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Heavily illustrated and detailed, and completely up-to-date, The Solar System, Revised Edition provides an A to Z format on over 180 major topics on Earth's solar system. All essays from the previous edition have been fully expanded and revised to include additional knowledge gained from recent interplanetary missions, including the missions of Galileo, and the most recent Mars missions.

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Grade 6–10—Extensively revised and with nearly fifty percent more entries (Salem, 1998), these 180 articles offer comprehensive views of the solar system's bodies, dynamics, and phenomena, as well as a thorough account of how they are studied via astronomical observation and space exploration. Each entry opens with a quick summary of the topic and closes with an annotated reading list and an array of cross-references. Most pieces also feature one or more charts, tables, and sharp black-and-white photos or artists' renditions. Subjects range from discussions of "Nemesis and Planet X" (theorized bodies whose long orbits tie into Earth's periodic mass extinctions) to "Earth's Crust" and, further afield, "Pulsars" and "Extrasolar Planets." Articles are generally three pages in length but can be as long as nine. The cross-references, lengthy subject index, continuous pagination throughout the volumes, and a thematic table of contents, in addition to one by volume, make access particularly easy. Though color illustrations give Lucy-Ann McFadden's Encyclopedia of the Solar System (Elsevier, 2006) a visual boost, serious students of our planetary neighborhood will appreciate the more current content of this alternative.—John Peters, New York Public Library END

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Some of the material in this encyclopedia was previously published in The Solar System (1998). There are 58 new topics covering every planet in the solar system, comets and asteroids, and interplanetary phenomena as well as 25 topics associated with the earth sciences. The 180 entries are arranged alphabetically. Examples include Big Bang, Dwarf planets, Earth’s origin, Extraterrestrial life in the solar system, Impact cratering, Mars’s water, Pluto and Charon, and Solar radio emissions. Essays are between three and seven pages in length and offer a brief summary of the significance of the topic, an overview of the main facts, context as it relates to a broader perspective, and annotated further-reading suggestions. All three volumes contain numerous black-and-white images, sidebars, and diagrams. Units of measure and alphabetical and category lists of contents are found in each volume, and volume 3 contains a glossary, a general bibliography, a list of Web sites, and a subject index. Extremely well written, this encyclopedia is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries. --Robyn Rosenberg

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Book Description Salem Press Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book features essential coverage of all major aspects of Earth s solar system, from every feature of the major planets to their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena, and cosmological context. Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, this completely revised and updated edition covers 180 major topics on Earth s solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. For this new edition, 58 new topics have been added and every essay has been thoroughly expanded, from the text through bibliographies, to bring it up to date in view of the many interplanetary missions that have expanded our knowledge of the solar system - from Pioneer and Voyager through the missions of Galileo, Cassini-Huygens, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the latest Mars probes as of 2009. Scope and coverage: No reference dedicated to the solar system is this detailed or complete and up to date. Coverage is presented in an A-Z format - from Archaeoastronomy and Asteroids through Venus Volcanoes and White and Black Dwarfs - and is supplemented by more than two hundred photos. For those wishing instant access to essays grouped by planetary system, a Category Index appears in the front of every volume. Essays fall into one or more of the following categories: the Cosmological Context, Earth, the Jovian System, Life in the Solar System, Mars, Mercury, Natural Planetary Satellites, Neptune, Planets and Planetology, the Saturnian System, Scientific Methods, Small Bodies, the Solar System as a Whole, the Stellar Context, the Sun, Uranus, and Venus. Organization and format: Essays range in length from three to seven pages and offer a complete overview of the topic as well as an assessment of knowledge gained, methods of study, or applications. Each essay begins with standard, ready-reference information, including the title of the essay, the category (or categories) in which the essay falls, and a summary of the importance of the topic and the current state of our knowledge. The essay is then broken down into several subsections. An Overview section, generally the longest subsection in the essay, details basic information about the subject and discusses the main facts about the topic. Knowledge Gained/Methods of Study/Applications details how the topic is investigated, what scientific knowledge we have accumulated, or the uses of the knowledge we have gained. Context addresses the topic from the larger perspective of the history of solar-system science and its relevance for humankind. Further Reading is an annotated selection of the most important print resources for further study. Lastly, See Also lists cross-references to other essays in The Solar System covering related topics. Special features: the front matter of each volume includes a Complete List of Contents and a Category Index. The set is heavily illustrated, with over 300 photos. At the end of volume three, users will find a general bibliography, a list of web resources, a comprehensive glossary, and a full subject index. This title contains 3 Volumes; 1,056 Pages; 180 Essays, 58 New; See Also Cross-References; Complete List of Contents; Category Index; Glossary; Bibliography; Web Sites; and Subject Index. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781587655302

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Book Description Salem Press Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book features essential coverage of all major aspects of Earth s solar system, from every feature of the major planets to their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena, and cosmological context. Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, this completely revised and updated edition covers 180 major topics on Earth s solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. For this new edition, 58 new topics have been added and every essay has been thoroughly expanded, from the text through bibliographies, to bring it up to date in view of the many interplanetary missions that have expanded our knowledge of the solar system - from Pioneer and Voyager through the missions of Galileo, Cassini-Huygens, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the latest Mars probes as of 2009. Scope and coverage: No reference dedicated to the solar system is this detailed or complete and up to date. Coverage is presented in an A-Z format - from Archaeoastronomy and Asteroids through Venus Volcanoes and White and Black Dwarfs - and is supplemented by more than two hundred photos. For those wishing instant access to essays grouped by planetary system, a Category Index appears in the front of every volume. Essays fall into one or more of the following categories: the Cosmological Context, Earth, the Jovian System, Life in the Solar System, Mars, Mercury, Natural Planetary Satellites, Neptune, Planets and Planetology, the Saturnian System, Scientific Methods, Small Bodies, the Solar System as a Whole, the Stellar Context, the Sun, Uranus, and Venus. Organization and format: Essays range in length from three to seven pages and offer a complete overview of the topic as well as an assessment of knowledge gained, methods of study, or applications. Each essay begins with standard, ready-reference information, including the title of the essay, the category (or categories) in which the essay falls, and a summary of the importance of the topic and the current state of our knowledge. The essay is then broken down into several subsections. An Overview section, generally the longest subsection in the essay, details basic information about the subject and discusses the main facts about the topic. Knowledge Gained/Methods of Study/Applications details how the topic is investigated, what scientific knowledge we have accumulated, or the uses of the knowledge we have gained. Context addresses the topic from the larger perspective of the history of solar-system science and its relevance for humankind. Further Reading is an annotated selection of the most important print resources for further study. Lastly, See Also lists cross-references to other essays in The Solar System covering related topics. Special features: the front matter of each volume includes a Complete List of Contents and a Category Index. The set is heavily illustrated, with over 300 photos. At the end of volume three, users will find a general bibliography, a list of web resources, a comprehensive glossary, and a full subject index. This title contains 3 Volumes; 1,056 Pages; 180 Essays, 58 New; See Also Cross-References; Complete List of Contents; Category Index; Glossary; Bibliography; Web Sites; and Subject Index. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781587655302

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