Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System,
Edition 2
By John S. Lewis

Publication Date: 09 Feb 2004
Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive survey of the planetary physics and physical chemistry of our own solar system. It covers current research in these areas and the planetary sciences that have benefited from both earth-based and spacecraft-based experimentation. These experiments form the basis of this encyclopedic reference, which skillfully fuses synthesis and explanation. Detailed chapters review each of the major planetary bodies as well as asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals. Astronomers, physicists, and planetary scientists can use this state-of-the-art book for both research and teaching. This Second Edition features extensive new material, including expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, spacecraft findings from Mars Pathfinder through Mars Odyssey 2001, recent reflections on brown dwarfs, and descriptions of planned NASA, ESA, and Japanese planetary missions.

Key Features

* New edition features expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, the latest spacecraft findings from Mars, information about 100+ new discoveries of planets and stars, planned lunar and planetary missions, more end-of-chapter exercises, and more* Includes extensive new material and is amply illustrated throughout* Reviews each major planetary body, asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals
About the author
By John S. Lewis, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A.
Table of Contents
IntroductionAstronomical PerspectiveGeneral Description of the Solar SystemThe Sun and the Solar NebulaThe Major PlanetsPluto and the Icy Satellites of the Outer Planets Comets and MeteorsMeteorites and AsteroidsThe Airless Rocky BodiesThe Terrestrial Planets: Mars, Venus, and EarthPlanets and Life about Other StarsFuture ProspectsAppendix III
Book details
ISBN: 9780124467446
Page Count: 655
Retail Price : £65.99
Weissman et al: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM (1998, ISBN: 0-12-226805-9, $99.95)
Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and those in astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science courses with background in mathematics, physics and chemistry.