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Solar System Evolution : a New Perspective

Author: Stuart Ross Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This completely rewritten new edition begins with an historical perspective of the place of the solar system in the universe. Chapters discuss satellites, comets, centaurs, asteroids, with  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Ross Taylor
ISBN: 9781139164368 1139164368 9780521641302 0521641306
OCLC Number: 822503804
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Dec 2012).
Description: 1 online resource (488 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. A brief history; 2. The universe; 3. Stars; 4. The solar nebula; 5. Composition and chemical evolution of the nebula; 6. The evidence from meteorites; 7. Building planets; 8. The giant planets; 9. Satellites and rings; 10. The refugees; 11. The survivors: Mercury and Mars; 12. The twins: Venus and the Earth; 13. The Moon; 14. The role of impacts; 15. Epilogue: on the difficulty of making Earth-like planets; Subject index; Author index.
Responsibility: Stuart Ross Taylor.

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