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    DescriptionReflecting the current research in the field, "Worlds Apart" offers a comprehensive introduction to planetary science while training students to look at the universe in a scientific way. Each chapter is devoted to a particular planet or other solar system object and includes descriptions of the methods used by planetary scientists to study them. Complete coverage of planetary surfaces and atmospheres, celestial mechanics, the sun, solar wind, magnetic fields and interplanetary dust is provided. The broad philosophical issues behind planetary science are questioned and comparisons are provided between planetary science and maths and science through algebraic equations and calculus reviews.

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    Worlds Apart
    A Textbook in Planetary Sciences
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guy Consolmagno, By (author) Martha W. Schaefer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 323
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 923 g
    ISBN 13: 9780139641312
    ISBN 10: 0139641319

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PGK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 523.4
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: PBF
    DC20: 523.4
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26240
    BIC subject category V2: PBK
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QB601 .C66 1994, QB601.C66
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    Prentice Hall
    Publication date
    30 March 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Upper Saddle River
    Table of contents
    1. A Place Near the Sun. 2. The Sun. 3. The Moon. 4. Mercury. 5. Venus. 6. Earth. 7. Mars. 8. Moving Our Place. 9. Meteorites and Asteroids. 10. Jupiter. 11. The Outer Planets. 12. Planetary Satellites. 13. Comets and the Solar Wind. 14. The Origin of the Solar System. Appendix A: Planets. Appendix B: Planetary Satellites. Appendix C: Other Useful Data Figure Credits. Index.