Guide to the Universe: Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets - Greenwood Guides to the Universe (Hardback)
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Guide to the Universe: Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets - Greenwood Guides to the Universe (Hardback)

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Published: 15/10/2009
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Geared toward students, this guide provides an overview of the small bodies that orbit the sun.

This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series covers asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets—those small bodies that revolve the Sun—and provides readers with the most up-to-date understanding of the current state of scientific knowledge about them. Scientifically sound, but written with the student in mind, Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets is an excellent first step for researching the exciting scientific discoveries of the smallest celestial bodies in the solar system.

The book will introduce students to all of the areas of research surrounding the subject, answering many intriguing questions. It defines a dwarf planet and explains why Pluto is one. It looks at how such small bodies form, what they are made of, and what kind of atmospheres might they have. And it asks—and answers—whether asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets present a hazard to the Earth or to spacecraft.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780313344329
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 652 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm


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Featuring many illustrations and an extensive glossary of astronomical terms, this lively book will interest almost anyone who wants to know more about the solar system. - SciTech Book News

. . .contain[s] basic information to help the reader understand this ever-changing topic. - ARBAonline

. . . this volume will be a valuable complement and update for either general science encyclopedias or specific ones such as Paul Murdin's Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Nature Publishing Group, 2001). - School Library Journal

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