The Cambridge photographic guide to the planets / F.W. Taylor
Book | Cambridge University Press | 2001 | Rev. and updated ed.

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Rev. and updated ed.
Description
ix, 305 pages : color illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Preface -- [pt. 1]. Introduction -- Origin of the solar system -- Formation of the planets -- Evolution of the planets -- The surfaces of solid planets -- Impact cratering -- Tectonism -- Volcanism -- Gradation -- The atmospheres of the planets -- Evolution -- Thermal state -- Atmospheric circulation -- [pt. 2]. Mercury -- [pt. 3]. Venus -- Volcanic features -- Tectonic features -- Impact craters -- The atmosphere of Venus -- Atmospheric dynamics -- [pt. 4]. Earth and moon -- The moon -- The origin of the moon -- [pt. 5]. Mars -- Interior and shape -- Terrain types -- Volcanism -- Canyons and channels -- The polar regions -- Surface composition -- Evolutionary history -- Atmospheric composition -- Weather and climate -- Life? -- [pt. 6]. Asteroids and comets -- Comets -- [pt. 7]. The Jovian system -- The moons of Jupiter -- The Galilean moons -- Callisto -- Ganymede -- Europa -- Io -- [pt. 8]. The Saturnian system -- The moons of Saturn -- Mimas -- Enceladus -- Tethys, Dione and Rhea -- Titan -- Hyperion -- Iapetus -- Phoebe -- [pt. 9]. The Uranian system -- Rings -- The moons of Uranus -- [pt. 10]. Neptune -- Rings of Neptune -- The Neptunian satellites -- [pt.] 11. Pluto and the edge of the solar system -- The Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt.
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ISBN
0521781833
9780521781831
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