The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition-winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers-provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact-with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system.
New additions to the third edition reflect the latest progress and growth in the field, including past and present space missions to the terrestrial planets, the outer solar systems and space telescopes used to detect extrasolar planets.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 1336
Weight: 3870 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 64 mm
Edition: 3rd edition
"Encyclopedia of the Solar System, as a title, is almost on a par with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and, come to the think of it, the content is almost as mind-blowing."
-Satellite Evolution Group, September 2007
"The editors have brought together an awesome amount of information authored by a Who's Who of planetary science."
-Sky and Telescope, July 2007
"...a delight to hold and view, printed in glorious colour on quality paper...one of those books you just have to own."
- David O'Driscoll, AAQ Newsletter
"Everything you want to know about the solar system is here. ...This is the perfect reference book, lavishly illustrated and well-written."
-From the Foreword by WESLEY T. HUNTRESS, JR., Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institute of Washington
"The authors succeed brilliantly at combining the latest results from spacecraft missions and Earth-based observations with thoughtful interpretations of the processes."
-MARIA T. ZUBER, E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The editors and authors are scientists whose knowledge I trust. ...Suitable for graduate students and researchers, and for advanced undergraduate courses."
-JAY M. PASACHOFF, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Williams College
"This book reminds me how rapidly planetary science is evolving. This second edition comes at the right time."
-ANDREW P. INGERSOLL, Professor of Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology
"Wonderfully updated and spectacular spacecraft images...It's a great primer for students as well as a reference for professionals."
-WILLIAM K. HARTMANN, Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute