Encyclopedia of the Solar System (Google eBook)
Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson, Paul Weissman
Academic Press, Dec 18, 2006 - Science - 992 pages
Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition.
This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 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.
• Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions
• Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers
• More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters
• Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet
• Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index
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Chapter 5 The Solar Wind
Chapter 6 Mercury
Surface and Interior
Chapter 27 Planetary Rings
Chapter 28 Planetary Magnetospheres
Chapter 29 Pluto
Chapter 30 Physics and Chemistry of Comets
Chapter 31 Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics
Chapter 34 Solar System Dust
Atmosphere and Oceans
Surface and Interior
Chapter 11 The SunEarth Connection
Chapter 12 The Moon
Chapter 13 Meteorites
Chapter 14 NearEarth Objects
History and Surface Interactions
Surface and Interior
Landing Site Geology Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Chapter 18 MainBelt Asteroids
Chapter 19 Planetary Satellites
Chapter 20 Atmospheres of the Giant Planets
Chapter 21 Interiors of the Giant Planets
The Volcanic Moon
Chapter 23 Europa
Chapter 24 Ganymede and Callisto
Chapter 25 Titan
Chapter 26 Triton
Chapter 35 XRays in the Solar System
Chapter 36 The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths
Chapter 37 Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space
Chapter 38 The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths
Chapter 39 New Generation GroundBased Optical Infrared Telescopes
Chapter 40 Planetary Radar
Chapter 41 Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy
Regular and Chaotic Motion
Chapter 43 Planetary Impacts
Chapter 44 Planetary Volcanism
Chapter 45 Astrobiology
Chapter 46 Planetary Exploration Missions
Chapter 47 Extrasolar Planets
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