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The Cambridge Planetary Handbook

Michael E. Bakich

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ISBN 10: 0521632803 / ISBN 13: 9780521632805
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Cambridge University Press Pub Date: 1/1/2000 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 336 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3204827

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Title: The Cambridge Planetary Handbook

Binding: Hardcover

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The Cambridge Planetary Handbook is an invaluable reference text, bringing together key facts and data on the planets and their satellites, discoverers and researchers. It summarises many centuries' worth of data, from the earliest observations of the planets through to the most recent spaceprobe findings. The author discusses the history, mythology and theories of the main objects in our solar system, and provides a comprehensive information section with accurate and up-to-date data on the planets. The book contains excellent photography and explanatory illustrations, along with numerous historical drawings from Galileo, Huygens, Herschel and other astronomers. This book is a must for all astronomy enthusiasts, as well as academic researchers, students and teachers. Those unfamiliar with the sky will find this a user-friendly guide written in clear, non-technical language.

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This comprehensive reference text contains facts on all aspects of the planets in our solar system, from the earliest observations to the most recent spaceprobe findings. It is written using clear, non-technical language and includes excellent photography and illustrations. It will appeal to anyone interested in planetary astronomy.

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