Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Co-authors Morrison and Owen are leading researchers in planetary astronomy today, and this book reflects their expertise and excitement for the subject. Drawing on recent findings, this authoritative, up-to-date book gives a straightforward account of our solar system. Written in an informal style with minimal use of mathematics, this book is ideal for beginning non-science readers. Since publication of the previous edition ofThe Planetary System , the pace of planetary exploration and new discoveries has accelerated. Also, the new multidisciplinary field of astrobiology has emerged and now provides a fruitful perspective for the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life within our solar system and other planetary systems. As scientists who have participated in the definition and development of astrobiology, Morrison and Owen have integrated these new perspectives, as well as many other discoveries, into this new edition to make it once again undisputedly the most authoritative, up-to-date, and exciting planetary book available. For anyone interested in astronomy or planetary astronomy.
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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: $125.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Finding Our Place in Space|
|The Sun: An Ordinary Star|
|Getting to Know Our Neighbors|
|Meteorites: Remnants of Creation|
|Asteroids: Building Blocks of the Inner Planets|
|Comets: Messengers from the Cold|
|The Moon: Our Ancient Neighbor|
|The Moon and Mercury: Strange Relatives|
|The Earth: Our Home Planet|
|Venus: Earth's Exotic Twin|
|Mars: The Planet Most Like Earth|
|Life, Planets, and Atmospheres|
|Jupiter and Saturn: The Biggest Giants|
|In Deep Freeze: Planets We Cannot See|
|Worlds of Fire and Ice: The Large Satellites|
|Small Satellites and Planetary Rings|
|Other Planetary Systems: Are We Alone?|
|The Origin of Planetary Systems|