Introduction to the Solar System
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $77.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/26/2004
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Iain Gilmour is Head of the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute at The Open University where he undertakes research on meteorites and large scale planetary impacts.
|A tour of the Solar System|
|The internal structure of the terrestrial planets|
|Planetary volcanism - Ultima Thule?|
|Planetary surface processes|
|Atmospheres of terrestrial planets|
|The giant planets|
|Minor bodies of the Solar System|
|The origin of the Solar System|
|Meteorites: a record of formation|
|Answers and comments|
|Useful planetary data|
|Selected physical constants and unit conversions|