Solar System: The Outer Planets

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

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

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3796-5
# of Pages: 185
# of Volumes: 1
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The Solar System
The Outer 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 Outer Planets Table of Contents

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collides
    with Jupiter
Jovian Planets
Jupiter's Atmosphere
Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Jupiter's Interior
Jupiter's Magnetic Field & Radiation Belts
Jupiter's Ring System
Jupiter's Satellites
Neptune's Atmosphere
Neptune's Great Dark Spots
Neptune's Interior
Neptune's Magnetic Field
Neptune's Ring System
Neptune's Satellites
Planetary Orbits
Planetary Ring Systems
Planetology: Comparative
Saturn's Atmosphere
Saturn's Interior
Saturn's Magnetic Field
Saturn's Ring System
Saturn's Satellites
Uranus's Atmosphere
Uranus's Interior
Uranus's Magnetic Field
Uranus's Rings
Uranus's Satellites
Uranus's Tilt
Voyager 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.