Solar System: Study of the Universe

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185 Pages
35-45 Essays
Sidebars & Maps
Charts & Graphs
Category Index

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March 2013 · 1 volume
185 pages · 8"x10"

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3793-4
# of Pages: 185
# of Volumes: 1
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The Solar System
Study of the Universe
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.

Study of the Universe Table of Contents

Big Bang
Coordinate Systems
Cosmic Rays
Electromagnetic Radiation:
    Nonthermal Emissions
Electromagnetic Radiation:
    Thermal Emissions
Extraterrestrial Life in the Solar System
General Relativity
Gravity Measurement
Infrared Astronomy
Interplanetary Environment
Interstellar Clouds and the Interstellar
Life's Origins
Milky Way
NASA Launches the Hubble
    Space Telescope
Neutrino Astronomy
Oort Cloud
Optical Astronomy
Planetary Atmospheres
Planetary Classifications
Planetary Formation
Planetary Interiors
Planetary Magnetospheres
Planetary Rotations
Planetary Tectonics
Planetology: Comparative
Radio Astronomy
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Solar System: Element Distribution
Solar System: Origins
Space-Time Distortion by Gravity
Telescopes: Ground-Based
Telescopes: Space-Based
Terrestrial Planets
Ultraviolet Astronomy
Universe: Evolution
Universe: Structure
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Astronomy

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.