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Fundamental Planetary Science - by Jack J Lissauer & Imke de Pater (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 650

Genre: Science

Sub-Genre: Astronomy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Jack J Lissauer & Imke de Pater

Language: English

Street Date: August 8, 2019
TCIN: 78497687
UPC: 9781108411981
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-3778

Description

A quantitative introduction to the Solar System and planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, this engaging textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The authors provide an overview of our current knowledge and discuss some of the unanswered questions at the forefront of research in planetary science and astrobiology today. This updated edition contains the latest data, new references and planetary images and an extensively rewritten chapter on current research on exoplanets. The text concludes with an introduction to the fundamental properties of living organisms and the relationship that life has to its host planet. With more than 200 exercises to help students learn how to apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for a one-semester or two-quarter course for undergraduate students.
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