Inner Planets

Inner Planets

Book - 2010
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An expert in planetary sciences offers an accessible synopsis of scientific knowledge about the celestial bodies with which we are most familiar—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.


• 66 illustrations enhance the reader's understanding of Earth and the other inner planets

• A glossary will help students better understand the material presented

• A bibliography of useful resources will enable students to move on from this introductory text to learn more about the subjects presented


An expert in planetary sciences offers an accessible synopsis of scientific knowledge about the celestial bodies with which we are most familiar—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.



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Rather than presenting another general survey of the inner planets for high school students, undergraduates, and the interested public, Grier (Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona) and Rivkin (Johns Hopkins U./Applied Physics Laboratory) offer their insights as planetary scientists and educators into the fundamental content and process-related underpinnings of the discipline. They minimize the inclusion of ever-changing facts readily available online, where better images can also be seen. Viewing the universe as a series of systems, chapters introduce the major processes related to planetary formation and evolution, e.g., volcanism, radiometric dating, atmospheres, and the roles of water and erosion. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Introduces the physical characteristics of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars and discusses how these planets have been explored using space probes and spacecraft.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780313344305
0313344302
Branch Call Number: 523.4 GRI
Characteristics: xiii, 212 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Rivkin, Andrew S.

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