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Exploring the Solar System

By: Publication details: United Kingdom; John Wiley and Sons Ltd; 20 Feb 2012Description: 456 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
  • 9781405134996
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 523.2
Summary: The exploration of our solar system is one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements. The last fifty years in particular have seen huge steps forward in our understanding of the planets, the sun, and other objects in the solar system. Whilst planetary science is now a mature discipline - involving geoscientists, astronomers, physicists, and others - many profound mysteries remain, and there is indeed still the tantalizing possibility that we may find evidence of life on another planet in our system.Drawing upon the latest results from the second golden age of Solar System exploration, author Peter Bond provides an authoritative and up-to-date account of the planets, satellites and smaller debris that orbit the Sun. Written in an informal style, with minimal use of mathematics, this book is the ideal introductory text for non-science students and other readers with little or no science background. With the aid of numerous illustrations, many in full colour, this exciting book brings to life the weird and wonderful worlds that populate our corner of the Universe. This book: * Assumes no background in physics , astronomy or mathematics * Carefully explains key concepts * Gives balanced coverage to areas of controversy or uncertainty in planetary science * Is in in full color throughout and richly illustrated An interview with Peter can be found at http://wisciblog.com/2012/02/28/exploring-the-solar-system/
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Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi In Store 523.2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Withdrawn Not For Loan SOLD - BOOK BAZAAR PKLC006692
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore In Store 523.2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Withdrawn For Sale PKLC007969
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The exploration of our solar system is one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements. The last fifty years in particular have seen huge steps forward in our understanding of the planets, the sun, and other objects in the solar system. Whilst planetary science is now a mature discipline - involving geoscientists, astronomers, physicists, and others - many profound mysteries remain, and there is indeed still the tantalizing possibility that we may find evidence of life on another planet in our system.Drawing upon the latest results from the second golden age of Solar System exploration, author Peter Bond provides an authoritative and up-to-date account of the planets, satellites and smaller debris that orbit the Sun. Written in an informal style, with minimal use of mathematics, this book is the ideal introductory text for non-science students and other readers with little or no science background. With the aid of numerous illustrations, many in full colour, this exciting book brings to life the weird and wonderful worlds that populate our corner of the Universe. This book: * Assumes no background in physics , astronomy or mathematics * Carefully explains key concepts * Gives balanced coverage to areas of controversy or uncertainty in planetary science * Is in in full color throughout and richly illustrated An interview with Peter can be found at http://wisciblog.com/2012/02/28/exploring-the-solar-system/

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