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An Introduction to the Solar System

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Edition:
Revised
ISBN13:

9781107600928

ISBN10:
1107600928
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/27/2011
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Major leaps in space technology now allow us to view the splendour and diversity of the Solar System in remarkable detail. This textbook presents a fascinating description of the bodies in the Solar System and their origin and evolution. It highlights important concepts and techniques in boxed summaries. There are questions and answers throughout the text, as well as exercises with full solutions. Written and edited by practising planetary scientists, this new edition has been updated to reflect current knowledge and contains new figures to bring it up to date. It is ideal for introductory courses on the subject and is suitable for self-study. Online resources include electronic versions of figures from the book, sample assignments with suggested answers and links to websites featuring video clips and news stories related to the textbook.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A tour of the solar system
The internal structure of the terrestrial planets
Planetary volcanism - Ultima Thule?
Planetary surface processes
Atmospheres of terrestrial planets
The giant planets
Minor bodies of the solar system
The origin of the solar system
Meteorites: a record of formation
Answers and comments
Appendices
Glossary
Further reading
Acknowledgements
Figure references
Index
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