Planets and Planetary Systems
1. Edition March 2009
2009. 196 Pages, Softcover
- Professional Book -
ISBN 978-0-470-01693-0 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Hardcover.
Planets and Planetary Systems offers an introduction to the science of planets in the solar systems. The book compares the basic properties of the planets in different solar systems as well as explores various space missions, including ones to Mars and Saturn. In addition to a color plate section and supplementary website, this text provides the fundamental dynamics of planetary systems, interiors of planets, and planet atmospheres. This concise guidebook examines the origin of planetary systems and solar system evolution, bringing together physics, chemistry, geology, and biology.
From the contents
Chapter 1: Our Planetary System.
Chapter 2: Other Planetary Systems.
Chapter 3: The Surfaces of the Planets.
Chapter 4: The Interiors of the Planets.
Chapter 5: The Atmospheres of the Planets.
Chapter 6: The Dynamics of Planetary Systems.
Chapter 7: Small Objects in Planetary Systems.
Chapter 8: The Formation of Planetary Systems.
Chapter 9: Life in Planetary Systems.