Encyclopedia of the solar system / editors, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman and Torrence V. Johnson.

Edition
  • 2nd ed.
Published
  • Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic 2007
Physical description
1 online resource (987 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-281-00355-7
  • 9786611003555
  • 0-08-047498-5
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Service provider: Credo
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Encyclopedia of the Solar System; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; Foreword; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Chapter 1. The Solar System and its Place in the Galaxy; Chapter 2. The Origin of the Solar System; Chapter 3. A History of Solar System Studies; Chapter 4. The Sun; Chapter 5. The Solar Wind; Chapter 6. Mercury; Chapter 7. Venus: Atmosphere; Chapter 8. Venus: Surface and Interior; Chapter 9. Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans; Chapter 10. Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior
  • Chapter 11. The Sun...Earth ConnectionChapter 12. The Moon; Chapter 13. Meteorites; Chapter 14. Near-Earth Objects; Chapter 15. Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions; Chapter 16. Mars: Surface and Interior; Chapter 17. Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry; Chapter 18. Main-Belt Asteroids; Chapter 19. Planetary Satellites; Chapter 20. Atmospheres of the Giant Planets; Chapter 21. Interiors of the Giant Planets; Chapter 22. Io: The Volcanic Moon; Chapter 23. Europa; Chapter 24. Ganymede and Callisto; Chapter 25. Titan; Chapter 26. Triton
  • Chapter 27. Planetary RingsChapter 28. Planetary Magnetospheres; Chapter 29. Pluto; Chapter 30. Physics and Chemistry of Comets; Chapter 31. Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics; Chapter 32. Kuiper Belt: Dynamics; Chapter 33. Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies; Chapter 34. Solar System Dust; Chapter 35. X-Rays 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 Ground-Based Optical/ Infrared Telescopes
  • Chapter 40. Planetary RadarChapter 41. Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy; Chapter 42. Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion; Chapter 43. Planetary Impacts; Chapter 44. Planetary Volcanism; Chapter 45. Astrobiology; Chapter 46. Planetary Exploration Missions; Chapter 47. Extrasolar Planets; Appendix; Glossary; Index
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  • 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 . 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.

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