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SOLAR SYSTEM VOYAGE

Brunier Serge

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

ISBN:
9780521807241

382,16 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Photojournalist and science writer Brunier is the author of various books covering astronomy and cosmology and for many years was the chief editor of the French journal Ciel et Espace.Fully illustrated guide to the solar system.This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system describing the Sun and its planets the large satellites asteroids and comets. With photographs and information from recent space missions this fascinating book is a voyage of discovery.This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system describing the Sun and its planets the large satellites asteroids and comets. With photographs and information from recent space missions this fascinating book is a voyage of discovery.In the last few decades the exploration of our solar system has revealed fascinating details about the worlds that lie beyond our Earth. This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system. It starts by locating our planetary system in the Universe then describes the Sun and its planets the large satellites asteroids and comets. With photographs and information from the latest space missions the reader will discover the lunar plains scarred by asteroid impacts the frozen deserts of Mars and Europa the continuously erupting volcanoes of Io and the giant geysers of Triton: he will cross the rings of Saturn plunge into the clouds of Venus and Titan and survive the spectacular crash of the comet ShoemakerLevy into Jupiter to emerge with a greater appreciation of the hospitable planet we call home.Introduction: 1. A star lost in infinite space: 2. The Sun our Star: 3. Mercury: baked by the heat of the Sun: 4. Venus: a vision of hell: 5. The Moon: setting foot on another world: 6. Mars: a trip to the desert planet: 7. Phobos and Deimos: pebbles in the sky: 8. Gaspra: our first asteroid: 9. Jupiter: planet of storms: 10. ShoemakerLevy: timetable to collision: 11. Io: the volcano planet: 12. Europa: the hidden ocean: 13. Saturn: the Lord of the Rings: 14. Titan: an Earth in hibernation: 15. Enceladus and the worlds of ice: 16. Uranus: a recumbent giant: 17. Halley: the great traveller: 18. Neptune: the great blue sea: 19. Triton: volcanoes of ice: 20. Pluto and Charon: planets in limbo: Appendices.The images beautifully presented and in the large format will be familiar to many readers with a passing interest in planetary geology this book works very well as an introduction to planetary science that should ensure a steady supply of recruits for the future definitely one to give to the budding scientist in the family. A&G truly breathtaking From the hideous and desolate to the technicoloured and unbelievably beautiful the planets and celestial bodies associated with them are aweinspiring. However with their mixtures of horrendous gases extremes of temperature and deadly atmospheres they are inhospitable. Solar

Wymiary: 263 mm 365 mm 30 mm 2355 gr

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