Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Editors: Tilman, Spohn, Breuer, Doris and Johnson, T. V.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-12-415845-0
Category: Science - Astronomy
Image Count: 1002
Book Status: Available
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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, third edition includes fifty-seven chapters from over seventy five eminent authors who review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions, making this the definitive solar system reference.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Part I The Solar System
  • 1 The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy
  • 2 The Origin of the Solar System
  • 3 Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion
  • Part II Fundamental Planetary Processes and Properties
  • 4 Planetary Impacts
  • 5 Planetary Volcanism
  • 6 Magnetic Field Generation in Planets
  • 7 Planetary Magnetospheres
  • 8 Rotation of Planets
  • 9 Evolution of Planetary Interiors
  • 10 Astrobiology
  • Part III The Sun
  • 11 The Sun
  • 12 The Solar Wind
  • Part IV Earthlike Planets
  • 13 Mercury
  • 14 Venus: Atmosphere
  • 15 Venus: Surface and Interior
  • 16 Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions
  • 17 Mars: Surface and Interior
  • 18 Interior Structure and Evolution of Mars
  • 19 Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry
  • Part V Earth and Moon as Planets
  • 20 Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans
  • 21 Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior
  • 22 Space Weather
  • 23 The Moon
  • 24 Interior of the Moon
  • 25 Lunar Exploration
  • Part VI Asteroids, Dust and Comets
  • 26 Main-Belt Asteroids
  • 27 Near-Earth Objects
  • 28 Meteorites
  • 29 Dust in the Solar System
  • 30 Physics and Chemistry of Comets
  • 31 Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics
  • Part VII Giant Planets and their Satellites
  • 32 Atmospheres of the Giant Planets
  • 33 Interiors of the Giant Planets
  • 34 Planetary Satellites
  • 35 Io: The Volcanic Moon
  • 36 Europa
  • 37 Ganymede and Callisto
  • 38 Titan
  • 39 Enceladus
  • 40 Triton
  • 41 Planetary Rings
  • Part VIII Beyond the Planets
  • 42 Pluto
  • 43 Kuiper Belt: Dynamics
  • 44 Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies
  • 45 Extrasolar Planets
  • Part IX Exploring the Solar System
  • 46 Strategies of Modern Solar System Exploration
  • 47 A History of Solar System Studies
  • 48 X-rays in the Solar System
  • 49 The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths
  • 50 Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space
  • 51 New Generation Ground-Based Optical/Infrared Telescopes
  • 52 The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths
  • 53 Planetary Radar
  • 54 Remote Sensing of Chemical Elements Using Nuclear Spectroscopy
  • 55 Probing the Interiors of Planets with Geophysical Tools
  • 56 Planetary Exploration Missions
  • 57 Exploration and Analysis of Planetary Shape and Topography Using Stereophotogrammetry
  • Appendix
  • Glossary