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Moons and Planets

Moons and Planets - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534493936

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ISBN13: 978-0534493936
ISBN10: 0534493939
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2005
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Moons and Planets - 5TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534493936

William K. Hartmann

ISBN13: 978-0534493936
ISBN10: 0534493939
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

"Author William Hartmann has fully updated this text, which retains a comparative approach to the principles of planetology, including organization by physical topic rather than by planet. This unique approach promotes an understanding of the unifying principles and processes that cause similarities and differences among the moon and planets. This edition features findings and photos from Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor missions as well as information on new discoveries about Mars, such as underground ice and possible glacial features. The author also includes new results about the "Tagish Lake fireball," material from the landing of the NEAR spacecraft on asteroid Eros, and updates on satellites of Jupiter and Saturn. The text's unique math boxes provide flexibility to teach planetary science at a descriptive level or at a moderately advanced level involving algebra and elementary calculus."

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Planetary Science and the Cosmic Perspective.

2. The Solar System: An Overview.

3. Celestial Mechanics.

4. The Formation of Stars and Planetary Material.

5. The Formation of Planets and Satellites.

6. Meteorites and Meteoritics.

7. Interplanetary Worldlets: Asteroids and Comets.

8. Planetary Interiors.

9. Planetary Surfaces I: Petrology, Primitive Surfaces, and Cratering.

10. Planetary Surfaces II: Volcanism and Endogenic Processes of Surface Evolution.

11. Planetary Atmospheres.

12. Life: Its History and Occurrence.

13. Martian Epilogue: Applying Planetary Science on a New Frontier.

Appendix: Planetary Data Table.

References.

Index.

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