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The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets By Fredric W. Taylor (Halley Professor of Physics, University of Oxford)

The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets

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A selection of the latest images of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids of our Solar System, with interpretations. Provides an authoritative description of what the images reveal and the puzzles that they pose for scientists.
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The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets by Fredric W. Taylor (Halley Professor of Physics, University of Oxford)

The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets contains a selection of the latest and most interesting images of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids of our Solar System. The book begins with a general introduction to the planetary system, its origin and evolution. Each subsequent chapter is devoted to a different planet or solar system body, and contains a comprehensive introduction to the body, and its moons and rings where relevant. This is followed by a selection of carefully chosen images from planetary missions, with explanatory captions. The author provides an authoritative description of what these images reveal and the puzzles that they pose for scientists. This photographic guide will be of interest to anybody with a fascination of the planets, from the amateur to the professional astronomer.

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The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets Reviews


'Taylor has produced a useful and fascinating book that I can recommend to anyone interested in the planets.' C. R. Kitchin, Astronomy Now
'Asteroids, comets and meteorites provide the basis for theories about how the more highly processed, bigger objects of the solar system came to be, and Taylor covers this territory well.' Martin Ince, The Times Higher Education Supplement
'This photographic guide will be of interest to anybody with a fascination for the planets, from the amateur to the professional astronomer.' Richard Taylor, Spaceflight
'... a family album of revealing photographs of our many previously unseen and mysterious neighbors ... an arresting reminder of the stunning collection of photos and photo mosaics that have been amassed from 30 years of solar-system exploration and a compelling record of the journeys of Pathfinder, Galileo, Magellan, Clementine, and the rest of man's team of continuing explorers.' Brian Anderson, Lunar and Planetary Information
"...a beautifully illustrated tour of our solar system's planets." Natural History
"Taylor presents the latest and most interesting pictures of planets, comets, and asteroids and details what these brillian color and black-and-white photographs reveal to the public and scientists. Moreover, these imags are accompanied by informative text about each planet and its moons and rings." Science News
"Taylor's captions are vivid, clear, and concise, so that the reader with no geological training will find himself in the first chapter quickly learning the effects of impact melting, shock waves, and impact energy on the character of a planet's surface." Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
"It is written in an informative but approachable style and presents a good summary of where we are at in terms of our knowledge of the Solar System to date. If you're looking for a solid introduction to planetary astronomy, this is a good place to start." TPO
"Taylor offers a selection of the latest images of solar system objects obtained from interplanetary mission and adveanced telescopic technologies.... it is an excellent book for anyone interested in the solar system." Choice

About Fredric W. Taylor (Halley Professor of Physics, University of Oxford)


Fred Taylor is Halley Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist in the Earth and Space Sciences Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. His research interests include the physics of planetary atmospheres; experimental methods for studying atmospheres; and the theory of atmospheric radiation and atmospheric molecular spectroscopy. Professor Taylor has worked with NASA or the European Space Agency on missions to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Titan.

Table of Contents


Preface; Introduction; Mercury; Venus; Earth and Moon; Mars; Asteroids and comets; The Jovian system; The Saturnian system; The Uranian system; Neptune; Pluto and the edge of the solar system.

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The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets by Fredric W. Taylor (Halley Professor of Physics, University of Oxford)
Fredric W. Taylor (Halley Professor of Physics, University of Oxford)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
2001-11-15
316
0521781833
9780521781831
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