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Publisher Comments:

Compiled by a team of experts, this textbook has been designed for elementary university courses in planetary science. It starts with a tour of the Solar System and an overview of its formation that reviews in detail the terrestrial planets, giant planets and minor bodies. It concludes with a discussion of the origin of the Solar System. The text contains numerous useful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. It is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials.

Synopsis:

An elementary university text about the Solar System for introductory courses in planetary science.

Synopsis:

Designed for elementary university courses in planetary science, this textbook starts with a tour of the Solar System and an overview of its formation. The terrestrial planets, giant planets and minor bodies are reviewed in detail and the book concludes with a discussion of the origin of the Solar System.

Synopsis:

An elementary university text about the Solar System for introductory courses in planetary science.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A tour of the Solar System; 2. The internal structure of the terrestrial planets; 3. Planetary volcanism - Ultima Thule?; 4. Planetary surface processes; 5. Atmospheres of terrestrial planets; 6. The giant planets; 7. Minor bodies of the Solar System; 8. The origin of the Solar System; 9. Meteorites: a record of formation; Answers and comments; Appendix A. Useful planetary data; Appendix B. Selected physical constants and unit conversions; Appendix C. The elements; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521546201
Editor:
McBride, Neil M.
Editor:
Gilmour, Iain
Editor:
McBride, Neil M.
Editor:
Gilmour, Iain
Author:
Gilmour, Iain
Author:
McBride, Neil
Author:
McBride, Neil M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Solar system
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
418
Dimensions:
10.32x8.28x.94 in. 2.98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An elementary university text about the Solar System for introductory courses in planetary science.
"Synopsis" by , Designed for elementary university courses in planetary science, this textbook starts with a tour of the Solar System and an overview of its formation. The terrestrial planets, giant planets and minor bodies are reviewed in detail and the book concludes with a discussion of the origin of the Solar System.
"Synopsis" by , An elementary university text about the Solar System for introductory courses in planetary science.
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