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The Cambridge guide to the solar system

Kenneth R. Lang

2003

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (QB 501 .L24 2003 )()

  • Title:
    The Cambridge guide to the solar system
  • Author: Kenneth R. Lang
  • Description: Changing Views and Fundamental Concepts: Evolving perspectives - a historical prologue -- The new, close-up view from space -- The invisible buffer zone with space - atmospheres, magnetospheres and the solar wind -- The Inner System - Rocky Worlds: Third rock from the Sun - restless Earth -- The Moon: stepping stone to the planets -- Mercury: a dense battered world -- Venus: the veiled planet -- Mars: the red planet -- The Giant Planets, Their Satellites and Their Rings - Worlds of Liquid, Ice and Gas: Jupiter: a giant primitive planet -- Saturn: lord of the rings -- Uranus and Neptune -- Remnants of Creation - Small Worlds in the Solar System: Comets -- Asteroids and meteorites -- Colliding worlds.
    Changing views and fundamental concepts: evolving perspectives - a historical prologue -- The new, close-up view from space -- The invisible buffer zone with space - atmospheres, magnetospheres and the solar wind -- The inner system - rocky worlds : Third rock from the Sun - restless Earth -- The Moon: stepping stone to the planets -- Mercury: a dense battered world -- Venus: the veiled planet -- Mars: the red planet -- The giant planets, their satellites and their rings - Worlds of Liquid, Ice and Gas: Jupiter: a giant primitive planet -- Saturn: lord of the rings -- Uranus and Neptune -- Remnants of Creation - Small worlds in the solar system: comets -- Asteroids and meteorites -- Colliding worlds.
    This work provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the planets and their moons. Writing at an introductory level appropriate for high school and undergraduate students, Professor Lang leads the reader on a fascinating journey of exploration to the worlds beyond our home planet Earth. The books begins with a short introduction to the history of planetary observation and discovery. The major planets and their moons are then introduced by presenting common properties, processes, and themes. This is followed by chapters which focus on individual planets and other solar system objects, including a comprehensive treatment of the various space missions; from the Apollo missions to the Moon, to recent missions to Jupiter and Mars. Filled with vital facts and information, and illustrated throughout, this book will also appeal to professionals as well as general readers with an interest in planetary science.
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  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press
  • Format: xv, 452 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0521813069 (hardback)
  • Subjects: Solar system
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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