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  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William Wilson

    Springer 2008; US$ 139.00

    Covers the field of solar system astrophysics beginning with basic tools of spherical astronomy and coordinate frames and celestial mechanics. This title features the atmospheres chapter that includes discussions of circulation, applicable also to the subsequent discussion of the gas giants. more...

  • Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planetsby Kathryn E. Fishbaugh; Philippe Lognonné; François Raulin

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    Discusses the multi-faceted problem of how the habitability of a planet co-evolves with the geology of the surface and interior, the atmosphere, and the magnetosphere. This book delves into what life needs to exist and ultimately to thrive, the early environments of the young terrestrial planets, and the role of volatiles in habitability. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Marswalk Oneby Andrew Salmon; David J. Shayler; Michael D. Shayler

    Springer 2007; US$ 59.99

    Addresses the question of why we should embark on a journey to Mars. This book also addresses why we need to carry out these tasks and what a human crew could achieve that an automated mission could not. It features an analysis drawn from experiences in manned and unmanned space programmes including Apollo, Skylab, Salyut/Mir, and Shuttle and ISS. more...

  • Planetary Ring Systemsby Ellis D. Miner; Randii R. Wessen; Jeffrey N. Cuzzi

    Springer 2007; US$ 52.95

    A comprehensive book on the topic of planetary rings systems. It covers the scientific significance of ring studies, the history of their discovery and characterization, the observations of Pioneer 10 at Jupiter, Pioneer 11 and Voyager 1 at Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 2 at all four giant planets of the solar system, and Galileo at Jupiter. more...

  • Planetary Crustsby S. Ross Taylor; Scott McLennan

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 51.00

    This comprehensive 2008 reference volume surveys the development of crusts on solid planets and satellites in the solar system. more...

  • Cathodoluminescence and its Application in the Planetary Sciencesby Arnold Gucsik

    Springer 2008; US$ 159.00

    Cathodoluminescence microscopy/spectroscopy is a powerful technique providing detailed information on the shock metamorphism of target rocks, biosignatures of meteorites and mineralogy of the pre-solar grains. Moreover, it can be used as an in-situ method to classify the solid-atmospheric-liquid interactions on the surface of Mars. more...