The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets

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The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets contains a selection of the latest and most interesting images of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids of our Solar System. The book begins with a general introduction to the planetary system, its origin and evolution. Each subsequent chapter is devoted to a different planet or solar system body, and contains a comprehensive introduction to the body, and its moons and rings where relevant. This is followed by a selection of carefully chosen images from planetary missions, with explanatory captions. The author provides an authoritative description of what these images reveal and the puzzles that they pose for scientists. This photographic guide will be of interest to anybody with a fascination of the planets, from the amateur to the professional astronomer.
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ISBN-13: 9780521781831
ISBN-10: 0521781833
Pagini: 316
Ilustrații: 1 b/w illus. 255 colour illus. 19 tables
Dimensiuni: 219 x 276 x 27 mm
Greutate: 1.54 kg
Ediția: Revised and Upd
Editura: Cambridge University Press
Colecția Cambridge University Press
Locul publicării: Cambridge, United Kingdom


Preface; Introduction; Mercury; Venus; Earth and Moon; Mars; Asteroids and comets; The Jovian system; The Saturnian system; The Uranian system; Neptune; Pluto and the edge of the solar system.


'Taylor has produced a useful and fascinating book that I can recommend to anyone interested in the planets.' C. R. Kitchin, Astronomy Now
'Asteroids, comets and meteorites provide the basis for theories about how the more highly processed, bigger objects of the solar system came to be, and Taylor covers this territory well.' Martin Ince, The Times Higher Education Supplement
'This photographic guide will be of interest to anybody with a fascination for the planets, from the amateur to the professional astronomer.' Richard Taylor, Spaceflight
'… a family album of revealing photographs of our many previously unseen and mysterious neighbors … an arresting reminder of the stunning collection of photos and photo mosaics that have been amassed from 30 years of solar-system exploration and a compelling record of the journeys of Pathfinder, Galileo, Magellan, Clementine, and the rest of man's team of continuing explorers.' Brian Anderson, Lunar and Planetary Information