Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David A. Rothery

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614432

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 960

This Very Short Introduction looks deep into space and describes the worlds that make up our Solar System: terrestrial planets, giant planets, dwarf planets and various other objects such as satellites (moons), asteroids and Trans-Neptunian objects. It considers how our knowledge has advanced over the centuries, and how it has expanded at a growing rate in recent years. David A. Rothery gives an overview of the origin, nature, and evolution of our Solar System, including the controversial issues of what qualifies as a planet, and what conditions are required for a planetary body to be habitable by life. He looks at rocky planets and the Moon, giant planets and their satellites, and how the surfaces have been sculpted by geology, weather, and impacts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Exploring the Solar System

Author: Peter Bond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405134992

Category: Science

Page: 462

View: 6241

The exploration of our solar system is one of humanity′s greatest scientific achievements. The last fifty years in particular have seen huge steps forward in our understanding of the planets, the sun, and other objects in the solar system. Whilst planetary science is now a mature discipline – involving geoscientists, astronomers, physicists, and others many profound mysteries remain, and there is indeed still the tantalizing possibility that we may find evidence of life on another planet in our system.Drawing upon the latest results from the second golden age of Solar System exploration, author Peter Bond provides an authoritative and up–to–date account of the planets, satellites and smaller debris that orbit the Sun. Written in an informal style, with minimal use of mathematics, this book is the ideal introductory text for non–science students and other readers with little or no science background. With the aid of numerous illustrations, many in full colour, this exciting book brings to life the weird and wonderful worlds that populate our corner of the Universe. This book: Assumes no background in physics , astronomy or mathematics Carefully explains key concepts Gives balanced coverage to areas of controversy or uncertainty in planetary science Is in in full color throughout and richly illustrated An interview with Peter can be found at–the–solar–system/


Author: ديفيد إيه روذري

Publisher: دار المحرر الأدبي

ISBN: 9776652808


Page: 146

View: 3864

لن ينتهيَ افتتانُنا بالعوالم الأخرى. يغوص ديفيد إيه روذري في أعماق الفضاء ليُسلِّطَ الضوء على الأجرام الكوكبية التي تُشكِّل مجموعتنا الشمسية، وتلك التي تدورُ حول نجومٍ أخرى. من الكواكب الغازية العملاقة والكواكب الأرضية، إلى الأقمار والكويكبات والأجرام وراء النبتونية والمذنبات، يوضِّح المؤلفُ كيف تطوَّرت معرفتُنا في هذا المجال على مرِّ القرون، وكيف نَمَت على نحوٍ هائلٍ في السنوات الأخيرة. من خلال استكشاف ماهيَّة الكواكب والظروف المطلوب توافرها كي تصبح قابلة للسُّكنى، يُسلِّط روذري الضوءَ على ما ينطوي عليه علمُ الكواكب من إثارةٍ وشكوكٍ وتحديات.

NASA's Voyager Missions

Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond

Author: Ben Evans,David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852337452

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 5309

For the first time, in one volume, Ben Evans with David Harland will not only tell the story of the hugely successful Voyager missions, but also that of the men and women who have devoted their entire working lives to them. Illustrated with stunning images, some in color, they describe the missions from their conception, through their spectacular encounters with the outer planets and on to their ultimate and, as yet, unknown destination among the stars in the so-called Voyager Interstellar Mission

Antarctica: Earth's Own Ice World

Author: Michael Carroll,Rosaly Lopes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319746243

Category: Nature

Page: 189

View: 1125

In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world’s southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of strategies that future explorers will undertake as they set up settlements on Mars and beyond. This exciting popular-level book explores the arduous environment of Antarctica and how it is similar to other icy worlds in the Solar System. The bulk of this story delves into Antarctica’s infrastructure, exploration, and remote camps, culminating on the summit of Erebus. There, the authors explored the caves and ice towers on the volcano’s flanks, taking photographs and generating original art depicting scenes in Antarctica and terrestrial analogs on other planets and moons. Readers will see an intimate side of Mount Erebus and Antarctica while surveying the region’s history, exploration, geology, and volcanology, which includes research funded by the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Programs. Richly illustrated with photographs and stunning paintings showcasing the beauty of the harsh continent, the book captures the spirit and splendor of the authors’ journey to Erebus.

Exploring Mercury

The Iron Planet

Author: Robert G. Strom,Ann L. Sprague

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852337315

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 8955

CD-ROM contains all the best Mariner IO images, including the data for image, phomosaics and maps.

Io After Galileo

A New View of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon

Author: Rosaly M.C. Lopes,John R. Spencer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540488413

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 2143

This is the only book solely about Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Written by experts in the field, many of whom took part in the Galileo mission, the book reviews the basics about Io and its unique space environment. Coverage includes all subjects, where the Galilio mission has shed new light on, with some emphasis on Io's most remarkable characteristics: its active volcanism.

Granite Skyscrapers

How Rock Shaped Earth and Other Worlds

Author: David S. Stevenson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319915037

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 7017

In this book, David Stevenson offers us a look at the evolution of planets as they move from balls of mixed molten rock to vibrant worlds capable of hosting life. Embedded in our everyday architecture and in the literal ground beneath our feet, granite and its kin lie at the heart of many features of the Earth that we take for granted. From volcanism and mountain building to shifting water levels and local weather patterns, these rocks are closely intertwined with the complex processes that continue to shape and reshape our world. This book serves as a wonderful primer for anybody interested in our planet’s geological past and that of other planets in our Solar System and beyond. It illustrates not only how our planet’s surface evolved, but also how granite played a pivotal role in the creation of complex, intelligent life on Earth. There has long been a missing element in popular astronomy, which Stevenson now aims to fill: how geological and biological evolution work in a complex partnership, and what our planet’s own diversity can teach us about other rocky worlds.

Planetary Geology

Author: Angelo Pio Rossi,Stephan van Gasselt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331965179X

Category: Science

Page: 433

View: 5441

This book provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary geoscience-focused overview of solid solar system bodies and their evolution, based on the comparative description of processes acting on them. Planetary research today is a strongly multidisciplinary endeavor with efforts coming from engineering and natural sciences. Key focal areas of study are the solid surfaces found in our Solar System. Some have a direct interaction with the interplanetary medium and others have dynamic atmospheres. In any of those cases, the geological records of those surfaces (and sub-surfaces) are key to understanding the Solar System as a whole: its evolution and the planetary perspective of our own planet. This book has a modular structure and is divided into 4 sections comprising 15 chapters in total. Each section builds upon the previous one but is also self-standing. The sections are: Methods and tools Processes and Sources Integration and Geological Syntheses Frontiers The latter covers the far-reaching broad topics of exobiology, early life, extreme environments and planetary resources, all areas where major advancements are expected in the forthcoming decades and both key to human exploration of the Solar System. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate students in geoscience-related topics with no specific planetary science knowledge; undergraduates in other natural science domains (e.g. physics, astronomy, biology or chemistry); graduates in engineering and space systems design who want to complement their knowledge in planetary science. The authors’ backgrounds span a broad range of topics and disciplines: rooted in Earth geoscience, their expertise covers remote sensing and cartography, field mapping, impact cratering, volcanology and tectonics, sedimentology and stratigraphy exobiology and life in extreme environments, planetary resources and mining. Several generations of planetary scientists are cooperating to provide a modern view on a discipline developed from Earth during and through Space exploration.

Die heilige Matrix

Von der Matrix der Gewalt zur Matrix des Lebens. Grundlagen einer neuen Zivilisation

Author: Dieter Duhm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783927266148


Page: 461

View: 5445

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9467

Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)

Year Book

Author: Carnegie Institution of Washington

Publisher: N.A


Category: Research

Page: N.A

View: 7729

Core Servlets und Java Server Pages.

Praktischer Leitfaden zur Entwicklung dynamischer Web-Applikationen. Ausführliche Erklärung unterstützender Technologien.

Author: Marty Hall,Larry Brown

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827266453


Page: 624

View: 9565

Die Sonne, Stern unserer Erde

Author: Kenneth R. Lang

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662066823

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 4394

Eine faszinierende Entdeckungsreise zur Sonne und ihren unsichtbaren Welten. Für Fachkundige ebenso spannend zu lesen wie für Astronomie-Interessierte, führt das Buch verständlich in die Physik der Sonne ein und zeigt eindrucksvoll die Bedeutung des Sonnenlichts für das Leben auf der Erde. Gestützt auf neueste Forschungsergebnisse aus Radioteleskop- und Satellitenbeobachtungen beschreibt Kenneth Lang die gewaltigen atomenergetischen Prozesse der Sonne, den von ihr ausgehenden Neutrinofluß, ihre seismischen Aktivitäten, ihre Magnetfelder und Sonnenflecken, die Sonnenausbrüche und Protuberanzen, den Sonnenwind und den Einfluß der Sonne auf unser Klima und Wetter. Das Buch ist mit einer Fülle hervorragender Abbildungen ausgestattet, u.a. mit Fotomaterial der NASA, das hier zum ersten Mal veröffentlicht wird.

Keplers Traum vom Mond

Author: Johannes Kepler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronomy

Page: 185

View: 5282