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Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

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  • Asteroids, Meteorites, and Cometsby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Discusses the solar system bodies that are not one of the nine planets or their moons. This volume describes the discoveries of various asteroids, along with the long centuries of argument over the nature of meteorites and impact craters. It is useful for those interested in understanding the science and history of these bodies. more...

  • Jupiter and Saturnby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Explores the orbital movements of Jupiter in the solar system and its internal and external composition, movements, and temperatures, as well as Saturn's ring system. Useful for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn, this volume looks into the geological profiles of these planets. more...

  • The Earth and the Moonby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Compares the Earth equally with other planets to display the similarities and differences between the various orbiting bodies. This volume discusses the fundamental aspects of the Earth as a planet. It also covers the evolution of the moon in relation to the geological features of the Earth. more...

  • The Sun, Mercury, and Venusby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Discusses the innermost solar system and the importance of the Sun's energy on orbiting bodies. This volume covers the geological characteristics of Venus in relation to the Sun and the rest of the solar system. It is useful for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of the three celestial bodies. more...

  • Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Outer Solar Systemby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Discusses what data there is on the distant gas planets and investigates theories about their formation and evolution. Useful for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of the celestial bodies, this volume brings the mystery of the outer solar system to the forefront. more...

  • Asteroids, Meteorites, and Cometsby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites provides students, researchers, and general readers with the most up-to-date information on this fascinating field. From the days of the dinosaurs to our modern environment, this book explores all aspects of these cosmic invaders. more...

  • The Earth and the Moon, Revised Editionby Linda T Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    The moon is the only body in the solar system outside of the Earth that has been visited by humans. More than 440 pounds of lunar material are brought by NASA and Soviet space missions to Earth for study. The information gleaned about the moon from this relatively small pile of rocks is mind-boggling and stands as the greatest proof that Martian planetary... more...

  • Marsby Linda T Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    Mars exploration has never been more active, and our understanding of the planet is advancing rapidly. New discoveries reveal gullies carved by recent groundwater flow, thick ice deposits protected by rocks and soil even at the equator, and new evidence for lakes and seas in Mars' past. The Martian surface has some of the oldest planetary crust... more...

  • The Sun, Mercury, and Venusby Linda T Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    The Messenger mission to Mercury opened a new window into the inner solar system. In 2008, this mission began a number of years of flybys, culminating in an orbital insertion around Mercury and producing unparalleled observations about this mysterious innermost planet. Mercury orbits so close to the Sun, from the point of view of Earth, that seeing... more...

  • Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Outer Solar Systemby Linda T Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    Unlike all the planets closer to the Sun, known since antiquity, the farthest reaches are the discoveries of the modern world. Uranus was discovered in 1781, Neptune in 1846, Pluto in 1930, the Kuiper belt group of objects in 1992, and though the Oort cloud has been theorized since 1950, its first member was found in 2004. The discovery of the outer... more...

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