The Solar System

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Elsevier, 22 de out de 2013 - 354 páginas
Presents a contemporary picture of the solar system, including a description of the Earth, Mars, Venus, cratered worlds, exotic rocks and ices, and giant planets. It is pitched at an introductory level and assumes no previous knowledge of planetary astronomy. Little mathematics is used in the text and the numerous graphs and diagrams are kept as simple as possible. End of chapter exercises are provided. The book can be used as an end in itself, or as a preparation for more advanced study, for which references are given.
 

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Chapter 1 The main features of the Solar System
1
Chapter 2 The Earth
17
Chapter 3 Mars
75
Chapter 4 Venus
124
Chapter 5 The acquisition of volatiles by the terrestrial planets
146
Chapter 6 The Moon
154
Chapter 7 Mercury
186
Chapter 8 Crater production on the terrestrial planets
203
Chapter 11 Planetary rings
258
Chapter 12 The system of Uranus
263
Chapter 13 The system of Neptune
277
Chapter 14 Pluto comets asteroids and meteoroids
293
Chapter 15 The origin and end of planetarysystems
306
Figure acknowledgements
322
Some further reading
325
Index
329

Chapter 9 The Jovian system
209
Chapter 10 The Saturnian system
240

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Barrie W. Jones is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Open University. A highly regarded university lecturer, he has an outstanding record in the public understanding of science, particularly astronomy, through lectures, local and national radio and TV, articles in popular magazines and in the press.

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