This is a study of the planetary physics and physical chemistry of the part of the universe that is best understood - our own solar system. Although many fundamental questions remain unanswered, research in these areas has advanced quickly, and the planetary sciences have benefited from both earth-based and spacecraft-based experimentation. These experiments form the basis of this encylopaedic reference, which fuses synthesis and explanation. Chapters review each of the major planetary bodies as well as asteroids, comets and other small orbitals. The book has been based on a course taught at MIT and is intended for upper-division students with one year of mathematics, chemistry and physics.
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New edition synthesizes and explaines the latest findings regarding our solar systemAbout the Author:
John S. Lewis is Professor of Planetary Sciences and Co-Director of the Space Engineering Research Center of the University of Arizona, has concentrated in recent years on the material and energy resources of nearby space and on the hazards and opportunities presented to mankind by the Near-Earth Asteroids. He is a former Professor of Planetary Sciences and Chemistry at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Cal Tech. He has served as Chairman of a number of international conferences on space science and space development. His contributions to planetary science include the first prediction of coloring matter in the atmosphere of Jupiter. He is also the author of several popular science books, including Rain of Iron and Ice, a popular account of the impact hazard, and Mining the Sky, a survey of resource opportunities in space and their relevance to economic, resource, and environmental issues on Earth. He is also the editor of a 1000-page technical volume, Resources of Near-Earth Space. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of American Rocket Company, and is presently an advisor to the Space Development Corporation's Near-Earth Asteroid Prospector (NEAP) mission.
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Book Description Academic Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110124467407
Book Description Academic Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0124467407