Barrie W. Jones - Discovering the Solar System

Discovering the Solar System

Barrie W. Jones

ISBN: 9780470018309
Vydavatelství: Wiley
Rok vydání: 2007
Vazba: Hardback
Počet stran: 470
Dostupnost: Skladem

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Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition is a comprehensive, up–to–date, account of the Solar System and the ways in which the various bodies have been investigated and modelled. The approach, well received in the first edition, is thematic – the book includes sequences of chapters on the interiors of planetary bodies, their surfaces, and their atmospheres. Within each sequence there is a chapter on general principles and processes, followed by either one or two chapters on specific bodies. Liberally illustrated with diagrams, black and white photographs and colour plates, the book also features: Tables of essential data End of section questions with full answers Summaries at the end of each chapter Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition is essential reading for all undergraduate students for whom astronomy or planetary science are components of their degrees as well as for those at a more advanced level approaching the subject for the first time. It is also suitable for anyone with a keen interest in astronomy. A small amount of scientific knowledge is assumed in addition to a familiarity with basic algebra and graphs. The author is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the Open University, an institution dedicated to supported distance learning, where Professor Jones has acquired much a lot of experience in writing clear texts that promote active reading.