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Asteroids II
Binzel, Richard P.
Publication Information:
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [1989]

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xii, 1258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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QB651 .A855 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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" Asteroids II will have some bearing on meteorite research, and will help to clarify our understanding of the many specimens held in both private and public collections throughout the world. I commend the book without reservation."--J.P. Lavielle Impact

"This monograph will become indispensable for everybody engaged in the rapidly expanding asteroid research or interested in its current state."-- Space Science Reviews

"This is an excellent introduction to the subject, recommended for schools with astronomy programs."-- Academic Library Review

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Part of a space science series published by the University of Arizona Press, this book results from a week-long conference (1988, Tucson) on asteroids. It updates the field over a ten-year span since Asteroids, ed. by T. Gehrels (1979), and contains about 50 papers divided in the way a newcomer should approach the field. After an 18-page overview and introduction, the chapters are grouped under exploration, the structure and physical properties of asteroids, their origin and evolution, and space studies (future projections that include contributions to be made with the Hubble Space Telescope). A final section deals with tabulations of various databases and other classifications of asteroids. The 100 authors, each tops in the field, have contributed to the book--a treasure trove of information to the professional and an enjoyable and readable group of browsable essays for the curious and intelligent general reader or amateur astronomer. Splendidly edited with very readable tables and good graphics, the book has a very useful, 33-page glossary and a full, 20-page index. It beautifully summarizes the extent of our knowledge of asteroids just before we are about to pass near a series of them in space. It is the definitive work on asteroids at present and the editors continue a fine tradition with this important contribution to the Arizona space science series. For advanced undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and serious enthusiasts. -W. E. Howard III, Naval Space Command