Solar System: Great Astronomers

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The Solar System
Great Astronomers
An in-depth selection of articles from The Solar System.

Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, The Solar System Singles cover all major topics on Earth's solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. Each of the 35-45 essays begins with standard, ready-reference information. An "Overview" section 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 set. Each set is heavily illustrated.

Great Astronomers Table of Contents

Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani
Baade, Walter
Bailly, Jean-Sylvain
Banneker, Benjamin
Bessel, Friedrich
Brahe, Tycho
Bruno, Giordano
Cannon, Annie Jump
Cassini, Gian Domenico
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Danjon, André-Louis
Einstein, Albert
Eudoxus of Cnidus
Fabricius, Johannes
Fleming, Williamina
Galileo Galilei
Gamow, George
Hale, George Ellery
Halley, Edmond
Hamilton, William Rowan
Hawking, Stephen
Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
Herschel, William
Hevelius, Johannes
Horrocks, Jeremiah
Hoyle, Fred
Hubble, Edwin Powell
Huygens, Christiaan
Kepler, Johannes
Laplace, Pierre-Simon
Leavitt, Henrietta Swan
Lemaître, Georges
Mitchell, Maria
Muhammad ibn Jabir al-Harrani al-Battani
Oort, Jan Hendrik
Peuerbach, Georg von
Russell, Henry Norris
Sagan, Carl
Tombaugh, Clyde William
Van Allen, James
Wang Zhenyi
Wolf, Max


About The Solar System
The full three-volume set of The Solar System was published in 2009. It includes 1,056 pages and provides free online access to its full content. The set covers 180 major topics on Earth's solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. 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.

The front matter includes a Complete List of Contents and a Category Index. The set is heavily illustrated, with over 300 photos. Back matter includes a general bibliography, a list of web resources, a comprehensive glossary, and a full subject index.