Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

2nd Edition

$56.00 USD

$56.00 USD
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to ebooks.com for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries. This second edition of a now classic reference is brought up to date with fascinating new discoveries from 12 recent Solar System missions. Examples include water on the Moon, volcanism on Mercury's previously unseen half, vast buried glaciers on Mars, geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus, lakes of hydrocarbons on Titan, encounter with asteroid Itokawa, and sample return from comet Wild 2. The book is further enhanced by hundreds of striking new images of the planets and moons. Written at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduate and high-school students, it provides fresh insights that appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science. A website hosted by the author contains all the images in the book with an overview of their importance. A link to this can be found at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem.

    • Presents striking examples of new discoveries through hundreds of captivating, full-color images
    • Includes key discoveries from recent planetary spacecraft and fresh insights into previous explorations, giving an up-to-date description of the planets and moons of our Solar System
    • All the images from the book, together with a description of their importance, can be found at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139065399
    • contains: 200 b/w illus. 225 colour illus. 62 tables
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Changing Views and Fundamental Concepts:
    1. Evolving perspectives: a historical prologue
    2. The new, close-up view from space
    3. The invisible buffer zone with space: atmospheres, magnetospheres and the solar wind
    Part II. The Inner System – Rocky Worlds:
    4. Third rock from the Sun: restless Earth
    5. The Moon: stepping stone to the planets
    6. Mercury: a dense battered world
    7. Venus: the veiled planet
    8. Mars: the red planet
    Part III. The Giant Planets, Their Satellites and Their Rings – Worlds of Liquid, Ice and Gas:
    9. Jupiter: a giant primitive planet
    10. Saturn: lord of the rings
    11. Uranus and Neptune
    Part IV. Remnants of Creation – Small Worlds in the Solar System:
    12. Asteroids and meteorites
    13. Colliding worlds
    14. Comets
    15. Beyond Neptune
    Part V. Origin of the Solar System and Extrasolar Planets:
    16. Brave new worlds
    Index.

  • Resources for

    The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

    Kenneth R. Lang

    General Resources

    Welcome to the resources site

    Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email cflack@cambridge.org

  • Author

    Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University, Massachusetts
    Kenneth R. Lang is a Professor of Astronomy at Tufts University. He is a well-known author and has published 25 books. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun (Cambridge University Press, 2001) was recommended by the Library Journal as one of the best reference books published that year. He has extensive teaching experience, and has served as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA headquarters.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email cflack@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that an additional password is required to open the solutions file once you have downloaded it. Contact collegesales@cambridge.org for this password.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×