2007

Introduction to Planetary Science

The Geological Perspective

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5233-0 (Print) 978-1-4020-5544-7 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XX

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    Pages 1-12

    The Urge to Explore

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    Pages 13-21

    From Speculation to Understanding

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    Pages 23-34

    The Planets of the Solar System

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    Pages 35-48

    Life and Death of Stars

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    Pages 49-63

    Origin of the Solar System

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    Pages 65-86

    Earth: Model of Planetary Evolution

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    Pages 87-108

    The Clockwork of the Solar System

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    Pages 109-137

    Meteorites and Impact Craters

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    Pages 139-166

    The Earth-Moon System

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    Pages 167-181

    Mercury: Too Hot for Comfort

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    Pages 183-210

    Venus; Planetary Evolution Gone Bad

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    Pages 211-259

    Mars: The Little Planet that Could

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    Pages 261-280

    Asteroids: Shattered Worlds

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    Pages 281-295

    Jupiter: Heavy-Weight Champion

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    Pages 297-333

    Galilean Satellites: Jewels of the Solar System

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    Pages 335-357

    Saturn: The Beauty of Rings

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    Pages 359-367

    Titan: An Ancient World in Deep Freeze

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    Pages 369-384

    Uranus: What Happened Here?

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    Pages 385-399

    Neptune: More Surprises

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    Pages 401-408

    Pluto and Charon: The Odd Couple

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