Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition-winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers-provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact-with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 1,000 pages. 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.

New additions to the third edition reflect the latest progress and growth in the field, including past and present space missions to the terrestrial planets, the outer solar systems and space telescopes used to detect extrasolar planets.

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American PublishersPresents 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories, bringing to life the content and aiding in the understanding and retention of key concepts.Includes a substantial appendix containing data on planetary missions, fundamental data of relevance for planets and satellites, and a glossary, providing immediately accessible mission data for ease of use in conducting further research or for use in presentations and instruction.Contains an extensive bibliography, providing a guide for deeper studies into broader aspects of the field and serving as an excellent entry point for graduate students aiming to broaden their study of planetary science.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 1336 pages
  • 216 x 276mm
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0124160344
  • 9780124160347

Table of contents

I: The Solar System

II: Fundamental Planetary Processes and Properties

III: The Sun

IV: Earthlike Planets

V: Earth and Moon as Planets

VI: Asteroids and Comets

VII: Giant Planets and their Satellites

VIII: Beyond the Planets

IX: Exploring the Solar System
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"This exciting summation of more than 50 years of continuing space exploration will appeal to scientists and enthusiasts alike. Summing Up: Highly recommended."--CHOICE, Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition

"Everything you want to know about the solar system is here. ...This is the perfect reference book, lavishly illustrated and well-written." -From the Foreword by WESLEY T. HUNTRESS, JR., Carnegie Institute of Washington "The authors succeed brilliantly at combining the latest results from spacecraft missions and Earth-based observations with thoughtful interpretations of the processes." -MARIA T. ZUBER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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