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Planets: A Very Short Introduction [PDF / EPUB] Planets: A Very Short Introduction From the rings of Saturn to the canals of Mars and the Great Red Dot of Jupiter, the planets of our Solar System have long fascinated humanity Featuring many striking photos, this Very Short Introduct From the rings of Very Short ePUB ´ Saturn to the canals of Mars and the Great Red Dot of Jupiter, the planets of our Solar System have long fascinated humanity Featuring many striking photos, this Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating portrait of the unique world of each planet as well as an illuminating discussion of moons, asteroids, and Trans Neptunian objects Leading planetary scientist David A Rothery, who has chaired the European Space Agency s Mercury surface Planets: A Kindle - and composition working group since , gives a stimulating overview of the origin, nature, and evolution of our Solar System, including the controversial issues of what qualifies as a planet, and what conditions are required for a planetary body to support life He explains how the surfaces of planets and moons have been sculpted by geology, weather, and impacts by meteors and asteroids Rothery shows how our knowledge has advanced over the centuries, and how it A Very Short Epub Ü has expanded at a dramatic rate in recent years, going far beyond our Solar System to explore planets orbiting distant stars.

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  • Paperback
  • 135 pages
  • Planets: A Very Short Introduction
  • David A. Rothery
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • 0199573506

About the Author: David A. Rothery

David Rothery is Professor Very Short ePUB ´ of Planetary Geosciences at the School of Physical Sciences within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics at the Open University.



10 thoughts on “Planets: A Very Short Introduction

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    A very short introduction this may be, but it is also extremely dense in information I quite enjoyed it despite its being rather dry in its presentation and being a bit of brain exercise I learned a ton.One of the best things about it is that he is very clear about the proofs for each thing we know about our solar system And if something is less well known andspeculative, he goes into the evidence for and against it He is very clear about what isan inference and what iswe A very short introduction this may be, but it is also extremely dense in information I quite enjoyed it despite its being rather dry in its presentation and being a bit of brain exercise I learned a ton.One of the best things about it is that he is very clear about the proofs for each thing we know about our solar system And if something is less well known andspeculative, he goes into the evidence for and against it He is very clear about what isan inference and what iswell known.Really just the information about the topic is fantastic Taking our solar system from a geological standpoint is genius It makes for a great way to learn about our little corner of the Milky Way

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    There is so much to learn from space, but I think David Rothery did a good job staying focused in this book He got a little too technical for an introductory book, on a few occasions, but mostly his writing was very easy to follow and comprehend I really enjoyed reading about how fascinating a handful of the other planet s satellites are, particularly Europa There s actually a 2013 movie, called Europa Report, that I didn t realize was so heavily based on realistic theories about this satelli There is so much to learn from space, but I think David Rothery did a good job staying focused in this book He got a little too technical for an introductory book, on a few occasions, but mostly his writing was very easy to follow and comprehend I really enjoyed reading about how fascinating a handful of the other planet s satellites are, particularly Europa There s actually a 2013 movie, called Europa Report, that I didn t realize was so heavily based on realistic theories about this satellite I also feel a little less upset over Pluto, though I don t know if I m ready to let go of calling it a planet despite knowing otherwise I liked how he ended the book on the thought of other intelligent life in the universe There an estimated 100 million habitable terrestrial planets are in our galaxy not even counting habitable satellites With a pessimistic view that life only has one in 100 chance of starting, that still leaves a million worlds with life Is intelligent life rare after all or are we too stupid to see the evidence

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    An good short overview of the types of planets, both in our solar system and those elsewhere in the galaxy The book was published in 2010 and could use an update now that several of the space missions mentioned Dawn, Cassini have flown by their target celestial bodies, but otherwise a solid read The author is conversational, but not chatty.

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    Chapter 1 The Solar SystemChapter 2 Rocky planetsChapter 3 Giant planetsChapter 4 Giant planets satellites and ringsChapter 5 AsteroidsChapter 6 Trans Neptunian objectsChapter 7 Exoplanets

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    523.4 R8465 2010

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