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Planets : a very short introduction

Author: David A Rothery
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, England : Ashford Colour Press, 2010. 2010 ©2010
Series: Very short introductions, 254.
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"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 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Rothery
ISBN: 9780199573509 0199573506
OCLC Number: 646393921
Description: xii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: The solar system --
Rocky planets --
Giant planets --
Giant planets' satellites and rings --
Asteroids --
Trans-Neptunian objects --
Series Title: Very short introductions, 254.
Responsibility: by David A. Rothery.


This Very Short Introduction discusses the nature of planets and gas giants, and their rings and moons. It also looks beyond Pluto, in the Kuiper Belt, at the knowledge we have about planets around  Read more...


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Planets: a very short introduction by David A. Rothery

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CITATION: Rothery, D. A. (2010). Planets: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Reviewer: Dr W. P. Palmer.

The series of books published by Oxford University Press are short,...
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