Exploring the Solar System / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$19.75
(Save 83%)
Est. Return Date: 02/26/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$74.97
(Save 37%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $25.01
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $25.01   
  • New (7) from $51.04   
  • Used (6) from $25.01   

Overview

The exploration of our solar system is one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements. The last fifty years in particular have seen huge steps forward in our understanding of the planets, the sun, and other objects in the solar system. Whilst planetary science is now a mature discipline - involving geoscientists, astronomers, physicists, and others – many profound mysteries remain, and there is indeed still the tantalizing possibility that we may find evidence of life on another planet in our system.Drawing upon the latest results from the second golden age of Solar System exploration, author Peter Bond provides an authoritative and up-to-date account of the planets, satellites and smaller debris that orbit the Sun.

Written in an informal style, with minimal use of mathematics, this book is the ideal introductory text for non-science students and other readers with little or no science background. With the aid of numerous illustrations, many in full colour, this exciting book brings to life the weird and wonderful worlds that populate our corner of the Universe.

This book:

  • Assumes no background in physics , astronomy or mathematics
  • Carefully explains key concepts
  • Gives balanced coverage to areas of controversy or uncertainty in planetary science
  • Is in in full color throughout and richly illustrated

An interview with Peter can be found at http://wisciblog.com/2012/02/28/exploring-the-solar-system/

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an excellent account of our present knowledge of the Solar System. The text is clearly written, and the full-colour illustrations are magnificent and each one has a substantial caption...I recommend it to all who know little or nothing about the Solar System." (The Observatory, March 2013)

“This textbook is right up to date, containing many recent results from our robotic emissaries currently exploring Venus, Mars and the Saturnian system, especially the astounding discoveries the Cassini-Hygens mission has made about the moons Titan and Enceladus.” (BBC Sky At Night, 1 June 2012)

“The book would make an excellent introduction to the planets, and the focus on exploration offers a different, less structured approach to an exciting and active research field, that will appeal to the interested non-specialist as well as students in the field.” (Astronomy & Geophysics, 2012)

“I highly recommend the accessible and very informative book Exploring the Solar System by Peter Bond, to undergraduate students in science or in non-science related fields, and anyone in the general public seeking an understandable yet comprehensive overview of the Solar System. This book provides the up to the minute information about the Sun's family that will enrich your understanding of science in general, and outer space in particular.” (Blog Business Word, 31 March 2012)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405134996
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 789,791
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Award winning author, Peter Bond, is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society. He has written 10 books and hundreds of articles about astronomy, space exploration and planet Earth, and contributed to, or edited, numerous others. Peter has been a consultant and writer for the European Space Agency for many years, and was a press officer for the Royal Astronomical Society 1995-2007.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Beginnings 3

2 Sun 23

3 Earth 52

4 The Moon 86

5 Mercury 112

6 Venus 133

7 Mars 156

8 Jupiter 210

9 Saturn 243

10 Uranus 281

11 Neptune 298

12 Pluto and the Kuiper Belt 314

13 Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites 335

14 Exoplanets 379

Appendices 412

Glossary 432

Further Reading 437

Index 450

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 10 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Barkfur

    Barkfur sighed in relief. "Don't scare me like that!" He mewed. "C'mon, let's get you back to camp." He said, begining to walk towards camp.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Domino

    Gos back.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Fangkit

    Grabs dominos nose hi im fangkit he says.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Roseflame

    Pads back to camp.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Rushingriver

    He pads into the forest, seeing Domino. "You are Domino, right?" He asked. "Why are you in here?" He asked, not hearing the stuff she said. He was trying to be nice.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    GoldenFlare and SolarStar

    GoldenFlare growls. "You are never on... that's why deal with it."

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Space

    About space

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Can not wait to read this book and learn all about the solar system.

    The solar system seems small in pictures but it is like a whole other world when you see the real thing. Can not wait to start learning about the amazing and wonderful solar system.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Omg

    62 dollers?!?!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Loved it

    Greatest book ever

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)