Solar System Moons

Discovery and Mythology

Authors: Blunck, Jürgen

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  • An enjoyable reference of the discovery, naming and historical and mythological background of the solar system satellites
  • Contains modern photos of planets and their moons as well as mythological and detailed illustrations
  • Author is member of the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union
  • Contains a foreword by Edward L.G. Bowell, President Division III Planetary Systems Sciences of the International Astronomical Union
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Starting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system. Each chapter begins with a section on the discovery and the naming of the planet's satellites or rings. This is followed by a section presenting the historic sources of those names. The book contains tables with the orbital and physical parameters of all satellites and is illustrated throughout with modern photos of the planets and their moons as well as historical and mythological drawings. The Cyrillic transcriptions of the satellite names are provided in a register.

Readers interested in the history of astronomy and its mythological backgrounds will enjoy this beautiful volume.

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From the reviews: “This work primarily concerns itself with the discovery and subsequent naming of our current tally of planetary satellites; a tally incessantly growing. … the book practically doubles as a literary study of myths and legends. … This book immediately becomes an essential reference work on the Solar System and a fitting memorial to its author.” (Steve Ringwood, Astronomy Now, April, 2010) “Book by historian Jurgen Blunck (1935-2008) beautifully sets essential facts about the discovery of Solar System moons and planetary rings in proper historical and mythological context. It is a worthy successor to such works as his highly accurate and comprehensive study of the history … . There is much useful information, and Solar System Moons is a volume that can be dipped into at random or read in its entirety. … I do urge librarians to obtain it given its accuracy and its comprehensive nature.” (Richard McKim, The Observatory, Vol. 130 (1215), April, 2010)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar System Moons
Book Subtitle
Discovery and Mythology
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68853-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68853-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68852-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44842-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 142
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