Fundamental planetary science : physics, chemistry, and habitability / Jack Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Center and Imke de Pater, University of California, Berkeley, and delft University of Technology
Book | Cambridge University Press | 2013

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xiv, 583 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary
"A quantitative, broad-based introduction to planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, including planet formation, extrasolar planets, and planetary habitability"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-560) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Dynamics -- Physics and astrophysics -- Solar heating and energy transport -- Planetary atmospheres -- Surfaces and interiors -- Sun, solar wind and magnetic fields -- Giant planets -- Terrestrial planets and the Moon -- Planetary satellites -- Meteorites -- Minor planets and comets -- Planetary rings -- Extrasolar planets -- Planet formation -- Planets and life.
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9780521853309 hardback
0521853303 hardback
9780521618557 paperback
052161855X paperback
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