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Planets and Planetary Systems By Stephen Eales

Planets and Planetary Systems
by Stephen Eales

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Planetary Science is an exciting, fast-moving, interdisciplinary field with courses taught in a wide range of departments, including astronomy, physics, chemistry, earth sciences and biology. Planets and Planetary Systems is a well-written, concise introductory textbook on the science of planets within our own and other solar systems.
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Planets and Planetary Systems by Stephen Eales

Planetary Science is an exciting, fast-moving, interdisciplinary field with courses taught in a wide range of departments, including astronomy, physics, chemistry, earth sciences and biology. Planets and Planetary Systems is a well-written, concise introductory textbook on the science of planets within our own and other solar systems. Keeping mathematics to a minimum, assuming only a rudimentary knowledge of calculus, the book begins with a description of the basic properties of the planets in our solar systems, and then moves on to compare them with what is known about planets in other solar systems. It continues by looking at the surfaces, interiors and atmospheres of the planets and then covers the dynamics and origin of planetary systems. The book closes with a look at the role of life in planetary systems. * An accessible, concise introduction to planets and planetary systems * Uses insights from all the disciplines underlying planetary science * Incorporates results from recent planetary space missions, such as Cassini to Saturn and a number of missions to Mars * Well illustrated throughout, including a colour plate section Planets and Planetary Systems is invaluable to students taking courses in planetary science across a wide range of disciplines and of interest to researchers and many keen amateur astronomers, needing an up-to-date introduction to this exciting subject.

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Planets and Planetary Systems Reviews


"Planets and Planetary Systems is invaluable to students taking courses in planetary science across a wide range of disciplines and of interest to researchers and many keen amateur astronomers, needing an up-to-date introduction to this exciting subject." ( Today Books , 20 September 2012)

About Stephen Eales


Stephen Eales is the author of Planets and Planetary Systems, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents


Preface. Chapter 1: Our Planetary System. Chapter 2: Other Planetary Systems. Chapter 3: The Surfaces of the Planets. Chapter 4: The Interiors of the Planets. Chapter 5: The Atmospheres of the Planets. Chapter 6: The Dynamics of Planetary Systems. Chapter 7: Small Objects in Planetary Systems. Chapter 8: The Formation of Planetary Systems. Chapter 9: Life in Planetary Systems. Answers. Appendix 1. Appendix 2.

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GOR010459316
Planets and Planetary Systems by Stephen Eales
Stephen Eales
Used - Like New
Paperback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2009-03-27
196
0470016930
9780470016930
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.