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Title:
The new solar system
Author:
Beatty, J. Kelly.
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Sky Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
viii, 421 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780933346864

9780521641838

9780521645874
Format :
Book

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Central Library QB501 .N47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

The New Solar System, now in its fourth edition, is firmly established as the leading text on planetary science and solar system studies. A distinguished team of researchers, many of the Principal Investigators on NASA missions, has carried out a complete revision of the text, illustrations and tables. The book has been completely redesigned to display hundreds of new images to best advantage and to make the reference data and tables easier to use. New to this edition are descriptions of collisions in the solar system, full scientific results from Galileo's mission to Jupiter and its moons, and the Mars Pathfinder mission. Sections on comets, the search for other worlds, and the search for life take into account the latest discoveries.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Exploring the solar system
2 Origin of the solar system
3 The Sun
4 Planetary magnetospheres and the interplanetary medium
5 Cosmetary reservoirs
6 The role of collisions
7 Mercury
8 Venus
9 Planet Earth
10 The Moon
11 Mars
12 Surfaces and interiors of the Terrestrial planets
13 Atmospheres of the terrestrial planets
14 Interiors of the giant planets
15 Atmospheres of the giant planets
16 Planetary rings
17 Io Torrence
18 Europa
19 Ganymede and Callisto
20 Titan
21 Triton, Pluto and Charon
22 Midsize icy satellites
23 Small worlds: patterns and relationships
24 Comets
25 Asteroids
26 Meteorites
27 Life in the solar system
28 Other planetary systems
Tables
Glossary
Biographical sketches of contributors
Index

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