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Fundamental planetary science : physics, chemistry, and habitability

Author: Jack Jonathan Lissauer; Imke De Pater
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A quantitative, broad-based introduction to planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, including planet formation, extrasolar planets, and planetary habitability"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Jonathan Lissauer; Imke De Pater
ISBN: 9780521853309 0521853303 9780521618557 052161855X
OCLC Number: 808009225
Description: xiv, 583 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Dynamics --
Physics and astrophysics --
Solar heating and energy transport --
Planetary atmospheres --
Surfaces and interiors --
Sun, solar wind and magnetic fields --
Giant planets --
Terrestrial planets and the Moon --
Planetary satellites --
Meteorites --
Minor planets and comets --
Planetary rings --
Extrasolar planets --
Planet formation --
Planets and life.
Responsibility: Jack Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Center and Imke de Pater, University of California, Berkeley, and delft University of Technology.

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