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Exploring the Solar System / Edition 1
     

Exploring the Solar System / Edition 1

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by Peter Bond
 

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ISBN-10: 1444351087

ISBN-13: 9781444351088

Pub. Date: 03/13/2012

Publisher: Wiley

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

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/ 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444351088
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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

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Exploring the Solar System 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatest book ever