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The new solar system

Author: J Kelly Beatty; Carolyn Collins Petersen; Andrew Chaikin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Sky Pub., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Contains twenty-eight essays in which thirty planetary scientists share what has been learned from interplanetary explorations during the last quarter of the twentieth century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Kelly Beatty; Carolyn Collins Petersen; Andrew Chaikin
ISBN: 0933346867 9780933346864 0521641837 9780521641838 0521645875 9780521645874
OCLC Number: 39464951
Description: viii, 421 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Exploring the solar system / David Morrison --
Origin of the solar system / John A. Wood --
Sun / Kenneth R. Lang --
Planetary magnetospheres and the interplanetary medium / James A. Van Allen & Frances Bagenal --
Cometary reservoirs / Paul R. Weissman --
Role of collisions / Eugene M. Shoemaker & Carolyn S. Shoemaker --
Mercury / Faith Vilas --
Venus / R. Stephen Saunders --
Planet earth / Don L. Anderson --
Moon / Paul D. Spudis --
Mars / Michael H. Carr --
Surfaces and interiors of the terrestrial planets / James W. Head III --
Atmospheres of the terrestrial planets / Bruce M. Jakosky --
Interiors of the giant planets / William B. Hubbard --
Atmospheres of the giant planets / Andrew P. Ingersoll --
Planetary rings / Joseph A. Burns --
Io / Torrence V. Johnson --
Europa / Ronald Greeley --
Ganymede and Callisto / Robert T. Pappalardo --
Titan / Tobias Owen --
Triton, Pluto, and Charon / Dale P. Cruikshank --
Midsize icy satellites / William B. McKinnon --
Small worlds : patterns and relationships / William K. Hartmann --
Comets / John C. Brandt --
Asteroids / Clark R. Chapman --
Meteorites / Harry Y. McSween Jr. --
Life in the solar system / Gerald A. Soffen --
Other planetary systems / R. Paul Butler.
Responsibility: edited by J. Kelly Beatty, Carolyn Collins Petersen, Andrew Chaikin.

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Contains twenty-eight essays in which thirty planetary scientists share what has been learned from interplanetary explorations during the last quarter of the twentieth century.

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