The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the PlanetsBook - 2001 | Revised and updated edition.
The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets contains a selection of the latest and most interesting images of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids of our Solar System. The book begins with a general introduction to the planetary system, its origin and evolution. Each subsequent chapter is devoted to a different planet or solar system body, and contains a comprehensive introduction to the body, and its moons and rings where relevant. This is followed by a selection of carefully chosen images from planetary missions, with explanatory captions. The author provides an authoritative description of what these images reveal and the puzzles that they pose for scientists. This photographic guide will be of interest to anybody with a fascination of the planets, from the amateur to the professional astronomer.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 
Edition: Revised and updated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2001
Branch Call Number: 523.40222 TAY
Characteristics: ix, 305 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,29 cm
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