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An Introduction to the Solar System

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2018
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  • isbn: 9781108359788

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  • Ongoing advances in Solar System exploration continue to reveal its splendour and diversity in remarkable detail. This undergraduate-level textbook presents fascinating descriptions and colour images of the bodies in the Solar System, the processes that occur upon and within them, and their origins and evolution. It highlights important concepts and techniques in boxed summaries, while questions and exercises are embedded at appropriate points throughout the text, with full solutions provided. Written and edited by a team of practising planetary scientists, this third edition has been updated to reflect our current knowledge. It is ideal for introductory courses on the subject, and is suitable for self-study. The text is supported by online resources, hosted at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem3, which include selected figures from the book, self-assessment questions and sample tutor assignments, with outlines of suggested answers.

    • Updated to reflect current knowledge, with several new figures
    • Contains boxed summaries, questions and answers throughout the text, and exercises with full solutions
    • Online resources include electronic versions of figures from the book, sample assignments with suggested answers, and links to related websites
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108359788
    • copublisher: The Open University
    • contains: 328 colour illus. 96 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. A tour of the Solar System
    2. The internal structure of the terrestrial planets
    3. Planetary volcanism
    4. Planetary surface processes
    5. Atmospheres of terrestrial planets
    6. The giant planets
    7. Minor bodies of the Solar System
    8. The origin of the Solar System
    9. Meteorites: a record of formation
    Answers and comments
    Appendices
    Glossary
    Further reading
    Acknowledgements
    Figure references
    Index.

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    David A. Rothery, The Open University, Milton Keynes

    Neil McBride, The Open University, Milton Keynes

    Iain Gilmour, The Open University, Milton Keynes

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