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New Solar System - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0933346864

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ISBN13: 978-0933346864
ISBN10: 0933346867
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 99
Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation
Published: 1999
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New Solar System - 4TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0933346864

J. Kelly Ed. Beatty, Andrew Ed. Chaikin and Carolyn C. Ed. Peterson

ISBN13: 978-0933346864
ISBN10: 0933346867
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 99
Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Completely revised and expanded, the long-awaited 4th edition of The New Solar System will take you on a journey of adventure and discovery. Join 30 expert planetary scientists and master space artist Don Davis aboard robotic space probes, peer through state-of-the-art telescopes, and wonder at the beauty, diversity, and mystery of the "new" solar system revealed to us through four decades of space exploration. Includes 11 new chapters, coverage of the Magellan, Mars Pathfinder, and Galileo missions, plus recent findings by Mars Global Surveyor and the Hubble Space Telescope. An extensive reference section with the latest planetary data, a glossary, and suggested readings round out this popular book!

Completely revised and expanded -- 30% larger than the highly acclaimed third edition, with 11 completely new chapters

Authoritative chapter texts written by the world's leading professional researchers

Full coverage of the Magellan, Mars Pathfinder, and Galileo missions, plus recent images from Mars Global Surveyor and the Hubble Space Telescope

Includes the latest research findings about ice on the Moon and Mercury, the search for life on Mars, comets Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Hale-Bopp, Pluto and Charon, the Kuiper Belt, and planets around other stars

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of the best-available photographs from 25 years of planetary exploration

Clear, authoritative charts and illustrations

Extensive reference section with the latest planetary data, a glossary, and suggested readings.

Author Bio

Beatty, J. Kelly (Ed.) :

J. Kelly Beatty is the senior editor of Sky & Telescope magazine in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where for more than 20 years he has reported on developments in planetary science. While earning a B.S. in geology at the California Institute of Technology, Beatty worked on images from the Mariner 9 and 10 interplanetary missions. He also holds an M.S. in science journalism. His versatility as a writer has won a large following within scientific circles as well as the general public, and on the strength of that reputation he was among the first Western journalists to gain firsthand access to the Soviet space program. Beatty also contributes to a wide range of other magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias.

Petersen, Carolyn Collins (Ed.) :

Carolyn Collins Petersen is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines since 1980. She holds degrees in education and journalism from the University of Colorado. For eight years she was a member of the Hubble Space Telescope's Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph team, during which time she coordinated observations for the Ulysses Comet Watch Network. Petersen and co-author John C. Brandt wrote Hubble Vision, now in its second edition. She has also written planetarium programs seen in hundreds of facilities around the world. Petersen is editor of Sky Publishing Corporation's books and products division as well as editor of SkyWatch, the company's annual guide to astronomy and space exploration.

Chaikin, Andrew (Ed.) :

Andrew Chaikin is a Boston-based science writer with lifelong interest in planetary science. He holds a bachelor's degree in geology from Brown University, and he has served as a research geologist at the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in Washington, D.C. Chaikin wrote A Man on the Moon, the widely acclaimed chronicle of the Apollo lunar astronauts and their experiences, and more recently Air & Space. He served as a technical consultant for the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. Formerly on the editorial staff of Sky & Telescope, Chaikin now writes frequently for Air & Space/Smithsonian, Discover, and other publications.

Davis, Don (Ed.) :

Don Davis is widely recognized as one of the finest astronomical artists in the world. His meticulous attention to detail and accuracy has won admiration from artists and scientists alike. In recent years he has both mastered and advanced a host of innovative computerized illustration techniques. Davis won an Emmy award for his groundbreaking work in the classic PBS series Cosmos, and his many collaborations with the late Carl Sagan included the dramatic opening sequence for the film Contact. Davis's stunningly realistic portrayals can be appreciated in such publications as Time-Life Books, Parade, Smithsonian, and Natural History.

Table of Contents

Preface


1 Exploring the Solar System - David Morrison

2 Origin of the Solar System - John A. Wood

3 The Sun - Kenneth R. Lang

4 Planetary Magnetospheres and the Interplanetary Medium - James A. Van Allen & Frances Bagenal

5 Cometary Reservoirs - Paul R. Weissman

6 The Role of Collisions - Eugene M. Shoemaker & Carolyn S. Shoemaker

7 Mercury - Faith Vilas

8 Venus - R. Stephen Saunders

9 Planet Earth - Don L. Anderson

10 The Moon - Paul D. Spudis

11 Mars - Michael H. Carr

12 Surfaces and Interiors of the Terrestrial Planets - James W. Head III

13 Atmospheres of the Terrestrial Planets - Bruce M. Jakosky

14 Interiors of the Giant Planets - William B. Hubbard

15 Atmospheres of the Giant Planets - Andrew P. Ingersoll

16 Planetary Rings - Joseph A. Burns

17 Io - Torrence V. Johnson

18 Europa - Ronald Greeley

19 Ganymede and Callisto - Robert T. Pappalardo

20 Titan - Tobias Owen

21 Triton, Pluto, and Charon - Dale P. Cruikshank

22 Midsize Icy Satellites - William B. McKinnon

23 Small Worlds: Patterns and Relationships - William K. Hartmann

24 Comets - John C. Brandt

25 Asteroids - Clark R. Chapman

26 Meteorites - Harry Y. McSween Jr.

27 Life in the Solar System - Gerald A. Soffen

28 Other Planetary Systems - R. Paul Butler



Planet, Satellite, and Small-body Characteristics
Glossary of Terms
Author Biographies, Suggested Readings, and Illustration Credits
Index

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