ISBN-10:
0521675669
ISBN-13:
9780521675666
Pub. Date:
07/14/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Solar System Evolution: A New Perspective / Edition 2

Solar System Evolution: A New Perspective / Edition 2

by Stuart Ross Taylor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521675666
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2005
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Ross Taylor took degrees in chemistry and geology. He is Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. A brief history; 2. The universe; 3. Stars; 4. The solar nebula; 5. Composition and chemical evolution of the nebula; 6. The evidence from meteorites; 7. Building planets; 8. The giant planets; 9. Satellites and rings; 10. The refugees; 11. The survivors: Mercury and Mars; 12. The twins: Venus and the Earth; 13. The Moon; 14. The role of impacts; 15. Epilogue: on the difficulty of making Earth-like planets; Subject index; Author index.

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