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Planets

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ISBN-10: 0199573506

ISBN-13: 9780199573509

Edition: 2010

Authors: David A. Rothery

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Description:

This Very Short Introduction looks deep into space and describes the worlds that make up our Solar System: terrestrial planets, giant planets, dwarf planets and various other objects such as satellites (moons), asteroids and Trans-Neptunian objects. It considers how our knowledge has advanced over the centuries, and how it has expanded at a growing rate in recent years. David A. Rothery gives an overview of the origin, nature, and evolution of our Solar System, including the controversial issues of what qualifies as a planet, and what conditions are required for a planetary body to be habitable by life. He looks at rocky planets and the Moon, giant planets and their satellites, and how the…    
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English