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Satellites of the Outer Planets : Worlds in Their Own Right

Satellites of the Outer Planets : Worlds in Their Own Right - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0195125559

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ISBN13: 978-0195125559
ISBN10: 019512555X
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Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1999
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Satellites of the Outer Planets : Worlds in Their Own Right - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195125559

David A. Rothery

ISBN13: 978-0195125559
ISBN10: 019512555X
Cover type:
Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Extensively revised and updated, this new edition of David A. Rothery's acclaimed geological guide to the outer solar system includes results and close-up color and black and white images from the 1995-1999 Galileo mission to Jupiter and from the Voyager space probe. Rothery, a noted planetary scientist, explains the geological aspects of the major satellites of the outer planets, from Jupiter to Neptune to the Pluto-Charon system. In particular he shows how tectonic and volcanic processes, driven by heat from within, have shaped the rigid outer layers of these planets. Rothery also discusses the similarities and differences among these planets, and reveals how they resemble Earth-like planets. This fascinating book is written in an introductory style ideal for first- or second-year college courses. Amateur geologists and astronomers will also find its insights rewarding.

Author Bio

Rothery, David A. : Open University

David A. Rothery is a volcanologist and planetary scientist. A Senior Lecturer at the Open University, UK, he is well known for his research on volcano monitoring and has written numerous popular magazine articles as well as made appearances on on radio and TV in the UK to explain volcanoes and planetary science.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Composition and Evolution of Satellites
3. Voyager and Galileo
4. Icy Lithospheres
5. Dead Worlds
6. Recently Active Worlds
7. Active Worlds
8. Unseen Worlds
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