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Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

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ISBN-10: 0521813069

ISBN-13: 9780521813068

Edition: 2003

Authors: Kenneth R. Lang

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Providing a comprehensive & up-to-date description of the planets & their moons, this book is filled with facts & information about the solar system & about man's exploration of it.
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 468
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

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.

Principal units
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
Further reading
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