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Planetary Sciences

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: January 2015
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  • isbn: 9781316191958

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  • An authoritative introduction for graduate students in the physical sciences, this award-winning textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical, and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. This updated second edition has been revised and improved while maintaining its existing structure and organization. Many data tables and plots have been updated to account for the latest measurements. A new Appendix focuses on recent discoveries since the second edition was first published. These include results from Cassini, Kepler, MESSENGER, MRO, LRO, Dawn at Vesta, Curiosity, and others, as well as many ground-based observatories. With over 300 exercises to help students apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for graduate courses in astronomy, planetary science and earth science, and well suited as a reference for researchers. Color versions of many figures, movie clips supplementing the text, and other resources are available at www.cambridge.org/depater.

    • The only textbook to cover the entire breadth of planetary science (including exoplanets) at an advanced level, providing an up-to-date introduction to planetary studies for advanced undergraduate students
    • This updated second edition features new results from missions and ground-based observatories
    • Includes hundreds of problems to help students learn how to apply the concepts covered
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316191958
    • contains: 300 b/w illus. 32 colour illus. 300 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Dynamics
    3. Solar heating and energy transport
    4. Planetary atmospheres
    5. Planetary surfaces
    6. Planetary interiors
    7. Magnetic fields and plasmas
    8. Meteorites
    9. Minor planets
    10. Comets
    11. Planetary rings
    12. Extrasolar planets
    13. Planet formation
    14. Planets and life
    Appendixes
    References
    Index.

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    Planetary Sciences

    Imke de Pater, Jack J. Lissauer

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    Imke de Pater, University of California, Berkeley
    Imke de Pater is a Professor in the departments of Astronomy and of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and is affiliated with the Delft Institute of Earth Observation and Space Systems (DEOS) at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. She began her career observing and modeling Jupiter's synchrotron radiation, followed by detailed investigations of the planet's thermal radio emission. In 1994 she led a worldwide campaign to observe the impact of comet D/Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. Currently, she is exploiting adaptive optics techniques in the infrared range to obtain high angular resolution data.

    Jack J. Lissauer, NASA-Ames Research Center
    Jack J. Lissauer is a Space Scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, and a Consulting Professor at Stanford University. His primary research interests are the formation of planetary systems, detection of extrasolar planets, planetary dynamics and chaos, planetary ring systems, and circumstellar/protoplanetary disks. He is co-discoverer of the first four planets found to orbit about faint M dwarf stars, and co-discovered two broad tenuous dust rings and two small inner moons orbiting the planet Uranus.

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