Solar System: The Inner Planets

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

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

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3795-8
# of Pages: 185
# of Volumes: 1
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The Solar System
The Inner Planets
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.

The Inner Planets Table of Contents

Earth System Science
Earth's Age
Earth's Atmosphere
Earth's Composition
Earth's Magnetic Field at Present
Earth's Magnetic Field: Origins
Earth's Magnetic Field: Secular Variation
Earth's Magnetosphere
Earth's Origin
Earth's Rotation
Earth's Shape
Earth's Structure
Earth-Sun Relations
Gemini Program
Global energy balance
Habitable Zones
Interplanetary Travel
Mars: Illusions and Conspiracies
Mars: Possible Life
Mars: Surface Experiments
Mars's Atmosphere
Mars's Craters
Mars's Polar Caps
Mars's Satellites
Mars's Valleys
Mars's Volcanoes
Mars's Water
Planetary Orbits
Planetology: Comparative
Planetology: Comparison of Venus,
    Earth, and Mars
Van Allen Radiation Belts
Venus's Atmosphere
Venus's Craters
Venus's Surface Experiments
Venus's Surface Features
Venus's Volcanoes
Viking Program

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.