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The New Solar System By J.Kelly Beatty

The New Solar System

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Knowledge of the solar system to the present day is summarized in this book which includes the story of the first decades of space exploration, told by some of the pioneers of the era. In this third edition every article has been rewritten to incorporate recent discoveries and developments.
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The New Solar System by J.Kelly Beatty

Knowledge of the solar system to the present day is summarized in this book which includes the story of the first decades of space exploration, told by some of the pioneers of the era. In this third edition every article has been rewritten to incorporate recent discoveries and developments.

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Table of Contents


The golden age of solar system exploration, N.W.Hinners; the sun, R.W Noyes; magnetospheres, cosmic rays and the interplanetary medium, J.A.Van Allen; the moon, P.D.Spudis; Mars, M.H.Carr; planet Earth, D.L.Anderson; surfaces of the terrestrial planets, J.W.Head, III; atmospheres of the terrestrial planets, J.B.Pollack; the Voyager encounters, B.A.Smith; interiors of the giant planets, W.B.Hubbard; atmospheres of the giant planets, A.P.Ingersoll; planetary rings, J.A.Burns; the Galilean satellites, T.V.Johnson; Titan, T.Owen; icy bodies of the outer solar system, D.P.Cruikshank and D.Morrison; the Halley encounters, R.Reinhars; comets, J.C.Brandt; asteroids, C.R.Chapman; meteorites, J.A.Wood; small bodies and their origins, W.K.Hartmann; the collision of solid bodies, E.W.Shoemaker and C.S.Shoemaker; life in the new solar system?, G.A.Soffen; putting it all together, J.S.Lewis.

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GOR001710043
The New Solar System by J.Kelly Beatty
J.Kelly Beatty
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1990-06-29
334
0521369657
9780521369657
N/A
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