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Author Baker, David, 1967-

Title The 50 most extreme places in our solar system / David Baker and Todd Ratcliff.

Publication Info. London, England ; Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Non Fiction - TRBB-2  523.2 BAK    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 290 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-265) and index.
Contents Surface and interior. Tallest mountain : Olympus Mons ; Coldest volcanoes : cryovolcanoes ; A truly "grand" canyon : Valles Marineris ; Movers and shakers : plate tectonics ; Ooh! That'll leave a mark : extreme impact craters -- Oceans & water & ice, oh my! Deepest ocean : Europa ; Best surf spot : Earth ; Biggest ice cubes : Saturn's icy moons ; Jekyll and Hyde of the solar system : dirty, icy comets ; The sky is falling! : dry ice caps of Mars -- Wild, wild weather. Longest-lived storm : Jupiter's great red spot ; An ill and still wind bloweth : hurricanes on Earth ; Wildly wicked winds of Neptune ; Best vacuum cleaner : Martian dust devils ; The hardest rain : diamond hail on Uranus and Neptune -- Extreme climates. Biggest, baddest babies of climate : El Nino and La Nina ; But it's a dry heat : runaway greenhouse of Venus ; Dirtiest climate change : global dust storms on Mars ; Most bizarre seasons : Uranus ; Snowballs in hell : Mercury -- Rings and things. Those lovely rings : Saturn ; Billions and billions of bodies : the Oort cloud ; When comets attack : Shoemaker-Levy ; The planet that wasn't : the asteroid belt ; Earth-shattering impact : birth of our moon? -- Electro magneto to extremo. Supertwisted magnet : our sun ; Blowing a bubble in space : the solar wind ; Biggest plasma screen : Jupiter's magnetosphere ; Most radical electric light shows : Auroras on Earth and Jupiter ; Shocking superbolts of Saturn -- Life. Juuust right! : Earth's abundant life ; Death from above : The K-T extinction ; Life from above : alien origins ; Little green...microbes? : possible life on Mars ; Life in the dark ; Earth & Europa? -- The wack pack. Stinkiest place : the rotten egg of Io ; Best fuel depot : Titan ; Problematic planethood : Pluto ; Most retro : Venus & Triton ; Most misinterpreted "artifact" : the face on Mars ; One-eyed monster and the hex of Saturn ; FrankenMoon : Miranda ; As sure as sunrise? : Hyperion's chaotic rotation ; The incredible shrinking planet : Mercury ; A perfect fit : solar eclipses on Earth ; Strangest life-form : humans -- Sum of extreme parts. Supreme sun ; Giant Jupiter ; Sexy Saturn ; Extreme Earth.
Subject Extreme environments.
Solar system -- Miscellanea.
Added Author Ratcliff, Todd, 1967-
Added Title Fifty most extreme places in our solar system
ISBN 9780674049987 alkaline paper $27.95
0674049985 alkaline paper

 
    
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