Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

The Solar System

Authors: Encrenaz, T., Bibring, J.-P., Blanc, M., Barucci, M.-A., Roques, F., Zarka, P.

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About this Textbook

This text treats our knowledge of the solar system from an astrophysical point of view. Part 1 deals with the formation of the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium. Part 2 presents its various objects: planets and satellites, asteroids, comets, trans-neptunian objects and interplanetary dust. The final sections on extrasolar planetary systems and on the search for life in the Universe round off an introduction to a field that has grown dramatically following the space missions of the last twenty years.

Over the last decade many exciting observations have helped to reshape our understanding of the solar system and planetary science. In the third corrected and revised edition of this classic on the astrophysics of our solar system, students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This dense text book [...] is a serious review of the physical and chemical structure and evolution of the solar system addressed certainly to students and searchers in astronomy but is also very pleasant to read for a more external reader with some scientific knowledge." (Physicalia 2005, 57, page 215-216)

"As a detailed reference to the astronomy and physics of the solar system, I have yet to meet its equal." (R. Feasey, Journal of the Auckland Astronomical Society AAS, May 2005)

From the reviews of the third edition:

"This is the third edition of the originally published book in French in 1987. The solar system, planets and satellites, asteroids, comets and interplanetary dust is discussed in a very systematic and quantitative way. … This dense text book … is a serious review of the physical and chemical structure and evolution of the solar system addressed certainly to students and searchers in astronomy but is also very pleasant to read for a more external reader with some scientific knowledge." (Laurent Favart, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (3), 2005)

"Originally published in 1987, at just over 500 pages, the third edition of this hardcover text has been translated from its native French by Storm Dunlop. … it is not a picture book designed to catch the eye, but a serious review of the physical and chemical structure and evolution of the solar system. As a detailed reference to the astronomy and physics of the solar system, I have yet to meet its equal. … A highly recommended reference book." (Roger Feasey, Journal of the Auckland Astronomical Society, May, 2005)

"This book, originally appeared in French in 1987 … . It is a good book for those intending to increase their knowledge on modern planetology. … This volume offers a nice journey inside the solar system and closes with a brief account on the search for life in the Universe. … The volume ends with a series of references for each chapter together with an alphabetic index for a quick item search. The book is accessible to many researchers and postgraduate students." (M. Storini, Bollettino della Società Italiana di Fisica, Vol. 28 (1), 2005) 


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • General Features of the Solar System

    Encrenaz, Thérèse (et al.)

    Pages 1-42

  • The Solar System Within the Universe

    Encrenaz, Thérèse (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Methods of Studying the Solar System

    Encrenaz, Thérèse (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • The Formation of the Solar System

    Encrenaz, Thérèse (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

  • The Interaction of Solar-System Bodies with the Interplanetary Medium

    Encrenaz, Thérèse (et al.)

    Pages 105-182

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Solar System
Authors
Translated by
Dunlop, S.
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-10403-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-10403-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-00241-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05530-0
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XII, 514
Additional Information
Original French edition published by EDP Sciences, Les Ulis, and CNRS Editions, Paris, 2003
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