Encyclopedia of the Solar System (Google eBook)

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Paul Weissman, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson
Academic Press, Sep 18, 1998 - Science - 992 pages
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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System provides a series of comprehensive and authoritative articles written by more than 50 eminent planetary and space scientists. Each chapter is self-contained yet linked by cross-references to other related chapters. This beautifully designed book is a must for the library of professional astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike, in fact for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of our solar system.

Key Features
* Cross-referenced throughout for easy comprehension
* Superbly illustrated with over 700 photos, drawings, and diagrams, including 36 color plates
* Provides 40 thematically organized chapters by more than 50 eminent contributors
* Convenient glossaries of technical terms introduce each chapter
* Academic Press maintains a web site for the Encyclopedia at www.academicpress.com/solar; Author-recommended web resources for additional information, images, and research developments related to each chapter of this volume, are available here
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy
1
Chapter 2 The Origin of the Solar System
35
Chapter 3 The Sun
65
Chapter 4 The Solar Wind
95
Chapter 5 Mercury
123
Atmosphere
147
Surface and Interior
161
Atmosphere and Oceans
191
Chapter 23 Physics and Chemistry of Comets
519
Chapter 24 Cometary Dynamics
537
Chapter 25 The Kuiper Belt
557
Chapter 26 Asteroids
585
Chapter 27 NearEarth Asteroids
607
Chapter 28 Meteorites
629
Chapter 29 Interplanetary Dust and the Zodiacal Cloud
673
Chapter 30 The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths
697

Surface and Interior
209
Chapter 10 The Moon
247
Atmosphere and Volatile History
277
Surface and Interior
291
Chapter 13 Phobos and Deimos
309
Chapter 14 Atmospheres of the Giant Planets
315
Chapter 15 Interiors of the Giant Planets
339
Chapter 16 Io
357
Chapter 17 Titan
377
Chapter 18 Triton
405
Chapter 19 Outer Planet Icy Satellites
435
Chapter 20 Planetary Rings
457
Chapter 21 Planetary Magnetospheres
477
Chapter 22 Pluto and Charon
499
Chapter 31 Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space
715
Chapter 32 The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths
735
Chapter 33 Planetary Radar
773
Chapter 34 Solar System Dynamics
809
Chapter 35 Chaotic Motion in the Solar System
825
Chapter 36 Planetary Impacts
845
Chapter 37 Planetary Volcanism
877
Chapter 38Planets and the Origin of Life
899
Chapter 39Planetary Exploration Missions
923
Searching for Other Planetary Systems
941
Appendix
957
Index
965
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