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Astronomers' Universe

The Solar System in Close-Up

Authors: Wilkinson, John

  • Supported by colorful close up images, the book presents what is currently known about the sun, solar system planets, their moons as well as small solar system objects
  • Provides the latest discoveries and early results of space missions like "Dawn", "Rosetta" and "New Horizons"
  • Serves as a complete guide to the Solar System
  • Each chapter begins with a list of recent highlights
  • Includes also early views on each object discussed
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eBook 27,36 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27629-8
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Softcover 34,31 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27627-4
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About this book

In response to the new information gained about the Solar System from recent space probes and space telescopes, the experienced science author Dr. John Wilkinson presents the state-of-the art knowledge on the Sun, solar system planets and small solar system objects like comets and asteroids. He also describes space missions like the New Horizon’s space probe that provided never seen before pictures of the Pluto system; the Dawn space probe, having just visited the asteroid Vesta, and the dwarf planet Ceres; and the Rosetta probe inorbit around comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that has sent extraordinary and most exciting pictures. Those and a number of other probes are also changing our understanding of the solar system and providing a wealth of new up close photos. This book will cover all these missions and discuss observed surface features of planets and moons like their compositions, geisers, aurorae, lightning phenomena etc.Presenting the fascinating aspects of solar system astronomy this book is a complete guide to the Solar System for amateur astronomers, students, science educators and interested members of the public.

About the authors

Dr. John Wilkinson is an experienced science author having recently written  “The Moon in Close-up” (Springer 2010),  and “New eyes on the Sun” (Springer 2012) and 100+ science textbooks published for Australian schools.  Science textbooks have been published by Macmillan Australia and Oxford University Press (Australia).
John is a science educator and former university lecturer in Physics and Science Education, 30 years as a secondary science teacher.  He writes regular Astronomy articles for Australian Science Teachers Journal, Lab Talk, and Australian Astronomy magazines.
John completed his Masters degree and PhD in science education at LaTrobe University, Melbourne. He has research interests in science education and astronomy.

Reviews

“Each chapter begins with bullet points of chapter highlights, followed by copious detail on the subjects … many excellent images, some tables, and useful diagrams. … All references are web links (mostly to NASA). Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates, general readers.” (M.-K. Hemenway, Choice, Vol. 54 (4), December, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 27,36 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27629-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 34,31 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27627-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Solar System in Close-Up
Authors
Series Title
Astronomers' Universe
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27629-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27629-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-27627-4
Series ISSN
1614-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 291
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
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