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The Solar System (Firefly Guide)

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This comprehensive reference explains the origin of stars and the sun and extensively covers each planet. Illustrated with spectacular photographs and meticulous color diagrams, key sections cover: the solar system and the sun; inner planets: outer planets; minor bodies, including comets, asteroids and meteorites. A detailed directory of web sites direct readers to relevant sources of information.

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This pocket guide to the solar system includes many nice color images and diagrams and was originally published in Italian by Arnold Mondadori Editore S.p.A. in 2001. Chapters cover the solar system and the sun, the inner and outer planets, and comets, asteroids, and meteorites. A glossary and a list of astronomy-related web sites are appended. The typeface is a bit of a challenge, but the information is excellent.
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Synopsis:

A concise, illustrated guide to the solar system.

Just as explorers of the sixteenth century unveiled the night skies, the Hubble space telescope and space probes such as Voyager, Pioneer and Cassini are expanding our knowledge of the planetary world.

New fields of research are opening up such as the exploration of the populous world of the asteroids and comets. Scientists have recently discovered a new family of transneputnal bodies as far away as Neptune's orbit. This discovery may even lead to the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a one of these smaller bodies.

This comprehensive reference explains the origin of stars and the sun and extensively covers each planet. Illustrated with spectacular photographs and meticulous color diagrams.

Key sections cover: The solar system and the sunInner Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and MarsOuter Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and PlutoMinor Bodies: comets, asteroids and meteorites

A detailed directory of web sites direct readers to relevant sources of information. The Solar System is an appealing, authoritative reference for any stargazer.

Synopsis:

This pocket guide to the solar system includes many nice color images and diagrams and was originally published in Italian by Arnold Mondadori Editore S.p.A. in 2001. Chapters cover the solar system and the sun, the inner and outer planets, and comets, asteroids, and meteorites. A glossary and a lis

Synopsis:

A comprehensive guide to our solar system in a field guide format: the book includes the latest research, explains the origin of stars and the sun and contains extensive information on all the planets and their moons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552976791
Editor:
Caprara, Giovanni
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Editor:
Caprara, Giovanni
Author:
Caprara, Giovanni
Location:
Willowdale, Ont.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
Solar system
Subject:
Systáeme solaire
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Firefly Guide
Series Volume:
2003-10
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
750x550

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Product details 255 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552976791 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A concise, illustrated guide to the solar system.

Just as explorers of the sixteenth century unveiled the night skies, the Hubble space telescope and space probes such as Voyager, Pioneer and Cassini are expanding our knowledge of the planetary world.

New fields of research are opening up such as the exploration of the populous world of the asteroids and comets. Scientists have recently discovered a new family of transneputnal bodies as far away as Neptune's orbit. This discovery may even lead to the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a one of these smaller bodies.

This comprehensive reference explains the origin of stars and the sun and extensively covers each planet. Illustrated with spectacular photographs and meticulous color diagrams.

Key sections cover: The solar system and the sunInner Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and MarsOuter Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and PlutoMinor Bodies: comets, asteroids and meteorites

A detailed directory of web sites direct readers to relevant sources of information. The Solar System is an appealing, authoritative reference for any stargazer.

"Synopsis" by , This pocket guide to the solar system includes many nice color images and diagrams and was originally published in Italian by Arnold Mondadori Editore S.p.A. in 2001. Chapters cover the solar system and the sun, the inner and outer planets, and comets, asteroids, and meteorites. A glossary and a lis
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive guide to our solar system in a field guide format: the book includes the latest research, explains the origin of stars and the sun and contains extensive information on all the planets and their moons.
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