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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"Encyclopedia of the Solar System, as a title, is almost on a par with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and, come to the think of it, the content is almost as mind-blowing."
-Satellite Evolution Group, September 2007

"The editors have brought together an awesome amount of information authored by a Who's Who of planetary science."
-Sky and Telescope, July 2007

"...a delight to hold and view, printed in glorious colour on quality paper...one of those books you just have to own."
- David O'Driscoll, AAQ Newsletter

"Everything you want to know about the solar system is here. ...This is the perfect reference book, lavishly illustrated and well-written."
-From the Foreword by WESLEY T. HUNTRESS, JR., Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institute of Washington

"The authors succeed brilliantly at combining the latest results from spacecraft missions and Earth-based observations with thoughtful interpretations of the processes."
-MARIA T. ZUBER, E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"The editors and authors are scientists whose knowledge I trust. ...Suitable for graduate students and researchers, and for advanced undergraduate courses."
-JAY M. PASACHOFF, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Williams College

"This book reminds me how rapidly planetary science is evolving. This second edition comes at the right time."
-ANDREW P. INGERSOLL, Professor of Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology

"Wonderfully updated and spectacular spacecraft images...It’s a great primer for students as well as a reference for professionals."
-WILLIAM K. HARTMANN, Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120885893
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/14/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy McFadden is a planetary scientist at the University of Maryland. She was the founding director of the College Park Scholars Program, Science, Discovery and the Universe. She has published over 75 articles in refereed journals and has been co-investigator on NASA’s NEAR, Deep Impact and Dawn missions exploring asteroids and comets. She has served on committees on solar system exploration for the National Academy of Sciences, and on the editorial board of Icarus.

Torrence V. Johnson is a specialist on icy satellites in the solar system. He has written over 130 publications for scientific journals. He received a Ph.D. in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology and is now the Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was the Project Scientist for the Galileo mission and is currently an investigator on the Cassini mission. He is the recipient of two NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medals and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Padua, where Galileo made his first observations of the solar system.

Paul R. Weissman is a Senior Research Scientist at JPL, specializing in comets. He is the author of over 100 scientific papers and 30 popular articles. He is also the co-author, with Alan Harris, of a children’s book on the Voyager mission. Dr. Weissman received his doctorate in planetary and space physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. His work includes both theoretical and observational studies of comets, investigating their orbital motion, their physical make-up, and the threat they pose due to possible impacts on the Earth. Dr. Weissman is an Interdisciplinary Scientist on ESA’s Rosetta mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy
The Origin of the Solar System
A History of Solar System Studies
The Sun
The Solar Wind
Mercury
Venus: Atmosphere
Venus: Surface and Interior
Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans
Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior
The Sun-Earth Connection
The Moon
Meteorites
Near-Earth Objects
Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interaction
Mars: Surface and Interior
Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry
Main-Belt Asteroids
Planetary Satellites
Atmospheres of the Giant Planets
Interiors of the Giant Planets
Io: The Volcanic Moon
Europa
Ganymede and Callisto
Titan
Triton
Planetary Rings
Planetary Magnetospheres
Pluto and Charon
Physics and Chemistry of Comets
Cometary Dynamics
Kuiper Belt: Dynamics
Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies
Solar System Dust
X-Rays in the Solar System
The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths
Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space
The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths
New Generation Optical/Infrared Telescopes
Planetary Radar
Semote Chemical Analysis
Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion
Planetary Impacts
Planetary Volcanism
Planets and the Origin of Life
Planetary Exploration Missions
Extra-Solar Planets
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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