Alan Stern --
Physics and Chemistry of Comets / John C. Brandt --
Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics / Harold F. Levison and Luke Dones --
Kuiper Belt: Dynamics / Alessandro Morbidelli and Harold F. Levison --
Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies / Stephen C. Tegler --
Solar System Dust / Eberhard Grün --
X-Rays in the Solar System / Anil Bhardwaj and Carey M. Lisse --
The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths / Amanda R. Hendrix and Robert M. Nelson, and Deborah L. Domingue --
Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space / Mark V. Sykes --
The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths / Imke de Pater and William S. Kurth --
New Generation Ground-Based Optical/Infrared Telescopes / Alan T. Tokunaga and Robert Jedicke --
Planetary Radar / Steven J. Ostro --
Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy / Thomas H. Prettyman --
Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion / Jack J. Lissauer and Carl D. Murray --
Planetary Impacts / Richard A.F. Grieve and Mark J. Cintala and, Roald Tagle --
Planetary Volcanism / Lionel Wilson --
Astrobiology / Christopher P. McKay and Wanda L. Davis --
Planetary Exploration Missions / James D. Burke --
Extrasolar Planets / Michael Endl and William D. Cochran.
Responsibility: editors, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, Torrence V. Johnson.

Abstract:

Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact, and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations and hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system.

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