Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

ISBN-10: 0521198577
ISBN-13: 9780521198578
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Kenneth R. Lang
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 502
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.576

Professor Lang has written several books about the Sun, as well as widely used reference works in astronomy and astrophysics. He has carried out radio observations of the active Sun with the Very Large Array in support of the SOHO spacecraft, teaches an extremely popular introductory course about the Sun to Tufts University students with non-scientific majors, and has served for two years as Visiting Senior Scientist in Solar Physics at NASA Headquarters.

Changing Views and Fundamental Concepts
Evolving perspectives: a historical prologue
The new, close-up view from space
The invisible buffer zone with space: atmospheres, magnetospheres and the solar wind
The Inner System - Rocky Worlds
Third rock from the Sun: restless Earth
The Moon: stepping stone to the planets
Mercury: a dense battered world
Venus: the veiled planet
Mars: the red planet
The Giant Planets, Their Satellites and Their Rings - Worlds of Liquid, Ice and Gas
Jupiter: a giant primitive planet
Saturn: lord of the rings
Uranus and Neptune
Remnants of Creation - Small Worlds in the Solar System
Asteroids and meteorites
Colliding worlds
Comets
Beyond Neptune
Origin of the Solar System and Extrasolar Planets
Brave new worlds
Index

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