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Autor: Barrie W. Jones
ISBN-13: 9780470510797
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Seiten: 470
Sprache: Englisch
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Discovering the Solar System

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Discovering the Solar System, SecondEdition covers the Sun, the planets, their satellitesand the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offersa comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students,and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of thesebodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters coverinteriors, surfaces and the atmospheres of major bodies, includingthe Earth. The book starts with an overview of the Solar System andits origin, and then takes a look at small bodies, such asasteroids, comets and meteorites.
Carefully balancing breadth of coverage with depth,Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition:
* Offers a comprehensive introduction, assuming little priorknowledge
* Includes full coverage of each planet, as well as the moon,Europa and Titan. The Second Edition includes new material onexoplanetary systems, and a general update throughout.
* Presents latest results from the Mars Rover and Cassini-Huygensmissions
* Includes a colour plate section
* Contains 'stop and think' questions embedded in thetext to aid understanding, along with questions at the end of majorsections. Answers are provided at the end of the book.
* Provides summaries at the end of each chapter, and a glossaryat the end of the book

Praise for the First Edition:

"(...) essential reading for all undergraduate students (...)and for those at a more advanced level approaching the subject forthe first time." THE SCIENCE BOOK BOARD BOOK REVIEW

"One of the best books on the solar system I have seen.The general accuracy and quality of the content isexcellent." JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ASTRONOMICALASSOCIATION

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Autor: Barrie W. Jones
ISBN-13 :: 9780470510797
ISBN: 047051079X
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 470
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2, 2. Auflage
Sonstiges: Ebook