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The Cambridge guide to the solar system, Kenneth R. Lang

Label
The Cambridge guide to the solar system
Title
The Cambridge guide to the solar system
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth R. Lang
Title variation
Guide to the solar system
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work provides a description of the planets and their moons. The books begins with an introduction to the history of planetary observation and discovery. The major planets and their moons are then introduced by presenting common properties, processes, and themes. This is followed by chapters which focus on individual planets and other solar system objects, including a comprehensive treatment of the various space missions; from the Apollo missions to the Moon, to recent missions to Jupiter and Mars
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB501
LC item number
.L24 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Cambridge guide to the solar system, Kenneth R. Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Changing views and fundamental concepts. Evolving perspectives : a historical prologue -- The new, close-up view from space -- Atmospheres, magnetospheres, and the solar wind -- The inner system : rocky worlds. Restless Earth : third rock from the Sun -- The Earth's moon : stepping stone to the planets -- Mercury : a dense battered world -- Venus : the veiled planet -- Mars : the red planet -- The giant planets, their satellites and their rings : worlds of liquid, ice and gas. Jupiter : a giant primitive planet -- Saturn : lord of the rings -- Uranus and Neptune -- Remnants of creation : small worlds in the solar system. Asteroids and meteorites -- Colliding worlds -- Comets -- Beyond Neptune -- Origin of the solar system and extra solar planets. Brave new worlds
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxv, 475 p.
Isbn
9780521198578
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713485410
  • (OCoLC)ocn726879575
Label
The Cambridge guide to the solar system, Kenneth R. Lang
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Changing views and fundamental concepts. Evolving perspectives : a historical prologue -- The new, close-up view from space -- Atmospheres, magnetospheres, and the solar wind -- The inner system : rocky worlds. Restless Earth : third rock from the Sun -- The Earth's moon : stepping stone to the planets -- Mercury : a dense battered world -- Venus : the veiled planet -- Mars : the red planet -- The giant planets, their satellites and their rings : worlds of liquid, ice and gas. Jupiter : a giant primitive planet -- Saturn : lord of the rings -- Uranus and Neptune -- Remnants of creation : small worlds in the solar system. Asteroids and meteorites -- Colliding worlds -- Comets -- Beyond Neptune -- Origin of the solar system and extra solar planets. Brave new worlds
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxv, 475 p.
Isbn
9780521198578
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713485410
  • (OCoLC)ocn726879575

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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