The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets

The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets

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Provides a comprehensive introduction to our planetary system, devoting chapters to a different planet or solar system body, in a volume complemented by a selection of the latest images of planets, moons, comets, and asteroids.

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Chapters present a planet by planet guide (comets and meteors are also covered) with large colorful illustrations that are sure to elicit oohs and ahs. Though the print is largish, young readers may have trouble with many of the terms used, as there is no glossary or index. Each of the chapters contains detailed information about surface features, atmosphere, geologic activity and evolution, moons, and the planet's discovery, observation, and imaging. The chapter on the Earth and Moon includes a number of satellite images that are quite spectacular. Taylor is Halley Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Cambridge Univ Pr
A portfolio of the latest images of planetary landscapes, surfaces of moons, asteroids and comets.
The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets includes a broad selection of the latest images of the planets, moons, comets, and asteroids of the Earth's Solar System. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction to the planetary system, its origin and its evolution, physicist Frederick Taylor devotes each chapter to a different planet or Solar System body, with a thorough presentation of its moons and rings, and incorporates images from planetary missions and explanatory captions. Having worked with NASA and the European Space Agency on missions to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, and Titan, Taylor offers an unusually experienced perspective in this comprehensive reference. Frederic W. Taylor is Halley Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist in the Earth and Space Sciences Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. His research interests include the physics of planetary atmospheres; experimental methods for studying atmospheres; and the theory of atmospheric radiation and atmospheric molecular spectroscopy.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780521781831
Branch Call Number: 523.4 Ta
Characteristics: ix, 305 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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