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Planetary System / Text Only - 3rd edition

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Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Planetary System / Text Only - 3RD 03 edition

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David Morrison and Tobias Owen


Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

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 text 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 college students.

Since publication of the last edition of The 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, lead-author 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 text available.

Author Bio

Morrison, David : NASA Ames Research Center

Owen, Tobias : University of Hawaii

Table of Contents

1. Finding Our Place in Space.
2. The Sun: An Ordinary Star.
3. Getting to Know Our Neighbors.
4. Meteorites: Remnants of Creation.
5. Asteroids: Building Blocks of the Inner Planets.
6. Comets: Messengers from the Cold.
7. The Moon: Our Ancient Neighbor.
8. The Moon and Mercury: Strange Relatives.
9. The Earth: Our Home Planet.
10. Venus: Earth's Exotic Twin.
11. Mars: The Planet Most Like Earth.
12. Life, Planets, and Atmospheres.
13. Jupiter and Saturn: The Biggest Giants.
14. In Deep Freeze: Planets We Cannot See.
15. Worlds of Fire and Ice: The Large Satellites.
16. Small Satellites and Planetary Rings.
17. Other Planetary Systems: Are We Alone?
18. The Origin of Planetary Systems.

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